The Light Horse

The Light Horse


Excellent salmon dinner! Service was great!
PainKiller to go at The Light Horse. Amazing. #IMissHappyHour
As a fan of the Royals who watched countless post season games at On The Light Horse in 2014 & 2015 and watched this year's wild card game there, CONGRATULATIONS on the Nationals run through the NLCS. ENJOY THE WORLD SERIES!
This Sunday, from 4-8 PM. Adam’s Memorial Concert & Fundraiser for the Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART).
😳 715 King Street in Olde Towne. Best naked wings ever. ❀️
Beat Wars dance party tonight at The Light Horse! DJ VERITAS from 10PM-Close. May the 4th be with you!
The Saint Patrick's Day party continues all night long!! Come early, stay late, drink and be irish!! Buckshot will continue to rock the party 10pm - close! Serving full food menu, green beer, car bombs, Guiness and everything in between!
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY TO ALL!! Come join the party - green beer, Guiness and a great time!!!
Join us tonight for Pre-Patrick's Day party with Over The Line at 10PM!!
What was the name of the band that played last Saturday the 20th? They were great!

The Light Horse offers exciting food, a fun bar, and great live music in Old Town Alexandria!

Operating as usual

[10/08/20]   Thursday Night Live ...
Will Baskin

[10/05/20]   Live Music tonight.
Really good live music.
Jeff Robinson, current touring guitarist for TheWailers,former guitarist for Leanne Rimes and local legends Heavy Country.

[09/27/20]   Live Music and Unicorn races upstairs at The LightHorse tonight.
Mike Richards 8-12

Some see us boo boo 😘😁

Its Sunday and we're ready for ya! πŸπŸ˜ŽπŸ’›

Starting tonight we will be open Mondays 4p-close!! Karaoke starts at 9pm πŸŽ™πŸ”₯πŸ–€

New on tap! Crooked Run's Heart & Soul Hazy IPA: 6.5% 🍺🍺 Brewed in Sterling, VA @ The Light Horse

WTOP Top 10 Contest 2020 Nominations | WTOP

πŸ”πŸ” The Light Horse has been nominated as having the best burger in the DMV!! πŸ”πŸ”

Head over to the WTOP website to vote for us!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ’―

Share this post before 7/25 to be entered into a contest to win a Light Horse T shirt.πŸ‘• πŸ˜€ Small businesses are the heartbeat of our community. As local area restaurants slowly transition to a new normal, WTOP wants to help! Nominate your favorite local area restaurant in each of the 10…

We don't judge 😎

THANK YOU to our friends and the local community at large for continuing to support small businesses like Light Horse during these uncertain times!


Live music upstairs every Fri & Sat night beginning between 8-9pm. πŸ”₯

No reservations, 50% capacity, social distancing enforced, and all other COVID precautions enforced. Be safe while having fun!! 😷😷

LIVE SAT JULY 4TH πŸŽ†πŸŽ† : Tunnels End at 10pm 🎀πŸ”₯😎

LIVE MUSIC 😎🎀Friday July 10, 930pm upstairs πŸ”₯πŸ–€ @lushdcband

SUNDAYS 8pm-midnight ... come unleash your inner rockstar πŸ–€πŸ”₯


SAT 6/27 930pm TUNNELS END🎀πŸ”₯

#Repost @tunnels_end
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Tired of staring at the walls? We are! Final rehearsal complete. Ready to rock on Saturday at the Light Horse in Alexandria. 9:30PM First 50+ish get in. Reserve your 6 feet early. We will also be LIVE streaming. Either way we are ready to party with YOU!

Our longtime friend and bartender Duncan celebrates his birthday today!!!🎀🎡

Come sing a song to brighten his day, Karaoke starts at 8pm πŸ’›πŸ˜Ž

The Cocoa Puff πŸ–€ Love the milk in the bottom of your cereal bowl? So do we, and it's even better with booze! This white-hot, ice-cold riff on a white russian pairs espresso and vanilla vodka with cocoa puff infused cream. Feeling nostalgic? You should be! πŸ”₯β˜€οΈ @ The Light Horse

Summer cocktails are here! The Blueberry Lavender Lemonade features @_kettleonevodka, housemade organic lavender blueberry syrup, refreshing lemonade, topped with bubbles.

#lighthorse715 #summercocktails #spritz @ The Light Horse

Karaoke Sundays are back every week at 8pm! 🎀🎡🎀🎡

Social distancing and sanitization procedures are in place and the party still bumps!!

We are at 50% capacity, so please drink for two! β˜€οΈπŸ˜ŽπŸ”₯ #lighthorse715

We've got 16 patio seats available! Come show off all the great summer outfits you bought online during quarantine πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸ‘

Patio opens at 4pm Tues-Sun.

We've missed you ALL!! As of Friday June 12 Lighthorse is open for dine in, per all required social distancing requirements.

