Hard Times Cafe

Hard Times Cafe

American Restaurant, Sports Bar, and Bar
4069 Chain Bridge Rd (at Page Ave), Fairfax, VA 22030, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.7/10

Based on 100 votes

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  • chili
  • alamo
  • chicken wings
  • happy hour
  • bar games
  • burgers
  • veggie chili
  • fried pickles
  • trivia
  • shuffleboard
  • pool tables
  • nachos
  • beer
  • scenic views
  • good for a quick meal
  • tater tots
  • french fries
  • mini burgers
  • great value
  • salads
  • Washington Capitals

    A great Caps on Tap Viewing Party location. For official Caps On Tap Viewing details - Read more

    Washington Capitals · February 13, 2013
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  • Nova S.

    $5.99 Monday night burgers with a tater tot substitution is awesome!

    Nova Shepherd · November 9, 2010
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  • Stephen B.

    Ask for Marvin Lopez. He's the mayor. He thinks he runs the place.

    Stephen Boensel · May 2, 2010
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  • Danny B.

    Try the times, ask for extra hard.

    Danny Baldwin · August 2, 2010
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  • Kevin H.

    Ask for a chili sampler before you order

    Kevin Hollywood · August 5, 2010
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  • Michelle M.

    Best Chili, Wings and Service around! Just opened their shuffleboard tables too! Good times!

    Michelle Milam · April 16, 2010
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  • Hard Times Cafe

    eaten their $5 lunch, any day of the week! Read more

    Hard Times Cafe · March 10, 2010
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  • Cristian L.

    The mini burgers with fries here are glorious. Make sure you come out for $1 beers on Thursday.

    Cristian Loza · February 24, 2012
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  • CaraMari

    On Thursday: $1.50 bottles!

    CaraMari · November 19, 2011
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  • Erica R.

    Plan on waiting about 20 minutes to ask if you want a beer all the girls seem nice but you can tell they don't give a shit

    Erica Reynolds · June 16, 2011
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  • Chris F.

    If the girl with the huge jugs is there, compliment her ... she will show you them

    Chris Ford · June 9, 2011
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  • Tad S.

    Cheapie drinks in a take-home plastic mug Tuesdays. Also, try a Cincinnati five-way. You won't regret it.

    Tad Suiter · February 17, 2010
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  • Neil B.

    On Wednesday, a dozen wings is only $4.80. Try the 'Texas' wings, they're great.

    Neil Bonner · December 11, 2009
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  • Christine Y.

    It was great.

    Christine Young · January 25, 2013
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  • Graham J.

    YOU CAN SMOKE INSIDE HERE AND IT'S GLORIOUS

    Graham J. · February 25, 2012
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  • Kate C.

    Service is pretty piss poor. Go to the one in Old Town or Springfield.

    Kate Carroll · March 15, 2011
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  • Michael N.

    Best wings in the dc area.

    Michael Norman · February 17, 2011
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  • Jodi B.

    $5 bar nachos on Fridays. :)

    Jodi B. · December 17, 2010
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  • Marvin L.

    Ask for the billy crampler

    Marvin Lopez · November 3, 2010
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  • Christopher G.

    $5 burgers on Mondays!

    Christopher Gonzalez · August 17, 2010
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  • Sean M.

    Get drunk before. This isn't DC, a bud light pitcher shouldn't cost $13

    Sean Meyer · December 24, 2009
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  • Patti H.

    Chili is great so are the fried pickles. Some of the best wait staff in the area. Love this place.

    Patti Hinko · December 29, 2013
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  • Israel S.

    They sell cigarettes at the bar. It may be a suburban hellhole, but at least the bartenders are nice!

    Israel S · December 27, 2013
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  • Sabrina H.

    Get the chicken alamo! Personally no tomatoes! Sounds gross till you eat it trust me I am sooo picky!

    Sabrina Hunter · September 26, 2013
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  • Ginger P.

    Staff very friendly. Get a downstairs table to avoid the first floor smoking. The wings rocked.

    Ginger PC · July 6, 2013
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  • frankie2pants

    Don't feed the animals.

    frankie2pants · March 7, 2013
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  • Megan Y.

    If you get Chili Mac ask for a bowl!

    Megan Yamamoto · September 7, 2011
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  • Dan D.

    How has no one mentioned that you can still smoke at the bar here.. you can smoke at the bar upstairs post smoking ban.

    Dan Duckwitz · April 29, 2011
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  • Christopher G.

    Asked for Marvin Lopez, the dude didn't know what I was talking about. Coincedentally it may have been the wrong Marvin L!

    Christopher Gonzalez · July 18, 2010
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  • Patti H.

    $1 bottle domestics on Thursdays during happy hour

    Patti Hinko · November 15, 2014
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  • Karin G.

    Veggie chili is great!!!

    Karin Gander · June 9, 2014
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  • Natasha K.

    New pool tables!😀

    Natasha K · April 21, 2014
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  • John S.

    Extremely friendly staff!!!!!!!!!

    John Schubel · February 1, 2014
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  • Gwen T.

    Best fried pickles. The breading and seasoning beats all.

    Gwen Townsend · December 31, 2013
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  • Stephanie W.

    Used to love going to Hard Times but this experience was awful. Terrible service, over cooked food that we had to wait a long time for. Will not go back!

    Stephanie Wade · July 28, 2013
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  • Daniel L.

    Don't go here. It was 90 sum odd degrees today and they won't let me in with a tanktop. Good way to turn away money. You just lost my business forever. .

    Daniel Lloyd · July 7, 2013
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  • Kevin H.

    Poker Mondays at 7pm and 9:30pm. Thursday $1 Dom. Bottles 3-9pm Saturdays $4 Bombs all day

    Kevin Hollywood · July 3, 2013
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  • Kevin H.

    Wednesday is Giant Mug Night all day long. Also trivia is at 8 pm

    Kevin Hollywood · July 3, 2013
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  • Mikey Z.

    Love the vegetarian chili!

    Mikey Z · May 20, 2013
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  • Callista S.

    It's hard to find a seat on Sundays

    Callista Small · May 5, 2013
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  • DistrictBlake !.

    Veggie Chili Salad was a great idea. Flavorful well seasoned.

    DistrictBlake !!! · April 13, 2013
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  • Chris D.

    Service sucks, but the food is decent.

    Chris Douthat · December 5, 2012
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  • Zee V.

    5.99 wings on Wednesday are the best deal!

    Zee VanBaker · September 26, 2012
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  • Gillian D.

    Service sucks and the smoke permeates into the non-smoking bar. Try Fast Eddies instead.

    Gillian Dionne · August 22, 2012
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  • Starlet S.

    Weird location, easy to pass on the road if you don't know it is there. Ask for the Chili sampler before you eat - so worth it!

    Starlet Smith · July 8, 2012
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  • Yenij W.

    fun times at the buddy last weekend! birthday get together =)

    Yenij Wng · March 7, 2012
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  • Scott K.

    One of the best bars in Fairfax and great Thursday happy hour

    Scott K · March 2, 2012
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  • Phong K.

    The Alamo chicken is money!! Great place for Redskins and Caps games. One of the few local bars where you can smoke and dine

    Phong Khomphengchanh · September 30, 2011
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  • Amir K.

    Wednesdays for geeks at 8:00

    Amir K · August 18, 2011
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  • Hard Times Cafe

    TOMORROW is National Chili Day! Free Chili Dog with minimum purchase!

    Hard Times Cafe · July 28, 2010
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