The Chart House restaurant located at the foot of Cameron St right on the Potomac River is a great place to rest your weary legs at the interior bar or at the outdoor seating area. The restaurant is very good in its own right but I’m really only addressing the bar at this time. The interior bar is comfortable and pleasing to the eye while the outside area has very good curb appeal as it lies along side of a small picturesque harbor where tourists climb on to tour boats for a ride on the Potomac. The bar areas have a rather extensive food menu as well as a full bar service. If you’re really not very hungry but are looking for a tasty snack you have to try their shrimp cocktail; it is delicious.
Murphy’s has the feel of a smaller neighborhood pub that you would find in any town or city in Ireland. Seats at the bar are hard to come as the bar is quite popular and bar area fills fast in the evenings. One of the reasons for the popularity is the nightly live entertainment which is usually terrific. You can also eat a very good full dinner seated at the bar however if the bar area is full try to get a table near the cozy fireplace further back in the main seating area.
By this time I think that you realize that I enjoy a good pub and that Old Town Alexandria has a number of very good ones. So if you’re in the area belly-up to one of those listed above or for that matter any one of the pubs in Old Town.