Come see us!! πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈπŸ’›

Hello Friends! The Lighthorse is committed to approaching the phase one reopening with an optimistic attitude coupled with an over-abundance of caution β˜€οΈπŸ˜Žβš οΈ

In order to ensure the utmost safety for our staff and guests, we will wait an additional two weeks before reopening for in-house service, whether indoor or outdoor. 🍻🍹 Of course we will remain open for takeout and delivery from 5-10pm Tues-Sun!! πŸš—πŸ΄

You may see our friends and neighbors up and down King Street reopening and we fully support them and are cheering them on! These unprecedented events weigh heavily on each business in ways that are often very different, and we applaud the dedication of each restaurant's staff and owners. It is more important than ever to pull together, and we remain committed to our guests and community through these unprecedented times. 😷

Stay safe, stay well, call us for takeout, and be sure to like and follow us on both IG and FB so you can stay up to date for reopening info as we announce it!!

πŸ”† SURPRISE πŸ”† breakfast is ON US! 🍽

For the past few weeks on all DELIVERY orders (free to zip 22314), we've been sneaking an extra box of goodies into your bags - omelet supplies! Well, thanks to our amazing customers who have been tagging away, we're thrilled that the cat is out of the bag!

Menu on our website! Call 703-549-0553 to order Tues-Sun, 5-10pm πŸ’›πŸ”₯

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To help those in the industry most in need, @tiktok is donating $4 million to the service industry – providing $2 million to the NRAEF’s Employee Relief Fund and $2 million to the @beardfoundation.
Thank you, #TikTok for this incredible commitment to our industry! Read more with the link in the @nraefoundation's IG bio. #RaiseTheRERF #RERF

What WON'T a painkiller cure?? The balanced combination of pineapple, nutmeg, and lux creme de coco πŸ₯₯ this can probably even cure the quarantine blues! 🍹🍹

☎️ Call for pickup, link in bio! ☝️☝️

The Painkiller was first created back in the 1970s by Daphne Henderson at the Soggy Dollar Bar on the Virgin Islands. Their was no dock on the beach so guests were forced to disembark directly into the shallows, leaving them with wet dollar bills (hence the name of the bar).

#lighthorse715 #visitalx #lighthorsestrong #tiki #tikicocktails #tikimug

[04/21/20]   Follow us on Insta πŸ™Œ

Possibility Queen says


PainKiller to go. Thank you
I love you . πŸ’•πŸ˜˜
Just like the BVIs
LightHorse take me away.....,
The Light Horse

715 King St. Old Town Alexandria Va
You know? Where George Washington hung out!

The constant creativity of our staff continues to inspire us, even when we're not able to be inside our bars as we would like. πŸ’›

Take this SoHo Peachy, developed by our own @_lmmk_ as an example. Grilled peach adds a bright and otherwise unexpected note to this tequila sour. πŸ₯ƒ

Creators like @christopher_j715, @yoga.butterfly, @shannanity, and @_lmmk_, among so many others, are the core of The Light Horse, and right now, they and their colleagues could use your help. πŸ™

If you're able, we'd be grateful if you considered contributing to the Light Horse Staff Relief program, designed to provide support to the amazing team who keep us running, the fun going, and the memories being made.

To donate to our employee program, follow the link in the comments sections. For the SoHo Peachy recipe, check out our Instagram stories. 😁

How a business markets itself is paramount to attracting the type of customers with whom it will resonate. It was an intentional choice to nix a street-facing sign, opting instead to display this custom horse head. 🐴

What's your favorite thing about the Light Horse? Comment below! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Stay well, friends! πŸ’›
#lighthorse715 #visitalx

We hear this is a trend now 😎

Need some liquid courage for tonight's virtual dance party??? This drink will have you properly turnt and ready to dance your a$$ off! Check us out on the interwebs to see our full cocktail list. Available for carryout AND delivery!

COCKTAILS TO GO AVAIL NOW!! 🍹🍾🍺 Also beer, wine, and of course dinz! Check out our menu on our website and ☎️ call us at 703-549-0553 to order!! @ The Light Horse

Our Story

Yes, the rumors are true. We've recently undergone some renovations. But don't worry. We're the same great place you've loved for the past 10 years. Except one thing's different -- we're better. Now with a new cocktail bar, revamped menu, and happy hour, we're offering our customers an even better experience than before. Still overlooking historic King Street, our upstairs bar is as fun as it ever was, but if you're looking for something a little more tame, you'll find everything you need in our downstairs restaurant. Whichever floor you're on, you can always expect to find delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a lot of fun.

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General Manager

Jessica Rockwell Christopher Hyman

Culinary Team

Adam Stein, Scott Wright




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715 King St
Alexandria, VA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00
Thursday 17:00 - 22:00
Friday 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday 17:00 - 22:00
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