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The Light Horse

715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
+1 703-549-0533
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I popped in for a couple of beers with friends Restaraunt The place was well presented outside and in, an seating was comfortable. Service While I cannot comment on the food, I can say the service was ok....not great but just ok.

Thank TheTravelDoctor2000
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We chose this place looking for a restaurant with a decent beer selection. When we walked in, we couldn't figure out if the place was even open. We were dining early and the downstairs was clearly undergoing renovation. When we walked upstairs, we were greeted...More

Thank tntcyclist
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is probably my favorite bar in Old Town. I can't speak to the food because I haven't eaten a meal there. But, the bar is great on a Friday or Saturday night. The live music is always entertaining (typically 90s music) and they have...More

Thank dane5588
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great music, decent food and atmosphere... But what kind of bar doesn't allow for their patrons to step outside for a smoke without having to go back in the 30 minute line? Pretty silly. I will bring my business to places that have respect for...More

1  Thank fsubran
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

These restaurant is one of the best at the exchange place! Food was exquisite! Manager was splendid with us, as well as the server who welcome us and went over his way to make our Dinner enjoyable! The place is not huge but it is...More

Thank Profeta Alina P
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great live music this past weekend. I never did the name of the band but they were great! Energetic crowd, not afraid to dance!

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Stopped in late one evening hoping for the traditional classic rock band or at least a DJ. They must have changed hands because the upstairs seemed different. It was nice, the draft list was OK and they had lots of bottles for beer choices as...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 26 January 2016

They have decent beer and a few games including shuffleboard which I love, so that makes it worth it alone.

Thank TommyS614
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We went with a big family and had a really good experience. It is definitely a nice place to enjoy breakfast/brunch in Old Town! The brunch menu is compact, but there is something there for everyone. We went with a toddler, so it's always an...More

1  Thank Florida.Girl.2006
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We wanted to head to Murphy's next door to watch the Patriots game, but the bar was packed. We headed to Light Horse where it was fairly empty before the 1pm games started. We were a large group and they moved around which TVs were...More

Thank Tricia R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
    (Washington Street)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro/Alexandria Dash Bus stops directly in front of Restaurant!
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-0533
  • E-mail
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