10 Best Falls Church Bars

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Everyone knows that Falls Church, Virginia, is full of natural beauty, but nothing can compare to its bars when you are ready to hang out in a relaxed space and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Whether you want to meet the locals, spend some time with friends and family, or just discover a few perks of the area, the area is full of entertaining places designed to suit your every whim.

It can be challenging sorting through review sites to locate which bar is perfect for your needs, but we’ve done a bit of the legwork for you. Here are some of the best bars that Falls Church has to offer, whether you are a full-time resident or just visiting the area for a few days. 

The Best Bars in Falls Church

All bars are different in atmosphere, menu, and location, and many feature personalities as unique as the individuals who frequent them. Falls Church boasts a wide variety, from dives to luxurious getaways that are perfect for fancy occasions. 

Dive Bars

These spots have been local favorites for years, providing a delicious glass of beer and a hearty plate for anyone who needs a bit of classic comfort. Get cozy at one of these dives:

  • Chasin’ Tails
    This Creole-inspired bar offers something for everyone. With locations in Arlington and Centreville, Chasin’ Tails features a curated menu full of Louisiana favorites from seafood boils to fish tacos and delicious cocktails like margaritas, mojitos, as well as Louisiana-style “fishbowls.” Its family-owned atmosphere, spacious outdoor seating, and superior customer service mean guests always have a good time.
  • Spacebar
    A local staple, Spacebar is a classic dive with a full menu of delicious food and drinks, from grilled cheese and meatloaf to draft beer and tots. The perfect stop after a movie date or a strenuous hike, Spacebar is open late and features large-screen televisions that regularly play a variety of classic movies. 
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Sports Bars

Enjoy snacks and brews all while discussing your favorite team at one of these featured sports bars. You are sure to find the atmosphere that is perfect for you to kick back and watch the big game in style:

  • Breakers
    Located just a short drive away, Breakers is a restaurant, sports bar, and lounge offering big-screen televisions and a live music stage. It even has a VIP lounge and party rooms available for events, making Breakers a go-to destination for those who wish to party the night away or talk sports with like-minded Virginia residents.
  • The Breeze Restaurant & Sports Bar
    With a large patio and online ordering available, The Breeze Restaurant & Sports Bar has a wide variety of beers that showcases the best of Virginia’s craft brewery scene. The bar also offers a large selection of entrees and appetizers, and even has space for private parties. 

Date Night Bars 

If it has been a while since you’ve been able to enjoy a date night with your significant other, or just want to discover how it feels to truly unwind at a great local hotspots, it’s time to break out of the funk and head to one of the romantic spots in the Falls Church. 

  • Crafthouse
    A low-key hangout that features craft beer, spirits, and artisan food, Crafthouse is the ideal getaway for a romantic date night. With outdoor seating as well as plenty of indoor tables, this local eatery offers lots of charm as well as impeccable service. Crafthouse also features private rooms for parties or larger celebrations.
  • Solace Outpost
    A brewpub with an expansive menu of drinks, Solace Outpost is locally famous for its craft beers (although there’s plenty here for everyone, whether you prefer beer, wine or specialty cocktails). You can choose to sit outside and enjoy the crisp, clear weather, or sit inside if you want to get cozy and reconnect with the one you love.
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Family-Friendly Bars 

Falls Church is one of the best areas to raise a family, and these local restaurants are just one example of all the fabulous options for family-friendly activities in our state:

  • Cafe Kindred
    With breakfast, brunch, lunch, and cocktails available, there’s something for everyone at Cafe Kindred. The weekend brunch features a variety of hearty favorites that both kids and adults will love. For the adults, the cocktails — especially the locally famous mimosa — is an ideal option.
  • O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
    A top-rated restaurant located conveniently close to the Falls Church area, O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub is family-owned and operated and has room at the table for everyone. Bring the whole family to this hotspot and enjoy a feast of favorites that includes traditional Irish fish and chips and shepherd’s pie, as well as craft beer and cocktails for the adults. 

Discover the Best of the Falls Church Area

Virginia is a wonderful place to call home, with fantastic bars, restaurants, and pubs on every corner. If you are ready to get started on your journey to better living, contact Nomadic Real Estate today. We can help you rent, buy, sell, or manage a property in Falls Church and the rest of the Metro D.C. area. Our experts are standing by to speak with you about your real estate or property management needs.

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Owner Ledger Account Balance Column
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Owner Portal Ledger View

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Owner Portal Document Library

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Owner Portal Bills View

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Portal Bill Details

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Net distributions keep your accounting clean and simple. Each month we’ll collect rent from the tenants, deduct any repair expenses for the previous month and any management/leasing fees for the current month, and credit the remaining net operating income to your account. 

Net Distribution

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