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Old Town's favorite outdoor dining experience is back!

King & Rye's Cocktail Garden Returns

King & Rye is excited to announce the return of our Cocktail Garden experience located in our beautiful courtyard. This redesigned space features lounge areas, intimate dining spaces, fire pits, a summer music series and – of course – a special menu of stellar seasonal cocktails to explore.

Curated by General Manager and Executive Bourbon Steward, Allison Strunk, the cocktail program focuses on a variety of spirits and fresh seasonal fruits like our house-made sangrias and spicy watermelon crush. Chef Tomas Chavarria has curated a seasonal garden menu featuring southern specialties like Drunken Mussels, King Street Taco Platter and a Sweet Peach Loaf. Plates are made from scratch with the highest-quality regional ingredients ideal to share and enjoy al fresco.

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Dine Under the Sky

Between fresh air, open skies and our cocktail garden’s elegant set-up, we’ve created an evening experience you’ll want to linger in.

Whether you want to sip on some seriously delectable drinks with friends or indulge in our seasonal menu with family, our cocktail garden will deliver the ambiance you are looking for. From the décor and firepits to seating options and lighting, every element in our cocktail garden is designed to indulge your senses. 

Hand-Crafted Flavors

At King & Rye, we are built on the foundation of community. We are proud to source ingredients and meats from local farmers and butchers such as Firefly Farms and Autumn Olive Farms. 

The Cocktail Garden is the center of hand-crafted, seasonally inspired drinks and dishes in Old Town Alexandria. Our expert mixologist, whiskey steward, chef, and team carefully curate locally sourced ingredients that inspire flavors you’ll crave time and again.

Sippin' Pretty in The Garden

We are thrilled to partner with world-renowned Whispering Angels Rose to bring our colorful and floral Cocktail Garden to life! 

COMING SOON: Look out for our announcement on a exclusive cocktail collaboration with Monkey Shoulder Whiskey. You won't want to miss this special treat!

Celebrate the Season in Our Cocktail Garden

Whether you are celebrating an important win with the team or enjoying small but precious moments with your loved ones, we love being the venue for all your occasions. 

Named one of the best outdoor places to eat outdoors in Alexandria, our cocktail garden is the perfect setting for every get-together.

King & Rye’s Cocktail Garden invites you to experience the season with us. We look forward to hosting you!

Terms & Conditions

Lounge reservations are two hours per reservation and available Wednesday – Sunday.

Cocktail Garden F.A.Q.s

Lounges: Brunch and dinner lounge experiences are available for parties of 4-8 guests. Please see details below as to what each experience includes.

Brunch Lounge Experience is $25 per person and includes a 2-hour lounge reservation with your choice of entrée from our Brunch Menu and an unlimited selection of juice (just add a bottle of champagne to make it a mimosa bar!). Reservation required, available Sundays.

Dinner Lounge Experience is $45 per person and includes a 2-hour lounge reservation with your choice of four plates from our Garden Menu served family style. Reservation required.

Cocktail Garden Tables: All tables will be available on a first come first serve basis. We do not take reservations for tables. Please see our waitlist feature to see day-of available tables. On the day of, join the waitlist to secure a table or put your name on the list to be notified when a table is open. 

Children: Children are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We will have our kids menu available.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome and must be on a leash at all times. 

Cancellations:  Cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance.  Any cancellations or no-shows within the 48 hour time-frame will be charged the rental fee and food and beverage minimum.  

In order to properly sanitize each lounge, the length of rentals will not be extended if parties arrive late.

WEATHER DEPENDANT! The Cocktail Garden will close due to inclement weather. Reservations will be notified day-of. Reservations can be moved inside to King & Rye, rescheduled in the Cocktail Garden for a later date or refunded due to weather. In these cases, you will be notified via email about an option to reschedule your booking or receive a complete refund. We will make every attempt to make the cancellations well in advance of your reserved time, but reserve the right to make fully-refunded cancellations in the case of emergent weather conditions at any time.

Outside food, drinks, smoking, or vaping will not be allowed in the Cocktail Garden.