Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant

4.9
183 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Freddie's is Northern Virginia's only LGBT, straight friendly restaurant and bar. We offer Happy Hour daily from 4-8pm. Karaoke, Drag, and more!

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Phone number
(703) 685-0555
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S Fern Street
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Parking details
Parking lot also available
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Public transit
Metro rail is located just two blocks from Freddie's. Take the yellow or blue line to Crystal City Station. Make a left into the crystal city underground. Exit onto south 23rd street. Freddie's is located at the top of the hill.
Additional
Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always have a good time here at Freddie’s. The Freddie came by to check that our experience was going well. My favorites on the brunch buffet are the spinach salad and the chicken pesto pasta.

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u
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were having a small family celebrating. Everyone enjoyed the food and our server was attentive but gave us room to enjoy ourselves.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Disappointing! This is the first time that I had to pay a cover charge to eat at a restaurant. Made a reservation to eat, have some drinks and see the show, and they ended up seating us in the patio with no access view to the show and still required us to pay the cover charge (the doorman made us pay the cover charge before we knew we would be seated outside)

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My bestfriend came all the way from NC for her 24th birthday and she really enjoyed herself !

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KM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Tyler was great and James keeps you entertained.

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AB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I picked Freddie's because I wanted to do karaoke. I didn't realize there would be a drag show - bonus! Also a bonus - I got there at 7:30 and it was a Saturday - and they actually had happy hour drink specials until 8 PM! Who knew? It was very busy and very loud, so not really great if your goal is conversation. But if you want to be entertained, enjoy some strawberry daiquiris, and maybe even sing - it doesn't get much better than this. Our waiter, James, was awesome - very friendly, very attentive. I would definitely come back for more.

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u
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch was amazing. They have a wide variety of items to choose from and they were all delicious.

Great value for the money.

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ML
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Yet another fun, festive, wonderful Saturday evening at Freddies'. The show is always top notch and there is no place that makes you feel so welcome. Great food and reasonable prices and a top notch wait staff.

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LW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the time of our lives it was drag bingo night and there was 8 of us food was great happy hour phenomenal queens marvalous our server bj was the best all my friends came up to me the next day and ask me to bring them next time you'll be seeing lot more of us love u freddies beach bar

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L
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always fun to go to Brunch at Fredie's. Can't wait to try his Italian restaurant opening just down the street in a few weeks. He gave us a peak preview.

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KM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our time at Freddie’s, this particular evening we had Pam as a server and she is outstanding.

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EB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing! I had Tre’ and he was attentive and on point. I will be back next week!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for date night/my birthday. It was absolutely amazing. This is second time going for drag night and we love it more and more every time. We'll definitely be back!

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SP
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful time! Freddie never fails!! Can’t wait to try the new place!!

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R
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

If you are an open minded person Freddys is a fun place

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SP
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Love Freddie! Can’t wait for Fredericos!!!

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EB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the ambiance was amazing and the staff was out of this world! Our host BJ in particular is a jewel and an asset to his establishment. I would go here ANYDAY! I certainly will be back soon.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fun. Great happy hour and lots of fun on wednesday nights with drag queen bingo

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MK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We go to Freddie’s often and on this occasion we were celebrating my nephew’s birthday. The staff is awesome. This is the best straight friendly gay bar where everyone treats you like family. The karaoke is fun and entertaining. Crazy hour runs until 8 and has excellent deals. All around awesome time!!!!!

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R
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great show! Great waitstaff! Great food and all around great people! OH! And the happy hour prices are ridiculously great!

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LK
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I really wanted to love this place based upon recommendations and location but it just missed the mark for me. The service was outstanding and the people seemed friendly enough but the food left a bit to be desired. All of the entree’s on the buffet were lukewarm when we fished them up and completely cold by the time we reached our table. I ordered an omelette from the manned station expecting better but I was disappointed again. The spinach in my ham and spinach omelette was so bitter and overpowering that I couldn’t take anymore than two bites. Needless to say, I left still hungry. I was so disappointed that I didn’t even try the desserts. We won’t be back.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantabulous!

