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February 12, 2020Lyon Place Admin

Date Nights in Clarendon


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples across the DMV will be looking for great spots for a date night. In Clarendon, there are plenty of options for a fun night out any night of the week. You don’t need the excuse of a holiday to make time for your loved ones, so make a plan to stop by one of these local spots this weekend, just steps from Lyon Place apartments!

The Board Room

This bar is a great option for all personality types. You can order drinks, nosh on above-average bar food, and play one of the dozens of games they provide on site. Giant scrabble is a fun one to play with a single competitor or a whole group, and jenga is always a crowd pleaser. Order the chicken strips or the burger and you can’t go wrong! The Board Room makes for a fun date night or group get together and it’s just a block from the Clarendon Metro. 

Northside Social

This cute cafe and wine bar is a great spot for brunch or coffee dates. In February, you may not want to sit outside, but in the warmer months, they have a great outdoor patio with lots of tables for individual diners or groups. The coffee and baked goods at Northside Social are among the best in the area and the vibe is cozy and inviting. Stop by early on a weekend morning to avoid the crowds or plan to grab wine in the early evening to kick off your date night. 


For a more traditional date night, Ambar is the perfect spot in Clarendon for a nice night out. The food is delicious (mostly small plates, with a popular all-you-can-eat menu for those with large appetites) and the drinks are top notch. Most notably, this spot has a more romantic vibe than many of the other restaurants in the neighborhood. Branch out with the chef’s more exotic Balkan dishes and enjoy the company of your beau for an evening out!

The neighborhood around Lyon Place is full of bars, shops, and dining options, but for a memorable date night, these are a few of our favorites. These Arlington hotspots are all metro accessible and offer reliable food and service any night of the year. 

Stop by Lyon Place today to speak with a member of our leasing team and learn how you can live in the best apartment building in Northern Virginia with easy access to these date night spots!