West End in Alexandria

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Only eight miles from downtown Washington, D.C., with easy access to I-395, the West End is Alexandria’s largest and fastest-growing neighborhood. The West End is home to the city’s craft beer scene with the headquarters of award-winning Port City Brewing Company as well as critically-lauded international dining, including some of the best Thai, Vietnamese and Ethiopian food in the region. You’ll also find historic parks like the 45-acre Civil War-era Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, Dora Kelly Nature Park and Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, where you can see flora and fauna.

Things to Do in the West End

Visit a buzzing small-batch brewery, wander through rejuvenating green spaces and savor satisfying Ethiopian platters.

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West End Restaurants

Care Pizzaiolo is a locally owned Italian Cafe specializing in hand-made pizza and pasta. We focus on house made products...
1623 Fern Street Alexandria, Virginia
Quaint cafe offering espresso drinks, light daytime fare and kids’ play area in a cheerful atmosphere.
4911 Ben Brenman Park Drive Alexandria, Virginia
Located in the west end of Alexandria, City Kitchen brings a fresh interpretation to American cuisine and modern design. Décor...
330 S. Pickett Street Alexandria, Virginia
Opened in 1998 in the West End of historic Alexandria, Clyde’s at Mark Center is a vivid celebration of sporting...
1700 N. Beauregard Street Alexandria, Virginia
Glory Days Grill® is a full-service, sports-themed American grill and bar featuring a wide variety of menu items including burgers,...
3141 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia
KungFu Kitchen is honored to serve Northern-style authentic Chinese food. As we serve the handmade “Miandian” (Chinese Pastry) fresh daily,...
3221 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia
Originally named the Cole Bin, in 1978 Ramparts Tavern became the new neighborhood watering hole. In the early 1980’s it...
1700 Fern Street Alexandria, Virginia
Since 1990, ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company has been serving real wood-smoked barbeque to Washington-area fans. Rocklands’ Catering Department handles...
25 S. Quaker Lane Alexandria, Virginia
Since 1979, Shooter McGee’s has been West End Alexandria’s neighborhood hangout! Here you will find friendly faces, great food, and...
5239 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia
In a warm, welcoming setting, Taqueria Picoso serves street-inspired, chef-crafted Mexican food. From our vertical-roasted al pastor to our salsas...
1472 N. Beauregard Street Alexandria, Virginia
Van Dorn Diner is a family-owned, 1950s-style diner in Alexandria, VA. We offer an exquisite array of breakfast, lunch, dinner...
281 S. Van Dorn Street Alexandria, Virginia
Named in honor of VTS’ founding year, 1823 offers a variety of delicious dishes, including wings, nachos, salads, burgers, and...
3720 Bishop Walker Circle Alexandria, Virginia

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