Rustico Alexandria turns five years old this week (they grow up so fast, soon they’ll be getting picked up by RFD to go to the prom or something). They’ve decided to celebrate this momentous birthday by having five nights of great events this week. Please note that all of these events will be at the Alexandria Rustico, not the Ballston Rustico. Head on over and catch one (or more) of these great events!

Monday, May 9 | 4 to 6 p.m.
$5 Until 6 Pizza

Get the birthday party started with a little ‘za! Order any one of Steve’s pizzas on the menu for only $5. The catch? You’ve got to eat it at the restaurant, and you have to do it between 4 and 6. Better than a late lunch; an economically-sound reason to knock off early!

Tuesday, May 10 | Beginning at 5 p.m.
Original Bartender Reunion

Greg Engert, Nahem Simon, and a few other originals will be behind the bar starting at 5. This original squad will be pouring and pontificating on all things ale throughout the evening, and every draft beer in the house will be available for $5, all night long.

Wednesday, May 11 | Beginning at 6 p.m.
Big Glassware Giveaway With Red-Hot Local Brewers

Rustico welcomes red-hot local beer makers DC Brau and Port City Brewing Company to pour a few of their fine ales. The brewers will be handing out glassware all night long. Get there early; this one will be popular!

Thursday, May 12 | 6 to 8 p.m.
Outdoor BBQ Bash with Chef Steve Mannino
Come soak in the sun as Chef Steve smokes up Slaters Lane. This outdoor feast has all the classics from Beef Brisket to Deviled Eggs, Slaw and more for only $15 a plate. As a bonus, Buzz Bakery will be handing out cake to finish off the meal. While supplies last, naturally.


Friday, May 13 | Beginning at 4 p.m.
The Final Stretch

Those crazy drink deals we typically offer only in the afternoon? Well, on Friday they’ll be at Rustico, ready, willing and just waiting for you all night long. It goes like this: $2 off all drafts, all wines by the glass $5, college cans $2, and craft cans $3.50.

Happy birthday, Rustico! Have a great birthday week and thanks for the great suds you sling at your Alexandria and Ballston locations!