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Rock Bottom Brewery

$$ - $$$American, ,
7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2502
+1 301-652-1311
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good50%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2502
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place has amazing happy hour nachos, a nice big platter to share for $5. When I when to get the chicken finger I was disappointed by the appetizer. Still I'll just stick to the nachos in the future. Upstairs is generally less crowded, with...More

Thank 1,277,529
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The variety of beers was very good and they have flights, which Ienjoy in a brewery-tied bar. The food was also quite good and the service quite friendly. I would recommend this place for a casual get-together among friends ansd family.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Met Great up with friends for an early Saturday lunch. Was good food huge portions. Staff was great the place is huge.

Thank James C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in about 3pm for salads, beer and wine. I had the Santa Fe chicken salad. It definitely had some kick, which I enjoyed. Also, had some very tasty local IPA's. Service was very good.

Thank Chuck A
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in right before a show at Imagination Stage. I ordered a mango margarita--good; and a jalapeño pretzel--delicious. I definitely recommend those pretzels! Stop in for a nice pub-type experience.

Thank KCMQuest
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Rock bottom is one of our favorite family restaurants. Unfortunately, today (07/08/2017, afternoon between 5-6pm) when we went there, we were seated however nobody came and ask us what to order for 15-20 minutes. The person who seated us has walked around at least 3...More

Thank Baris T
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My friends and I met here while we were in town. We were a large group so we didn't really have a lot of options as to where we could go. Rock Bottom thinks itself as a nicer bar and grill type restaurant but it...More

Thank Jvalliant
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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
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Nearby Attractions
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Jerry O
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
US$7 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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