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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
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great music, decent food and atmosphere... But what kind of bar doesn't allow for their patrons to step outside for a smoke without having to go back in the 30 minute line? Pretty silly. I will bring my business to places that have respect for their long time customers.

Thank fsubran
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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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Largo, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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!

Thank Deb H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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603 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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 

Thank J L
Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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95 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

They have decent beer and a few games including shuffleboard which I love, so that makes it worth it alone.

Thank TommyS614
Alexandria, VA
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 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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220 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 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 

Thank Tricia R
Arlington, Virginia
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 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

Thank SgtRobertThaler
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 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"

Thank RevRob1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-0533

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?