Great Bars 2013: Vermilion
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Address: 1120 King St. , Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.684.9669
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Modern
Opening Hours: Lunch: Monday through Friday: 11:30 AM - 3 PM Dinner: Monday through Thursday: 5:30 - 10 PM Friday and Saturday: 5:30 - 9 PM Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM - 2:30 PM
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Price Details: Starters, $4 to $15; main courses, $11 to $36.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 to 7 in the bar and lounge: $2.75 drafts, including Sierra Nevada, Yuengling, and Miller Lite; $5 specialty cocktails, including the Pomolitan and their signature King St. Lemonade; $5 daily wine selections; $5 hushpuppies, fries,
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

It can be tough to score a stool in the little scarlet-hued lounge behind one of Old Town’s most popular restaurants, but once you do, prepare to be treated well. The staff creates signature mocktails for pregnant women who are out with wine-drinking pals and warmly tends to couples sharing bowls of rich pimiento dip or pork-fat-flavored boiled Virginia peanuts. Insider tip: Wines are available by the half glass, offering a chance to sample a few selections from the list of mostly American and Old World wines, including a California Bordeaux blend bottled exclusively for the restaurant—it’s $14 a glass. Open daily.

Happy Hour: Weekdays from 4 to 7, fried-food faves—hushpuppies, risotto fritters, “frickles” (crispy fried pickles)—cost $5 in the cushy lounge of this intimate Old Town restaurant, as do selected wines and cocktails. Draft beers—Yuengling, Sierra Nevada, Miller Lite—are $2.75.

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