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Rustico Restaurant & Bar - Alexandria

827 Slaters Lane

Alexandria, VA 22314

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Join us on Saturday, November 4th, as Rustico hosts our 6th Annual Novemberfest celebration!

Our outdoor block party will be held from 12-5 PM and we will once again be featuring the very best of Virginia craft beer and cider, with 80 different selections on deck for Novemberfest 2017.

Beer Director Greg Engert is sourcing a lineup spanning an array of flavors and styles, with nearly 30 of the finest Virginia producers 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. Once again, Greg is procuring beers from a dozen brewers rarely found in Northern Virginia--like Pen Druid, The Veil, The Answer, Triple Crossing, and Aslin!

The Rustico kitchen, led by Chef Aaron Wright, will be providing a menu of hearty dishes such as BBQ pork sandwiches, sausages, turkey legs, and more. Just like last year, wine lovers can enjoy choice selections from Virginia's own Barboursville Vineyards. Local bluegrass bands will provide entertainment and plenty of games and activities will be on hand for the whole family.


Rustico at 827 Slaters Lane in Alexandria, VA 22314 (entrance to the event is in the parking lot directly behind the restaurant).


Advance tickets are available for $25 and include 20 food + drink tickets and your admission (a savings of $5). Guests are encouraged to purchase now to ensure entry and avoid the lines at the door. Advance ticket sales will close on November 3rd at 11:00 PM.

Day-of admission is $10 at the door and a portion of the proceeds benefit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. Food + drink tickets will be sold a la carte to be used inside the event ($1=1 ticket). 14-ounce full beers will average from 5 to 9 tickets, while 7-ounce tasting portions will be available for approximately half the price.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Novemberfest is a family-friendly event and children under 14 are admitted for free. To consume alcohol within the event, you must be at least 21 years of age and present a valid ID, no exceptions.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No outside food or drink is permitted at Novemberfest. Bags are a-okay, and are subject to search upon entry.

Can I bring my dog to Novemberfest?

We're kindly asking guests to leave their furry friends at home. Dogs are not permitted into Novemberfest.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?/The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, tickets are transferrable and the name on the ticket does not need to match the attendee.

Will the event be held rain or shine?

We are excited for Novemberfest and certainly are not letting a chance of showers dampen our spirits. While we will, of course, be considering the safety of our attendees first and foremost, we are confident that Novemberfest will be an epic day rain or shine.

What is your refund policy?

We will not refund advance ticket packages or admission if the event is forced to end early or is canceled the day of due to extreme weather or any other “act of God.” Additionally, we do not buy back unused food & drink tickets. We are able to offer refunds on advance ticket packages before October 28th at 11:00 PM.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions? Please email ebergman@neighborhoodrestaurantgroup.com.

Where can I sign up to become a volunteer?

Please fill out this form to register for a volunteer spot.


We are still building the beer list for the event, so check back for updates. Here's the list of brewers we have so far -- it will be updated as we get closer to the event, so again, stay tuned!

Novemberfest 2017 Breweries:

Alewerks Brewing Co. (Williamsburg)
Ardent Craft Ales (Richmond)
Aslin Beer Co. (Herndon)
Black Narrows Brewing Co. (Chincoteague Island)
Blue Bee Cider (Richmond)
Brothers Craft Brewing (Harrisonburg)
Commonwealth Brewing Co. (Virginia Beach)
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond)
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (Goochland)
Lost Rhino Brewing Co. (Ashburn)
Mad Fox Brewing Co. (Falls Church)
Mustang Sally Brewing Co. (Chantilly)
Ocelot Brewing Co. (Dulles)
Old Ox Brewery (Ashburn)
Pen Druid Brewing (Sperryville)
Port City Brewing Co. (Alexandria)
Potter’s Craft Cider (Charlottesville)
Reason Beer (Charlottesville)
The Answer Brewpub (Richmond)
The Veil Brewing Co. (Richmond)
Three Notch’d Brewing Co. (Charlottesville)
Triple Crossing Brewing Co. (Richmond)

+ More to be announced later!

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