The Best 11 Breweries Near Falls Church, VA

Falls Church, VA is located in the heart of Fairfax County in Northern Virginia. It is just 9 miles outside of Washington, D.C. It is conveniently located off Route 50 and Route 29, both of which are two of the main roads in the metropolitan area. Falls Church is also not far from I-495.

Falls Church is also easily accessible by metro. The East Falls Church and West Falls Church stops are located in the town. All of these factors make it an easy destination to reach from Northern Virginia; Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and beyond.

Falls Church is filled with great restaurants and shopping. It is also home to a number of excellent craft breweries. There is an eclectic group of different breweries in the area, including nano-breweries, micro-breweries, and brewpubs.

Below are my top recommendations for breweries near Falls Church, VA.

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Settle Down Easy Brewing Co.

Location

2822 Fallfax Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042

Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

The colorfully named Settle Down Easy Brewing Co. is one of the top local breweries. They are conveniently located right off of Route 29 in Falls Church. They also have a second location not far away in Oakton, Va.

The nano-brewery taproom features flagship beers such as the Kolsch, West Coast IPA, and an intriguing Honey Jalapeno Ale.

They have a rotating selection of over a dozen beers available, which you can check out online.

The brewery features fun and creative regular events, such as Bites and Flights (a flight of four beers with four tastings from El Tio Tex-Mex Grill), National Cookie Day (mmm, cookies and beer!), and Onesie Day, where you can come dressed up in your favorite onesie to get 10% off beer.

Settle Down Easy also features live music. You can check out their full calendar of events online.

Food

The brewery has a partnership with El Tio Tex-Mex Grill, which provides a selection of Mexican dishes.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the patio area, but not inside.


Audacious Aleworks Brewery

Location

110 E Fairfax St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 4:00 pm – Midnight
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm – Midnight
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

Audacious Aleworks Brewery is one of the top craft brewers in town. The brewery specializes in flavorful craft beers. They generally have about 15 to 20 beers on tap.

The brewery has popular brews like English Ale, Porter, Lager, and IPAs. They also have more unique concoctions like Snozzberry Sour Ale, Maple Nut Brown, Blood Orange Seltzer, and Chocolate Coconut Fudge Stout.

You can find a full list of beers on tap online.

Audacious Aleworks also has board games to play.

Food

The brewery has a number of food options, including Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Pretzels, and Beer Brats. They also offer free popcorn with your beer!

You can find a full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the outside seating areas.


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Sweetwater Tavern

Location

3066 Gate House Plaza, Falls Church, VA 22042

Hours

  • Sunday and Monday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm

Description

Sweetwater Tavern is located in the Merrifield area, right at the intersection of Route 50 and I-495. It isn’t specifically a brewery, but it does serve great beer, and as an added bonus, they have great food too!

Some of their beers on tap include a Belgian Ale, Pumpkin Ale, and the Aces High IPA. You can view their full list of beers online.

Sweetwater Tavern has additional locations in Centreville and Sterling.

Food

Sweetwater is a full-service restaurant that serves Lunch and Dinner. They serve dishes like Lobster Bisque Soup, Crab and Corn Chowder, Warm Goat Cheese & Spiced Pecan Salad (a personal favorite!), Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork, Sauteed Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Sauteed Filet Mignon Tips, and much more.

You can find their full lunch and dinner menus online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed in the outside seating areas.


Solace Outpost

Location

444 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Hours

Open Daily: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Description

Solace Outpost has multiple locations in Falls Church, Sterling, and Navy Yard in D.C.

The brewery has a number of Ales, India Pale Ale, IPAs, Lagers, Pilsners, Stouts and Seltzers.

You can find a full list of beers online.

The brewery also hosts a number of fun regular events, including Happy Hour (weekdays from 4-6pm), Karaoke (Wednesdays from 8-11pm), Trivia (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Live Music (Fridays), and half-priced growler fills on Wednesdays. You can find a full list of events online.

Food

Solace Outpost has a full menu, including Burgers, Tots, Bowls, Bavarian Bratwurst, and Desserts.

You can find the full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed outside.


The Casual Pint of Falls Church

Location

6410 Arlington Blvd Suite E, Falls Church, VA 22042

Hours

  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Monday to Thursday: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Description

The Casual Pint is located near Seven Corners, which is a major intersection and retail center in Falls Church that marks the point where several major streets (including Route 50, Route 7, and Wilson Boulevard, all come together.

The brewery focuses on hand-crafted beer, including a New England IPA, an American IPA, a Stout, a Lager, and a Red Ale. You can also order wine and food.

You can find a full list of beers on tap online.

The brewery also has a number of special events, including Wine Wednesday, Music Bingo, Trivia Night, and 20% Growler Fills every Thursday!

You can find a full list of events online.

Food

The Casual Pint has a wide variety of food for purchase, including Pretzels, Chips & Dip, Brats & Dogs, Flatbreads, Fries, Chicken Wings, Burgers, and Desserts.

You can find a full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Call for more information.


