Caboose Brewery Tavern

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Address

520 Mill Street NE
Vienna, Virginia 22180

Phone

(703) 865-8580

First Visited

May 27, 2017

The McLaughlin and Greer families made the leap into the brewing world on May 5, 2015 when they opened Caboose Brewing Company and Caboose Tavern in Vienna, VA. The name comes from the historic red caboose in Vienna as well as the W&OD railroad line that winds through the picturesque town. Just as the nationwide Rails to Trails system has embraced the remnants of the industry to build something for the community, Caboose too, has revitalized the skeletal remains of our industrious past to bring a unique spark back to the community.

Beer is brewed in steel tanks that are visible throughout the space, and they generally have 8 – 10 beers on tap in a wide variety of styles. In addition to flights and pints, you can fill a growler to take home and many of the beers are available in kegs. Chef Brandon McDermott offers an interesting menu that stretches from comfort food to fine dining items. Inside, Caboose is both sleek and rustic, with simple tables, a bar and rail, and views of the steel tanks from every seat. They have a great logo, rendered in wood and steel, decorating one end of the dining area. A balcony at the other end provides additional seating with a view over the bar.

Outside, Caboose offers a narrow but comfortable patio area with several picnic tables, a grassy area popular with kids, and a fence that’s usually populated with bikes. The paved patio was originally twice as large, but part had to be removed because it encroached on town property. The outdoor space is just steps from the W&OD so it’s easy to walk or bike from town.

Fast forward a few years, and you have the restoration of another relic of the past transformed into Caboose Commons. The new location opened its doors in September, 2018, and launched a coffee house/ brewery hybrid that awakes with the early birds and carries on into the evening offering the same community and upholding the same values that have inspired Caboose from its inception.

At Caboose Brewing Company, our priority extends beyond simply providing a quality food and beverage experience. We strive to create a space that uplifts and supports a flourishing community. We want our guests and employees to feel welcome and safe, to exchange experiences and invite new ideas, and cultivate cherished relationships.

Our goal is to provide the small-town pub atmosphere in a modern environment with a wide variety of beers and foods.

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