Barrel & Bushel patrons have the option of sitting inside or out at the new bar and restaurant in Tysons Corner, Virginia, located just 11 miles from downtown Washington, D.C.
When Barrel & Bushel, a new beer-centric restaurant at Tysons Corner, Virginia says "Handcrafted Just for You," they are referring to more than their location, extensive menu and beverage list, but also to the upscale surroundings in which you can enjoy a place to relax and visit.
Barrel and Bushel is located in the heart of Tysons Corner's business district on the Tysons Corner Center Plaza at the newly built Hyatt Regency Hotel at 7901 Tysons One Place.
The restaurant is very attractive with a classy barn/picnic feel and is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late into the evening. Open seven days a week, at 6 a.m. for breakfast and closing at 1 a.m., a late night menu is available for customers from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday - Thursday, and from 11p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy Hour takes place every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
When the Schweiss Bifold doors are closed they provide a weathertight seal and protect the inner contents of the bar and restaurant.
"It's a brand new concept. We want our neighbors and guests visiting us in Northern Virginia to experience our region's growing craft food and beverage industry. Our food is complemented by our barrel-forward drink selections, completed by 22 local and regional craft beers on tap, more than 40 bourbons, and a wide assortment of unique wines and handcrafted cocktails that will satisfy any palate," said Barrel & Bushel General Manager, Anthony Cavallo.
Purchasing local and creating handcrafted elements wherever possible, Barrel & Bushel embraces the philosophy of serving handmade, handcrafted, and hand-harvested food through a menu of regionally inspired American food. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff, led by Chef Dan Dienemann and Cavallo, are all beer enthusiasts, wine lovers, spirit specialists and food fanatics.
"Barrel & Bushel Bar thinks sitting at the bar should be fun," says Cavallo. "Our new restaurant offers a unique combination of neighborhood and destination dining, providing the best in locally sourced ingredients for our house made specialties, including fresh sausages, seasonal desserts, and signature handmade fudge, plus outstanding beer and cocktail options."
The bar is large and also opens to outdoor restaurant seating. Two Schweiss custom-made bifold liftstrap glass doors open up to the outside. One door is 24 ft. wide x 7 ft. 1" and opens to an outdoor seating area and the other bifold door, 24 ft. wide x 3 ft. 7" opens to outdoor patrons who can belly up to the bar. The doors are clad in glass, giving an unobstructed view of a plaza and garden area outside in all types of weather and they allow a significant amount of light in to brighten up the bar and dining areas. Both doors have electric photo eye sensors.
"The outdoor seating patio, which can accommodate 70 people, is wonderful. We get a lot of use out of the doors every day. Fantastic for people watching! The vibe is non-stuffy casual and yet still upscale with a lively crowd. This place is already a hit in the warm weather. Even when it is raining we have enough overhang so they can still sit outside. The doors have a unique design to them and they are easy to put up and down quickly," noted Cavallo.
By opening up the bar and patio area outside, Barrel and Bushel has created seating for 70 additional customers.
The inside with room for about 130 more customers, consists mostly of long communal tables in a dark wood, some of them with cool swinging attached chairs. There is a large patio area with more picnicesque tables and some loungy areas. The Silverline Metrorail system runs up to the plaza near Barrel & Bushel bringing even more customers into the establishment.
Marco Thomas, Senior Project Manager at JAMCo, (Johnson Architectural Metal Company, Inc.) whose Marietta, Georgia glazing company did the curtainwall and window installation for the hotel and restaurant also installed the doors. He said this was his first introduction to the Schweiss door line. The doors, he said were specified by the design team, Crème Design, of Brooklyn, New York, and said the installation went well and working with the engineers at Schweiss Doors was helpful. A man of few words, Thomas said what he liked about the doors was the fact that the owner liked them, and he would recommend them to others.
