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Birchmere Music Hall

Music Venue, Concert Hall, and Lounge
3701 Mount Vernon Ave (at W Glebe Rd), Alexandria, VA 22305, United States
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  • Today
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM

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    Ray V.
    "One of my favorite venues.Small, intimate and the food is great!"(4 Tips)
    Gina R.
    "It's general admission."(4 Tips)
    "... it will be to see Kathleen Madigan :) Be sure to swing by RT's to grab a bite..."(2 Tips)
    Ron S.
    "Really liked the catfish and red beans and rice entree!"(2 Tips)
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  • intimate
  • kathleen madigan
  • general admission
  • catfish
  • beer
  • chicken fingers
  • wine
  • red beans
  • salads
  • arts
  • rice
  • Pinot Grigio
  • New Orleans style
  • acoustics
  • tostadas
  • booths
  • Christmas
  • classes
  • parking
  • Kyle O.

    Much more than a 'Rock Club,"legendary R&B, Bluegrass,Country, Folk, Jazz artists play in an intimate setting with perfect sound quality. No bad seats, but it's unreserved-get there early(doors at 6p)

    Kyle Osborne · September 6, 2013
  • Jason M.

    Best seats if u r on a date: when u first enter the Hall, take the left entrance and go toward stage. There is an isle of 2-top tables. Next best are the zebra couches. The rest are big shared tables.

    Jason Moran · September 16, 2010
  • Laura R.

    Best live music you will EVER experience! No bad seat in the house but all the better if you can catch a booth up front, incredible acoustics and you can order food & beer while catching a show, what

    Laura Renenger · April 29, 2011
  • Anna

    This place Rocks! Great service. Great Pinot Grigio, by the bottle. I will definitely be back... Hopefully it will be to see Kathleen Madigan :) Be sure to swing by RT's to grab a bite afterwards!

    Anna · March 22, 2014
  • LetTeddyWin ..

    Arrive early for good seats, but park far from the entrance so it's easier to get out after a show. Get a bottle of wine while you're waiting & take it in. Avoid salads (swimming in vinegar &sugar).

    LetTeddyWin .com · January 17, 2012
  • Chris C.

    Great, intimate setting to catch your favorite band. Get there early to get a seat close to the stage if you want as all shows are general admission, but there aren't bad seats.

    Chris Cegielski · July 19, 2014
  • Design*Sponge

    Shhhhh. No talking. This is one of the best venues for the total music experience for when the musicians are playing there is no talking. It’s all about the music and I love that! Read more

    Design*Sponge · August 3, 2014
  • Shayne C.

    Don't come expecting great good or even good service. This is a place to listen to music and perhaps drink beer if you're into it, thanks to a pretty solid variety of micros.

    Shayne Cole · February 22, 2014
  • Pee J.

    Great place for live music, social, and food! Get there early though because it's first come first served with seating even though there aren't any bad seats in the place

    Pee Jay · July 26, 2010
  • Robin G.

    You just have to suck it up and know that you're paying for an event as much as a concert. General admission, picnic tables & overpriced food is part of the experience. Yes, charging for water sucks!

    Robin Gardner · January 4, 2013
  • Keith M.

    Get there early for parking and seating--all reasonably priced tickets are general admission. The best performers--not the latest pop flavor of the week--perform here.

    Keith Malkin · October 21, 2011
  • Jason M.

    $13.95 for a chicken sandwich and they don't allow any substitutions??? C'mon fries instead of their bland homemade chips (same price as a seperate side.) What's the point of being so rigid. $13.95!!

    Jason Moran · November 4, 2010
  • Uber DC

    We love the Birchmere! Great for a date night or night out with friends. Even better - you can get $20 off your first ride by signing up for Uber with the promo code 'BIRCHMERE' ! #uberapproved

    Uber DC · July 11, 2013
  • Nancy C.

    For the best seats, come around 4 PM. The box office opens at five. Get in line so that you can get an early number to enter and get the best seats.

    Nancy Carlson · October 14, 2013
  • Hillel G.

    Report 1: Dinner special Jeanne ordered was a total rip-off. Nothing special in any way whatsoever & $17 for the privilege. My salad was a much better value. At least it wasn't supposed to be special.

    Hillel Glazer · April 7, 2013
  • Metro Weekly

    John Waters does an annual Xmas show here. A collection of interviews with Mr. Waters was recently published, including one in 2009 by us detailing this very event. Read more

    Metro Weekly · December 18, 2011
  • Pee J.

    One cool place to see a show, social, and food. But get there early due to first come first served seating even though there are really no bad seats here. Read more

    Pee Jay · July 26, 2010
  • TopGolf Bear

    This place is awesome. It’s a little small, but then again, I am a 400 pound bear. After a show, I head to TopGolf to stretch my legs and swing the big stick.

