In 1871, the City of Alexandria introduced the Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company. The outfit initially occupied Star Firehouse on the east side of the 100 block of South St. Asaph Street until 1883, when a new station was built for Columbia just across the street at 109 South St. Asaph.
126 years later, Alexandria’s Neighborhood Restaurant Group relaunched this historic and beautifully preserved property as Columbia Firehouse, a sumptuous modern American brasserie and bar located in the heart of Alexandria’s Old Town.
Columbia Firehouse stands as a historic, beautifully preserved piece of Old Town’s heritage. From the street, the building has changed little while the interior has given way to sumptuous dining rooms on four levels, an atrium an outdoor patio and an exquisitely detailed barroom.
At Columbia Firehouse, we reinterpret the classic brasserie with a menu of seasonal, approachable and convivial dishes. From the Raw Bar to the Housemade Sausages and Farmstead Cheeses, Steamed Mussels, Bistro Steaks and Daily Fresh Plates, our menus can serve as a midweek meal, decadent date night or lively large gathering.
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