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The Light Horse

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Old Town
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715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014 (Washington Street)
King Street Metro/Alexandria Dash Bus stops directly in front of Restaurant!
703-549-0533
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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They have decent beer and a few games including shuffleboard which I love, so that makes it worth it alone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TommyS614
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Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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82 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

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

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Thank TommyS614
Alexandria, VA
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 adventure. But the people went with it and were inviting. Were they over the top... More 

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Thank Florida.Girl.2006
Lexington Park, Maryland
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212 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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 playing which games so we could all sit together. We enjoyed some apps and buckets... More 

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Thank Tricia R
Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

If it is not the military items on the wall or the amount of beers on tape that brings you than it should be the food. Great service and amazing food. Loved every minute of our visit

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Thank SgtRobertThaler
MASS
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We found this place one evening and it was a hit. Upstairs lounge may be a bit loud but lots of fun. Skee-Ball, Shuffle Board and great drought beers not to mention all the apps . especially their "Smoked Wings"

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Thank RevRob1
DC
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The staff is friendly and they genuinely seem as if they are having fun at work. Nice selection of draft beer and a surprisingly tasty menu.

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Thank justmeinDC00
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great place to hang out, play shuffleboard, and dance. The Light Horse is definitely more vibrant and fun than any other bar in Old Town. If you just want to sit around and drink your sorrows, go elsewhere. But the Light Horse has a clientele that likes to dance and be energetic. I highly recommend it. This is a great... More 

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Thank Alex T
Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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82 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice bar for meeting friends out to relax and have some nice talks over a few beverages. Nice old town location

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Thank TommyS614
Raleigh, North Carolina
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345 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Upstairs at the Light Horse is a bar, pool, dart and game room and a small dance floor and stage. I have been here a few times over the years and they generally play 70s rock music, but include a good variety of other genres. During this most recent visit, a DJ was playing songs and had a karaoke screen... More 

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Thank J L
Sydney, Australia
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374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An interesting menu from which to choose. The soup I chose was Tomato Fennel Soup as I really enjoy the fennel flavour. The large bowl of hot soup arrived. The tomato flavour was very good, however there was no identifiable fennel flavour at all. I suggested to my wait person to let the chef know & she did. My next... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?