Alexandria's Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Alexandria nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Alexandria Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Cafe Salsa

This two-story establishment boasts a lively atmosphere, authentic Latin American cuisine, and a wide selection of drinks. While you're there, choose a favorite drink, and accompany it with scallops and squid mixed with red onions and lime...  Read More


Fish Market, located in an historic building that once housed ship's cargo from around the world, is an exceptional seafood restaurant and bar. Inside, you'll find low ceilings, wooden floors and paneling, and blue-and-red-checked tablecloths....  Read More

Known for great food and an upbeat bar, King Street is the perfect place to spend an entire evening. Start off with a dinner of ribs or barbecue, and then have a drink or two while perusing the décor, which boasts neon lights, photos, swirling...  Read More


Birchmere is an interesting mix between a bar and a concert hall. You will always find great live music, often by top names like Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Nanci Griffith. You have your choice of activities and sections – head for the pool hall,...  Read More


You receive a hearty Irish welcome as soon as you walk into this popular pub, where owner Pat Troy loves entertaining his guests with a song. Belly up to the bar and lose yourself in a cold pint of stout while you listen to the live Irish music...  Read More