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Great Bars 2011: PX
Comments () | Published February 4, 2011
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011

PX
Address: 728 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.299.8384
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended

Many a speakeasy-style bar has popped up since this one cracked open its signless door in 2006, but PX still feels the most civilized. The tiny rooms are chandeliered and salon-like, reservations are all but essential, and there are rules: no standing at the bar or wearing ripped jeans (even if they’re J Brand). But here’s why it’s worth it: Proprietor Todd Thrasher’s drinks are some of the area’s best and weave in unusual elements, from turmeric to tobacco. He’s just as good with classics such as the Manhattan.

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