Hawk & Griffin brings the character of a traditional British pub experience to Vienna, Virginia. Our design and décor transport patrons back to the Edwardian era (1900-1918). Come in and enjoy our uniquely British menu along with our selection of British style beers and spirits while enjoying live music, premier sports viewing or a friendly game of darts. The message in our entry foyer is our promise. “There are no strangers here. Only friends you have not yet met”
Inspiration for the name comes from the community itself. The hawk represents the Madison High School mascot (Warhawk) and the griffin represents the GC Marshall High School mascot. These local schools have a long-standing rivalry that brings the community together.
Hawk and Griffin boasts two cozy “snugs”. The traditional pub snug was a small lounge area for patrons who preferred not to be seen in the public bar. Women, clergy and the local police officer could enjoy a discreet pint of ale or nip of gin. Snugs also became the meeting space for local matchmaking where marriages would be arranged.
Co-owners, Michael Burgess and Tom Kyllo enjoy being part of the Vienna community. Michael, a native Brit, owns Pure Pasty in Vienna. People come from miles around for his World Championship winning pasties. Tom, a true anglophile, has been a local architect in Vienna for almost 25 years. Both shared the dream of creating a local pub where friends and families could enjoy connecting over a pint.