Farmland until the early 1980s, Ashburn is now a major hi-tech, commercial, residential and nightlife hub. Ashburn is home to chic lifestyle, dining and entertainment destinations such as One Loudoun; sports complexes TopGolf and Ashburn Ice House; and the sprawling tech servers of Data Center Alley. There’s a thriving craft beer scene, many superb ethnic and family-run local restaurants, and a hopping late-night bar scene.
Sports & Entertainment
Ashburn Ice House is Loudoun’s original ice rink; TopGolf on Route 7 lets you practice your swing – while drinking cocktails; at nearby iFly Loudoun, fly without a parachute in this indoor wind tunnel that simulates skydiving. The scenic W&OD Trail dissects the southern part of Ashburn.
Where to begin? From the modish wine and small plates eatery AhSo, to food from the sleepless streets of Thailand at Sense of Thai St and Indian classics at Rupa Vira’s The Signature, some of the finest restaurants in Virginia are here in Ashburn.
Loudoun’s first brewery, Old Dominion Brewing Company, opened in Ashburn in 1989 and while it’s no longer around, it helped inspire the county’s craft ale revolution. Multiple Ashburn breweries keep the flag flying, notably Old Ox Brewery, the innovative Lost Rhino Brewing Company and House 6 Brewing Company founded by a local firefighter.
Ashburn is home to many high-end retail and residential complexes. Visit One Loudoun, Loudoun Station and Brambleton Town Center, all of which feature a range of chic boutiques and designer homeware and fashion outlets.
Not to Miss Events
Stagecoach Theater Company Stagecoach Bandits
Laugh out loud with Loudoun’s funniest improv comedy team the third Friday of every month. Audience participation makes this an ever-changing, always hilarious, evening of fun. Visit Stagecoach all month long for dinner and live theater from mysteries to cabarets!
EatLoco Farmers Markets, Saturdays at One Loudoun; Sundays at Brambleton
A treasure trove of fresh produce and proteins, homemade baked goods and various artisan goods including fresh pasta, lobster, seafood, coffee and so much more, the EatLoco Farmers Market is a great place to spend your weekend.
VA Wine Festival, October
Back at One Loudoun, the 45th Annual Virginia Wine Festival will take place on October 2 and 3. With more than 200 wineries pouring unlimited tastings, food trucks galore, live music, and even the “VA Oyster Pavilion,” this is an event not to be missed.