Top Alexandria Restaurants and Retailers

Bites and Beverages


Craft Cocktails:


Mason Social

Bar PX


Date Night Restaurants:

Brabo Tasting Room

Cheesetique Cheese & Wine Bar

Grape and Bean

Vermilion Restaurant


Farmers’ Markets:

Del Ray Farmers’ Market

Four Mile Run Farmers’ & Artisans Market

Old Town Farmers’ Market

West End Farmers’ Market


Ice Cream:

Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato

Dairy Godmother

Killer ESP


Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream

The Creamery


Local Breweries:

3 Stars Brewing Company

Port City Brewing Company  

DC Brau Brewing Company


Local Distillery:

Green Hat Gin


Stellar Donuts:

Sugar Shack Donuts


Top Coffee Spots:

Killer ESP

M.E. Swing’s Company

Misha’s Coffeehouse and Roaster

Society Fair




Live Music Venues:

Blackwall Hitch

Port City Brewing Company

The Birchmere

The Light Horse Restaurant


Local Sports Teams:

D.C. United Soccer

Washington Capitals Hockey

Washington Nationals Baseball


For Our Furbabies


Dog Parks:

Simpson Stadium Park at Monroe Avenue

Duke Street east of the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Library

Montgomery Park at the corner of Fairfax and 1st Streets

Ben Brenman Park by Backlick Creek

Dog Run Park at Carlyle, 450 Andrew's Ln.


Pet Groomers:

Hairy Situations Dog Groomers

Old Towne School for Dogs



Belle Haven Animal Medical Care

Del Ray Animal Hospital

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

VCA Old Town Animal Hospital


Health and Beauty


Local Gyms:

Old Town Sport and Health

Onelife Fitness


Top Spas:

Lorien Spa

Pure Aesthetica

Sugar House Day Spa & Salon




Best Car Wash:

Yates Car Wash & Detail Center

Yates Kingstown Car Wash



Helen Olivia Flowers

The Enchanted Florist


Get Involved:

Volunteer Alexandria

Volunteer Opportunities in the City