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Crystal City Sports Pub

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529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
703-521-8215
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8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Barn of a place.

An older sports pub, good for eating with 'the guys' (does that help?). A 1ib of shrimp is exactly that, a 1lb of shrimp. With butter. I could feel my arteries plaquing up. Service ok and they don't make a fuss about giving a separate bill.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Basingstoke
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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Basingstoke
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

An older sports pub, good for eating with 'the guys' (does that help?). A 1ib of shrimp is exactly that, a 1lb of shrimp. With butter. I could feel my arteries plaquing up. Service ok and they don't make a fuss about giving a separate bill.

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Food and service is average, nice energy and crowd of people, fun spot to watch sports or relax with friends.

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Arlington, VA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere is great and with 3 levels there's plenty of room. TVs are good as well. Food is average/so-so. My food last night was mundane but I shouldn't have ordered London Broil.

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Geneva, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We had nice meal with our school group for dinner. The food was fresh and delicious. Mashed potatoes, baked chicken and veggies!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews I expected a pretty cool place. I got there and honestly its not bad but it really isnt anything special. Had to wait about 10 minutes to get acknowledged but the drinks were good. French dip was loaded and good. Overall not bad but not stellar.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When I need to come to D.C I usually stay in Crystal City to save $$ on hotels. I always stop by the CCSP for a beer or two and to get a bite. Not to mention the video games and pool tables. Nice, typical sports bar atmosphere. Lots of televisions to watch games. The food is above average for... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The Sports Pub on 23rd Street in Crystal City (near the Metro Station) is a MUST eat for Sunday Brunch. They have a full offering of (breakfast) Brunch items, to include eggs to order, and as lunch-time approaches a full lunch-menu (2-3 entrees) is provided. A fun bar is a must visit, to include the Bloody Mary Bar. If you... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I keep coming back here time and time again because you can guarantee the food, service and atmosphere. There's no hidden frills. Just loads of sport TV, the usual American beer & bar food and friendly service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went there for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. There's tons of options on the menu. Had the crab cake sandwich, which had tons of lump crab. The music in the pub was at nice level too that allowed actual conversation.

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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217 reviews 217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Weekday happy hour runs 4-7pm and features one-half price appetizers, and discounted draft beer (domestic). The buffalo hot wings at $5.00 for eight meaty wings are great. The service is great too. Many, many TV's located throughout the eating areas. Free parking available across the street. If you're in DC or Arlington, VA don't pass this one up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-521-8215

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?