Hops N Shine

3410 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria
(703) 566-1509

Recent Reviews

Aránzazu Ascunce

We gathered here for a 30th reunion and it was just perfect. We were grateful that we didn't have to make a deposit to hold our spit unlike the majority of bars in Alexandria. The staff was super friendly, as if they were celebrating with us. We appreciate your hospitality! You really do shine!

Jackie Hill

Food is absolutely delicious every time. Fresh, crispy and very creative. Love this place!

Allison Hirschorn

We went here for the first time to have a casual dinner. It was great! They stuck to their niche in terms of food and did it well. As others said, the location is a bit odd but don’t let that deter you. It looks like they had a patio in the back which I’m sure is fun in warmer weather. Staff was friendly, attentive, and got the orders out in a timely manner.

Zak Jordon

Awesome food. Grill cheese are killer, and they feature the best tots I've ever had. Great beer selection so that's a thing. Didn't try the moonshine yet. Patio out back is big and I bet this place is a blast in the warm weather. Will come back.


Stopped in just before closing on Christmas Eve. Though we were hoping to sample their food the kitchen was understandably closed. Beer was great, service was great. Not a spot for atmosphere, but a fun place to stop in at.

Sharon Longo

One of my absolute favorite spots in Northern Virginia. Amazing wings (I would eat the Old Bay wings DAILY), apps, and specialty grilled cheeses. This is one of my favorite places to bring visiting friends or get take-out or hang out in the outdoor area with my pup. Highly recommend.This is the spread I came home to one night after a long, tough day at work.

Todd Canape

great food and beer selection!

Kylie O'Leary

Hops N Shine is such a great place. The food and drinks are fantastic! Kenneth is an amazing bartender (super friendly and nice to talk to) Alexandria is lucky to have such a great spot in town!

Dylan Simon

Honestly, as a local, I love this place. Have eaten many pretzels and this location gets it perfect every time. Beer and food is good.

Darren D

DO NOT miss this place. Convenient walk to the Birchmiere... so location is great. It's next to a 7-11. Don't let that fool you. This place is legit. Staff was welcoming and friendly. Offered water and then a discussion of draft beer options. Cocktails also available as well as food. Food smelled delicious. I can not say enough good things about this local gem. Dont miss the back patio. Everyone was working / hustling to make this customer experience fantastic. Kudos.!!

Curtis Jay

I love Hops N Shine, the food is always delicious and fresh. The service is excellent and fast and super friendly. Just a overall great atmosphere, only thing I hate is the parking ?.

Cheri Sandford

Let’s face it, friends: It’s been a long pandemic, and we all want to get out. What better reason than comfort food and moonshine? ? HopsnShine is a cool and kitschy place with lots of grilled cheese specialty sandwiches and … wait for it… Tater tots. That’s right, friends. I haven’t outgrown them, and neither have you. And they’re DELICIOUS. Crispy and perfect, they’re a taste of carefree childhood. Try the totchos. You won’t regret it.I also tried the Let’s Shroom grilled cheese sandwich, which was not as melty as it should have been, but the half I took home was perfection after a few minutes in the air fryer.Now let’s talk booze. The Ruby Red Grapefruit moonshine had just the right combination of infused flavor and a little bit of burn in the throat. It also was fantastic in the Sunrise Over Del Ray cocktail.The location in a strip mall belies the wonders of food and drink in this place. It has plenty of outdoor space and is both kid- and dog-friendly. Check it out, y’all.

Jeff Hager

Excellent location for craft beer and food. The employees were all super friendly and helpful on our visit. Don’t let the store front fool you. After entry you see a glorious long bar with many tap handles. Walk to the back patio, much larger than expected with lots of tables. The food was incredible, we really loved that patty melt. Beer was cold and several to choose from. It was a great experience to visit this location. I highly recommend the Hop N Shine.

Meaghan Calnan

We're regulars! Such a welcomed addition to this end of the Avenue. It's the perfect place to meet up with friends with kids. Kids menu is a hit and the garden area gives them room to move. They have great events & fun specials regularly. We're so glad they're here!


I went to this place for the first time yesterday where I then proceeded to get stood up for a date. The silver lining to a horrible person is that this place had good beer options (I had two different IPAs) and they had vegetarian options include a beyond-burger that was really tasty. I got the burger with a side of tots which were the perfect texture. The bartenders were attentive and they have a good-sized backyard patio area for nice weather days. Parking lot is shared with a 7-11 and spots were easy enough to find for a Tuesday night. Definitely recommend this place.

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