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Union Street Public House

Union Street Public House

Pub, American Restaurant, and Bar$$$$
Old Town, Alexandria
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  • Runnin' Donna
    "Bruce is the best."(3 Tips)
    Brian S.
    "Oysters are fantastic - so says my wife."(6 Tips)
    Heather B.
    "Drinks are poured heavy #awesome but a TOTAL cougar bar."(2 Tips)
    Jason B.
    "Great happy hour in downtown Alexandria, but don't get the wings.."(3 Tips)
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  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaJune 19, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Bruce is the best.
  • Roy E.
    Roy EdwardsMay 6, 2015
    Great atmosphere. Stay away from the crab cakes though.
  • Quinn E.
    Quinn EdwardsMarch 1, 2015
    Drinks and the pretzels!
  • Paul D.
    Paul DavisFebruary 16, 2015
    Very disappointed since last time I was there. Need to go back to pub like menu. Even the cheeseburger was dry and disappointing.
  • Beth
    BethJanuary 31, 2015
    They serve delirium! Any place that serves my favorite brew is on the topography my list
  • Brendan T.
    Brendan TobolaskiNovember 11, 2014
    The Iron Skillet Scallops are amazing
  • Brian S.
    Brian SoperAugust 26, 2014
    Oysters are fantastic - so says my wife. Draft beer selection is very solid.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KaiserAugust 20, 2014
    Great beers..great food, should I say more?
  • Jackie
    JackieAugust 10, 2014
    Get the Chicken Dumplings...they are not dumplings they are wontons and they are delicious!
  • Paul R.
    Paul RovedaMarch 7, 2014
    Bruce is the bartender to have! Great guy!
  • Ed S.
    Ed SucefredtoDecember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chicken wings !
  • Parker
    ParkerAugust 22, 2013
    Great happy hour
  • leilani a.
    leilani allwineAugust 17, 2013
    The wings are smoked!!! Highly recommend them :D
  • LinZ
    LinZAugust 3, 2013
    Pat Condon is legit.
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RobbinsJuly 14, 2013
    Very slow service but excellent food
  • Ken E.
    Ken EddyApril 14, 2013
    Best bloody Mary's I've had heavy on the horseradish!
  • Darlene L.
    Darlene Lare-HemmerMarch 29, 2013
    Pork chop was yummy!!!!
  • Autty C.
    Autty CrosbyMarch 3, 2013
    Oysters are everything.
  • Gabriel P.
    Gabriel PulgarFebruary 18, 2013
    Sunday Ragu is amazing. Brunch it for the poached egg.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BrownDecember 30, 2012
    Drinks are poured heavy #awesome but a TOTAL cougar bar. Wow I need to come back in 30 years.
  • Jonathan N.
    Jonathan NguyenDecember 8, 2012
    Do NOT sit in Victoria M.'s section. Went with friends and the checks took an hour (no joke) to straighten out after repeated attempts, not to mention dealing with the attitude we got.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BethkeJuly 26, 2012
    Great happy hour in downtown Alexandria, but don't get the wings.. No flavor.
  • Chris A.
    Chris A.June 17, 2012
    Great Irish pub that maintain the atmosphere of old town....love it!
  • Joseph I.
    Joseph IpMay 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Tater tots!!!
  • Mac
    MacApril 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Menu has changed dramatically over the years, and I'm no longer a fan (of the menu).
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BriggsApril 11, 2012
    Had the most amazing waiter Wendy! Wonderful service and food! ;-)
  • Peter K.
    Peter KarenApril 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try Wally's Oysters and Bacon
  • Jessica
    JessicaJanuary 8, 2012
    Delicious fries! Huge bucket for $1.95
  • Watson H.
    Watson HemrickDecember 28, 2011
    Oysters only a buck each at happy hour.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HaasOctober 17, 2011
    Bacon and oysters. OMG!!!
  • Sanders P.
    Sanders ParteeAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Met My Wife at Union Street! Try the Oysters (my favorite on Thursday nights) and then use Taxi Magic smartphone app to book a safe ride home. Just ask the bartender, Bruce...
  • Tammy H.
    Tammy H.May 1, 2011
    Hate to tell you folks but those aren't Cougars... They're Jaguars!
  • rebecca c.
    rebecca courtneyMarch 3, 2011
    Try the fish & chips - they r massive!
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah Pulliam BaileyFebruary 5, 2011
    Blondie dessert is warm and amazing, especially with ice cream. The chicken wings are pretty spicy.
  • Dave P.
    Dave PJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Grouper + Crab = Awesome!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HalerzJanuary 3, 2011
    I only go there for Jorge...the food, managers, and atmosphere need to be completely redone for me to go there on my own.
  • Kc G.
    Kc GaudetteJanuary 1, 2011
    dear lord. worst service ever
  • Kc G.
    Kc GaudetteJanuary 1, 2011
    get the pub pretzels!!
  • Scott K.
    Scott KorkowskiDecember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Cream if Crab soup is awesome!!!
  • Adrian D.
    Adrian D.September 27, 2010
    Lobster rolls are awesome here! Plus, you don't have to wait an hour in line like you do for the truck in DC! Sweeeeeeet!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BasingerJuly 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Give the bouncers your number, they deserve it.
  • Holly J.
    Holly JacksonJuly 4, 2010
    Cougartown. For reals. At least it's fun to watch.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PageJune 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If the downstairs bar is busy, head upstairs to the little bar and grab a nice cold glass of Harpoon IPA.
  • Trevor T.
    Trevor TuftyJune 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Please...no cougars here...get your game up son!
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BatenchukJune 1, 2010
    Lively for HH and decent food.
  • Mac
    MacApril 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a bonafide Cougar bar. Just look around...
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KrutAugust 27, 2009
    check out the bartenders. Not hot but definitely cute!
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