The Sparrow Room at Barrel & Bushel offers an intimate, private dining experience for up to 16 guests. Whether dining with friends and family or hosting a meeting, The Sparrow Room strikes a balance between comfort and style, complete with a gas fireplace. Their culinary team will help you design the perfect menu and prepare your meal with a selection of the freshest local ingredients. The Sparrow Room is available daily for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
"Every Tuesday, we host Tap Tuesday, when we invite a brewer to come in and serve free samples of their beer. This Fall, we've started to host private beer and food tastings. In the future, we hope to host a festival series out on the plaza three or four times a year celebrating our seasonal selections of beer and food, while providing a new experience for our community."
The Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, Virginia has a 19-story office tower with retail and office space as well as four below grade parking levels. The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center hotel has 300 rooms, including 18 suites and is connected to the 300-plus stores and restaurants of Tysons Corner Center regional mall, and just steps from the newest Silver Line Metrorail station.
The restaurant is beer and bourbon focused. The beers are all local and regional and the selection is fairly vast. Bushel & Barrel gets its name from a well-balanced blend of Kentucky bourbon with Berentzen Apple Liqueur for something akin to spiked cider. Founded in 1758 in Haselünne, Germany, Berentzen is known for its eponymous apple liqueur, as well as some other fruit liqueurs.
The ambiance of this restaurant is similar to Founding Farmer's with a cleaner more sophisticated look," noted one if its clients. "Interesting how one side of the restaurant is literally open to the outside, don't know how to describe it, but this would be perfect for warmer month dining. Decor is really spot on, as well as the service. 4 stars for the atmosphere and decor!"
Barrel & Bushel is located at 7901 Tysons One Place, Tysons Corner, VA, just 11 miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. and 6 miles northeast of Fairfax, the county seat. For additional information or to make reservations, call (703)848-6340. For a look inside and at their extensive menu and drink list, visit their website at: www.barrelandbushel.com The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center Hotel can be reached by calling (703)893-1234. For more information see: Barrel & Bushel and Hyatt Regency Hotel
JAMCo, (Johnson Architectural Metal Company, Inc.) whose Marietta, Georgia glazing company did the curtainwall and window installation for the hotel and restaurant also installed the Schweiss bifold doors.
JAMCo, Johnson Architectural Metal Company, Inc., is a commercial construction contractor providing building envelopes. Founded in 1981, JAMCo has designed, fabricated, and installed custom curtainwall systems on some of the largest commercial buildings in the southeast.
JAMCo self-performs design, engineering, fabrication, assembly, mockup testing and installation. They have an unparalleled reputation for excellent preconstruction budget and design assistance, competitive pricing, creative value engineering, complete scopes of work, consistent quality and strict adherence to schedule. They are LEED certified, and consistently achieve the Platinum Level Safety STEP Award from Associated Building Contractors.
President: Phil Greeves has been in the curtainwall industry since 1975 and has been with JAMCo since 1989, starting as Project Manager and has been President since 1999.
JAMCo has Georgia locations in Marietta, Cartersville and Acworth, and also in Kingwood, TX, Their Marietta office is located at 2160 Kingston Court Suite I Marietta, GA 30067. Phone: (770) 953-8485. Visit their website at jamco-inc.com.
Barrel & Bushel has a beautiful interior, designed by Crème of Brooklyn, N.Y. There is seating for about 300 inside and an additional 70 at the outdoor patio and garden area.
Crème is a collaboration of young, international designers and creative professionals. Based in the emerging neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, they surround themselves with the cultural influences and resources that are unique to New York City. Working internationally on a range of projects, Crème designs private residences, restaurants, retail stores and more in the United States, Asia and Europe.
Founded by Jun Aizaki in 2004, Crème was awarded a "Wave of the Future Award" in 2009 by Hospitality Design magazine and has been featured in Architect's Newspaper, BOB, New York Magazine, Arrive, Food and Wine, Attitude, Elle Décor, and Hospitality Design Magazines.