From tucked-away cocktail bars where you can cozy up with a potential flame to sweets spots full of treats to share, Alexandria, Virginia has you covered for the perfect winter rendezvous. Soak up the ambiance at Vermilionwith its brick interior, flickering gas lamps and romantic red banquettes. Grab a bottle of sparkling wine for the table and indulge in the seasonally-sourced menu praised by The Washington Post.
Then, bundle up and link arms as you linger along red brick sidewalks under a canopy of twinkling lights. Close the night with craft cocktails : Grab a nightcap at The Study at Morrison Housea literary-themed lounge where you can linger and enjoy live piano music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Choose your own sweets-filled adventure along King Street, starting with Fleurir chocolates, handcrafted by a chef-turned-chocolatier in flavors like lavender shiraz and rosebud cardamom. Boutiques between bites : Clear your palate between samples by exploring the King Street Milefeaturing the largest collection of independent boutiques in the D. If the nautical flag is out, the captain is in.
Pull the flag and wait for the wooden wall to open up and for staff to invite you in for craft cocktails. Or, try The Peoples Drugknown for their drinkable works of art served up in a tiny, neon-ed, Insta-worthy setting. Elevate the evening: If all goes well, toast the night with sake and sashimi at the Sushi Baran adults-only outpost on Mount Vernon Avenue, or reserve a heated igloo for beers and bites at The Garden. Or, team up for arcade games as you sample quirky brews at art-splashed Aslin Beer Co. Cozy up in a pub : Still have chills?
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Keep an eye on the live music calendar for added ambiance during your date. Visit The Birchmereone of the last great listening rooms in the U. Challenge your ificant other to a game at Topgolf National Harbor, a short drive or rideshare away from Alexandria. Whether you and your date have off-the-charts competitive streaks or simply want to swing away and socialize, you can play at your own pace from the comfort of a heated bay.
Find stunning views nearby: Experience the thrill of MGM National Harborfrom the extravagant interior to world-class acts to thrilling casino games.
Then, end your night on an epic note as and your date cozy up in a climate-controlled gondola on the Capital Wheelsoaring above the Potomac River and offering views of Alexandria and the D. Looking for more winter date ideas? Step into a rom com with more inspiration here. The Official Blog of Visit Alexandria.
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