Welcome to the Light Horse Restaurant and Bar, Alexandria’s NUMBER ONE  spot for locals and out-of-towners for over a decade. Since 2008, The Light Horse has long been Old Town Alexandria’s go to for delicious food, inventive craft cocktails, craft beer and eclectic wines.  Open for Lunch, Dinner and Late Night, we’re here with the friendliest staff in town to make sure you always have a neighborhood “Third Place” to call home.


Our first floor features a beautifully, hand crafted long bar, comfortable booth seating and now a patio to enjoy our (mostly) wonderful weather.  Enjoy amazing, rotating craft cocktails, hard to find craft beer and wines that will broaden your horizons.

The Second Floor of The Light Horse is your go to destination if you’re looking for games to play or catching the big game on one of our 13 TV’s. Especially for you Buffalo Bills fans, we are your Official Bills Backer Bar, AKA, Bills Backers of NOVA.  Get here early on the weekends to make sure you get in upstairs to catch our Live Music at 9pm.  You can be sure to find a fun crowd and a packed dance floor enjoying one of our many talented bands.  

The Light Horse is also your place to go for Private Events.  We specialize in military promotions, retirements and everything in between.  Whether it’s an office Happy Hour, Birthday Party, Engagement Party or Wedding Reception, we go to great lengths to create a memorable experience and will take great care of your guests/group and make any planning as stress free as possible.








The Light Horse is located in the center of Old Town Alexandria right on historic King Street. We are halfway between the waterfront and the King Street Metro stop. The Old Town Trolley stop is right in front of our doors!

The upstairs bar features a more lively scene that serves as equal parts neighborhood gathering place, sports bar, and late night Live Music destination. Downstairs enjoy some of the best crafter cocktails and local beers around. 



The Light Horse is a fun, Old Town bar featuring a fresh, seasonal menu, great beer and wine selections, live entertainment and a variety of games including Darts shuffleboard, and interactive offerings.