He was very friendly and welcoming, definitely helped get happy hour off to a good start. The happy hour deals especially the small bites are great deals and pretty decent quality. Spider Kelly's is a big, sprawling place down in Arlington, and seems to be the place to go to really enjoy some drinking. I don't drink beer, so can't comment on that. Spider's is a great spot to meet friends for a drink and not feel too crammed. I could see it had a lot of space but even so it was hard to even get past the front door.
I think I'll stick to the happy hour though, because - like I said - the vibe isn't really my style during their peak night hours. After you meet and mingle, challenge one another to a game of pool. You do have to pay to play which can add up to a drink tab, but if you come on a weekday you won't have too much competition for the tables. The bar is open late every night--no closing on a whim for this place. On a day like today, you want to leave work a little early and enjoy happy hour outdoors. Except for their super oily and greasy foods, everything else is dry, flavorless, and practically inedible.
We hope you like the space we do! Page 1 of 1 We had 250+ people show up at the last Happy Hour in Maryland!. This is a good bar to start your night at! They have the best mac and cheese in all of Arlington. Overall the food was pretty good -- not great but good. Guacamole and sour cream added on but no salsa. It was the food that didn't meet the mark for me. If you're there with a group you will be better off pushing some hightops together, because the booths barely held six and not comfortably. Bartender and customer service were stellar.
Unfortunately it's winter so the beer garden was closed, but the inside was so fun! They almost tasted more like old bay pickle chips than fried pickles. The couches are comfortable and the space is large enough that you don't feel like you are on top of your fellow bar goers. We were there for a Puzzled Pint night on a Tuesday, seated in a side bar area. I do wish their happy hour went until 8 since it's hard to make a 7pm happy hour. Use to come here more often when I first moved to the area, but this place just isn't my scene anymore. They also added a new outdoor area last year that's really nice and great for happy hour. It has your typical drunk frat bro's all around 22-26.
There was barely any pulled chicken on there. Starting at 5, we will want to continue to use our brains … and our mouths! In regards to their food, it's pretty good for being bar food! The table split some particularly messy nachos, some tasty and interesting boneless wings, and some really creamy mac and cheese. What I really loved from his dish was he ordered a side of their house sauce which was amazing! Spider Kelly's is epicenter of bro-land. They had plenty of space and I had the chance to play one the electronics golf video game and shuffleboard! SmartMiami and the Rail Passengers Association are planning TransportationCamp Miami 2019. For drinks there was a great variety of craft beers and a lot of great prices. I'm surprised I haven't written a review here yet since I've probably been here at least a million times.
There's definitely enough food to share amongst a small group. Most of the patrons were at the main bar or the pool tables. There was plenty of seating at the bar and the surrounding tables so we had our choice of where to settle down. Sometimes, that's just what you need for an evening with friends for a chill Sunday brunch. Spider Kelly's is in a great location in Clarendon.
I really enjoy this bar! I've never had a bad experience due to anything really in the bar's control. My friends and I will sometimes start here and make our way next door to the ballroom for some hip hop music and dancing! In the summer time, I take full advantage of the newer beer garden. So when I asked for some and the bartender said it'd be an extra charge I was like it better be a large jar of salsa! The first one was gonna be impossible for me to get to so I made my way into the side room area which was still over crowded and I couldn't even get to that bar without struggling. Mac'n'cheese balls are really good. Icebreaker: Get your name tag. Great spot to catch a local game or meet up with friends.
In the summer time, I take full advantage of the newer beer garden. Very unwelcoming experience and we will never go back. I met a friend here on a Friday after work around 6pm for some drinks and to watch a Wizards game. Service: The servers aren't the most attentive and they definitely do the bare minimum but the order is always right. The sun is shining for the first time in ages.
I usually order my drinks straight up so I can't comment on their cocktails. So if all else fails for food at this joint. They also have some games, such as pool, basketball, and several others. The bar is massive with a bunch of games scattered throughout: skeeball, basketball, shuffleboard, pool, big buck, and more. Great place to watch March Madness. Spider Kelly's was created by Nick Freshman and Nick Langman--lifetime area residents--as a comfortable, appealing bar and dining room inextricably linked to the neighborhood.