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2163 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-2248
703-248-9300
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Outstanding moules frites --overpriced drinks

We dropped in with our family late on Saturday night if Memorial Day Weekend and were surprised at the lite crowd. My wife and I split a Heart of Palm salad and the Moules Frites. Both were outstanding and the frites were as good as we have had in Paris (France)! My son had the Reuben, which he has... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2014
Yacht1999
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Key West, Florida
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

One thing I like about Thirsty Bernie is that they are one of the only restaurants in Arlington that serve Shirley Temples. Sadly, that is one of the few pros of this place. The other pro is the abundance of large, flat-screen TVs, great for watching your favorite sports teams in action. Sadly, this is where the pros end and... More 

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Key West, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We dropped in with our family late on Saturday night if Memorial Day Weekend and were surprised at the lite crowd. My wife and I split a Heart of Palm salad and the Moules Frites. Both were outstanding and the frites were as good as we have had in Paris (France)! My son had the Reuben, which he has always... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Thirsty Bernie is a disappointment. A prime location in north Arlington and plenty of parking. Yes, they service beer and other alcohol drinks which we don't indulge in. And, they have more than a dozen flatscreen TVs. But, the food is a different matter. It's fairly bad. The three of us - there for the first (and last) time -... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It’s a loud sports bar and is smaller inside than it appears from the outside. Patrons are all ages including babies and young children. A number of large flat screen TVs line the walls and are tuned in to different sports, giving many the chance to view an event of interest. In addition to typical sports bar fare—which they do... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was both slow and forgetful. Necessities like silverware were left off the order, and the wait staff never asked if everything was OK. Food was fine, but overpriced for what it was.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I've been to Thirsty Bernie (at the corner of Glebe Rd. and Lee Hwy. in Arlington) several times in the past couple years. I usually eat there with my boyfriend but have also gone with other friends and family. The restaurant is clean and cozy (a little dim, but that's not so bad) with a bar along one wall and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Perhaps it's because I tried to avoid the typical bar fare, but based on initially visiting Thirsty Bernie Wednesday, August 7, 2013, I'd not again attempt to eat there. The place in my experience seems better suited to drinking beer while watching sports on numerous television monitors. Seating myself at the bar on a weekday during happy hour (5:00-7:00 p.m.),... More 

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Arlington, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Thirsty Bernie is a good place to go for burgers, beer, and brunch. Nice service, good food, plenty of TVs tuned to various games.

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mclean virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I used to love this place when it first opened and was highly praised by the Wasington Post.The Post cited the beef sandwich (Beef on a Wreck),the rolls which held the generous amount of beef,and the unique french fries.I liked it all and the fact that you could get a fountain drink of cherry coke.Then the changes started.First they switched... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Thirsty Bernie struck me as a combination of a family restaurant and a bar. The food is quite pricy for the atmosphere. OK, but nothing special. We live in the neighborhood and ate once, but probably won't go back, given our tastes and the many alternatives nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2163 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-2248
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-248-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, German
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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