There’s something cold and bubbly brewing up in the quaint neighborhood of Vienna, Va. Located in a transformed warehouse, Caboose Brewing Company’s cool factor isn’t just their home brewed beer – it’s the fun goes beyond their hops. From sidewalk chalk art to an edible garden, this new neighborhood addition has copious activities and farm-to-table eats that’ll satisfy the entire family. Read on to get the first sip of this must-visit brewery that officially opened its doors May 12.
An Old Warehouse Transformed
Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a front patio adorably decorated with chalk-art by previous pint-sized patrons. The inside is warmly decorated to keep those smiles straight to your table. With custom made wooden chandeliers, mason jars strewn about and graffiti art on the walls, the farmhouse ambience defines vintage chic. And how many gastropubs do you know have baby changing stations? Caboose Brewing Company does!
What’s the Scoop
Co-owner and holistic nutritionist, Jennifer McLaughlin, created the concept for the menu with health in mind. The small-plates selection includes plenty of delicious vegetables that’ll have your tots asking for more. If you’re in the mood for heartier accompaniments to your beer, filling options like biscuits and jam or crispy pork belly are also readily available. Beer connoisseurs will be glad to know that there are eight tantalizing beers on tap, with room for six more. And for those who prefer grapes to hops, wine on tap is also available.
photo courtesy of Jeanie Greer
Fun in the Sun
Caboose Brewing Company does not accept reservations, but luckily there’s plenty of things to keep your mini-me’s busy so you can enjoy a pint while waiting. Hang out on the patio and watch your kids draw with sidewalk chalk, play in the grain bins, or color on huge rolls of paper. They’re also growing an edible landscape (hopefully ready by next summer) – where patrons can pick and munch blackberries, raspberries, pears, herbs, and tomatoes. And to top it all off, if your little one needs to let off some steam, just take a few steps and hop onto the W & OD Trail for a quick stroll.
Call in advance to make sure the kitchen is open, and check out Caboose Brewing Company with your family this summer! Pst – they have loyalty cards for frequent visitors.
520 Mill St NE
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— Danielle Larkins