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Pizzeria, brew pub and Perchfest coming to Capital One Center this spring

Starr Hill Biergarten in The Perch at Capital One Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

(Updated at 9:35 a.m. on 4/2/2024) Fresh off this past Saturday’s Easter celebration, Capital One Center in Tysons is gearing up to launch two restaurants and a new edition of Perchfest later this spring.

Stellina Pizzeria and Starr Hill Brewpub are both expected to open in late April, though precise dates haven’t been established yet, according to Capital One Center.

If that timeline holds, Stellina’s opening will come more than two years after it announced plans to expand with a 4,100-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor of Capital One’s headquarters (1610 Capital One Drive). This will be the D.C.-based pizzeria’s fourth location.

Starr Hill Brewpub hasn’t been in the works for quite as long. After opening a biergarten in The Perch in 2021, Starr Hill Brewery shared last year that it will add a 7,572-square-foot, street-level eatery at 7730 Capital One Tower Road. The pub will feature an expanded food menu and two bars with more than 20 beers on tap.

Both restaurants will arrive in time for Perchfest, the celebration that Capital One Center holds every spring and fall at The Perch. The tradition began in September 2021 as a grand opening for the 2.5-acre urban green space on top of Capital One Hall.

Scheduled for May 3 and 4, the spring 2024 Perchfest will have a “retro” theme that organizers hope attendees will support by wearing 1980s and 1990s attire.

“Capital One Center is delighted to host the next celebration of Perchfest…which has become an exceptional rooftop experience for our community and Capital One associates,” Capital One Center Head of Public Affairs Meghan Trossen said. “This will be our sixth Perchfest — and each year the event grows. Our community asked for a throwback theme, and we listened! We can’t wait to host the ultimate retro party for all our 80’s and 90’s kids!”

The proceedings will kick off from 2-6 p.m. on May 3 with a revival of the Perch Putt Open, a charity mini golf tournament first introduced at last September’s festival. Funds will go to Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness and the festival’s charity partner.

While the rest of Perchfest is free with a ticket, Capital One Center is encouraging donations. The development has raised over $25,000 for Miriam’s Kitchen, as of last Thursday (March 28), and hopes to reach $30,000.

Other festivities will include a free fitness class, pie-eating contests, a Made in Fairfax pop-up market sponsored by Celebrate Fairfax, a Kentucky Derby-related event at the restaurant Wren, and live music at both Starr Hill Biergarten and Starr Hill Brewpub, which will host “Perchfest After Dark” concerts.

Capital One Park, the baseball stadium across the street at 1820 Dolley Madison Drive, will also be active with three scheduled games between Marymount University and Marywood University from Dunmore, Pennsylvania.

The full festival schedule is below.

Friday, May 3

  • 2-6 p.m. — Perch Putt Open
  • 6 p.m. — It’s All Good at Starr Hill Biergarten
  • 6 p.m. — Marymount vs. Marywood at Capital One Park
  • 7 p.m. — Wegmans-sponsored pie eating contests
  • 8 p.m. — The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Rumors Tribute Show at Capital One Hall
  • 10 p.m. — Under the Covers at Starr Hill Brewpub

Saturday, May 4

  • 11 a.m. — FitCoach Caroline HIIT & Hops at Starr Hill Biergarten
  • Noon and 3 p.m. — Marymount vs. Marywood double-header at Capital One Park
  • Noon-7 p.m. — Made in Fairfax Pop-up Shop featuring local makers and artisans
  • 2 p.m. — The 19th Street Band at Starr Hill Biergarten
  • 4 p.m. — Wegmans-sponsored pie eating contests
  • 4-7 p.m. — “May the Derby be with you” Kentucky Derby Event at Wren (separate registration required, details “coming soon”)
  • 6 p.m. — Kleptoradio at Starr Hill Biergarten
  • 10 p.m. — JJ Rupp Band at Starr Hill Brewpub

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