We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Crystal City Sports Pub

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 285: English reviews
Lewiston, Maine
Level Contributor
54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in with my adult son for beers and a meal. Had seen it's reviews on Trip Advisor and enjoyed. Good selection of normal and local beers. Son had an average steak and cheese with tatertots. I had the crabcake sandwich, don't know anyone could eat it as a sandwich as the crabcake was huge, fairly tastefull and full of... More 

Thank John L
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crystal City Sports Pub was our go-to sports bar. Key word-WAS. The last two visits have been really bad. Both times we've had slow, apathetic servers; over or under cooked food and salads that weren't fresh. Looks like other people are figuring this out too. This place used to be packed on Saturday nights during college football. It was a... More 

Thank Laura_Gamble
Milinda P, Owner at Crystal City Sports Pub, responded to this review

Hello Laura, We are dismayed to hear that you feel that our standards are slipping. We still strive to provide all guests with unforgettable experiences and only the highest quality ingredients are still used when preparing our dishes. However, to hear that you you felt differently and to know that the service was sub-par, is highly disheartening to us. We... More 

Level Contributor
62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been stopping in here for over 15 years. It is still one of the best places around. The food is great and the prices are very reasonable. The two pork chop plate is one of their best. Service is always good.

Thank Frank T
Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While on a business trip last week, I decided to check this place out. I must say, the Brunch Burger was amazing and the atmosphere was very comfortable. It's your typical sports bar, but not as busy....maybe because it was a Tuesday night. I'd recommend this place to anyone in the area.

Thank Justin G
Level Contributor
113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fun here. Probably because our server, named Parker, was FANTASTIC. We watched him hustle all the time as we watched college football. Very friendly and helpful. An asset to this company. The food is standard sports pub but was good. I would come back.

Thank barkmr
Kansas City
Level Contributor
85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff AND the clientele are both friendly. I seem to always meet new friends there while finding a TV with my favorite game on. Further, the food is very good with a good selection of beers. My only recommendation is to have more Port City Brewery beer available.

Thank Beachluvinfamily
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brunch here on Sundays is amazing. They have such a great variety of stuff and they seem to offer lots of fun activities during the week. Plenty of seating and they are affordable.

Thank chan928
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for watching sports on TV, average bar food fair prices, if you want to catch a game while staying in Crystal City this is a good place, if you want a great meal there are lots of other places with better food nearby.

Thank goingitaly
San Jose, California, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite place to dine in Crystal City. Lots of TV to watch different sports event is fun, although sometimes it gets too noisy (especially at 3rd floor). Busy all the time, so sometimes you may have to wait to be seated. Steak Bites is a must try menu, it is so good!

Thank SJC_Ken
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Good brunch. Good service. Went there for a function. Reasonable food, service, and price. Would never have found this place on my own. Choice was pre-picked by others.

1 Thank JohnWesley_13

Travelers who viewed Crystal City Sports Pub also viewed


Been to Crystal City Sports Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-521-8215

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Crystal City Sports Pub and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Turnersville, New Jersey

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Crystal City Sports Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?