The city of Alexandria is known for its live music venue featuring a wide variety of genres. So if you are a music lover who lives in or is visiting Alexandria, here are some top music spots that you can check out.
O’Shaughnessy’s Pub–1324 King St,
Located in the Old Town neighborhood, this charming bar features live music nightly, Monday through Saturday. The bar also has pool tables and an impressive jukebox selection. If you’re in the mood to perform, check out O’Shaughnessy’s open mic night on Mondays. Show off your smarts on Tuesday trivia night. Be sure to grab some apps and a delicious sandwich at the bar’s Stage Door Deli.
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub–713 King St
This cozy, classic pub offers some live shows from Irish acoustic musicians, bluegrass bands, rock bands, cover bands, and so much more. They also host a trivia night where participants can win awesome prizes, and it’s a great place to hang out with friends and watch the big game on their multiple flat-screen TVs.
Port City Brewing Company–3950 Wheeler Avenue
Every Friday and Saturday nights, craft-beer lovers get to enjoy live music and a rotating food truck selection at this historic Port City Brewing Company. The award-winning craft brewery also hosts tastings, tours, and trivia nights. If you’re feeling flexible, you can even participate in beer yoga.
The Birchmere–3701 Mt Vernon Ave
Named the Best Live Music Venue of 2018 by Northern Virginia Magazine, this world-famous concert venue has hosted legendary performers such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, and Dave Matthews in an intimate setting that allows audience members to get up close to their favorite artists. The Birchmere also has a full kitchen so you and your friends can make an evening of it with dinner and a show. Dinner seating is available, while the flex stage area is standing room only, giving you the opportunity to dance the night away.
The Carlyle Club–2050 Ballenger Avenue
Featuring an atmosphere straight out of “The Great Gatsby,” The Carlyle Club is the perfect music venue for classic jazz, swing, and orchestra bands. Turn it into a date night and dress to the nines and enjoy classic cocktails and food while you take in the show or hit the dance floor. In addition to hosting beautiful music, the romantic Carlyle Club has also become a popular venue for weddings.
These are just some of the top music venues in the Alexandria area. Some of them may be closed at the moment due to coronavirus pandemic but they are worth checking out once this is over.