Nightlife Spots to Check Out in Alexandria


A home in Alexandria guarantees the natural beauty of Northern Virginia. You’ll be a stone’s throw away from the nation’s capital for a fraction of the price tag. You’ll walk the streets of Old Town, a skillfully-preserved historic locale once frequented by George Washington. Located mere minutes away from Old Town Alexandria, Lerner Excelsior Tower stands as a snapshot of the district and the broader city: a safe, diverse, vibrant community filled with equally diverse and vibrant people. As is the case with Lerner Excelsior Tower itself, there is nary a shortage of things to do in Alexandria. If you’re just such a person, who intends to enjoy their nights in just such a place, here are some nightlife options for you.

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Located in the heart of Old Town, The Light Horse Restaurant has quickly established itself as a popular spot for Northern Virginia’s young fun-lovers. It offers more than just a menu filled of American classics, but also a neighborhood gathering place, sports bar, and late night destination. “A hidden gem in Old Town for Saturday night shenanigans,” says Cathy from nearby Washington, DC. “People are actually young-ish [and] the DJ plays all your favorite 90s and early 00s hits.” The Light Horse Restaurant is not an anomaly in this city. Fans of a good time and good food will appreciate the breadth of dining options that Alexandria has to offer. During the city’s annual Restaurant Week, don’t forget to drop by one of its highly-acclaimed participating restaurants for a night of fine dining. This week offers diners mouth-watering choices that are sure tofill you up without emptying the bank.

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If you’re fan of a good drink, head over to the Port City Brewing Company, a company recently named the best small brewery in America. A winner in 92 different categories at the Great American Beer Festival, Port City has quality offerings for all types of tasters, including single tasters, flights, growlers, and kegs – not to mention its upcoming Colossus V release – and offers private tours and tastings. It offers a host of regular community events which promise its fans a good time as wellas good drinks. Every Friday evening, the company has a food truck serving up tasty food to the backdrop of live music. And as delicious as the beer may be, there’s no need fret over post-lager gains. Come to the Tasting Room on Mondays and join fellow runners in a jog that ends up back at the Tasting Room. If you’re a jogger with a love for good lager, Port City Brewing Company is one can’t-miss spot in Alexandria to spend a fun-filled evening.

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Alexandria is filled with good entertainment, so for the well-informed, there’s no such thing as a boring night out in the city. Are you a fan of good music? Take your discerning ears and a musical friend over to the intimate, comfortable atmosphere at The Birchmere. Artists as diverse as Dave Matthews and Jerry Jeff Walker have cut their teeth at this internationally recognized, legendary music hall. Maybe you have impeccable rhythm and are especially bent on proving it after a trip to Port City? Grab a dance partner and step on over to Nick’s Night Club, the only authentic country-western bar and restaurant in all of Northern Virginia. Swing dance to the tune of live bands and delve into a menu loaded with country-flavored favorites. Whatever tune you step to, a night in Alexandria holds something memorable in store for you.

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Quaint, safe, and filled with natural beauty and engaging things to do, Alexandria, by day, is a city of pleasant surprises. By night? Well, it is quite simply as pleasantly surprising as it is in the day. Deep southern thrills in Northern Virginia. Fresh fun and new memories in Old Town. After thinking about how diverse and vibrant Alexandria’s nightlife is, it’s no wonder it attracts just those same diverse, vibrant quality of people. For the residents of Lerner Excelsior Tower, a night of enjoyable memories lies only minutes away. Which is just one of several reasons why a home at Lerner Excelsior Tower may be perfect for you.Contact us today to learn more about our residence and Alexandria, a city that’s more than meets the eye.

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