Kick Off Your Weekend With Shared Plates at Barrel & Bushel

Barrel & Bushel is a rustic-chic restaurant and pub serving classic American fare in Tysons Corner. The atmosphere manages to be simultaneously industrial and traditional, thanks to vintage taps and soaring brass pipes rising from the back of the bar, exposed wooden beams throughout the space, and German-style beer hall picnic tables with bench seating. The effect is breathtaking, but what keeps regulars coming back to this place is the food and drink.

The bar keeps two dozen craft brews on tap, along with a collection of 65 different bourbons to complement your meal. The food menu offers both shareable small plates (try the kitchen’s signature crab and pretzel dip with pimento cheese) and hearty entree-sized meals (regulars praise the crispy fried buttermilk chicken). Want to bring a group? Call ahead to reserve the restaurant’s private room. Looking for a place to gather with friends after work? Yelpers note that this place offers some good happy hour specials, including $5 drafts and discounted small plates.