BrickHaus is a Germanic-inspired American Beer Garden. True to the classic concept of a beer garden, which traditionally serves locally brewed beer, we are proud to feature craft beers brewed within 250 miles (plus four German beers, cause hey, it’s a beer garden). Also true to the concept of a classic beer garden, BrickHaus is a welcoming spot for our neighbors, a community gathering place.
And what better building to be a community gathering place than the oldest standing building on Columbia Pike? Built in 1902, it was first a bank (the bar is built on the foundations of the old vault), and spent the last century as a brothel and various restaurants. Many Arlingtonians remember the Gondolier and Michelangelo’s, the Italian restaurants that occupied the space for several decades.
Painstakingly restored after years of abandonment, we are able to highlight many elements of the old building, from the original marble floor of the bank lobby, to the exposed beams of the roof, to the 50s-era pin-up wallpaper discovered in the men’s restroom.
We invite you to join us for a local craft beer, nosh on our chef’s Germanic inspired fare, and enjoy the sense of history of old Arlington meeting the new in Columbia Pike’s community beer garden.