Rubino’s officially opens new sports pub in Ashburn

The big day is here. One of the Rubino’s Pizzeria locations in Ashburn has officially split itself in half and opened its new Rubino’s Sports Pub & Grill in the space it carved out.

Regulars at Rubino’s Pizzeria in the Southern Walk Plaza shopping center know that Rubino’s had a big space. Lots of local sports teams held their end-of-season pizza parties there, but it was still a lot of square footage to fill.

So, as The Burn first reported last May, the pizza shop decided to build a wall down the middle of the space. One half would stay focused on pizza, while the other half would become the new sports pub.

Wednesday, the Rubino brothers — who also own the three Filling Co. Gas & Grub convenience stores in Ashburn — announced that the sports pub was open for business.

The new space looks sharp — a big bar, lots of booths, and plenty of TV sets for watching the big game or match.

The new pub has seating for roughly 70 customers and features a menu separate from the pizza side and focusing on pub style food.

The front of the restaurant also has had garage door-style windows installed that can be rolled up on nice days to create an indoor-outdoor space.

For clarity, this is the Rubino’s location in the Broadlands neighborhood. There is a second Rubino’s Pizzeria location on Ashburn’s north side in the Ashbrook Marketplace plaza, but that location doesn’t feature a sports pub.