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MacDowell Brew Kitchen

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American, Bar, Pub
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202 B Harrison St, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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New Freedom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Loved the service - order at the bar inside or out. Don't have to wait for waitservice this way. Reasonable prices for food and drink. Could sit in several places outside, tables, long bar, in a boat, by several firepits. Great tasting food as well. Went there both nights we were in town.

2 Thank mgush107
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My husband and I were roaming through Leesburg the other day trying to find good, reasonably priced food. In our search our one year old fell asleep, and it began to rain, so when we found the brew kitchen we were desperate and hungry. When the bartender near the front door saw that our daughter was asleep he told us... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth M
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419 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Gotta admit, i like the sand bar even if it is self service. Not something you see everyday especially in Virginia. The food is okay and the beer selection is very good.

1 Thank djdahlen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We went on a beautiful mid-week summer evening. I think that might have something to do with our great experience: not too crowded, easy to get bartenders attention, and not overly loud or smokey. First of all, please be aware that you will need to go to the bar to order your food and drinks so you are not sitting... More 

1 Thank melissapit
Ashburn, Virginia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I really wanted to like this sandy beach bar. Took me back to the younger days at Dewey Beach. However, in this day and age, no one likes a continuous hazy fog of smoke to breathe in. I gave this 2* instead of 1* because the concept is really great. Just eliminate the smoking policy and it would be really... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Outdoor music needs work; liked the beers. "Self-service" isn't fun, nor is the children in the way when trying to walk from table to bar/bathroom.

Thank Pat K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have been frequenting the brew kitchen since its inception in 2011ish. Probably been there more often than most folks. It has grown tremendously and is very popular! The management encourages young families and their small children to attend. And believe me young couples take advantage of this by bringing their small children and allow them to play "UNSUPERVISED" in... More 

2 Thank randall a
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Best thing about this place is the outdoor/beach/ tiki bar area. Has real sand so I always go in flip flops. Always have a decent selection of craft beer even though the prices are about a dollar more than normal. I saw someone pay $7 for a corona. Have only tried a couple appetizers, but so far so good! Love... More 

1 Thank wpoe
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Stopped into the "beach" for lunch while in the area. Outside beach themed atmosphere. Sand everywhere and tables outside. Outside bar created from old boat. Had the classic burger and it was wonderful. Great place to eat

1 Thank wkassotis
Sterling, Virginia
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This place seemed like a neat place. Cool outdoor décor, beach sand, and a fun environment for kids. Until.... The set up in this place alone makes for a frustrating eating experience. Found many customers to be quite rude, and the service set up tends to allow it. Took over an HOUR to receive sandwich items- seems like they take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 B Harrison St, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg
  • Phone Number: 703-777-2739

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?