Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant

 
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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, Freddie's is THE only gay bar in Northern Virginia. Drag shows and karaoke are some of the main attractions.
  • 555 23rd St. South
    Arlington, VA 22202
    Near: S. Eads St.
  • Northern Virginia
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  • Mon-Thu 4:00pm-2:00am
    Fri 11:00am-2:00am
    Sat-Sun 10:00am-2:00am
    Opens at 10:00am
  • (703) 685-0555
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    • Northern Virginia's best (and only) gay bar
      The atmosphere here is always welcoming, the food is among the best in Arlington, and the beer is always cold. While there is limited street parking out front, there is plenty of parking in the lots in back of Freddie's. Wonderful front covered patio, and of course gender-neutral restrooms.

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      tsginamarie 3 months ago
      Loves it

      Ground Zero for Great Times!
      Freddie's Beach Bar is pretty much ground zero for great times if you are a member of the Trans and LGBTQ communities. Some bars cater to their specific neighborhood, Freddie's caters to neighborhoods of the heart - it's a place where everyone is not only welcome, it's a place to come home to, to know that, almost whenever you go there, you will run into someone you know, where you can get a great meal (at a good price) and have a good time, to boot. The Karaoke and drag shows are especially fun!

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      stpaulie 1 year ago
      Loves it

      diva gay bar
      Although the bar is very diva-ish the patrons can vary quite a bit. The guests can be much friendlier/grounded than some of the people you'll find in DC. The atmosphere is worth a visit by itself.

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      David003 1 year ago
      Loves it

      Fun!
      Great venue, good food, fantastic friends!

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      BlackBoizAdult 1 year ago

      Hungry or thristy for a Tropical colored drink?
      Maybe hearing a new voice belting while you do so, from one of the patrons on karaoke night will suit you, try Freddies.

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      DarrylJ Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Over the TOP fun!!!!
      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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      hame99 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great spot
      Freddie's is a neighborhood restaurant/bar where everybody in the neighborhood is welcome. Gay, lesbian, straight, trans, black, white, latino, Asian, old or young. It has no attitude, friendly staff and decent food. Of course, Freddie is the oil that makes the cogs work and will hopefully be there when you drop by. Check out the schedule for karaoke, a drag show or drag bingo, and try the Sunday champagne brunch. Prices are reasonable. Give Freddie's a try if you're in the area.

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      GayArlington Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fabulous Gay Karaoke Bar
      Freddie's has a fun environment, good food, fun people, events every night and a fabulous stage. There is so much going on in the amazing decorating of this place, with barbie collections, eccentric lighting, and painted furniture on the wall, that you can notice something new every time you go! This is the place to be, and it's right next to Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)!

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      PeepShow Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Oasis from Uptight
      I have been to Freedie's one time for the Sunday drag show. The drinks were effective and the crowd was friendly. While Karaoke can sometimes be off putting, It was about as intrusive as people playing pool in the background. This is a chill spot I look forward to visiting again.

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      Dwayne420 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Neighborhood awesomeness!
      Hands down one of the greatest Sunday brunch deals. Freddies is a great place I've been going to for 10 years. I never could stand all the "pretentious plastic" bars in DC where people stand and rate you as you enter the door...Freddies is the neighborhood fun place to hang out with friendly people and grab a great bite to eat for lunch or dinner...their calamari is absolutely the best!

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      cooltgm Over a year ago

      Freddie's is simply the best place ever, great staff, awesome food, wonderful drinks, and an all around good time! Not to mention the rocking bartenders. Did I mention the phenomenal staff? Best in DC

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      bluetexan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great atmosphere, friendy staff and good food
      Awesome place, will definitely go back

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      petermark Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Best Bar in NOVA/DC
      Very friendly for all, even straight. Great Brunch, Drag shows are fun. Could come here everynight. Bartenters, staff so friendly and drinks are good. Freddie has created a great oasis in a big city

    • Great time for a reasonable price!
      The drag show on Sunday at 9 is very entertaining, hunter the bar tender is gorgeous and the drinks are fabulously fruity! Sex on the beach, banana daiquiri and strawberry daiquiri.

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      Cambel Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun place to stop in.
      The owner Freddie can make you feel that you've just stopped by his beach house for a party. The bar is the only gay bar in Northern Va. and they do a good job of being all things to all people. The drag bingo is fun as well as the overal crowd. The one sore spot for people used to DC would be that this is still VA. and the smokers know it!