Comfort Inn Ballston
1211 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 247-3399
Fax: (703) 524-8739
Bars & Cafes
If you are a billiards lover, head to this bar in Arlington. CarPool celebrates billiards and America's automobile culture. Appropriately, CarPool is located in an old gas station and the walls are covered with car parts. This popular parlor has 16 pool tables, four dartboards and a cigar room. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. CarPool offers a variety of microbrews and a limited menu, primarily Barbecued Ribs, chicken and sandwiches. Two patios are open when weather permits.
With an extensive beer collection of draft beers and bottled ones, and a wonderful array of Italian food cooked over wooden fire, Rustico is an elegant Italian eatery which promises to deliver a memorable dining experience. The service staff is friendly and efficient without being overbearing. The decor is a charmer with its elegant furnishing and beautifully lit lights.
Egyptian cuisine is much like that of its Middle Eastern neighbors, but give Pasha Cafe a try, and notice the subtle differences. The focus here is on appetizers. They range from the familiar hummus, which comes plain or infused with a variety of fresh herbs to the more exotic, such as the kosa bel zabadi, a creamy zucchini dip. Favorite entrees include tender kebabs of lamb, chicken or fish and moulkia, a traditional Egyptian dish of greens mixed with lamb or chicken.
In a mood to be inspired? Step inside the Eventide Restaurant building and you will be witness to a stunning ambiance of high ceilings, royal drapery and antique wood furniture. The restaurant's interiors pull you back into a time of classy dining when eating was not just a chore but an experience in itself. So, gorge on your food with each bite of American ingenuity on your plates, and sip on vintage wines from your shining goblet.
Jay's Saloon is a stubbornly authentic dive bar in the heart of the trendy Clarendon district, insisting upon friendly service, cheap prices and no-frills fun. Family owned and operated, the bar resides in the ground floor of a two story home. The interior is festooned with accumulated trinkets, stickers, posters and family photos, creating a unique space in which to share cheap pitchers with friends. Along with the full bar, Jay's also boasts a surprisingly extensive menu of decadent American dishes such as fried mac and cheese wedges, grilled Reubens and strip steaks. With live music several nights, this dive bar is one of the last of its kind in Clarendon.
If you are looking for a hangout place to catch up on live sports action in company of friends, then head straight to Mister Days and you won't be disappointed. Expect an extensive beverage list that features a variety of beers and wines. Along with the beverages, Mister Days also serves a tantalizing range of regular American fare like sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, salads and dessert. Watch out for the happy hour offers where you can dig into sumptuous appetizers at low price.
American Tap Room is your neighborhood tavern. This Arlington favorite features an unrivaled list of domestic and imported beer, wine and spirits complemented by contemporary American fare. Best sellers on the food menu are Greek turkey burger, caesar salad and their signature Bavarian pretzels. Leather booths, a fireplace and tea-lit tables comprise the interiors, while the warm and family-friendly vibe makes it a great place for every occasion.
Lyon Hall is a quintessential neighborhood brasserie in Arlington. It features an unrivaled beer list with over 20 drafts on tap and over 50 bottled brews on offer. Enjoy a chilled pint with delectable bar fare. German and French classics dominate the menu with the likes of pretzels and steak frites. A packed house and energetic vibes during their weekend brunch reveals its local favorite status.
Built in 1908, Ri Ra Irish Pub creates the mood of a Victorian Irish pub. The pub has a warm atmosphere with dark wooden furniture and friendly service. Ri Ra Irish Pub has a full bar and the food is a combination of Irish and American fare, such as Irish Potato Cakes and Guinness BBQ Burger. You can also enjoy live entertainment every Wednesday through Saturday Night.
A restaurant serving Spanish-style tapas and other Spanish delights, La Tasca is a great place to gorge on delectable food and just lounge around. As you enter, the decor greets you with its bright interiors with plenty of color splashed all around. Service is always around and you will not be left to feel ignored. For non-meat eaters, this restaurant also features a reasonably good vegetarian Tapas menu. Happy Hour is a popular time in La Tasca's.
Found in the popular Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Fuego Cocina y Tequileria is an up and coming Mexican restaurant and tequila bar. This modern eatery features handcrafted, Mexican themed decor on two separate levels of dining with a sleek 50 foot (15 meter) bar on the ground level. The cuisine is as authentic as it can get with a chef, Alfredo Solis, that hails from Mexico City. Discover robust flavors in authentic dishes like the yuca fries, tequila glazed plantains, al pastor tacos, chicken mole, vegetable empanadas and more. Their extensive tequila list is also quite notable with flight tastings available.
At Screwtop, connoisseurs will be delighted with the ever evolving artisan list of delicious cheese and wines. Truly a labor of love, savor over 60 selected varieties from local wineries along with the cheese assortments and delish charcuterie. With a cozy and friendly atmosphere, it is a great place for singles, couples and groups with refined palates.