Frequently Asked Questions
Caboose Brewing Company was formed in 2014 and opened in April of 2015 by two local families, the McLaughlin’s and the Greer’s. The name "Caboose" is a nod to the W&OD railroad line that used to run through the area and is now the premier bike and trail path in the area which runs along the back of our building. Our Head Brewer, Chris Mallon, was previously at Heavy Seas Brewery in Baltimore, MD. Our Executive Chef, Josh Hutter, was previously at Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar and Staunton & Green. The food is locally sourced, humanely raised, thoughtfully prepared, and served in a communal setting encouraging a shared experience by the whole table. Caboose is the first and only brewery operating in Vienna and the closest brewery along the W&OD trail. We hope you come by and visit soon!
What’s up with the seating?
We are sorry that we don’t have more seats, but we make do with what we have. We are both a brewery and a high quality restaurant. And given the demand for both our food and drinks, we provide our seated tables for our dining customers. So, we highly recommend that you make reservations to secure your table! If you would like to know more on why we have the number of seats we have, please click here.
Where can I park?
Currently, we are limited in how many parking spots we have available to our customers. The map below shows the available parking locations near Caboose Brewing Co. We are doing our best to find a solution to gain access to more parking. If you would like to know more on how you can help us or just more about the parking in general please click here.
Where do I park when I want to bike or walk to Caboose?
There is a parking lot about 1000 feet from Caboose. Feel free to park there and then bike or walk to us!
What is the food like?
Our farm-to-fork menu is locally sourced featuring seasonal ingredients. We wish everything could be offered year round, but it makes their comeback that much more special!
Is there an outdoor patio?
There is a place to cool off after a bike ride or even just to be one with nature. However, it is standing room only.
Can I make reservations?
Oh Yes! You can currently make reservations through our website here. We recommend making a reservation prior to your visit to ensure you will have a seat!
Can I have a private event here?
We would love to host your next private party or corporate event! Visit our private events page here to start the planning process.
Can I purchase a keg for a party?
Heck yes, you can! You can reserve a keg here.
Does Caboose Brewing Company support the community?
Absolutely! Caboose Brewing Company is committed to contributing to charitable organizations in our community. One time a month, we can offer a "Dining for Dollars" event which allows us to donate 5% of our profits (food sales only) for the evening to a charitable organization. We also sponsor many organizations in the area (check out the list here), and we participate in Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. We love being a part of the Vienna community and seek out any opportunity where we can support! If you have an opportunity you wish us to be a part of, please apply here.
What are your plans for expansion?
We are opening a new location in the Mosaic District in Merrifield. It will beverage focused and much larger. For those of you who would like to drink beer and cider, and eat other food in a similar but larger environment - that will be your place! We will allow food from other restaurants in the Mosaic. Likely it will open in early 2017.
Are pets allowed?
Pets aren’t allow inside the building unfortunately, however they are welcome to chill on the patio. Water bowls are provided!
What is the location/atmosphere like?
Located in the town of Vienna, VA & right off the Washington & Old Dominion trail. We freshly brew beer carefully crafted with experience and creativity. Our menu is locally sourced featuring seasonal ingredients. We pride ourselves in having a community atmosphere to provide a pleasant place for everyone. Feel free to bike or walk to grab some great eats and craft brews!
Is there merchandise/swag for purchase?
We have a wide variety of shirts, glassware, and more available for purchase. Keep an eye out we will be adding more items soon!
Is Caboose Brewing Co. family friendly?
Caboose is entirely family friendly. We wanted to create a place where families could go grab a drink and not have to leave anyone behind at home! We welcome visitors of all ages to our brewery. Remember that anyone wishing to enjoy the beer samples following the tour must be over 21, with valid identification.