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First-Ever Old Town Cocktail Week May 3-11, 2019

Restaurants, Boutiques, Historic Sites and More Feature Specialty Cocktails and Events in Old Town Alexandria, VA 

Alexandria, VACraft cocktail lovers won’t want to miss the first-ever Old Town Cocktail Week happening May 3 to 11, 2019 throughout Old Town Alexandria. Old Town Cocktail Week invites you to “Drink Up Old Town” and take part in Alexandria’s growing craft scene as you enjoy specialty cocktails at restaurants and attend more than 20 events at

Cocktails for Old Town Cocktail Week. Photo by K. Summerer for Visit Alexandria

Old Town Cocktail Week kicks off with Art on the Rocks on May 3, presented by The Art League at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and culminates with a Meet the Makers Virginia Spirits Tasting Event on May 11 at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.

More than 20 events at boutiques, historic sites and restaurants include special tastings, cocktail seminars and more.Events include the Kentucky Breakfast Stout Derby Party at Mason Social on May 4; the Old Town Drinks book release party at The Hour on May 7 with tastings of cocktails featured in the book; a Hoptails event at Chadwicks with Port City Brewing Company on May 8; Bubbles, Barrels, and BBQ at George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill on May 10; and a trio of cocktail seminars at Columbia Firehouse on May 11.

Throughout the week, enjoy specialty cocktails at more than 20 restaurants, including Bastille, Brabo, Chadwicks, Columbia Firehouse, Fontaine, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Hank’s Pasta, Hummingbird, Jackson 20, Magnolia’s on King, Mason Social, MoHo Kitchen, Px/Eamonns, Society Fair, The People’s Drug, The Warehouse, The Wharf, TJ Stones, Urbano 116, Vermilion, Village Bauhaus, and Virtue Feed & Grain.

Admission varies depending on the event. For more information and to plan your Old Town Cocktail Week experience, visit Join the conversation online by using #OldTownCocktailWeek and #visitALX.

Old Town Business (OTB), formerly known as Old Town Business and Professional Association, is an association of businesses which share common interests and concerns. OTB’s purpose is to provide networking, advocacy and marketing opportunities for its members and to publicize the area as a progressive business district in the City of Alexandria, Virginia.

The City of Alexandria’s King Street Corridor Initiative addresses the need to maintain the competitiveness of Alexandria’s historic retail corridor in Old Town Alexandria. This initiative is spearheaded by the City of Alexandria and Visit Alexandria, with additional support from private sector funders, and focuses on beautification, programming and marketing.

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