Here are some of Alexandria’s best outdoor dining spots:
* Waterfront Wow Factor: Let the Potomac River breeze ease you into the weekend at BARCA Pier & Wine Bar and Ada’s on the River, or raise a glass in the midst of the buzzing waterfront at Vola’s Dockside Grill (check out Vola’s Spring Oyster Festival this Saturday, April 2).
* Beloved Backyards and Patios: Check out community favorites with creative al fresco spaces, including The Front Porch and The Back Yard at regionally acclaimed Evening Star Café. Explore the beer garden or Lena’s Oasis outside Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap or Virtue Feed & Grain’s laid-back patio.
* High-Level Hideaways: Order a cocktail (or mocktail) from Café 44’s terrace bar with the Potomac River as your backdrop, or feel on top of the world at Daniel O’Connell’s second floor patio above bustling lower King Street.
* Buzzing Courtyards: King & Rye’s Cocktail Garden returns April 21 with stellar cocktails and a summer music series, while Sonoma Cellar and Taverna Cretekou offer cozy courtyards strung with twinkle lights to sip and savor.* Peaceful Parklets: Grab a seat at Cheesetique’s spacious “meadow” for a decadent grilled cheese or charcuterie board, or head to parklets in Carlyle to enjoy Tequila & Taco or Sweet Fire Donna’s.More information on the top spots to dine outside in Alexandria: The Best of Outdoor Dining in Alexandria, VA https://blog.visitalexandriava.com/outdoor-dining/