Food & Drink

Where everyone speaks the same, slurred language

What with its stand-up coolers stocking over 475 bottles and its superstore-esque name, you might initially think World of Beer is a good ole' specialty suds store. But then you'd notice their 50 taps, leather stools, finished maple bar, and elevated stage, and realize 1) those bottles are for drinking on the premises, 2) you're in Arlington's best new beer bar, and 3) your powers of perception seem to have been seriously damaged by too much time in other, lesser Arlington beer bars.The half-a-hundred taps include locals (DC Brau Corruption, Port City Optimal Wit, Flying Dog Underdog...), domestic crafts (Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA, Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse...), and international flavor, from England's Fuller's London Pride, to Quebec's Unibroue Ephemere Apple, aka the name of Gywneth Paltrow's next child. As for those bottles, they're broken down into 21 regions, and deserve your deepest read through here (if you can name half of them, you win! And your office loses! Like, two hours of your time!).The menu's basically beer garden food, including a pretzel baked to German specs (crispy outside, soft inside, any deviation from which will not be tolerated), a traditional Munich-style bratwurst, and a decidedly not-German, hardwood-smoked andouille chicken sausage. And if none of those pique your interest, they'll also let you order from three surrounding spots (BGR, Vapiano, and PF Chang's), though expect them to shoot you some seriously damaging looks...not that you'd notice.