4 Hidden Gems in Alexandria

September 24, 2015 / editor

Looking for something to do off the beaten bath in Alexandria, VA?

Even if you’ve lived here a while, you may not have been to these spots. From a hidden speakeasy to a sword-fighting medieval themed haunt, we’ve got what it takes to make your weekend awesome. Have another favorite hidden Alexandria spot? Share it in the Facebook comments for this post!

Now, it’s time to explore 4 hidden gems in Alexandria. Shhh…

Speakeasy inside Sugar Shack Donuts

We’ve been getting our sugar rush on at Sugar Shack far more frequently than we should. Bacon Maple, Snicker Crunch, Vanilla Heath Bar, Samoa, Red Velvet–that’s just the tip of the flavor iceberg (donut-berg?). But the best part about this Alexandria sweet shop staple at 804 N Henry Street? The hidden speakeasy inside. There’s an actual cocktail bar called Captain Gregory’s located within a secret unmarked wall somewhere inside. We can’t tell, but if you ask nicely, the friendly people behind the counter at Sugar Shack might.

Medieval Madness

Medieval Madness isn’t exactly news. But it does get far less attention than it deserves! Enjoy REAL sword fights. Nothing’s staged (well, that’s what they say). The entertainment and food? Top notch.

Sip on a goblet of mead while diving into your four-course feast full of things like delectable slow roasted beef and cinnamon roasted carrots. Oh, and let’s not forget the blueberry-lemon brown rice, a favorite of King Henry V. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us. Oh, and did we mention the fact that some people love this place so much they get married here? It’s true. Make plans to head here ASAP.

Los Tios

By now, you’re probably in the neighborhood of Del Ray every chance you can get. This little neighborhood just sort of blew up–all the cool people hang out there. Head to Los Tios in Del Ray for incredible Mexican food and an adorable atmosphere. Seriously, it’s pretty cute.

Light Horse Upstairs

The Light Horse Restaurant at 715 King Street stands out mostly because of the great bar scene. Downstairs, it’s much more laid back. Upstairs? It’s a whole other world. Meet new friends and hang out with your group in the more boisterous game-filled upstairs area, or come in for a casual happy hour during the week. Service can be hit-or-miss, depending on how busy it gets, so don’t expect it to be consistently 5-star–but for a night out, this is a solid pick.


Want to live at another (less hidden) gem in Alexandria? The Parker’s waiting for you. Get in touch with us today, and get ready to experience the best of Alexandria, right downstairs.

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