Greater Greater Washington

Join us for happy hour in Old Town Alexandria with CNU DC

This month, the Greater Greater Washington happy hour comes to Alexandria with cosponsor CNU DC, the local chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism. Join us Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 8 pm at the Light Horse on King Street.


Photo by Thomas Cizauskas on Flickr.

Earlier this week, the Express interviewed Matt Johnson about our awesome commenters, including a plug for our monthly meetup. It's a great chance to join contributors, editors, and readers for "very wonky and very geeky" conversation without "a single raised voice." (Other than yelling over the usual bar noise, of course.)

This month, we'll be at the Light Horse, located at 715 King Street between Columbus and Washington streets in Alexandria. The Light Horse is known for its excellent beer list but also has a respectable dinner menu if you're interested in something more substantial. But the big attraction for Greater Greater readers might be all the ways you can get there.

The bar is a 15-minute walk from the King Street Metro station (Blue and Yellow lines) and a 5-minute ride to the Capital Bikeshare station at King and Patrick streets, two blocks from the bar.

If you're coming from DC or points north, you've got a variety of bus options for getting there as well. From the King Street Metro station, you can take the King Street Trolley, the AT2 or AT5 to King and Columbus. Or there's the Metrobus 9A from Pentagon and the Metrobus 10A/B from Braddock Road, both of which stop at King and Washington. There are also an ample number of parking garages in the area.

Our happy hour moves to a different part of the region each month. In recent months, we've been to downtown DC, Arlington, and Silver Spring. Next month, we'll be back in the District. Let us know in the comments where you'd like us to go!

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Dan Reed is an urban planner at Nelson\Nygaard. He writes his own blog, Just Up the Pike, and serves as the Land Use Chair for the Action Committee for Transit. He lives in downtown Silver Spring. All opinions are his own. 

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Don't forget the ferry. ;)

by Gavin on Feb 19, 2014 3:36 pm • linkreport

The 700 block of King has become a restaurant row, with 10 or so places to eat, plus YogiBerry.

by Jay Roberts on Feb 20, 2014 8:45 am • linkreport

@ Jay--It's been that way as long as I've lived here (going on 10 years). Main difference is that about half the restaurants have turned over in that period of time, and have all been improved.

by Catherine on Feb 20, 2014 10:40 am • linkreport

Good point Catherine.

by Jay Roberts on Feb 20, 2014 10:45 am • linkreport

@Gavin--Alas, the ferry doesn't start up until March. In addition, the Georgetown-Alexandria line only operates on weekends, IIRC.

by Sam on Feb 26, 2014 5:53 pm • linkreport

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