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Blackwall Hitch Opens on Alexandria, Virginia’s Waterfront Monday, June 8

As readers know, the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria gets a new dining experience Monday,  June 8 as Mid-States Management Group of Annapolis opens Blackwall Hitch  in space adjacent to The Torpedo Factory.

Blackwall Hitch honors the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay with a modern interpretation of a classic coastal tavern.  The culinary team is lead by Culinary Institute of America graduate  Chef Michael Wagner.  Working in both the restaurant industry and as a private chef he comes from a background of fine dining.

Blackwall Hitch’s  menu draws upon classic American techniques that are regionally and seasonally inspired.  Complementing the dining  experience is a lively bar with  a creative cocktail, wine and beer program.

The restaurant’s  walls of windows bring the outside in with breathtaking views of the Potomac River from all angles.  Accommodating  315 seats inside the two level restaurant has expansive outdoor seating for 105.

Taking advantage of its riverfront location, Blackwall Hitch offers a patio overlooking the water plus a second level deck that includes a separate bar.

Designed to be sophisticated yet comfortable Blackwall Hitch offers flexible gathering spaces with both private and semi-private dining options for special events.

A live music schedule features  an eclectic mix of acoustic acts and bands.

Blackwall Hitch – 5 Cameron Street – Alexandria, VA 22314 – 571.982.3577


  • Sunday, 10 am – midnight
  • Monday – Wednesday , 11 am – midnight
  • Thursday – Saturday – 11 am – 2 am
  • Sunday Brunch 11 am – 3 pm (coming in July)
  • Live Music – Thursday – Saturday ●  www.theblackwallhitch.com

Be sure to like the restaurant on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

More information about the restaurant can be found at this link.

Blackwall Hitch softshell crab
Photo courtesy Blackwall Hitch
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