Hard Times Cafe (Alexandria)

  • 1404 King St
    Alexandria, VA 22314
  • (703) 837-0050

  • Full Bar
  • Street

About this venue

Paint Nite is invading bars and restaurants near you with everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting. We’ll guide you and your friends through two lively hours of creativity, drinking, and laughing ‘til your cheeks hurt. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to have an amazing time.

When you’re in Alexandria looking to mix a little wine and painting together, check out Hard Times Cafe. Hard Times Cafe is one of the best sports bars in Alexandria.

If you’re looking for a girls night idea, a Paint Nite event at Hard Times Cafe should certainly make it on your bucket list of things to do in Alexandria.

The menu for Hard Times Cafe includes favorites such as chili, burgers and Grilled wings. The drink/cocktail menu includes a wide variety of choices, which often ranks Hard Times Cafe as one of the best local bars in Alexandria.

Come early or stay a little later and find out why Hard Times Cafe is one of the best sports bars there is!

Phone: 7038370050

Hard Times Cafe's Website: http://www.hardtimes.com/locations/alexandria/

Hard Times Cafe's Menu: http://www.hardtimes.com/food/


In 1980, the first Hard Times Cafe opened on this very site in Old Town. Founders Jim and Fred Parker didn't really know what they were getting into — but they did know how to cook award-winning chili. The rest is history.

On-site catering available for groups of 25 or more. Check out Hard Times Alexandria's Facebook page for specials and events!  


Parking available in rear of building:

Monday - Friday: After 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: All day!

Check out our upstairs — we've added some big flat screens for you to catch the games!

Many big-name entertainers begin their careers playing for free in bars and honky tonks, and Hard Times Cafe continues the Old Town open mic tradition, begun at the now-closed Tiffany Tavern, every Tuesday night. At 9 p.m., our second floor transforms into an intimate club setting that offers acoustic musicians, poets and comics a late-evening opportunity to try out new material and socialize with other artists. 

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