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Best Bars in Arlington

With Arlington being so central, most people visiting the Washington D.C. area will travel right through or near Arlington without realizing that the area has so much to offer and so much to indulge in. Arlington as a whole provides a wide variety of excellent shopping, hotels, governmental office attraction and sightseeing such as the Marine Corps Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery; however, the area most certainly also offers a vast variety of night time fun spots for just about any taste. Of all the neighborhoods of Arlington, perhaps one of the most welcoming areas is located in the Clarendon neighborhood.

Galaxy Hut

2711 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 525-8646

The Galaxy Hut was established and opened in 1990 as Arlington’s original craft beer location. They have 28 constantly rotating beers on tap! The menu consists of grilled and fried delights, the entirety of which is available vegan. They offer some old video games, awesome stuff. They have an incredibly friendly and professional staff, cool progressive artwork and rockin’ background music. They also offer live music on most Sunday and Monday nights. They open at 5 pm, and provide full food menu available up until midnight with last call at 1:30 am nightly. They are a 21 plus establishment with no exceptions.

First Down Sports Bar & Grill

4213 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 465-8888

First Down Sports Bar & Grill is your sports headquarters situated in the center of the Ballston neighborhood. Locally operated and owned since 2009, you will enjoy the hometown atmosphere as you escape the bustling city life and unwind with one of their 20 beers on tap. Be sure to check out the game room which provides foosball and shuffleboard and a few other games. Their game room is the perfect place for large gathering or parties or to just hang out while devouring one of their 40 flavors of wings! You will be surrounded by 20 large HD LCD TV’s so you don’t miss any action of your favorite team. No wonder First Down Sports Bar and Grill was featured in the Washington Post as one of the best sports bars in the area! Come on down and see what all the hype is about!

Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

555 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 685-0555

Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant is worth checking out just to watch the drag queens sing karaoke! It is favorite place for Sunday brunch and is one of our favorite bars of many. They are open 7 nights per week until 2am! They open Monday through Thursday at 4pm, 11am on Fridays, and the Saturday and Sunday buffets begin at 10am. They offer specials every day from 4pm-7pm and are likely the best in the entire DC Metropolitan Area!

Crystal City Sports Pub

529 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 521-8215

Crystal City Sports Pub began in 1994. It was established by three classmates from Mount St. Mary’s. The guys wanted to provide a neighborhood restaurant with a playful atmosphere that offered the weekend athlete a place to ice their injuries and the 9 to 5 working adult a place relax. They are open for business 365 days per year. They offer generous size portions of great food at reasonable prices. It is their goal to make each and every Crystal City Sports Pub visit a pleasant one. They are thankful for their dedicated and visiting customers and loyal staff who have made it all possible. Come visit them for a cold one and some good food!


2413 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 920-0315

TNT is a rock-n- roll bar man! It is named after the owner’s son Trystan Noah. Thrasher continues to shake it all night long in his rock-n-roll bar with homage to lyrics, riffs and memories of old and new rock favorites. At the TNT Bar you’ll find screaming cocktails based on songs from his favorite rock bands: The Sweetest Thing (vodka, ginger beer and mint syrup,), the Slash-inspired Cocktail Left on the Nightstand (, smoked Jack Daniel’s and flat Coke) and an Avett Brothers–featured drink made with pinecones from his own backyard. You just have to check out this rockin’ place!




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