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T
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taco Tuesdays? Nightly GREAT karaoke? Brunch? Excellent service, tasty food, and warm, friendly locals. LGBTQ+ bar that is also a family-friendly dinner spot. That's Freddie's. The owner also is devoted to helping the community, so your dining bucks go back to making Arlington stronger. Go. Now. You're welcome.

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t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I am a longtime regular at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant. An absolute wonderful experience each time you go- energetic, fun, friendly, and gay! Brunch is a must at this iconic Arlington, VA establishment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came with Tiffany, Freddie’s friend. I did not miss my reservation. The host did not check me in. Freddy sat us himself.

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l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My friends & I got together for an impromptu brunch. The seating was great, James our server was outstanding, & the variety of food was very good. The pointsettias (drinks) we're tasty & come with the brunch. Or mimosas or a Bloody Mary. Very enjoyable.

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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at Freddie’s is so nice and friendly. I love the energy and fun of the drag shows. It’s always a good time!

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent place to have a birthday party and enjoy some piano music and later do some karaoke.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for drag bingo and had a blast! The entertainment was live and very entertaining. You WILL have a ball.

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AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought some family that was in town for Mother's Day to the show on Saturday evening and they all had a blast! Shout out to our fabulous server Megan! I love Freddie's and i will definitely be back again soon! <3

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Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great choices, great service, relaxing atmosphere. Very reasonably priced as well.

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The drag show was so much fun!! Great queens and performances. Food and service, not so much. I'll be back taste some different dishes and hopefully get a nicer waitress

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E
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch with even better service.

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've never had a bad experience at Freddie's. In fact, this is our go-to spot in the neighborhood, and we love meeting up with friends here for brunch. It's one of the most welcoming places for everyone!

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BJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice time - the service was very good and the waiter was very pleasant. You can't beat the unique, fun, and cozy ambiance.
The food was a bit hit or miss. The only reason I would deduct a star is because I don't really think the value matched the price. $24.99 whether you drink alcohol or not for a buffet that was rather average was a bit steep - I had been under the impression it was $14.99 based on other reviews (and I don't drink).
Overall, nice and fun, though I don't think I'll be back for the buffet.

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CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my most favorite establishments of all time!
Freddie himself is a gem and it shows in his care to detail, not only of the very unique and special decor and ambiance he has created by putting his personal collection of items throughout the upper level of the room, but to his level of standards and quality as a caring owner. He makes a special effort to personally come and greet you and stops at each customer’s table to check on your comfort and accommodation.
THE FOOD!!! Oh my goodness the food! From Sushi to Mac n cheese, a beef carving station, waffle and omelette station, tons of fresh shrimp!, all different kinds of eggs, Chinese cuisine, Latin cuisine, sausage gravy and biscuits, fresh fruits, mimosas (included), and so many other dishes! The room sparkles as the eyes dance on every niche. The music plays softly in the background and the efficient and friendly staff rush to your every care and desire with a smile! (Our waiter James was so cute, so sweet and so attentive that he just took my breath away!)
The patio is just lovely for a sunny day and the karaoke at the grand piano later into the evening is just so much fun! (I went back for dinner again that night and had their sesame seared salmon and almost went into shock it was so delicious!)
I come into VA when I can and only wish I lived closer so that I could look forward to being a regular to enjoying Freddie’s brunch every weekend! Thank you Freddie for providing this little haven as a beacon in an otherwise cookie-cutter world.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Karaoke night was excellent.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the brunch buffet. I go there occasionally as a Sunday brunch treat.

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DC
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully friendly and fun place. Pamela Stanley was incredible, and with such a low cover charge! Good is delicious.

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WP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was wonderful. Been to Freddie's many times and the food is great and service is wonderful. We'll definitely be back !

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