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 Welcome to The Light Horse! As of May 28th, we are open without any restrictions. Our staff has been vaccinated and we can’t tell you how happy we are to see everyone again.  We look forward to you joining us and thank you for all the support!


As of May 28th, 2021,  The Light Horse is excited to be Covid restriction free.  Yes, there is dancing allowed now.  Yes, all of our bar seating is back.  Yes, we are at full capacity.  Yes, we can stay open until 2AM again.  The mask mandate is no longer in place

We still offer our to-go food options we are also selling bottled and canned beer, 64oz craft beer growlers and wine by the bottle. Our House Cocktails and 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.

It’s no secret that the last 15 months has been an incredible struggle for our staff and our business. We’re still here and ready to give you the same great service and wonderful food and drinks that you remember.  Now, our menu is even better.  We’ve added an earlier live music performance on the weekends for those of you that became accustomed to going out earlier.  We now have outdoor seating too!  We sincerely hope you enjoy an even better version of The Light Horse now that we’re allowed to re-open fully.  Again, thank you for all the support, so many local restaurants didn’t make it through the pandemic, we know how lucky we are to have our wonderful customers.








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 newly renovated 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.




Lost Boy Comeback Kid Cider  7
Dry Cider / Alexandria, VA   ABV 6.9%

Downeast Native Blueberry   7
Cider /Boston, MA   ABV 6.5%

Narragansett   5

American Lager/Pawtucket, RI  ABV 5%

Denizens Born Bohemian  7
Czech-Style Pilsner / Riverdale Park, MD  ABV 4.9%

Port City Optimal Wit  6
Belgian White Ale / Alexandria, VA  ABV 4.9%

Abita Purple Haze   6
Raspberry Wheat Lager/ Covington, LA   ABV 4.2%

Ballad Just Pressed  9
Lime Ginger Sour /Danville, VA  ABV 5.2%

Denizens Georgia Ave.  9
Peach Sour / Silver Spring, MD   ABV 4.5%

Crooked Run Heart & Soul   7
Hazy IPA / Sterling, VA   ABV 6.5%

Solace Suns Out Hops Out   7
American IPA / Dulles, VA   ABV 4.7%

Reaver Beach Hoptopus  9
Double IPA / Virginia Beach, VA   ABV 8.8 %

Alewerks Pumpkin   7
Pumpkin Ale/ Williamsburg, VA   ABV 7.3%

Port City Colossal IX   9
German-style Weizenbock/ Alexandria, VA     ABV 8%

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Strong Ale 9
Lexington, KY    ABV 8.2%

Rocket Frog Wallops Island  7
American Brown Ale / Sterling, VA  ABV 5.3%

Corsendonk Pater  9

Belgian Dubbel/ Belgium   ABV 7.5%

Rise Up Coffee Stout 8

Stout/Sailsbury MD   ABV 6.7% 

Southern Tier Crème Brulee 9

Imperial Milk Stout/ Lakewood, NY    ABV 10%