Arlington with Friends
Collected by Leo Johnson
Arlington lies within the original 100 miles set aside to become Washington, D.C., ceded back to Virginia in 1846. Today, it is best known as the home of the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. Pedestrian-, bike-, and subway-friendly, the region also has growing food and arts scenes.
901 N Glebe Rd #105, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
World of Beer in Arlington offers a dizzying array of brews. On tap you’ll find more than 50 beers and ciders that rotate daily. From domestic to international and craft to mainstream, the selection covers all the brew bases. Local options may...
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206, USA
Featured by The New York Times and The Washington Post, Signature Theatre puts on contemporary musicals and plays, readapts old pieces, and produces new work. The Tony Award–winning nonprofit has won praise for its musical theater, particularly...
Washington, DC 22202, USA
The Pentagon Tour is the kind of immersive American experience you should not skip. It attracts more than 100,000 visitors a year for good reason. On the hour-long, 1.5-mile walking tour, you'll peek into the world's largest low-rise office...
Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Washington, DC is a city of monuments. One of the most photographed is the U.S. Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial in nearby Rosslyn, Virginia. That was my goal when I woke up before dawn one spring morning to catch it in the prized predawn...
3125 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Arlington has become a recent addition to this eco-friendly trend already popular in cities like Austin, Raleigh, and Savannah. The pedal-powered Trolley Pub transports between six to 14 revelers on a bar crawl, hitting three or four Clarendon...
1211 Potomac St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Luke's in Georgetown has a divine combo perfect for indulging your inner kid. Noah's Ark lets you try a half of each of their famous shrimp, crab, and lobster rolls. Local tip: Get takeout on a sunny day and walk it down to the Georgetown...
932 N Kenmore St, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
To Peruvians, Pollo a la Brasa (rotisserie chicken) is considered a special feast. But for D.C.-area residents, it's considered a highly-coveted fast food and cheap eat. Since 1988, the Solano family has served what diners (including chef and TV...
2711 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Since 1990, Galaxy Hut has been a favorite Arlington destination for great beer and live music. Adorned with quirky art, cozy booths, and old-school arcade games, owners Lary and Erica Hoffman have created a unique hangout. Know for their...
3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Whether you're looking for a quick cup of coffee to jump start your day or a place to surf on your laptop or to socialize with friends or your date, Northside Social is always offering something fresh. This charming Clarendon neighborhood cafe and...
4000 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203, USA
Occupying the site of a former car dealership, this 1950s-era, auto-themed bar/billiard hall contains eight pool tables, two skee ball machines, four shuffleboards, seven dartboards, and two outdoor patios. With friends and buddies, huddle around...
2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
One of the most popular bars in Arlington, this traditional and friendly wood-paneled pub serves mean pints of Guinness and half-priced appetizers during Happy Hour (from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday). A haven for soccer fans...
Court House, Arlington, VA 22201, USA
Established in 1980, the Arlington Farmers' Market features over 30 vendors from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania farms, offering home-grown fruits, vegetables, cheeses, free-range meats, breads, pastries, sauces, condiments, dairy, soups,...
5863 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205, USA
Owned by the Hicks family, this neighborhood market has provided groceries to locals for over 50 years. Aside from fresh produce and popular local products like Moorenko's Ice Cream, its butcher shop and beer are the biggest draws. Farm raised,...
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