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A Pub Inspired by ‘Hobbitses’, Dragons, and Wizards

Come visit Middle Earth in Old Town Alexandria!

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Becky Graebner

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October 29, 2013 - 4:00 pm
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There’s a restaurant named after me? -Bilbo

Do you like beer? Are you excited for the release of the next part of The Hobbit?  Do you like spending evenings in cozy bars? If you said yes to any of these questions, then I suggest you head to Middle Earth-incarnate in Alexandria, VA.

Bilbo Baggins and the Green Dragon Pub. Yes, that is the name of the restaurant and its in-house bar.

Located in Old Town Alexandria, Bilbo Baggins Restaurant is the perfect mix of small-town charm and big city beer selection.

Bilbo Baggins prides itself on its tasty food and unique atmosphere, but its claim to fame is its extensive drink menu in its main-floor bar, the Green Dragon Pub. (The drink menu is 4 pages long in tiny, single-spaced font.)  With over 150 bottles of wine (32 offered by the glass), and 90 or so labels of beer available, The Green Dragon Pub holds up to its beer-soaked, fantasy namesake. Bottom line, Pippin would feel very comfortable here.

After you settle on a beer, peruse the menu. There’s enough meat to satisfy Gimli, salads for Legolas, and a pizza named after Gandalf. In more food-specific jargon, choices range from pasta to salmon and yellow-fin tuna, to salads and steak.  I also recommend the pizzas–Smaug’s Delight is a personal favorite.  (Yes, several of the menu items are named after characters from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.) Very “Hobbity,” I’d say!

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Got mixed feelings here.
The Green Dragon in Hobbiton is an inn, not a pub. Its traditions predate the pub and gave rise to it. A pub it is not.
As an inn, it would serve both food and drink. Lodging is actually secondary to a Renaissance inn or an 18thC English inn.
An inn would have a small selection of wines and a few beers or ales, usually home-brewed. It would not have a four-page drink list. Its menu would be short but the dishes offered would be satisfying and simple.
But give it to usss raw and wreeegling...you keep nasty chips.
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I remember this place from the early 1980s. I think it might have been there since the first part of the 70s. Good to see that it's still carrying on.
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Did they pay for the rights to use the name and setting?
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Is there a "We Destroyed Fantasy Literature With White Trash Teddy Bear Hobbits and Frickin' Dragons Room?"
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mushrooms?
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