Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood, near the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, is the “economic engine of Alexandria,” with scores of businesses taking root in one walkable setting. Given below are some things to do in this neighborhood near Jamieson Condominium.
Visit John Carlyle Square
John Carlyle Square is a green space with canopy shade and free wi-fi, perfect for answering emails or getting some work done outside. At night, the park often transforms into a stage for summer outdoor movies and music concerts as well as pop-up shops and markets.
Have A Drink At Lost Boy Cider
Since it’s opening in June 2019, Lost Boy Cider has been a buzzing epicenter of the Carlyle neighborhood from its Hooffs Run Drive Homebase. Northern Virginia’s first urban cidery boasts tasting flights of flavors such as the raspberry-infused slasher, IPA-inspired Hazy Hopped, and their signature Comeback Kid, pictured above. The dry ciders contain virtually no residual sugar post-fermentation, with no sweeteners added.
Eat At Whiskey & Oyster
Whiskey & Oyster, opened May 2019, is the latest concept from the team behind Tequila & Taco and Sweet Fire Donna’s and several Del Ray eateries. Find a whiskey conveyor belt, fresh oysters, crab cakes and entrees and sandwiches for the seafood-averse. Dine-in style amidst nautical-inspired art fixtures, including a seven-foot metal mermaid sculpture created by Chris Erney, a Torpedo Factory Art Center artist.