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A Guide to Happy Hour Drinking in Alexandria

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A Guide to Happy Hour Drinking in Alexandria

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Is there anything better than a great restaurant with an amazing happy hour to boot? Our Old Town restaurant guide is an ode to happy hour enthusiasts. After an especially long work week that seemed like it’d never end, scan through this curated list for the place to wash your cares away.

The Best Happy Hours of Old Town Alexandria

Brabo

Enjoy special prices every weekday. On Saturday’s enjoy deals on Sommelier selected wines and $7 Rotating Seasonal Cocktails.

Website| 1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Charlie’s On the Avenue

A neighborhood spot where you’ll feel at home. Different nights of the week the venue hosts fun events such as Tuesday Night Trivia, Slider Wednesday, and Guitar Night on Saturdays Bar so you can make this your home base for a happy hour and still experience something new each visit.

Website| 1501 Mt.Vernon Ave., Alexandria, Virginia

Columbia Firehouse

Weeknights from 4-7 PM, the renovated historic firehouse celebrates happy hour with specials. Plus, every Tuesday Classic Cocktails are available for $8. This iconic building in Alexandria is a great place to spend time cooling down with friends.

Website| 109 St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Hen Quarter

Feel some southern comfort on weekdays from 4-7 PM and enjoy authentic eats such as Fried Green Tomatoes and HQ Hot Wings. Wash it all down with a draft beer, well drink, or wine featured on the happy hour menu.

Website| 801 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Hops N’ Shine

Experience the newest beer garden in North Del Ray that curates its menu from local and nationwide brewers. The diverse menu is ever-changing with new releases and the cocktail menu features moonshine infused liquors.

Website| 3410 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22305

Jackson 20

Weekdays from 3-6 PM, experience Jackson 20’s “Happiness Hour,” which offers deals on the Beer of the Week so you can try the latest brews without breaking the bank.

Website| 480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

La Tasca

Wine is better when it’s half-priced, which is offered all day every Tuesday. For every other day, happy hour at the bar serves specialty sangrias and more from 4-7 PM.

Website| 607 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Magnolia’s On King

Visit Magnolia’s On King for happy hour starting at 5:30 PM. Classic cocktails served with a modern twist and specialty drinks and deals on Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Website| 703 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Murphy’s Irish Pub

Perhaps considered the Luckiest Happy Hour in town, every Monday-Friday from 4-7 PM there are specials on draft beer, house wine, and the very Irish Jameson whiskey. Plus, every day features special offers including Margarita Mondays and Wednesday Wing Night.

Website| 713 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Old House Cosmopolitan

A go-to place for an after-work, weekday happy hour from 3:30-6:30 PM. Cocktails with friends can be paired with authentic German food.

Website| 1024 Cameron St., Alexandria VA 22314

Tequila & Taco

Enjoy a handmade margarita every day from 4-7 PM.  The frozen specialty is only one option, but happy hour expands its menu for beer and wine lovers too.

Website| 540 John Carlyle St. Alexandria, VA 22314

Photo credit: Tequila & Taco

The Anchor Bar at Fish Market

Cast away your problems and choose from over 40 bottled domestic beers, imported selections, and craft beers. Whatever you decide, enjoy your happy hour special in the signature 32 oz. Schooner glass. There is always something on deck for a happy hour, so check out new specials on food and drinks.

Website| 105 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

The People’s Drug

Drink in a different decade at The People’s Drug, which reimagines the original Peoples Drug Store located in Alexandria in 1905. This place offers a modern take on an old general store that boasts it’s cocktail innovative-ness. True to its design, the People’s Signature Old Fashioned is a classic.

Website| 103 N. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314

The Tap Room at Union Street Public House

Old Town is renowned for its historic charm, so appreciate everything it has to offer in a restored colonial warehouse. The Tap Room features beers from the area’s top craft brewers and more.

Website| 121 S. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

The Terrace at Café 44

Capture that perfect Instagram moment with a breathtaking view of the Potomac at The Terrace. The curated happy hour menu is expansive and features craft cocktails such as the Rosé Lie, a twist on the classic summer wine.

Website| 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 401, Alexandria, VA 22314

Village Brauhaus

It takes a village to drink the Früh Carousel, which contains 11 individual .2L glasses making it a perfect cocktail to share with friends. Specialty German beers are available on draft including the grapefruit flavored Schöfferhofer perfect for summer.

Website| 710 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314


about the author

Ayana F. Christie
Ayana F. Christie
Ayana Christie works as a consultant and project manager for a major international corporation. Most importantly, she is a self-proclaimed foodie.