Jerry Bailey began homebrewing with friends in 1989, hopeful that the craft would bring fulfillment that his 9-to-5 failed to provide. Fulfillment it brought, along with numerous batches of tasty brew. Bailey couldn’t keep his inventions to himself; he quickly decided to open his own brewhouse as well as distribute his goods to other local establishments.
Today, Bailey proudly stands at the helm of both Old Dominion Brewhouse and Old Dominion Brewing Company. In the pub, chefs add variety to liquid meals with food such as burgers, crab cakes, and thin-crust pizzas while 30 flat-screen televisions keep patrons entertained with sports. The chefs also exhibit flair for Asian cuisine, slicing and rolling sushi and offering create-your-own mongolian stir-fries. At the bar, eight handles remain perpetually reserved for Old Dominion's craft beers, such as the award-winning Baltic porter and the Oak Barrel stout, which is loaded with flavors of vanilla and the color brown.
For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Sweetwater Tavern.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Sweetwater Tavern.
Sweetwater Tavern also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Take the kids along too — Sweetwater Tavern is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Sweetwater Tavern caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Eat outdoors Sweetwater Tavern (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Sweetwater Tavern welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie.
Diners at Sweetwater Tavern will love the free parking nearby.
Your bill at Sweetwater Tavern will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
Short on cash? No problem. Sweetwater Tavern happily accepts all major credit cards.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant offers an array of tempting American cuisine.
Low-fat is not a term Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant throws around but delicious is!
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant — attire is casual.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.
It may be the inaugural year of Tysons Fall Harvest, but it already has the docket to rival any well-established fall festival. This family-friendly event will keep kids entertained with plenty of activities, from pony rides and petting zoos to a hay maze and pumpkin carving. Those who need to brush up on their carving skills can sit in on demonstrations from master pumpkin carvers or head to the craft corner to paint or just hug a gourd that escaped.
Even without kids in tow, adults will have plenty to do, including visiting the wine and beer garden for unlimited samples when they purchase a tasting glass, as well as shopping a marketplace with pumpkins and fall decor. They might even consider dropping by Rocknoceros's set at the live-music stage; they might be a kids' band, but their acclaim has landed them gigs at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Kennedy Center. A portion of the Harvest's proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.
Forty varieties of bourbon and 60 beer draughts flow freely from taps into souvenir glasses, slaking thirsty throats with unlimited sips as guests tear through smoky meat concoctions at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival's tasting stations. Once stuffed with ribs, brisket, and sausage, attendees can retire to the tasting theater to take in a seminar from pit masters and gourmet chefs on preparing fine barbecue or brewing stellar bourbon. Live rock, blues, and bluegrass bands set the airwaves quivering from the main stage with wailing tunes or announcements drawn in barbecue sauce. A cigar tent provides a smoky haven for puffing on fine tobacco products, and big-screen TVs beam the latest sports action directly into eyeballs.
Beyond the striped awning of Fern Street Gourmet lays a deli case, shelves of bottles, and a host of cardboard boxes and wooden crates. The culinary connoisseurs behind the counter want you to know where their goods come from, from fine Spanish wines at budget prices or hard-to-find European candies. Shoppers can browse hundreds of cheeses, meats, beers, and party snacks on their own or turn to staff, who can assemble towering custom gift baskets and point them toward the perfect hostess gift to say "Welcome to your new home" or "Sorry I ate that entire cheese platter last time."