Monday, April 18, 2011

Bar Review: Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill

Ever since Arlington Nightlife heard of the Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill we knew we had to try it. Tucked in between Clarendon and Courthouse on Wilson Boulevard -- above a Subway restaurant -- sits what is sure to be a summer staple for Arlingtonians.
The inside dining area was appealing, but we opted for rooftop seating. The staff was out-of-their way friendly without being fake – a quality that is rare in this day and age unless you’re at a Waffle House in a small southern town after a big football win. It's definitely not something you see at many places in the area.
Nothing but business meetings all day, so you know what that means – expense account! We tried the lobster roll (unique ingredients, a bit messy, but quite tasty), the buffalo chicken salad (a little too much sauce on the chicken), and the burger (no complaints, and the bacon was perfect!). They have a $5 daily lunch deal that is quite appealing to those on a tight budget.
The real draw here is definitely their happy hour. It’s pretty average on the booze selection and prices, but a great view of the Wilson/Clarendon Boulevard corridor coupled with excellent service makes it a must-do. But watch out Arlingtonians, it’s three floor up, and you wouldn’t want to take that “why don’t they call it happy hours” fall down those stairs. Our advice? Take the elevator.
Check them out on Facebook, too.

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