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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!


       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 Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Bottle Night

Friday, September 23  •  5 PM  

For our 4th event in our anniversary celebration, we are showcasing one of our personal favorites from the past 10 years, Brooklyn Brewery. On this night, we’ll offer our entire collection of Brewmaster Reserve bottles for only $20 each, 10 different selections in all. 

Additionally, we’re offering a few of our favorites in 4 oz. tasting pours. Highlights from that list include includes Hand & Seal, an exquisitely complex Barleywine aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels; and The Discreet Charm of the Framboisie, a delightful Sour Red Ale aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels with 15 pounds of fresh raspberries.


The Avery Barrel-Aged Bottle Night

Friday, September 30  •  5 PM 

Over the years, we’ve been blessed to pour Avery Brewing’s trend-setting barrel-aged beers. For the 5th event in our anniversary celebration, we are offering our entire collection of Avery bottles, 24 in all, for only $15 each.

We’ve also selected four very special bottles to serve in 4 oz. bottle pours. Included on that list are Expletus, a Sour Red Ale aged with sour cherries in Tequila barrels; and Xolotl, a Mexican chocolate inspired Imperial Stout brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, chile peppers and cinnamon.



The Novemberfest Preview Part 1: Northern Virginia

Friday, October 7  •  5 PM 

As a small preview of Novemberfest, our massive celebration of Virginia breweries, we’re featuring some beers from different regions of Virginia. First up is our backyard, Northern Virginia. Look for beers from Port City, Mad Fox and more.



The American Road Trip Beer Dinner Series:
Michigan w/ Founders Brewing Company

Tuesday, October 11  •  6:30 PM  

Our Roadtrip series continues with Founders Brewing Company representing the 'Great Lakes State'. Chef Zach Ridenhour will be pairing five courses with some of Founders’ finest beers. Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved by calling 
703-224-5051 or by emailing us at slaters@rusticorestaurant.com.


Beer Dinner Menu:


1st Course

Farro Salad

orange, arugula, allepo pecans, honey vinaigrette


Founders Harvest Ale 2016


2nd Course

Goat Cheese Flatbread

swiss chard, cipollini onion, chambord gastrique


Founders Blushing Monk 2015


3rd Course:

Lamb Pot Pie

green beans, carrots, button mushrooms, puff pastry


Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 2014


4th Course:

Cocoa Nib Crusted Ribeye

yukon potato mousse, roasted carrots

Founders Imperial Stout 2015



5th Course:

Apple Cobbler

bacon, caramel, vanilla gelato


Founders KBS 2016




The Novemberfest Preview Part 2: Richmond

Friday, October 21  •  5 PM  

Our 2nd Novemberfest preview showcases the beers from the Richmond area. On this night, we’ll tap some special beers brewed in the state capital, including Hardywood, Lickinghole Creek and others.



The Novemberfest Preview Part 3: Loudoun County

Friday, October 21  •  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.



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 no fewer than 50 local, 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.