We all deserve a little one on one time with our spouse. But we are parents (or parents to be!) and its exhausting just trying to get ready – like a whole outfit that matches, with accessories and shoes that don’t constitute as slippers!
Let us help to take the guess work out of the most amazing spots for date night in Old Town Alexandria. Old Town Alexandria is the perfect stop for couples as there are many amazing opportunities. The quaint small town, local business feel is sure to wow anyone and the trolley on King Street is charming!
Here are the top recommended hot spots for Old Town Alexandria:
Rock It Grill – Are you looking for a place to let your hair down, sip a few beverages and sing a few songs for Karoake? Maybe singing isn’t your thing but you want to watch sports — Rock It Grill is your dream destination!
Daniel O’Connell’s – This antique Irish restaurant offers a relaxing date night atmosphere. It incorporates the finest drinks and amazing Irish Cuisine including Shepherd’s Pie, Fish and Chips and Crispy Irish Egg Rolls. O’Connell’s also offers live music many nights of the week!
Virtue & Grain – This great tavern creates dishes by executive chefs that include fresh, local ingredients that changes with seasons! Every dish is made from scratch! The building that houses this restaurant was once a feed house in the 1800s! With its quaint atmosphere, you are sure to grab an amazing meal or find a place to snuggle up with your spouse while enjoying an appetizer and the coldest frothy beverage.
LaTasca – With half price bottles of wine all day Tuesday and Flamenco Dancers on Wednesday – this is your sure bet for weeknight date fun! Come here to try the house sangria or order several tapas plates and share them with your sweetie! This might be stepping out of your ‘average’ date night, but it is in a unique and fun way!
Taverna Cretekou – This local Greek restaurant can’t be beat! With live music on Thursday and plate smashing, this is a cultural experience you won’t soon forget! There is outdoor seating during warm months. And occasionally, at the end of the night, you will get a pour of ouzo on the house! Try the Baklava — Seriously – Just do it!
Bilbo Baggins Restaurant – Bilbo Baggins Restaurant is the place you want to check out if you want to try global beer. You can order a flight of house beer off of their expansive menu as they are known to have one of the best craft beer menus in Old Town. This means you can keep coming back to try new brews!
Mai Thai Restaurant– Take a journey into authentic Thai food. The amazing food should move this restaurant to the top of your lists of places to try. But the atmosphere will convince you to keep coming back instead of trying other places! Make reservations at 5pm to watch the boats come and go on the water, when the sun goes down, you can catch the breath taking view from the expansive water front windows.
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub – At this traditional Irish Pub located in the heart of Old Town, you will enjoy nightly Irish entertainment. Between live music and trivia nights, you will always feel energized when visiting this establishment! Murphy’s boasts a menu of Irish Specialties including Irish Meat & Potato Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage and all of your favorite Irish beverages including multiple Irish Ciders!
Escape Quest Alexandria -This is the ultimate date night location for adventurous couples! If you want to make an entire afternoon and evening of your date time, check out Escape Quest before grabbing a bite to eat. Escape Quest boasts on its five unique escape games that requires solving puzzles and finding clues to solve this mystery. Can you and your honey bust out in time?
Cap off your night with a sweet treat from one of these delectable dessert locations!
Pop’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream – Open since the 1940’s, Pops is the go to place for ice cream. Early in the career, Pop catered at the White House serving First Lady Eleanore Roosevelt. This age old recipe is sure to please all patrons!
Old Town Dolci Gelati Cafe – Authentic Gelato is what is on the menu here! Blending a recipe that has been in generations with local ingredients helps to create a modern twist on this favorite! Compound that with the amazing coffee they brew – it’s the perfect way to complete your evening out with with your partner!
Alexandria Cupcake – Alexandria Cupcake prides themselves in making the best cupcakes in the District. Believe me, you want to go and try and see if you think they are right! Their cupcakes are baked daily with the freshest and premium ingredients! This is a treat that you can enjoy at the bakery or grab a few and take them home!
Written by: Melanie Binversie, Owner | Lead Doula of Stars and Stripes Doulas of Washington DC