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For all private event inquiries,

please see our fact sheets for Rustico

Ballston and Rustico Alexandria. To

begin planning your private event with us, please complete our form or contact our Private Dining Manager, Rebecca Chuvalas at by email













Try 3 Rare & Exotic beers, from all over the world, every Wednesday. 

It's the best way to get over the hump!

Wednesday 10/26: WICKED WEED!

We'll be tapping three from Asheville, NC's Wicked Weed Brewing.

Lunatic Blonde (Belgian Blonde Ale)

Pacificmost Gose (Gose w/ Mango & Guava)

Old Fashioned (Barrel-Aged Amber Ale w/ Oranges & Cherries)


       10 Year Anniversary Events:



Ten years ago, Greg Engert and the Neighborhood Restaurant Group opened Rustico in Alexandria with over 300 craft beers and instantly became one of DC & NoVa’s most prestigious beer destinations. The scene has exploded in the last 10 years, but Rustico remains one of the progenitors of DC’s craft beer movement. In honor of this major milestone, Greg and the team have put together a series of 10 weekly events leading up to Novemberfest 2016 (taking place this year on November 5th).



The Novemberfest Preview Part 3: Loudoun County

Friday, October 28  •  5 PM  

Our final Novemberfest preview takes us to Loudoun County, one of the most exciting regions for craft beer in the state.  Expect some can’t miss beers from Ocelot, Lost Rhino, plus a few more surprises.


Ocelot & The Answer Fuquette (Imperial IPA)

Ocelot Capsized (Imperial Sweet Stout)

Lost Rhino Final Glide (Hefeweizen)

Lost Rhino Meridian Kolsch (Kolsch)

Lost Rhino Hop Shove It (Fresh Hop Pale Ale)

Old Ox Golden Ox (Belgian Blond Ale)

Old Ox Black Ox (Robust Porter)

Old Ox Taz IPL (India Pale Lager)




The Fifth Annual Novemberfest

Saturday, November 5  •  12 - 5 PM 

Rustico’s 10th Anniversary celebration concludes with our favorite day of the year. Join us on Saturday, November 5th, as Rustico hosts the host the Fifth Annual Novemberfest.

The outdoor block party will be held from 12-5 PM and feature nearly 70 llocal, delicious beers--each brewed by the burgeoning bevy of​ Virginia craft brewers.
Beer Director Greg Engert is sourcing a lineup of craft beers spanning an array of flavors and styles, with 30 of the finest Virginia brewers bringing their very best for this occasion. Expect strong stouts and potent porters, pumpkin ales and session brews, fresh-hop harvest ales, IPAs, sours and barrel-aged beauties. And for the second consecutive year, Greg is procuring beers from a dozen brewers rarely found in Northern Virginia, and even some--like Pen Druid, The Veil, and Commonwealth--that will be making their Nrthern Virginia debuts at Novemberfest 2016!


Rustico will be providing a menu of hearty dishes to satisfy such as a whole smoked pig, sausages, BBQ pork sandwiches, fried chicken and more. Just like last year, wine lovers can enjoy choice slections from Virginia's own Barboursville Vineyards as well. Local bluegrass bands will provide entertainment and plenty of games and activities will be on hand for the whole family.


WHERE: Rustico at 827 Slaters Lane in Alexandria, VA 22314 (entrance to the event is in the paking lot directly behind the restaurant)


DETAILS: Admission is $10 at the door and a portion of the proceeds benefit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. Food & Drink tickets will be sold a la carte to be used inside the event ($1=1 ticket).


Advance tickets are available online now for $25 and include 20 food + drink tickets and your admission (a savings of $5) Guests are encouraged to purchase now to ensure entry and avoid the lines at the door. Tickets are available here: http://novemberfest2016.eventbrite.com/


Kids under 14 are free. 14-ounce full beers will average from 5 to 8 tickets, while 6-ounce portions will be available for approximately half the price.





AleWerks Fresh Hop VA (Fresh Hop IPA)

AleWerks Rapadou (Oak BA Imperial Porter)

Apocalypse Raspberry Cenful Blonde (Belgian Blond Ale w/ Raspberries)

Apocalypse Winter Snack (Sweet Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs & Oats)

Ardent Wild Saison (Bourbon BA Saison; NOVA DEBUT!)

Ardent New England IPA (American IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

Blue Mountain Kolsch 151 (Kölsch)

Blue Mountain Hop Duster (Imperial IPA)

Brothers Twilight Years (Black IPA)

Brothers Foreign Waters (American IPA)

Caboose Barrel-Aged Boxcar (Bourbon BA American Brown Ale w/ Maple Syrup; NOVA DEBUT!)

