It’s Friday, Frr Frr Frr Friday!
This week has kicked my butt. The kids had their first day of school on Tuesday. I’ve run about a billion miles (ok, only 29 in 4 days, but still…) I’ve been to a million stores looking for supplies (the high school and middle school here give us supply lists in each class on the first day, oy.) And I’m getting nowhere near enough sleep. Thank goodness I have nowhere I need to be on Saturday morning.
Of course, seeing as how it’s Friday, it’s time for Friday Five 2.0 and the topic is “Post-Race Meals/Snacks”. Well, is it any surprise that my favorite post- race meal involves beer? Beer Geek and I always stop at the same restaurant post MCM, both because it’s on the way home and because they have a great beer selection.
Heavy Seas Alehouse – This is practically at the finish line. You could have a beer in hand before you even stop sweating! Heavy Seas serves their own beers that are brewed in Baltimore, as well as a handful of guest beers. The food is good, the beers are tasty, and the location can’t be beat.
Courthaus Social – The lines for the metro at Rosslyn got you down? Venture up the hill just past the Courthouse metro and grab a beer while you wait for the lines to die down. With its beer garden feel, it’s a great place to eat a marathon recovery meal and get a tasty beer.
Galaxy Hut – This is a quirky old Arlington restaurant and bar. It’s vegetarian friendly and has a large tap list. We’ve gone there since we first moved to Arlington 20+ years ago. It’s a bit farther up Wilson Blvd, so you may want to metro up after a break at your hotel room if you go on Sunday.
Lyon Hall – Heading further up the hill, not far from the Clarendon Metro, you can hit Lyon Hall for an amazing dinner and a more European focused beer menu. The food is a bit more upscale (and more expensive) than the others I’ve mentioned, but hey, you just ran a marathon. You deserve it!
Rustico – I love this place. The tap list is long (and even in the summer includes lots of dark beers) and the food is tasty. It’s the farthest up the Orange Line metro of the places I’ve mentioned, but it’s well worth the trek. If you go, you must have the carrot hummus. It’s phenomenal!
Of course, this only just touches the surface of beer options in Virginia. There are a ton of breweries and brewpubs within a half hour or so of the start and finish of the Marine Corps Marathon. It would be way more than Friday Five if I shared all of my favorites!