- 804 N. Henry Street Alexandria, Virginia
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In a nod to both Alexandria’s history as a port city and to the legendary ship captain who converted his mother’s hazelnut-filled pastries into donuts when he stuck them on the spoke of his steering wheel (or so the nautical tale goes), Captain Gregory’s serves handcrafted cocktails and donut-inspired bites behind a secret sliding door in Elizabeth’s Counter – in true speakeasy tradition.
The sweetly secretive spot features seaport-inspired décor, including a boat made by the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Rumor has it that when the nautical flag for “out of rum” is flying, you can slip back into Captain Gregory’s to bring your night to an extra-sweet close. But it’s recommended to plan ahead and make reservations online.