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Rock Bottom Brewery

) #21 of 269 Restaurants in Bethesda $$ - $$$ American, ,
7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2502
+1 301-652-1311
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good49%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pretzels” (9 reviews)
“street tacos” (2 reviews)
“burger” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2502
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So me & a friend went here for lunch on a tuesday afternoon around 2.30pm and the service is pretty quiet and there was only another 2 other tables... The service is slow. I ordered the pretzel chicken which i didn't like much. The mash...More

Thank Garfield_1990
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I like this place to spend a casual evening watching sports. They always have a decent selection of beer and good food. Service is usually pretty slow due to the popularity of the restaurant, but everyone is very nice and polite.

Thank TravelerVal88
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Went to this micro brewery restaurant with brother and two sons. Had a fine meal with great locally brewed beers. Try the jalapeño bacon poppers and bourbon glazed salmon, and a red ale. Very good.

Thank gfguntli
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The food here was pretty decent, albeit slightly overpriced - it was good, but not fantastic. The fish tacos were a bit spicier than I was anticipating, although it added taste. Food came out quickly, and the wait staff were friendly. The menu included calories...More

Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is not fine dining, but a good basic eatery great for a quick lunch or dinner. They have a good selection of beers including a very nice wheat beer (mischief) - enjoyed very much! The food was good if nothing special. The best thing...More

Thank LeicesterChipper
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Rock Bottom Brewery (RBB) is the type of place you want to make your regular hang-out for a light night beer and finger food. Yet, RBB is also fun for dinner with friends and lunch. The real draw at RBB, however, is the beer. There...More

Thank G S
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Beer was OK if a bit too sweet for my taste. Food was OK, steak was quite fatty, sauce was very sweet. Service was fast for some of the group with one or two people waiting for some minutes for a beer order or a...More

Thank Greenmantle
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Disclaimer - I don't like beer. Maybe if I did, I would give a better review. They brew their own, and always have plenty of selections on tap. The food is typical bar/pub food - pretzels, burgers, nachos, pizza, sandwiches,... No amazing dishes to recommend....More

Thank jmnhunt
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The Beer her was great I had the Pilsner which was dark and my friend had the red which was equally delicious. The burgers were second to none and the atmosphere was pure sports bar. It had the homey feel of a local pub combined...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The local beer on tap is great! The food reminded me of chain restaurants; nothing special, really salty. The restaurant is huge, it's kind of cool that they brew on the premises. They have two pool tables upstairs.

Thank billstir
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Jerry O
Do you have gluten-free options in your menu
13 June 2015|
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Do you have gluten-free optionns
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2502
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-1311
  • E-mail
Rock Bottom Bethesda is five miles north of DC, just off Wisconsin Avenue at the corner of Norfolk Ave and St. Elmo Ave. Yes, it's a lot of Avenues, but we're totally worth it. Just wait until you take your first sip of an award-winning, handcrafted ale from Brewmaster Geoffrey S. Lively. Not only does the beer speak for itself, but he started at Mile High Brewing...that's right, the Laverne & Shirley brewery. Possibly the best credential ever.And hey, don't forget to check out our recently refreshed menu of made-from-scratch entrees, appetizers, dinner salads, burgers and sandwiches.
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