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.
Adega serves fresh café fare for lunch and dinner, including delicately swaddled wraps such as The Jerk ($7.49), made with jerk chicken, romaine, avocado, mango, red pepper, mango vinaigrette, and served in a tortilla made of chipotle and misanthropy. Feast with the family on a 14-inch margherita pizza ($11.99) or one of the other Mediterranean flatbreads, or prepare an absorbent nest for flightless wine flights by ordering one of the sandwiches such as The Duke Ellington, a swinging combo of roast beef, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato, brie, and horseradish cream. The establishment also houses a variety of wines, which are sold by the glass ($4–$9) and bottle ($8.99–$60), but customers are welcome to buy a bottle at Adega during lunch or dinner and have it at the table with their meal. While feasting and sipping, absorb the café's warm and unpretentious décor, replete with ample windows for prime views of passing strongmen bench-pressing parked cars.
When the Silver Spring Volunteer Fire Department moved into a larger building, retired firefighter Jeremy Gruber saw an opportunity to combine his two loves. He had grown up with a passion for food?his grandparents opened the New York City restaurant Gruber?s back in the 1930s?so after a few failed attempts to eat the old firehouse, he decided to buy it and open his own restaurant instead.
Though the firehouse vibe lingers with cinderblock walls and large, sectioned windows that resemble garage doors, Jeremy gave the space a modern update with bamboo floors and LED lighting. Inside the transformed dining room, patrons extinguish their hunger with orders of five-alarm wings or firehouse chili paired with cheddar-jalape?o corn bread. In the microwave-free kitchen, cooks also prepare entrees as varied as portabella burgers and seafood risotto. Locals will recognize added treats such as Gifford?s ice cream and craft beers from Red Brick Station.
All crafted from local ingredients sourced from a handful of nearby farms, the ciders and wines at Great Shoals Winery are firmly rooted in the region. And folks have taken notice. Their collection has earned a number of ribbons, which have accumulated since the very first year the hard cider went into production. The more than 20 wines made there appear in a range of styles, including dry and sweet sippers made from apples, pears, and cherries. At the tasting room, visitors can sip samples of many of these, as well as purchase bottles and gifts, or enjoy the frequent events that are hosted on-site.