The Birchmere

The Birchmere, Alexandria: Hours, Address, The Birchmere Reviews: 4.5/5

The Birchmere
4.5
Bars & Clubs • Theatre & Performances
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
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itsjustcat
Baltimore, MD51 contributions
Good sound system
Nov 2021
We were there at 5:30pm for a 7:30pm show and we were given a no. at the check-in window. The waiting area and bar was extremely packed. Imagine our surprise when our no. was almost last to be called for auditorium entry. The concert was sold out and no social distancing at all. Tough finding a decent seat. Announcer requested that people seated at the front of the stage to wear mask at ALL times except during food/drink per band's request. The waitstaff was hustling getting food/drink orders and busboys were running out trays of food as quickly as possible. Food was surprisingly good. Everyone did a good job.
Written 30 November 2021
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patty6789
Arlington, VA7 contributions
Not following covid mask wearing guidelines.
Oct 2021
Wonderful venue but they are NOT following Covid guidelines. Packed with people and almost no one wore a mask! Talked with the performers and they were also shocked at the lack of mask wearers. Just selfish on the patrons part. These bands want to keep performing and if they get sick because of us their tour will come to an end.
Written 13 October 2021
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Lee H
London, UK303 contributions
Get there early!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Hour early wasn't early enough. We walked in at 6:25 for a 7:30 show and had a tough time finding a decent seat. Thankfully it is a small venue and the acoustics are excellent.

Get there early and enjoy the food and drink.
Written 29 September 2021
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Darryl B
1 contribution
Great show, Bad food.
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great Najee show. Horrible food! The cook needs to be fired. Both catfish dinners were terrible. One was overcooked and the other had shrimp buttery sauce. The dinner rolls are hard as drinks. Eat before you get there.
Written 13 September 2021
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VaTraveler5
159 contributions
Great place to eat and see a concert
Mar 2021
We came to Alexandria to see Raul Malo in the Music Hall area. We got to the Birchmere around 4:45 p.m. and there was already a short line for the box office which opens at 5:00. They assign you a number, which is what you use to enter the Music Hall at 6:00 to get your seating. After getting our number, we got drinks at the bar and then went into the hall at 6:00. The seating was spread out due to Covid; we shared a long table with one other couple. The service was good, but the food was outstanding! We ordered the vegetable stack (portobello, thick slabs of eggplant, roasted red pepper and couscous), pot roast (good portion with potatoes) and THE BEST (restaurant) apple pie EVER, which was served ala mode. Birchmere - don't change a thing about the apple pie!
The show started at 7:30 with the warm up act, and the headliner around 8:15. It's an intimate-feeling venue, everyone was friendly and provided good service. Not to mention the show, which was excellent. We used Uber for the evening, which was quick and readily available.
Altogether a wonderful experience, one of the best places to eat dinner and see a concert!
Written 28 March 2021
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Kim R
Falls Church, VA1 contribution
Good food and entertainers
Feb 2020
Was pleasantly surprised at how good the food was and the good selection too. Was there for the 3 Dog Night - Great show!!!!! Can't see that anywhere else.
Written 25 February 2020
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johnfjohnston
The Villages, FL5,246 contributions
Mary Prankster Sold-out Performance !
Dec 2019
Mary Prankster was phenomenal! After years in retirement...resurrected and even better than before.
Food before the show, served by delightful and attentive "Darryl P." was mediocre and expensive.
Written 12 January 2020
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Marlene B
Centreville, VA14 contributions
New years eve
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great evening out to see 3 local blue grass bands...Seldom Scene being the headliner. Moderately priced 1st come seating. It wasnt too crazy. Arrived just after 6pm for an 8pm show. We had time to order drinks and have dinner before the show. Dessert and drinks could be ordered during the show. You did not have to order anything to eat or drink. You can just come for the show.
Written 2 January 2020
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Stevezl
18 contributions
Southside
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great little venue, I believe 400 total. Bar was good, Food was adequate and the coziness was awesome!
Written 24 December 2019
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Supapam
Delaware152 contributions
Maysa rocked it!
Dec 2019 • Couples
First time at this spot but hopefully not the last. I actually enjoyed the food too, which is unusual at these performance venues. I read older reviews that say there is not a bad seat in the house. I dont necessarily agree, but you WILL need to get there early because they seat people on a first-come-first-served basis. You get a number when you get there that determines the order they call you into the actual venue. Then you find your own seat inside. We sat off to the front right side and our view was slightly obstructed by stage equipment. Not terrible, but get there early for the best seating option. Also the place was FREEZING. However, Maysa's Christmas show was totally awesome! She always shows her audience such a good time, a consummate professional. I recommend this place but just go prepared.
Written 22 December 2019
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