Take advantage of daylight savings darkness and come alive at night! Check out our favorite Loudoun spots to hit up when the sun goes down, and be sure to tag us with #LoveLoudoun when you post “about last night” 😉


Let's Meet at the Bar

As DC’s Wine Country and the proud home of the LoCo Ale Trail, we would be remiss if we didn’t kick off the nightlife blog with some of our go-to bars! We’ll start with an old favorite: One Loudoun’s Bar Louie. Bar Louie curates that rowdy local watering hole vibe that will bring you back several weekends running. The handcrafted cocktails, local and regional beers with over 20 taps, delicious wines and regular DJs add to an urban atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Don’t resist the urge to get up on the dance floor — you’re surrounded by friends!

Connect with your fellow specialty cocktail snobs at Tarbender’s Lounge. Prohibition is over at this Leesburg speakeasy! The bar’s mixed-up name throws a cheeky nod to prohibition, and the menu’s Gatsby-esque drinks like the Real McCoy and Giggle Juice will get you swingin’ and roarin’ in true speakeasy style. Drop into Tarbender’s for a swanky, retro ambiance thoughtfully crafted to sweep you away from twenty-eighteen and back to the twenties!

If you’re looking for a completely unique night, spice up your calendar with something seasonal: a night at 14 Loudoun! Loudoun’s resident pop-up bar puts on quite a show with year-round themes like Summer Camp, Haunted and Fa La La! The atmosphere includes boppin’ live bands, plenty of outdoor seating to gather around and the most full-on decorations you’ve seen, maybe ever. In short, this bar pulls out all the stops to give you a truly funky, festive experience.

Looking for a bit more of a relaxed vibe? Head to our favorite wine bars, where upbeat meets un{wine}d. Drink in sensational sunset views over the Salamander landscape at Gold Cup Wine Bar. Relax in the sophisticated ambiance and fabulous setting, including a very hangout-friendly outdoor terrace, for milder evenings. Spoil yourself with seasonal beverages at this luxe spot any time of the year. West End Wine Bar & Pub’s stone patio is another can’t-miss sunset spot. Explore this classic western Loudoun gathering place’s three distinct environments: the wine bar, the expansive bar, and the Pub. Cozy up with a great drink among decor featuring exposed brick archways, gorgeous woodwork, and original stone fireplace. Plenty of lounge seating and an expansive beer list make West End the perfect evening hangout.


Out on the Town

The best way to guarantee a great night out on the town is to first fill up on a delicious dinner! Spice up your night at Sense of Thai, where it’s love at first bite. This bar-restaurant focuses on the most flavorful, fan{thai}stic food, and brings it on home with delicious, inventive cocktails. With a resident DJ spinning old-school hits every Friday and Saturday, late nights and weekends bring a super fun crowd. Get in on this energetic atmosphere and hit the dance floor ASAP! Pro-tip: be adventurous and order “dealer’s choice” at the bar: you pick the alcohol type, and the famous bartenders never disappoint!

Walk right off the streets of Leesburg and into cantina heaven at Cocina on Market. This bar/restaurant's seasonally inspired Mexican cuisine and an impressive lineup of tequilas and mezcals whisk you from Northern Virginia to the south of the border. Whether you go for the house margarita or a flight of premium tequilas, you’ll be feeling the fiesta in no time. On warmer evenings, enjoy some quality rooftop chillin’ — complete with twinkle lights and the cutest downtown views. (And yes, the guac is incredible.)

If you haven’t been to SideBar by now, your FOMO must be off the charts. With something for everyone, this rustic-chic restaurant and bar roots its menu in tradition while dipping its toes into innovative new food and booze techniques. SideBar’s robust cocktail program, craft beer focus, extensive wine list, and bangin’ late night kitchen push traditional boundaries with always-fresh expressions of culinary and mixological creativity. Our favorite hangout spot? The outdoor patio 👌 I mean, have you seen that plant-wall?!


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