Ashburn, Virginia is located in the northern area of the state, only around thirty miles away from the nation’s capital, which makes it easy to get out of the hustle and bustle of the busy city and explore some of the area surrounding it. Home of the Old Ox Brewery and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, beer lovers can find a variety of different beers to try and maybe even discover a new favorite. There are also several unique places to grab a bite to eat.

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1.Old Ox Brewery

Old Ox Brewery
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The Old Ox Brewery is a family-owned and managed commercial brewery founded on a commitment to the local community and hard work. The brewery is also looking for partnerships with other local businesses, retailers, restaurants, farmers, and artists throughout Loudoun County. That Tasting Room at the Old Ox Brewery offers an opportunity to try the available beers brewed in the 30-barrel brewhouse on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:00pm until 9:00pm, on Fridays from 2:30pm until 10:00pm, on Saturdays from 11:00am until 10:00pm, and Sundays from 11:00am until 7:00pm.

44652 Guilford Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: 703-729-8375

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2.Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill
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The Bonefish Grill in Ashburn, Virginia boasts that it is “a restaurant like no other,” providing personalized service, anticipating guest needs, and focusing on every small detail of the dining experience within a vibrant and comfortable atmosphere. The menu is full of innovative and fresh dishes, specializing in fresh seasonal fish, as well as indulgent appetizers, such as the Bang Bang Shrimp, a very popular and well known favorite. Anglers guide guests through the menu to make the best choice. Bonefish Grill is open for dinner starting at 4:00pm Monday to Friday, with brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

43135 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20148, Phone: 703-723-8246

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3.Matchbox Restaurant

Matchbox Restaurant
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The Matchbox Restaurant first started in 2003 in an old building in the center of Washington, D.C. and has since expanded to eleven restaurant throughout the country, including locations in Texas, Florida, Maryland, and in Ashburn, Virginia. Specializing in “elevated” America bistro cuisine, the menu features a wide variety of dishes, with the Matchbox Restaurant particularly known for its fresh salads, mini burgers, wood-fired pizzas, and chef-inspired main entrees, such as oven-roasted filet mignon and pan-seared sea bass. Each dish is made with high quality kitchen under careful supervision of the chef at each and every kitchen.

44720 Thorndike St, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: 571-918-8024

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4.Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
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According to its website, “the Alamo Drafthouse Theater is good food, good beer and good film, all at the same place.” It’s a mission of the unique establishment that hasn’t changed since it first opened in 1997. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema takes the celebration of classic cinema seriously. A film at the Alamo Drafthouse includes refreshing local beers, cold drinks, and delicious meals brought to guests’ seats by one of the servers. Special menus are often created, inspired by the film being shown, and beers offered promote and highlight the best of the area’s local craft breweries.

20575 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: 571-293-6808

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5.Moby Dick House of Kabob

Moby Dick House of Kabob
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The Moby Dick House of Kabob started out similarly to many other “realize the American dream” stories, with the idea of having an idea, working hard to realize that idea, creating value for others, and turning that idea into a successful business. The restaurant also has a belief in “never cutting corners,” which has served as the inspiration behind its kabobs, baklava, falafel, gyros, and other dishes with a character that its customers crave and love. The menus includes appetizers like hummus and falafel, an array of wraps, chicken kabob, beef kabobs, lamb kabobs, salmon kabobs, and much more.

20020 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: 703-858-3999

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