Caboose Vanilla Hobo (Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla)

Champion Megalodon (Imperial Porter w/ Coffee)

Champion Tart Berliner Weiss (Berliner Weiss)

Commonwealth Big Papi (Imperial IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

Commonwealth Fernweh (White Wine BA Saison; NOVA DEBUT!)

Fair Winds Quayside Kolsch (Kölsch)

Fair Winds Siren’s Lure (Dry-Hopped Saison)

Hardywood Park Trickery (Apple Brandy BA Imperial Stout)

Hardywood Park VIPA (American IPA)

Hardywood Park RVA IPA (American IPA)

Hardywood Park Farmhouse Pumpkin (Pumpkin Saison)

Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot (Bourbon BA Imperial Stout)

Lickinghole Creek Bourbon Barrel & Ginger Three Chopt Tripel (Bourbon BA Tripel w/ Ginger)

Lickinghole Creek Coconut Delight (Coconut Rum BA Quadrupel)

Lickinghole Creek Great Commander (Rum BA Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla, Cinnamon & Chilies)

Lost Rhino Face Plant (American IPA)

Lost Rhino Exesus Sanctum (Oak BA Sour Blond Ale w/ Peaches)

Lost Rhino Dark Hours (Imperial Stout)

Lost Rhino Bretty McBrettface (Brett IPA)

Mad Fox Oak Aged Wee Heavy (Rye Whiskey BA Scotch Ale)

Mad Fox Kellerbier Kölsch (Kölsch)

Mustang Sally Irish Red (Irish Red Ale)

Mustang Sally Dortmunder (Pale Lager)

Ocelot Sunnyside Dweller (Pilsner)

Ocelot Watch Me Disappear (American IPA)

Ocelot Feel The Break (Dry-Hopped Wheat Ale)

Ocelot Barrel-Aged Gravity Always Wins (Bourbon BA Scotch Ale)

Old Busthead Sumatra Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout 2015 (Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee)

Old Bust Head Virginia Hop Harvest 2016 (Fresh Hop IPA)

Old Ox Hoppy Place (American IPA)

Old Ox Funky Face: White Wine (Sour Blond Ale; NOVA DEBUT!)

Old Ox Big Tasty 2015 (Imperial Stout)

Old Ox BrewBocka (Dunkles Bock w/ Coffee; NOVA DEBUT!)

Pale Fire 1, 2, 3, 4! (Fresh Hop Pale Ale; NOVA DEBUT!)

Pale Fire Naïve Melody (Dry-Hopped Saison; NOVA DEBUT!)

Pen Druid Amplified Species (Sour Brown Ale; NOVA DEBUT!)

Pen Druid Earth (Oak BA Saison; NOVA DEBUT!)

Port City COLOSSAL FOUR (Quadrupel)

Port City COLOSSAL FIVE (English Strong Ale)

Port City Long Black Veil (Black IPA)

Smartmouth TBD

Smartmouth TBD

South Street Hop Gothic (Imperial IPA w/ Wheat)

South Street Anastasia’s Chocolate Fantasy (Imperial Stout w/ Oats & Cocoa Nibs)

Starr Hill Helles Bock (Maibock)

Starr Hill Debut Barleywine (English Barleywine)

Strangeways Wake Me Up Before You Gose (Red Wine BA Gose w/ Hibiscus; NOVA DEBUT!)

Strangeways Virginia Stingo (Red Wine BA English Strong Ale; NOVA DEBUT!)

The Answer Enta Da Stage (Bourbon BA Imperial Stout; NOVA DEBUT!)

The Answer Broken Bird (Imperial Stout w/ Toasted Coconut; NOVA DEBUT!)

The Answer Hard Hug (Imperial IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

The Answer Extra Credit (Imperial IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

The Veil Dull Fangs (American IPA w/ Grapefruit; NOVA DEBUT!)
The Veil IreallydontwanttoBu (Imperial IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

The Veil We Dead Mon (Imperial IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

The Veil White Farrari (Imperial IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

Three Notch’d Apple Crumb Donut (Märzen w/ Apple Cider, Cinnamon & Vanilla)

Three Notch’d Zombie Killin (Imperial IPA w/ Rye)

Triple Crossing Coagulation (Imperial IPA; NOVA DEBUT!)

Triple Crossing Night Lands (Imperial Stout; NOVA DEBUT!)



Albemarle TBD

Albemarle TBD

Blue Bee Charred Ordinary (American Cider)

Blue Bee Hopsap Shandy (Dry-Hopped American Cider)

Bold Rock Green Apple (American Cider)

Bold Rock Red Apple (American Cider)

Potter’s Ryesap (Rye Whiskey BA American Cider)

Potter’s Farmhouse Saison (American Cider)