West End in Alexandria

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 Port City Brewing Company and Aslin Beer Co. The West End is known for 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 animals up close.

 

West End Gems:

Here are just some of the top spots to check out in Alexandria's West End:

Fort Ward At the Fort Ward Museum & Historic Park, immerse yourself in the everyday lives of Civil War soldiers and civilians at the best-preserved Union fort… Learn More ›
Port City Brewing Co. Since 2011, Port City’s artisanal, locally-crafted ales have won national awards and local affection. Visit the brewery for a tour and a trip to the… Learn More ›
Aslin Beer Co. Headquartered in Alexandria, this small batch brewery has four of the top 10 Virginia beers rated by users on Beer Advocate. Check out their tap room… Learn More ›
Smoking Kow BBQ Smoking Kow BBQ, serves all-handcrafted tortillas, sauces, rubs and hardwood smoked meats. Learn More ›
Rocklands BBQ Chow down on ribs, brisket or pork at Rocklands, a DC-area favorite serving wood-smoked barbecue for decades. Learn More ›
Clyde's at Mark Center Celebrates the sporting life on the water with seasonal American food. Learn More ›
Tempo Restaurant One of Alexandria’s best-kept secrets, this elegant-yet-welcoming neighborhood restaurant specializes in a blend of northern Italian and French… Learn More ›
Scramble Spend the day with the kids at an amazing large European-style indoor play center. Scramble welcomes kids from tummy-time and crawlers to… Learn More ›
West End Farmers Market On Sundays from May through November, families and pet-lovers come to the West End for an array of seasonal produce and breakfast that includes Fair… Learn More ›
Hilton Alexandria at Mark Center Lakeside setting, complimentary shuttle to Reagan National Airport and minutes away from Old Town. Check out Finn and Porter restaurant. Experience… Learn More ›
Nick's Nightclub With line dancing, live bands and nightly karaoke, this country-western bar and restaurant draws music fans from all over northern Virginia. Learn More ›
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