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The Light Horse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
American, Bar
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715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014 (Washington Street)
+1 703-549-0533
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12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 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 trendy and Cousy! Each table is decorated with ecological glass lamps which I found romantic!... More 

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Thank Profeta Alina P
Largo, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 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!

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Thank Deb H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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522 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 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 well. The games and TVS are still there and the night I was visiting they... More 

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Thank J L
Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016 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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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 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 adventure. But the people went with it and were inviting. Were they over the top... More 

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Lexington Park, Maryland
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
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
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: +1 703-549-0533

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?