The Columbia Firehouse

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$31 to $50
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In 1871, the City of Alexandria introduced the Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company. The outfit initially occupied Star Firehouse on the east side of the 100 block of South St. Asaph Street until 1883, when a new station was built for Columbia just across the street at 109 South St. Asaph.

126 years later, Alexandria’s Neighborhood Restaurant Group relaunched this historic and beautifully preserved property as Columbia Firehouse, a sumptuous modern American brasserie and bar located in the heart of Alexandria’s Old Town.

Columbia Firehouse stands as a historic, beautifully preserved piece of Old Town’s heritage. From the street, the building has changed little while the interior has given way to sumptuous dining rooms on four levels, an atrium an outdoor patio and an exquisitely detailed barroom.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Comfort Food, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3 pm

Monday: 5:30pm - 9pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30pm -10pm
Friday&Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9pm

Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Barroom Hours
Monday: 4:00 pm - 1:30am
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30am
Saturday&Sunday: 11:00am - 1:30am
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Phone number
(703) 683-1776
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Housed in a landmark 1883 building in Old Town, Alexandria. Columbia Firehouse offers private dining space for events of all sizes & styles. An intimate dinner for 12 to a gala for 150 we have a unique and historic setting for your event. Sarah Melby Zijp at
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Private party contact
Sarah Melby Zijp: (888) 328-5253
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Cross street
King Street
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Parking details
There is street parking available, in addition to public lots. Unfortunately, we are not able validate parking.
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Public transit
20 minute walk from the King Street Metro station.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine