About Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant

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!

555 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 2:00 am

Cross Street:
S Fren Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 685-0555

Website:
http://www.freddiesbeachbar.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot also available

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, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
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Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day - Everything was spectacular. The special menu was a nice touch. We were greeted like family as always. Dinner was great. We had a superb evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

They were so accommodating to our large group. Our server, Lexi, was phenomenal- attentive, fun, and friendly! Will continue to return for their brunch!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was so excited to go to Freddie's because it seemed like such a lively place in reviews. The décor was even better than expected - so fun! Unfortunately, the food was uneventful and the wait staff was literally the worst I've ever had at an Open Table restaurant. Our waitress was rude, aloof, and unhelpful with the menu.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love it. We have enjoy own time there and it was a lot of fun

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love Freddie’s... the food is good and we can visit with friends and family!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had the best experience at Freddie’s! Brunch was fantastic. Service was unlike anywhere I have ever been. Warm, helpful, personable staff. Everyone so welcoming. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous show and great food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place to connect with friends for a fun night without having to cross the river:

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went for the drag show and had a blast!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great time at Freddie’s. Good service and food. We went for the Saturday brunch and were greeted by Freddie himself.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

LOVE this place!!! Everyone is nice and friendly and their food is delish!!! I love their HH menu and prices!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Went there for drag Bingo the night before Thanksgiving. Burgers are half price, bingo starts at 8:00 and is emceed by two hilarious drag queens. As usual, the staff is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The burgers were delicious and the portions generous.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It had been on my bucket list for years. Went for Sunday brunch. It was fun and the staff were friendly and efficient. The food was in steam tables and most of it overcooked. The roast beef was tough and hard to find a piece that was even a little pinkish. I did not think the quality was commensurate with the price. It's probably better as a bar/burger place at night.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fabulous service and fun karaoke!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've been there when Freddie's was practically empty, and there when the place was packed to the max, and the food is consistently good and the staff consistently friendly no matter what the crowd.

Taco Tuesday tacos are wonderful and you get a big margarita for $5. Went to the drag show and had a sandwich platter, which had so much food, I had to take half home.

You get value for your money and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

All ways a good experience at Freddie's!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The buffet was very good and our server BJ was excellent and very attentive

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Enjoyed brunch very much. Loved that the buffet included omelettes and waffles made to order along with a complimentary mimosa.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Freddie's is one of my favorite restaurants for a casual meal. Freddie and his staff are friendly, without being intrusive. BJ is an outstanding waiter -- she can handle any request and all situations, never showing any signs of stress or inconvenience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a pleasure to meet friends for brunch on the weekend at Freddys. Welcoming atmosphere, friendly and attentive servers, great custom omlettes and southern comfort food. Host Freddy greets every table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very good Sunday brunch! Service was a bit slow but kudos to James, who wasn’t our server, for observing that our table needed a few things and working with management to deliver our drinks and bus numerous dishes off our table even though it clearly wasn’t his job to do so since we weren’t his table. The owner, Freddie, stopped by and spoke with our table which was a nice touch. Will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great brunch, awesome variety of food! Good desserts and friendly people!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Freddie's never fails to make a night memorable and this was no exception. The special were good and Drag performances were a lot of fun.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had an amazing time at Freddie's for Sunday Brunch. The Food was great! I recommend the Ham and Cheese Donut. It was Amazing. Great deal..Buffet and 4 Mimosas for $25. We will be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Best brunch ever. From the mimosas to the buffet, everything we ate and drank was absolutely scrumptious. Sunday buffet is incredible, we can't wait to go backn

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Had reservations was told had to sit outside. Explained had adverse reaction to smokers in front was told they can’t control it.

The restaurant was empty and was told we couldn’t be accommodated even with a reservation.

Was also charged 5.00 to get in with a reservation. I’ve met Freddy I know he appreciates local business.

But even when the locals get treated like outsiders when they are there to spend local money and can’t be accommodated it begs the question why would we want to come back?

I love your place Freddy your staff is usually accommodating but tonight wasn’t one of those nights.

My friends visit from out of state and when they do I drag them there. Tonight didn’t sit well and I’m sure I’ll be back just not anytime soon.

Cheers

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Amazing restaurants but the servers should be alot more kind than what I experienced this past week during bingo. Not attentive as much either. But Freddy is an amazing guy I will still support.😊

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I always enjoy myself at Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant. It is such a fun atmosphere, delicious food and attentive staff. There are also super fun events at Freddie's every week, like Beach Blanket Bingo on Wednesdays, the Freddie's Follies Drag Show on Saturdays, Karaoke every night! Freddie's also hosts special events with guest entertainers as well as community themed events! You will be hard pressed to find another bear and restaurant that is as fun, comfortable and community minded as Freddie's.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

JD was amazing! Great food, great value & great service - with just enough shade. Can't wait to come back!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Another great meal and service at a fun and entertaining bar! I cannot resist their shrimp during happy hour, maybe next time I'll order a pound ($6 for half pound) and perfectly cooked! It was Taco Tuesday so tried chicken and fish. Both great and such a deal. Enjoyed a beverage or two too! It's a must whenever I'm the area. Wish I could stuck around for karaoke!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great find in Arlington. Came upon it by accident for our first visit; went back for a second visit. Brunch is good for family dining. Great food, fun décor, great service, reasonable price, great hugs from Freddie! :)

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Hands down: The Best Brunch in Crystal City area.
The food, the service and the value are truly fabulous!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Freddie's was an awesome experience for our entire group of 10. It was an excellent spot to celebrate my baby girl's 21st birthday. Entertainment was wonderful and Isabelle our server was the best! Food was very good and drink/food prices were reasonable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went there for Sunday Brunch and had a great time. the waiter was very attentive and polite. the food was great and had a nice selection of different foods. the casual, easy atmosphere made it an enjoyable brunch and definitely will go back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2017

What a very nice spot just have a night and spend the evening. The owner Friday is a really great guy in the food is great and the servers were great and it was just a lot of fun. I went three times in one week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Kent)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Have to say that once again had a fantastic Brunch, great time

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food was great, service was fast, waiter was friendly , Isabel is her name and she was so nice and made us feel welcomed .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Went to Freddie's last night for a girls night out. We used Open Table for a reservation about 2 weeks in advance. We were super excited to see the show! Food was okay, the wings were by far the best thing we ordered. Our drinks were good but it took awhile to order more rounds which was kind of a bummer. The show was AWESOME the only down side was people kept standing in front of our table which blocked our view. The show is what drew our attention to Freddy's so that was alittle frustrating. Overall, we loved the vibe our waitress was awesome and we are definitely going to give it another go. Maybe the next time requesting a different table. ❤️

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 11, 2017

What a great place. We talked with the owner, Freddie. He is a class act. Food is superb. I had the crab cakes and they are awesome.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I love this place, very fun and energetic show! My friends loved the show

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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