Makers Union

4.6
389 reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang awhile with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.

NOW HOSTING LIVE MUSIC
EVERY FRIDAY STARTING AT 9PM

Experiences

  • Winter Drag Brunch

    $35.00 per person

    Jan 22, 2022 only

    Join us for unlimited family style brunch for our Winter Drag Show hosted by Camilla Rose! Saturday January 22, 1-3pm. Seating starting 1230-1pm. Unlimited Family Style Brunch $35 per person (bottomless mimosas, alcohol, tax & gratuity not included). There is no fee to book; $35 due at end of drag brunch. Book through OpenTable. For groups larger than 10 people reach out to Makers Union at 571-313-0272 for questions.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 389 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipStella
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great. Wish it hadn't been so loud as it was hard to have a conversation. Food was delicious. I would definitely return!

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HappyJamie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! Best monkey bread I’ve ever had! Wonderful environment and fantastic service. Our server was so friendly and helpful. I was so excited to learn that they have live music every Friday. I will definitely recommend this restaurant and I will keep going back!

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MelodyC
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The food was simply Okay! The service was meh would not return.

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vipTAB1115
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall just very average. The cocktails were very good. While the selections for dinner looked good on paper, they fell below my expectations. The rockfish was just ok, small portion sizes for entrees and sides. The tuna poke bowl was bland. Not sure I would give the restaurant another try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very relaxing environment staff was friendly also met the gm will be returning very easy check in with reservations:)

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RubenV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there with my hubby and our son and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, and our waiter was awesome. Everyone seems to be having a good time. Definitely will return.

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Jason
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I loved how far apart the tables were given the pandemic. The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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RhondaE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, quiet, good service

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VinceP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nice and clean. The server was polite and helpful. Had a wonderful dining experience!

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vipLaurieJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good food & Sandra, our waitress, was fantastic!

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vipNoVaFoodie
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I enjoy the experience here BUT there is a major flaw -- DO NOT SIT AT THE HIGHTOPS!!! Worse barstools EVER. 100% uncomfortable with small wooden slippery seat, small size cuts into legs because very difficult to reach rungs to rest your feet/legs so must dangle. You will see people (men & women) choosing to STAND next to the stool rather than sit. Was so uncomfortable we had decided to leave before getting a second drink but fortunatly 2 seats opened up at the bar and we grabbed those and stayed! Next time will go somewhere else if hightops with those barstools is only option. Who knew seating could do this?!?!?!

So the drinks are really good. My friend had their specialty Mule and it was very refreshing. I had Old Fashioned which was perfect with VA Bowman Brothers bourbon and a dash of maple syrup.
Food is delicious = we had the calamari and then the mac-n-cheese. Mac-n-cheese was excellent with really good pasta curly noodes and great blend of cheeses and a hint of jalapeno. Will definately have those again. Want to come back and try the lamb lollipops next time.

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AliciaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Will definitely be back and try the wings!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had brunch with small children. It was excellent. A little noisy but otherwise, the food and service was exceptional. Highly recommend the family style!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Expensive for brunch. There was rubber band pieces in my friends food and the manager didn’t seem to care. Was also charged for water without being told there was a tap water option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food could be better for the prices you pay. Cocktails are served in small glass for $13 a piece. Food could be elevated, service could have been better- waitress not too knowledgeable about menu items

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ChristinaW
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time at Makers Union. Loved the food and ambiance. Went to have a quiet date night to celebrate my birthday. We are already planning our next date there!

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KathyM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Chain restaurant, so do not expect anything novel. I personally enjoyed my burger and fries were very good. Other more interesting dishes ordered at my table were smaller and not as satisfying (according to the diners). Cocktails were tasty but very watered down with ice. Beer on the menu was misleading. Instead of being on tap it was served in a can, so a little disappointing. Waiter did a fine job but was obviously overworked. Service could have been a lot better with sufficient staff, but I know that part is tough (hiring workers) these days. Overall, it was worth a try but probably will go somewhere else next time I have the opportunity to eat at Reston Town Center.

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Susanb
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service by hostess and waitress were great. Food was delicious and we loved the holiday hot chocolate dessert drink!!

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SummerTimeShak
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great vibe will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed our drinks, appetizers and entrees-everything was delicious! Note- other reviewers reported that the noise level is perfect for having conversations. I have to disagree wholeheartedly with that! It’s a typical bar/restaurant-with “energetic” fans watching college sports in the bar area :)

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vipdwightd
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday after Thanksgiving and it wasn't as crowded as it usually is which was a nice break. We were able to enjoy the food and each other's company! Our servers were exceptional as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Great brunch with bottomless mimosas!

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Hunter
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, mac and cheese especially. Meat was cooked properly and service was nice and attentive.

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vipTimE
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food love the vibe, menu and friendly service,

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Hungryduck
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for anniversary dinner and had a lovely time. The drinks are always delicious and the food is fresh and delicious.

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OutdoorTyler
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

It was way too hot inside

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RabZ
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food is good! Beer is good! Ambience is good!
Not for kids

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CoreyR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wait-staff, incredible ambience, and fantastic food! Definitely a good spot to go on a date night.

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KatlynH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vibe was great. Wasn’t too loud, so you could have a conversation. Food was wonderful.

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Misnick
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was good. The food was good. I am gluten free and dairy free so I had a salad. It was an amazing steak salad. Not many options for the gluten and dairy free crowd. The other diners loved their meals.

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KellyL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great! Restaurant was busy at dinner which led to slower service. It was pretty noisy but I would definitely go back.

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vipLeslieH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The food was good/average; our waiter forgot items, never got refills on drinks but there were other servers who helped us and got the food out in time. cute décor.

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Diane
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great brunch on Sunday. Make sure you order a mixed drink- the two we had were fantastic.

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ElizabethK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Higher priced but very good food

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dantheman
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were getting re-acquanted with someone and didn't want to be bothered all the time by the server. She picked up on that and told us to put the menu on the edge of the table when we wanted service. Clever and helpful. Food was pretty decent - good beer - nice atmosphere.

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JessikaR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was not excellent. It was not a matter of being understaffed, as most of the service was up talking to each other while we were not being served. Selection of food and beverage is extraordinarily limited, though the food that was served was very good. The cost of the food that was served was extraordinarily high for the area. Alomar the overall experience was not worth a return visit.

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PatriceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Disappointed in the service that was received. It started off strong, but diminished as our time there went on. I would still recommend because the food is fantastic and the restaurant is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Great service. Good drinks. Food was mediocre. Appetizers over cooked. Entrees had large portions but sides were overcooked and overall taste was bland. Great place to hang out of drink or two.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On the pricier side but absolutely delicious! Such a diverse menu & awesome drink selection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. The service and food was great. My first time visiting will mot be my last. I hear they have live music, so will stay longer for that next time.

FAQs

Makers Union offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 313-0272.

Makers Union is rated 4.6 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.