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Sneak Peek: Lyon Hall

Clarendon’s Lyon Hall is set to open in the next few days and they are giving beer lovers good reason to take note. Wednesday evening I had the opportunity to stop by the restaurant and chat with Manager Ricky Shepherd about the new establishment, and their beer selection.

Lyon Hall, part of the Liberty Tavern Restaurant Group (Liberty Tavern & Northside Social,) is a brasserie focusing on French and German dishes. Although not totally finished, the space had a very clean look with lots of white tile contrasted with dark tables and chairs. It seemed industrial without being antiseptic.

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The beer list is predominately European, but will have a few American brews in both their bottle and draft selection. Lyon Hall will have 20 draft lines, roughly half of which Shepherd described as “sessionable” with the remainder being the higher ABV big beers. Lyon Hall’s inaugural draft selection is as follows:
Miller Lite
Magners Irish Cider
Grolsch Premium Lager
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel
Wittekerke
Fuller’s ESB
Gouden Carolus Tripel
Delirium Tremens
Stella Artois
Hofbrau Maibock
Yards IPA
Le Trou Du Diable (one of their stouts)
Le Trou Du Diable: La Weizgripp Doppelweizenbock
Oskar Blues Old Chub
Kasteel Rouge
Troubadour Obscura (Mild Stout)
Het Kapittel Prior
Saison De Silly
Allagash Curieux
Wychwood Hobgoblin Dark English Ale

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Just over half of the draft beers will be in the $5 – $6 range including Grolsch, Hofbrau Maibock, Wittekerke, and the Yards IPA.
Lyon Hall will carry a selection of 75, mostly European, bottled beers. Shepherd mentioned the American contingent will include selections from Flying Dog and Founders.

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With a great location one block south of Clarendon Metro and an extensive beer list, Lyon Hall looks like it will be a nice alternative for those in the neighborhood who have graduated from fizzy yellow water. The bar section should be open by Saturday, or possibly Friday. Keep an eye on Twitter for up to date opening information.

Lyon Hall
3100 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA, 22201
http://twitter.com/LyonHall

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