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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant *

Beachy Oasis Across the Potomac; Worth the Trip
Run by the charismatic Freddie, this colorful "straight friendly" bar/restaurant is a fun stop just across the Potomac River in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA, near Reagan National Airport. Freddie's is THE only gay bar in Northern Virginia. Features Drag Bingo on Wednesdays; a full drag production show on Sunday's at 9pm; and karaoke in between. Expansive comfort- and bar-food menu and Saturday and Sunday brunch buffets compliment the drinks. (Be aware that Arlington in a pro-gay enclave in a generally anti-gay state.)

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight, 18+, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-something, Over 50 crowd, Neighborhood Bar, Drag Shows, Karaoke, Smoke-free, Outdoor Patio, Happy Hour, Food, $$ - Standard, No cover, Gay-owned, bar food

555 23rd St. South (S. Eads St.)
Arlington, VA 22202
Northern Virginia

(703) 685-0555

  • Mon-Thu 4:00pm-2:00am
  • Fri 11:00am-2:00am
  • Sat-Sun 10:00am-2:00am

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  •   Over the TOP fun!!!!
    DarrylJ ·

    January 1

    If you cannot have a good time at Freddie's, YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD!!!! From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are amongst family. All the hate, prejudice, homophobia and all other negativity waltz right out the door. The place is Festively decorated and the bar and wait staff attend to your every need with Big smiles and great memories. I have always liked this bar. It was the first Gay bar I frequented in DC when I first moved here in 05. I recently moved back, and the place has hardly changed at all. The same people still go and there are new additions to the fold as well. You NEVER know what may happen during Karaoke and the Follies are always a treat. I have never eaten anything here that I did not love. SO i will just say the food is AMAZING as well....... If your'e lucky, Freddie will come sit and have a drink with you with his warm smile and charm, he will make you feel right at home. I DARE YOU to go there and NOT have a good time
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