This winter, warm up as the temperature drops at Alexandria’s heated outdoor dining destinations in Old Town, Del Ray and beyond. Find cozy firepits, string-lit patios, private igloos and more. Keep reading to get inspired.
Augie’s Mussel House & Beer Garden: Savor the crisp air in Augie’s string light-lit alley and pair an ale with one of ten mouth-watering mussel flavors.
Emmy Squared: Dine outside at Emmy Squared’s new lower King Street location for Detroit-style red and white pizzas and decadent double-stack burgers.
Hank’s Oyster Bar: Order nautical flavors al fresco with Hank’s Oyster Bar’s selection of seafood po’boys, Maine-style lobster rolls, pan seared crab cakes and seasonally inspired daily seafood specials.
Oak Steakhouse: Have a toasty, elevated outdoor experience at Old Town North’s Oak Steakhouse, part of a Charleston-based franchise offering a modern take on the classic American steakhouse.
Thai Signature: Thai Signature offers unique dishes inspired by various types of street food across Thailand, enhanced with the freshest ingredients and paired with craft cocktails to clink al fresco.
Yunnan by Potomac Noodle House: Be warmed from the inside out when you enjoy a hearty bowl of mixian noodles al fresco at Yunnan by Potomac, decked out with heaters and twinkling lights.
More Old Town Spots to Stay Warm:
- BARCA Pier & Wine Bar
- Blackwall Hitch
- Café 44
- Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
- King & Rye
- The Light Horse
- Mason Social
- Misha’s Coffee – Prince Street
- Rustico Restaurant
- Taverna Cretekou
- Union Street Public House
- Urbano 116
Del Ray and Arlandria
Evening Star Café: Enjoy heaters and fire pits all winter long as you dig into dishes from brand-new Evening Star Executive Chef Derek Colglazier, such as herbed gnocchi and roasted carrot risotto.
The Garden: Throughout the winter, The Garden offers heated igloos where parties can partake in an extensive drinks list and a family and pet-friendly atmosphere.
Hops N Shine: The Arlandria backyard biergarten boasts an extensive drinks menu including more than 50 beers on tap and an extensive moonshine selection to savor under tableside heaters—four-legged friends are welcome.
Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap: Lena’s offers two options for outdoor dining—tropical-themed, tented Lena’s Oasis and Lena’s Beer Garden on the patio, featuring a fire pit, additional heaters and mulled wine and hot cider (spiked or non-alcoholic) to keep you warm.
More Del Ray and Arlandria Spots to Stay Warm:
Rocklands Barbecue & Grilling Company: Fill up on Rocklands’ award-winning wood-smoked barbeque as you cozy up beside patio heaters.
Port City Brewing Company: Find a seat at Port City’s outdoor seating and sip your brews under a canopy of glowing lights.
Taqueria Picoso: Warm up with heaters and tacos al pastor, elote and more street-inspired, chef-crafted Mexican food at Taqueria Picoso.
More West End Spots to Stay Warm:
Bistro Sancerre: Bistro Sancerre’s semi-enclosed overhang features built-in heaters to keep things cozy outside the upscale French American restaurant and wine bar.
Delia’s: In the mood for Mediterranean? Reserve an outdoor dining bubble at Delia’s and dig into dishes like chicken souvlaki and brick-oven pizzas. Ryobi fogger-misters disinfect the air within the tent between parties.
Laporta’s Restaurant: Luxuriate in Laporta’s expansive outdoor patio and adjacent courtyard as you savor a seafood feast, pasta entrees and more.
Sweet Fire Donna’s: Enjoy house-smoked barbeque and fiery mac & cheese beneath a canopy of glowing lights on Sweet Fire Donna‘s dog-friendly heated parklet.
Tequila & Taco: Combine freshly squeezed margaritas with the fresh air on Tequila & Taco‘s cozy heated outdoor patio, alongside hearty dishes such as pork belly nachos and bulgogi tacos.
Whiskey & Oyster: Whiskey & Oyster offers an expansive heated patio and an equally extensive whiskey list to pair with local Virginia oysters and heat you from the inside out.
Find for more ways to support local businesses and simplify your holiday season here.
Header Image Credit: Yunnan by Potomac Noodle House