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Outdoor Dining Guide 2018


VA - Bar Louie

Bar Louie
15001 Potomac Town Pl. Suite 100, Woodbridge | 571-298-8610
It’s pation season at Bar Louie: pull some tables together and kick back with handcrafted sangrias and flatbreads, local drafts and their full menu served until last call. Soak up the season on the patio, grab a couch or pony up to the bar for handcrafted martinis, cocktails and an epic draft selection. The scratch kitchen is creating burgers, flatbreads, apps and more right up ‘til they close… so you don’t have to end your night until they do. Here’s to late nights and long weekends when you can eat, drink and be happy. The Stonebridge location features three fire pits with soft seating, a live music series on Friday evenings and patio games. Other locations in VA include Ashburn, Crystal City, Gainesville, Hampton, Herndon, Manassas and Richmond.

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Chart House
1 Cameron St. Alexandria | 703-684-5080
Chart House Alexandria is located on the Potomac River where you can take in spectacular views of the Capitol while feasting on an impressive menu of fresh fish, steaks and more. Chart House is the perfect place to enjoy specialties like Wicked Tuna or Kim Chee Calamari appetizers, Mac Nut Mahi, slow-roasted Prime Rib and you can’t beat the impressive salad bar. Relax on the patio and enjoy one of the crafted cocktails or try the new lunch menu. Open for lunch Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 3-11 p.m.; Sunday brunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and dinner 2-10 p.m. For more information, visit their website.

VA - Courthaus Social

Courthaus Social
2300 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington | 703-243-4900
Courthaus Social is an American Beer Garden, offering Arlington the best local VA breweries and the best in American craft beer. Their full-service patio beer garden and two indoor bars will serve up more than a smile with delicious American cuisine, sports viewing, bands and other amazing nightly entertainment. Simply put, they’re the go-to spot in Arlington for beer, food and fun with over 30 craft beer lines, more than 30 bottles and their beer garden, refreshing cocktails and wine of course! Complete with “life-size games,” nightly entertainment and community-focused offerings, they are also focusing on “humanely raised, free range” meats, so expect more from your local beer garden with menu offerings that actually are fresh and local. Open from 11-2 a.m. daily.

VA - Freddie's

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
555 S. 23rd St. Crystal City | 703-685-0555
For a casual, colorful patio experience, come to Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant. Full-on beach kitsch meets neighborhood fun here. There is always something going on at this “straight friendly” gay bar. Freddie’s has events every night! Whether it’s karaoke, Drag Bingo, a live DJ or Freddie’s Follies Drag Show, there is always something exciting going on at Freddie’s. And, of course, don’t miss the Saturday Breakfast Buffet and the Fabulous Champagne Brunch on Sundays! Please call or visit online for more information, reservations and up to date events.

VA - Gordon Biersch - Tysons

Gordon Biersch – Tysons
7861L Tysons Corner Center | 703-388-5454
Gordon Biersch features hand-crafted beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Purity, precision and perfection are the hallmarks of the premium German style biers. Crafted to the exacting standards of the Reinheitsgebot – or German Beer Purity Law – they use only the highest quality Weyermann Malt from Bamberg, authentic Bavarian Hersbrucker hops and pure, filtered water to develop a range of well-balanced flavors for every discerning taste. Gordon Biersch is located in Tysons Corner Center and boasts two enclosed patios inside the mall. This setting allows you to enjoy the patio environment in a controlled climate that’s open all year round. Be sure to swing by Gordon Biersch the next time you are shopping in Tysons Corner.

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Grand Cru
4301 Wilson Blvd. Arlington | 703-243-7900
Grand Cru is one of the DC area’s most sought after outdoor dining spots. Grand Cru offers fine wine and dining in an exclusive European Garden style atmosphere. Secluded from the busy streets, there in Ballston you can find yourself relaxing near their large fountain and surrounded by lush foliage. Occasionally you can even catch a wedding ceremony being performed on the fountain steps. Grand Cru offers an intimate, charming setting and features an array of tapas, salads, sandwiches, entrees, dessert and fondue prepared by their world class chef. In addition to a huge variety of wine options, they offer an impressive selection of premium beers from around the globe. Open a bottle, relax and enjoy.

