A restaurant with the word "beer" in its name wouldn't necessarily have a lot of good food other than the basics, right?
In the case of Beer Run, the exact opposite is true.
Located on the eastern edge of Charlottesville, Beer Run serves up a menu full of quality food, beer, and wine.What's more, this popular spot serves three meals a day starting at 8 a.m. (it opens at 11 a.m. on Sunday).
"I think what makes Beer Run such a great place is its friendly atmosphere, our talented and knowledgeable staff, and the unique combination of a bar and restaurant as well as a retail craft beer and wine shop with over 1,000 different bottles," says Josh Hunt, who co-owns Beer Run with stepbrother John Woodriff.
Beer Run takes pride in making all of its food from scratch, which includes baking its own bread every morning. It combines a restaurant, bar, and a store with wines and craft beers all under one roof.
In other words, Beer Run has something for everyone. The chefs use a mix of local, natural, and organic foods to create a menu that ranges from sandwiches and salads to cheese plates, pastas, and seafood.
Beer Run even features an espresso bar, so enjoy a double shot for breakfast or after dinner.
Hunt said the most popular items on the menu are the simple ones: the organic black bean nacho and the organic bison burger. If you're looking for a tasty Saturday morning treat, try one of the nine breakfast tacos — which have creative names like the cowboy, el bombero, and el macho. They're served from 8-11:30 a.m. — try one!
Beer Run has been recognized at the national level for its quality menu. "In 2008 we were rated as one of the '100 best places in America to have a beer' by Imbibe Magazine out of Portland, and we were named a 'top 100 Craft Beer Bar' by Draft Magazine in 2013-2014," says Hunt.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-midnight; Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: 156 Carlton Road, Charlottesville