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Things to do in Crystal City, Arlington

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“One of the highest rated restaurants in Pentagon/ Crystal City​ area. The food is great, with changing menu every day​. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome sports bar named #20 on "Sports Sports Bars in America" by Sports Illustrated on year. Good food and good drinks at non-big-city prices.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Spanish tapas: This restaurant by famed chef Jose Andres offers up delicious sangria and tapas. There is an also outdoor seating, weather permitting.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Incredibly well-made burgers, fries and shakes from Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef fame. These are well-regarded as some of the best burgers in DC by many a local critic, and they have a variety of dipping sauces to go with their fries. Especially beloved is their toasted marshmallow shake. If you like friend eggs with yolk, the Spike's Sunnyside burger is a must-try.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Event Space
“This is where one metro stop is. In addition, there are lots of bars and restaurants here.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“A very nice mall, metro station is in the mall. Costco, Nordstrom Rack is across the street.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“CVS is great for things you might have forgotten to bring, such as toothpaste, and it's a good pharmacy as well.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Of course Ruth's Chris is famous for its steaks, but I love to visit for the Happy Hour with 180-degree views over the airport, river, and DC.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Happy Hour specials and the outdoor seating are great. On Tuesday's all burgers are only $5. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Terrific craft beer selection and fun atmosphere. Has an "outdoor" bar in nice weather when the big windows are open which is the best place to be.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Freddie's is Northern Virginia's only LGBT, straight friendly restaurant and bar. We offer Happy Hour daily from 4-8pm. Karaoke,Drag,and more!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Synetic Theater is simply one of the innovative theaters. They are known for their wordless Shakespeare productions but they also perform other reimagined classics and originals as well. Their international cast puts on shows about five times a year so if you are lucky enough to be here when they are performing, it will be worth your while. I am a huge fan so if you want to know more, just let me know.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Fast-food chain serving chicken sandwiches, strips & nuggets along with salads & sides. 2200 Crystal Dr Ste G”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Middle Eastern Restaurant
“One of the highest rated restaurants in Pentagon/ Crystal City​ area. The food is great, with changing menu every day​. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Awesome sports bar named #20 on "Sports Sports Bars in America" by Sports Illustrated on year. Good food and good drinks at non-big-city prices.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Spanish tapas: This restaurant by famed chef Jose Andres offers up delicious sangria and tapas. There is an also outdoor seating, weather permitting.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Incredibly well-made burgers, fries and shakes from Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef fame. These are well-regarded as some of the best burgers in DC by many a local critic, and they have a variety of dipping sauces to go with their fries. Especially beloved is their toasted marshmallow shake. If you like friend eggs with yolk, the Spike's Sunnyside burger is a must-try.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Of course Ruth's Chris is famous for its steaks, but I love to visit for the Happy Hour with 180-degree views over the airport, river, and DC.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Happy Hour specials and the outdoor seating are great. On Tuesday's all burgers are only $5. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gay Bar
“Freddie's is Northern Virginia's only LGBT, straight friendly restaurant and bar. We offer Happy Hour daily from 4-8pm. Karaoke,Drag,and more!”
  • 8 locals recommend

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