Tortoise & Hare Bar & Grill

Opened August 2007, Tortoise and Hare is a neighborhood bar created by neighborhood owners. Brian Montgomery and Erik Dahlseid are long time Arlington residents who decided they wanted to have a place they could call their own.

Creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and part of something new, Monty and Erik invite you to come in and enjoy great food at a great value, your favorite sporting events, Live music, Trivia, and the feel of a comfortable place that restaurant row in Crystal City has been waiting for. Ask for them, meet them and their wonderful staff, and you will see why people come in and come back to the Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille.

Operating as usual

[12/30/17]   New Years Day we will be open at 11!

[11/02/17]   Come out on tonight for Open Mic and 1/2 Price Burgers! On Thursday, we have a special night of live music with Joey Harkum for you!! Hop In Crawl Out

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[08/22/17]   Come out this Saturday night to celebrate 10 years of Tortoise & Hare!! We'd love to see all the people that have helped make this happen over the years and made Tortoise into what it is! We'll be getting going around 7pm with Lloyd Braun Band will taking the stage at 10pm. It will also double as a St. Croix Sendoff for myself & Megan Simpson as we are headed to the USVI to open Louie & Nacho's Beach Bar. We will be back periodically and T&H will still be business as usual but we'd love to see folks before we head out. HOP IN CRAWL OUT

[08/06/17]   Ten years ago, Erik Dahlseid and I made a decision that if we were going to start our own business and open a bar, the time to do it was then. And so began Tortoise & Hare. After these last ten years, a lot has happened in our lives so we’ve made a new decision to put Tortoise up for sale and move on to other life pursuits. Everything will continue to operate as normal until that transition to new ownership ends up happening. In the meantime, we look forward to continuing servicing all of our great customers and with football season kicking off, seeing all of our Steelers fans back in on gameday! And add some new travel plans to your calendars to check out my next project…Louie & Nacho’s Beach Bar in St. Croix, USVI which will be opening in November! HOP IN CRAWL OUT

[07/05/17]   Open Mic Night is postponed tonight until next week. BUT 1/2 Price Burger Night is still in full effect so if you didn't get your burgers yesterday then head in for a great burger at a great price!! HOP IN CRAWL OUT #burgernight #arlingtonva #crystalcity


Need to brush up on your circus facts before #SMITHSONIANat8’s A Night at the Circus on July 7? We have you covered! Purchase tickets to A Night at the Circus here:

[06/20/17]   Unfortunately, Tuesday Night Trivia is cancelled tonight due to illness! Please come by anyway for Taco Tuesday and Trivia Night drink specials.


Today is your last chance for Early Bird tickets to #SMITHSONIANat8’s A Night at the Circus! You don’t want to miss this spectacular party featuring cocktails, a live DJ, and a GIF photo booth in the beautiful Arts and Industries building Friday, July 7!

Please note: Ticket prices increase on June 8.


Trivia is cancelled for tonight.

Ladies and gents, due to the loss of my voice, it will be impossible for me to host trivia tonight. I will be back next week with a full night of great questions and prizes.

[06/03/17]   T&H will be closing today at 4pm for a private party. We will reopen at 7pm specifically for the Pittsburgh Penguins game. We will NOT have sound on for the game as we will already have live music going on from the private party. Please come enjoy the game and the live music!! Hop In Crawl Out #letsgopens #livemusic

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567 23rd St S
Arlington, VA
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