Best of Bethesda 2013 – Mussel Bar & Grille

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Mussel Bar & Grille

With nearly 125 different choices, Mussel Bar is a beer-lover’s nirvana—heavy on Belgian and other European selections, with a growing chunk of old school and artisanal brews from the U.S.

“One of the draws of Mussel Bar is that you’re able not only to drink the style of beer you’re used to, but try other beers that aren’t available in other restaurants,” says General Manager David Biddle.

To help narrow things down, Mussel Bar carries all styles of beer on tap and offers free tastes to undecided drinkers. But the biggest seller by far is Antigoon, a crisp, clean double blond beer brewed in Belgium for the restaurant’s owner, Robert Wiedmaier.

Prices range from $3.50 all the way up to $28.

7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-215-7817,

Other top vote-getters:

Freddy’s Lobster + Clams, Rock Bottom, Gordon Biersch, Dogfish Head Alehouse, Food Wine & Co., American Tap Room


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