Cheers!We are open for Phase 2, come check out our new outdoor seating!

    During these very surreal times WE ARE STILL OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY 4PM-10pm, 11pm on the weekends and following the guidelines of the CDC, Governor Northam and the Alexandria Health Department. That just means that we are allowed to have 50% of our capacity on both floors, our tables are 6 feet apart and we have also added outdoor seating!

    In addition to our to-go food options we are also selling bottled and canned beer, 64oz craft beer growlers and wine by the bottle. Starting Friday, April 10, our House Cocktails and our new To Go Frozen Cocktails are available for takeout. You can contact us at 703-549-0533 or click on our “Order Online” tab above to place your takeout order. Food delivery is available through our partners at UberEats.

    We have really struggled with the decision to stay open. Honestly, the smart financial move is perhaps to close completely and wait out this craziness. However, our staff is very much a family here. We are staying open through this difficult time so our employees can at least make some money and so our wonderful regular customers can continue to order their favorite dishes. We know many of you have excellent, long-standing relationships with our amazing staff. If you would like to do more to help them please click on the picture below to check out our team’s GoFundMe page.

    Any little donation will help get them through these weeks/months without any income and now drastically reduced income. We understand that many of you do not cook so we are doing the cooking for you 4pm-10pm daily except Monday. If you are not feeling well please stay at home and take advantage of delivery through UberEats. Our cocktails, beer and wine are also available for takeout. Stay safe out there and thank you for all the support!

    Welcometo the Light Horse

    Established 2008
    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 boisterous scene that serves as equal parts neighborhood gathering place, sports bar, and late night destination. The downstairs restaurant is now open!



    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 skeeball, shuffleboard, and interactive offerings.

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    ExceptionalDraft beer

    Downeast Cider Original Blend 7
    Cider/Boston, MA 5.1% ABV
    Lost Boys Wingman 7
    Raspberry Cider/Alexandria, VA 6.9% ABV
    Narragansett Lager 5
    Lager/Pawtucket, RI 5% ABV
    Port City Optimal Wit 6
    Belgian White Ale/Alexandria 4.9% ABV
    Greenbrier Valley Ole Ran’l Pilsner 7
    Pilsner/Maxwelton, WV 5.5% ABV
    Abita Purple Haze 6
    Raspberry Wheat Beer/Covington, LA 4.2%ABV
    Guinness Blonde 8
    American Lager/Baltimore, MD 5%ABV
    Dubuisson Cuvée des Trolls 9
    Belgian Blonde/ Pipaix, Belgium 7% ABV
    Fair Winds High Barbary 7
    Amber Lager/Lorton, VA 5.4% ABV
    Pale Fire Red Molly 7
    Irish Red/Harrisonburg, VA 5.6% ABV
    DC Brau Joint Resolution 7
    Hazy IPA/Washington, DC 5.5% ABV
    Aslin Baby Shark 7
    IPA/Alexandria, VA 5.5% ABV
    Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale 9
    Strong Ale/Lexington, KY 8.2% ABV
    Lickinghole Creek Challenge The Bear 12
    Baltic Porter w/Graham Cracker, Honey, Peanut butter
    Goochland, VA 8.5% ABV
    Guinness Stout 8
    Stout/Dublin, Ireland 4.5% ABV
    Smartmouth Cowcatcher Coconut Chocolate Macaroon Milk Stout 9
    Milk Stout/Norfolk, VA 5.5% ABV