Top 11 Can’t-Miss Spring Arts Events in Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the Potomac River waterfront within eyesight of Washington, D.C., comes to life each spring with an arts scene as vibrant as the cherry blossoms. From gallery parties inside the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center with drinks inspired by the artwork to concerts at The Birchmere: America’s Legendary Music Hall, there’s something for every type of art enthusiast in the Port City this spring. Looking for some creative inspiration, the perfect gift, a date idea or a good show? We’ve got you covered with our top 11 can’t-miss spring art events happening in Alexandria in 2018.

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Video: 5 Places to Get Drinks in Alexandria, VA

Irish pubs, live music locales and a speakeasy hidden inside a donut shop: these are just some of Alexandria, Virginia’s more than 35 bars. Find the perfect spot for any occasion, from quiet conversations in an upscale lounge to a fun night out with friends. Watch our video 5 Places to Get Drinks in Alexandria, VA for a peek at some of our favorites in Old Town Alexandria and nearby Del Ray.

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Top Things to Do for Craft Beer Lovers in Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, Virginia, located on the waterfront just minutes from Washington, D.C., is a go-to destination for craft beer lovers, complete with one of the best small breweries in the U.S., themed beer tours, events like beer yoga and pedals and pints, and plenty of bars and pubs to sample the best craft beers in the region.

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Ask an Insider: Where to get Cocktails and Craft Beer in Alexandria

Alexandria is known in the DC region as one of the best places for cocktails and craft beer, but don’t take our word for it. We’ve asked some of our favorite insiders, including locals and travel bloggers, for the best places to get drinks in Alexandria. Whether you’re planning date night or a low-key outing with friends, Alexandria has everything from creative cocktails in a secret speakeasy to a “Pedals and Pints” bike ride with America’s Best Small Brewery. Keep reading to see what our insiders said:

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What’s New in Alexandria 2016

Alexandria is well-known for making history, and 2016 will definitely be one for the record books. The new year brings a new, national PBS drama series based on real events of Civil War Alexandria; a continued waterfront renaissance; and new restaurants and “Brew News” that have foodies and beer-enthusiasts buzzing about Alexandria. Keep reading for all the details about what’s happening in 2016.

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Seasonal Spirits: Cocktails and Festive Drinks

When temperatures start to fall, nothing warms you up like a cup of good cheer. Thankfully, Alexandria is practically overflowing with holiday spirit(s)! From special brews to festive cocktails, mulled wine and artisan cider, Alexandria restaurants and pubs are concocting and pouring yummy holiday drinks that will keep you toasty and toasting all the way to New Year’s and beyond.

Don’t want to be left out in the cold? Read on for our list of the top seasonal spirits in Alexandria! And of course, please drink responsibly (remember, too much eggnog got Grandma run over by a reindeer!).

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How to: Brew Derecho Common Beer with Port City Brewing Co.

On June 29, 2012, a wild thunderstorm known as a “derecho” whipped through the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, destroying homes and businesses, and leaving millions without power. Alexandria was no different—lights went out across the city, which down in the West End’s Port City Brewing Co. meant 13,000 gallons of beer were in jeopardy. Continue reading