Monday, September 20, 2010

Beer + Movies = Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

While this is a bit more “local” to Tom and the readers down in Maryland/Virginia, when I heard about it, I was overcome with envy.

How come there are not more places like this around -especially up here in New England?!  This movie theatre beats all other movie theatres I’ve seen before – it’s a hybrid between a full service bar/restaurant and a cinema.  The tables themselves are laid out in the actual theater and the wait staff serves the guests right there.  Want a Dogfish Head while watching Inception?  No problem.  A Hefe while taking in Avatar?  Absolutely!

On top of just the concept of being served in front of the screen, the establishment is playing up its unique feature and catering to beer enthusiasts.  One of their recent events: a screening of Beer Wars coupled with tasting flights of craft beer.

While I am sure like most “mainstream” bars and restaurants, the industrial lagers are probably their biggest sellers.  But being able to order a Heavy Seas or Starr Hill beer while watching some great CGI special effects is certainly worth its own salt.

Let us know if you’ve been to Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse or alert us to other kick-ass beer joints.



"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
-Dave Barry

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