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Hank’s Pasta Bar
600 Montgomery St. Alexandria | 571-312-4117
Hank’s Pasta Bar is a rustic, seasonally-driven Italian restaurant located at 600 Montgomery Street in North Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. They feature hand-made fresh pasta, cheese and charcuterie, fine wines, craft cocktails and draft beers. Their petite patio will transport you curbside to Italy, where they invite you to sip aperitifs and join them for a leisurely dining experience.

VA - Kona

Kona Grill
1776 Wilson Blvd. Arlington | 571-758-5400
With their energetic environment and extensive offerings including an array of specialty cocktails and food made from only the freshest ingredients in their scratch kitchen, Kona Grill is sure to be your new happy hour paradise. Their full-service patio is open daily and is a great place to meet friends after work, bring the family to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a late-night drink. You can make their patio part of your new mid-week tradition when you stop by for Wine Down Wednesdays to enjoy half-off bottles of wine. Their full menu of contemporary American favorites and award-winning sushi is always offered on the patio and you’ll feel like every day is a vacation. Join them for happy hour any day of the week.


Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company
3471 Washington Blvd. Arlington | 703-528-9663
Located just a few blocks from the Virginia Square Metro, Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company in Arlington offers an expansive and energetic patio. Offering plenty of space for groups of all sizes, and outfitted with picnic table seating, the non-smoking patio seats 65 people and is open to barbecue lovers and their canine friends. The patio is the perfect place to kick back with one of Rocklands’s signature Mason Jar cocktails, or enjoy Washington, DC’s best wood-cooked barbeque. Guests can visit the pepper garden and help themselves to the delicious and spicy treats! On Monday nights, a draft beer purchase garners guests a complimentary chopped pork sandwich.

VA - Sine

Siné Irish Pub & Restaurant
1301 S Joyce St. Arlington | 703-415-4420
Siné has become a neighborhood favorite in Arlington. Their large courtyard patio is a great place to gather to enjoy a pleasant meal with friends away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and is located in Pentagon Row right next to the Pentagon City Mall, allowing for easy access to the Pentagon City Metro Stop. Siné has a friendly atmosphere to welcome you with a separate dog friendly patio on the side of the building. They also serve their full menu of great Irish fare and full bar service on both patios. Whether you are looking for brunch, lunch, dinner or a night out of great fun, this Irish pub has something for everyone. Stop by Siné for the best happy hour in town available in all areas of the restaurant.

VA - Sushi Rock

Sushi Rock
1900 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington | 571-312-8027
Local foodies rejoice, as Sushi Rock’s ownership takes full swing this summer with new cocktails and the finest sushi served in the DC area. Merely three blocks from the Courthouse Metro, the patio and multi-level restaurant offers a great dining atmosphere. Owner and Chef Steve Yoon ensures the highest quality sushi is provided to guests. Come relax with professionals and foodies alike. With regular all-day specials, you are sure to enjoy a night out. Stop by during the week day for happy hour on the patio where you can get $5 sushi rolls, $8 Wonton Chip Nachos, $3 Sake and $4 Kirin Draft Beer – one of the most popular menu items. Count on Sushi Rock to reboot your palate in a way you haven’t experienced with a constant evolving menu both in cuisine and beverage.

VA - Theismann's

Theismann’s Restaurant & Bar
1800 Diagonal Rd. Alexandria | 703-739-0777
Located beside the King Street Metro Station (Blue and Yellow lines), Theismann’s has been a longtime favorite among professionals seeking a “pit-stop” on the commute home, or a fine white cloth dinner. Never miss your train while enjoying happy libations after work on the spacious patio. And while the weather in DC has been known to throw a curveball, you’ll stay warm under the all-new gas patio heaters. So, whether the weather is perfect or rainy, rest assured Theismann’s has you covered! Open daily 11 a.m. until late.

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