There exists no better packaged excursion than a day of hiking capped off by a trip to a brewery. Virginia has over a thousand miles of hiking in its national parks and over one hundred breweries statewide, so we mapped out the breweries near two of the largest parks–Great Falls and Shenandoah–that serve food, too. Because after a long day of hiking, a pulled pork sandwich–or, say, hand-cut steak tartare–is as necessary as a cold pint.
Great Falls National Park
1. Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Address: 404 Browning Ct., Unit C, Purcellville
Food: Bring your own, or grab bbq from Monk’s down the road.
Hours: Thursday, 4pm – 8pm; Friday & Saturday, 12pm – 8pm; Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
2. Alesatian Brewing Company
Address: 21 & 23 N. Loudon St., Winchester
Food: Serves pizza, salads, and appetizers.
Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 4pm – 9pm; Saturday & Sunday, noon – 9pm
3. Beltway Brewing Company
Address: 22620 Davis Dr., Ste. 110, Sterling
Food: Carries snacks, like chips, trail mix, and beef jerky, or bring your own.
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 5pm – 9pm; Friday, 4pm – 9pm; Saturday, 1pm – 9 pm
4. Caboose Brewing Company
Address: 520 Mill St., NE, Vienna
Food: Farm-to-table fare includes hand-cut steak tartare, endive salad, and crispy Maryland pork belly.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 9pm; Friday, 12pm – 10pm; Saturday, 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 10pm; Sunday, 11am – 3pm and 5pm – 9pm
5. Crooked Run Brewing
Address: 22455 Davis Dr., #120, Sterling
Food: Partners with Señor Ramon Taqueria for a full menu of gourmet tacos, empanadas, and tortas.
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30am – 10pm; Friday & Saturday, 11:30am – midnight; Sunday, 11:30 am – 7pm
6. Lake Anne Brew House
Address: 11401 N. Shore Dr., Reston
Food: Offers organic soft pretzels baked daily, snacks like grab-and-go charcuterie boards, and table service from four nearby restaurants, including Kalypso’s Sports Tavern.
Hours: Thursday, 4pm – 10pm; Friday, 4pm – 11pm; Saturday, 10am – 11pm; Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
7. Mad Fox Brewing Company
Address: 444 W. Broad St., Ste. I, Falls Church
Food: Poutine, pizzas, and PEI mussels are just a few samplings from the menu, which also includes heartier fare like winter mushroom ragu and fish and chips.
Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 11am – 11pm; Thursday – Saturday, 11am – midnight; Sunday, 10 am – 11pm
8. Ocelot Brewing Company
Address: 23600 Overland Drive #180, Dulles
Food: Bring your own snacks, or order from a nearby pizza shop. Food trucks typically make an appearance on weekends.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 1pm – 10pm; Saturday, 11am – 10pm; Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Shenandoah National Park
1. Blue Mountain Brewery
Address: 9519 Critzers Shop Rd., Afton
Food: Full from-scratch menu has Cubans, gluten-free pizza, and desserts.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 10pm; Sunday, 11am – 9pm
2. Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows
Address: 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland
Food: Full menu, with “Basecamp Favorites” including a pulled pork sandwich and baby back ribs.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11:30am – last call; Sunday, 11am – last call
3. Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery
Address: 6135 Rockfish Gap Tpk., Crozet
Food: The resident food truck, 106 Street Food, churns out cheesesteaks, smoked brisket sandwiches, and chicken pitas.
Hours: Wednesday, 3pm – 10pm; Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 10pm; Sunday, 11am – 9pm
4. Starr Hill Brewery
Address: 5391 Three Notched Rd., Crozet
Food: A rotating food trucks offer up bbq, tacos, or pizza.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12pm – 9pm; Saturday, 11am – 9pm; Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
5. Parkway Brewing Company
Address: 739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem
Food: Bring your own, or try grub from a food truck, such as El Budare Grill’s hearty Latin American dishes.
Hours: Monday, 2pm – 8pm; Tuesday, closed; Wednesday – Saturday, 12pm – 8:30 pm; Sunday, 2pm – 8pm
6. South Street Brewery
Address: 106 S. St. W., Charlottesville
Food: Full menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches, from vegetarian chili to a double-stacked reuben.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 11pm; Friday & Saturday, 11am – midnight