Great Bars 2013: Matchbox (Rockville)
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75 Great Bars (2013)

Matchbox - Rockville
Address: 1699 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-816-0369
Neighborhood: Rockville
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, Italian, American
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 11 to close, Saturday and Sunday 10 to close (10 to 3 for brunch).
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Twinbrook
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Plates of mini-burgers—salt-and-peppery Angus patties topped with Gouda and pickles on buttered brioche; a calzonelike crust folded around layers of mozzarella, pepperoni, and spicy meatballs; apple-and-pear salad with Gorgonzola; brick-oven pizzas such a
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials, Outdoor Seating

Skip long waits (and strollers) in the dining rooms and snag a table in the bar of this massive Matchbox outpost—spacious enough for splitting plump mini-burgers or one of the wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas topped with wild mushrooms and spicy salami or bacon-flecked shrimp. Start with house infusions such as cucumber gin-and-tonic or watermelon-infused vodka before moving on to the extensive list of brews and generous wine pours designed to be paired with the pies. Insider tip: Fourteen seats around the outdoor fire pit make a relaxing spot for sipping drinks before dinner. Open daily.

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