Caboose Brewing Company & Tavern

Location

520 Mill St NE, Vienna, VA 22180

Hours

  • Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Description

Caboose Brewing Company & Tavern is located a little further afield in Vienna, Virginia, which is about 8 miles west of Falls Church. They also have a sister location in Fairfax called Caboose Commons.

Caboose boasts not only a brewhouse, but a coffeehouse as well! They’re located right off of the W&OD trail in an industrial park, which makes the brewery an excellent stopping point if you’re on a bike ride, run, or walk.

The brewery has an outdoor patio that is open year-round and pet friendly.

Food

Caboose Brewing Company & Tavern has a full menu, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast dishes include Fried Doughnuts, Venison Sausage Biscuit, and Hummingbird Pancakes.

Lunch and dinner dishes include Crab Hush Puppies, Venison Steak, Seared VA Scallops, and Shrimp & Grits.

You can find a full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed outside.


Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company

Location

10382 Williard Way, Fairfax, VA 22030

Hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday to Friday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

Description

Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company definitely wins the prize for the cutest name. The brewery is located in nearby historic downtown Fairfax, VA, about 8 miles west of Falls Church. It is conveniently located down Route 50 and then off Route 123.

The brewery focuses on a relaxed atmosphere and beers made from local Virginia ingredients.

They have interesting seasonal brews like Gingersnap Stout, Peach Smoothie Sour, and Blackberry Cider.

You can view their full list of beers online.

You can get $5 beer and wings (each) on Wednesdays!

Food

Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company has small plates, such as Crispy Tots, Wings, Sliders, and Poutine.

You can view the full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed outside.


Ornery Beer Company

Location

3950 University Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Description

Ornery Beer Company is located near George Mason University in nearby Fairfax, VA. They have a second location in Bristow/Gainesville.

The brewpub is located in lovely Old Town Fairfax. They have a wide variety of beers on tap, pub food, wines, plus local hard ciders and drinks from local distilleries.

Some of their beers on tap include K├Âlsch, Kellerbier Pilsner, Vienna Lager, Fruited Sour Ale, IPAs, Scotch Ale, and Hard Seltzer.

You can find a full list of beers online.

Ornery Beer Company also has a wide-range of regular events, such as Trivia Nights, Bingo Nights, plus special events like Cupcake and Beer Pairings (mmm!), Paint Parties, Cooking Classes, and a Books and Brews book club.

You can find a list of all upcoming events online.

Food

The Fairfax location has a full restaurant serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch.

They have some delicious and unique dishes, like the Hot Honey Pizza Pie, Empanadas, Honey Fried Brussels Sprouts, Pomegranate Pear Salad, Vienna Glazed Salmon, and Porter Braised Shank.

They also have an excellent Brunch Menu, including Chicken & Waffles, Bananas Fosters French Toast, and Biscuits & Gravy.

You can find a full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed outside.


Bunnyman Brewing

Location

5583 Guinea Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032

Hours

  • Monday and Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday and Thursday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

Bunnyman Brewing is a microbrewery located in nearby Fairfax, VA.

They offer a number of different styles of beer on tap, including a Blackberry Sour Ale, Fruited Berliner Weisse, Brown Ale, Almond Vanilla Milk Stout, and Peanut Butter Milk Stout.

You can find a full list of beers online.

They also have a regular schedule of events, including Trivia Night on Wednesdays and Live Music on Fridays.

Food

They don’t serve food, but you can bring your own food, or get food from the food trucks outside.

You can find a list of food trucks on their events page.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed outside.


Aslin Beer Company

Location

847 S Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 22304

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Description

Aslin Beer Company is located about 7 miles south of Falls Church in nearby Alexandria, VA. They have additional locations in Herndon, VA; Washington, D.C.; plus an upcoming location in Pittsburgh!

They offer some unique beers, including Double-Barrel Aged Stouts (finished in Bourbon, Rye , and Apple Brandy barrels), a Bohemian Pilsner, and a Dark Czech Lager.

You can find a full list of beers online.

The brewery also has regular events, such as Fitness at the Brewery, Yoga at the Brewery, and Trivia Night. You can find a full list of events at each location online.

Food

You can order food at Izzi, which features Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Salads.

You can find a full menu online.

Dogs Allowed?

No, dogs are not allowed.


Port City Brewing Company

Location

3950 Wheller Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

Port City Brewing Company is also located a little further outside Falls Church in Alexandria, VA.

The award-winning brewery has the distinction of being the longest operating brewery in the Washington metropolitan area. They were named the Great American Beer Festival® Small Brewery of the Year in 2015.

Some of their beers on tap include a Belgian-Style Witbier, American Golden Ale, Dry-Hopped Pale Ale, New England IPA, and a Belgian-stye Strong Blond.

You can find a full list of beers online.

They feature a number of fitness related events, including Joggers & Lagers, BeerYoga, and Burpees & Brews.

Port City Brewing Company offers both indoor and outdoor seating.

Food

They have food trucks onsite. You can check the schedule of food trucks online.

Dogs Allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed.


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