    TopGolf Bear · September 28, 2011
  • Jeff F.

    They stopped giving free refills on soda/iced tea & no longer serve tap water - only $3.50-16oz bottles. The food seems overpriced for quantity & quality as well.

    Jeff Fasceski · October 7, 2010
  • Tori S.

    Group of 3. Ordered crabby pretzels. Dicks gave us 2 pretzels. We had to math. Dicks also asked for tip when tickets purchased.

    Tori Stovall · February 21, 2013
  • David C.

    Get there at 5:00 when they hand out the numbers that they call out at 6:00 when the music hall opens. Great live music! Read more

    David Cheney · August 22, 2011
  • NDevo

    The Pontani Sisters Burlesque Show was AMAZING there! Get there early, as it's general seating - food great too!

    NDevo · March 18, 2010
  • Willette B.

    The performance was excellent. The food is not so good. But it's not far from Old Town or Crystal City.

    Willette Bethea · September 21, 2013
  • Pamela E.

    Be careful where you park. They will double the cars in the lot and you will be blocked in. Is that legal? Probably my last visit here.

    Pamela Evon · June 2, 2012
  • C. S.

    Great place to catch a show. Usually have to get there early to get good seats (general admission). Read more

    C. S · October 21, 2009
  • Ray V.

    One of my favorite venues.Small, intimate and the food is great!

    Ray Venero · July 14, 2013
  • Rosalie D.

    Arrive early to snag a good table. Decent on tap and bottled beer selection.

    Rosalie Dech · January 11, 2014
  • Audrey A.

    Great, intimate venue. Good service and decent food. Arrive early to get good seats!

    Audrey A · October 22, 2012
  • Scot H.

    Great venue, but bad food. Chicken tenders are serviceable. Nachos too. Avoid chicken quesadilla.

    Scot H. · March 25, 2012
  • Brent P.

    Great venue! Get there early (or show up late) to grab awesome seats.

    Brent Pennington · December 21, 2012
  • Gina R.

    Definitely get there early to grab a table in front. It's general admission.

    Gina R. · February 14, 2010
  • Brian R.

    Casual place with a lot of history. Great staff. I'll be back.

    Brian Rowe · October 2, 2013
  • Washington Blade

    Celebrating their 30th anniversary, 10,000 Maniacs will be performing tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. See more in the Blade

    Washington Blade · August 15, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    Gay jazz saxophonist Dave Koz brings his ‘Hello Tomorrow Tour’ this Wednesday. Koz is playing new releases and old hits. Tell us if he plays "You Make Me Smile" and "Together Again."

    Washington Blade · July 14, 2011
  • James T.

    Good food, stage line of site is pretty good at majority of the seats/tables.

    James Taylor · January 27
  • Brandon S.

    Parking can fill up quickly, get in and find a spot.

    Brandon Sorensen · November 14, 2014
  • Martha G.

    Bring your own water because they don't offer tap : / You'll end up spending $2.50 on one bottle.

    Martha Guinyard-Reed · November 15, 2011
  • Allison K.

    The line number ticket system is ridiculous. It's like the Southwest airline of venues.

    Allison Kasic · March 14, 2015
  • Keith M.

    Best venue for live music in the DC-Baltimore area.

    Keith Malkin · October 12, 2011
  • Biju. Z.

    Have the catfish and red beans and rice. Not kidding. Do it.

    Biju. Z. · February 7, 2012
  • Terilee007

    Having 2 pay 4 water is bogus :-( & bottle H2O is bad 4 environment etc

    Terilee007 · February 15, 2012
  • Kathy G.

    Menu is only second to performing artist, amazing

    Kathy Grannis · October 9, 2010
  • Ron S.

    Really liked the catfish and red beans and rice entree!

    Ron Shipley · June 20, 2014
  • Joseph S.

    Get the catfish, red beans and rice...always a treat!

    Joseph Smith · October 1, 2012
  • Stacey

    amazing live performances from obscure/underground artists with niche followings.

    Stacey · December 21, 2014
  • Joseph S.

    Get the catfish red beans and rice! Delicious!

    Joseph Smith · April 11, 2012
  • rukmini diane maria b.

    A great place to see world class musicians!

  • Colin E.

    Surprising but true the Tostada is really good!

    Colin Enger · January 29, 2012
  • Jeffrey B.

    Great food but come early to the show to get better seats

    Jeffrey Bell · July 23, 2011
  • Monique

    Don't eat here. Both me and my date got food poisoning! :(

    Monique · May 23, 2014

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