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The Birchmere

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Address: 3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305-2408
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+1 703-549-7500
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00

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David Duchovny

First time at the Birchmere. Was expecting a small hall, a bar, and a small floor to stand in front of stage. The Birchmere is nothing like that! A large room, numbered tables... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at the Birchmere. Was expecting a small hall, a bar, and a small floor to stand in front of stage. The Birchmere is nothing like that! A large room, numbered tables. Bring your appetite. Food was great, waitstaff was great. David Duchovny and his band gave a great show (even though the poor thing was under the weather.)... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went to the Birchmere to see Arlo Gutherie. Have always enjoyed the intimate setting there. I was pleasantly surprised by the staff. Our server was really attentive and very friendly!!

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Thank MichelleB3
East Coast
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

What WONDERFUL evening! Ms Collins' voice was rich, her quips were lighthearted and wicked, her rapport with the audience was a mix of nostalgia and delight. "Only " two full hours of music-- oh we wanted so much more! THANK YOU JUDY and THANK YOU Birchmere-- I found no problem with the sound system which was rich and well rounded.... More 

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Thank aattura
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The Birchmere venue is nothing special, and that is an overstatement. And the food is not good. So the least that one would expect is decent music and a good sound system. My wife and I had tickets to see the Judy Collins show on December 27. It was so bad that we left before the show was over. The... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

They present a wide variety of acts, some famous, others a little more obscure. I't s pretty intimate space, while still seating 500 people at tables. The exterior is kind of a dressed up warehouse, but the inside is fun. Because it is always general admission seating, pay attention to explanations of timing on the website. I think the food... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Built in an old roller rink this place gets great acts for a venue that seats only 500. Not a bad seat in the house. It is like dinner theater and the food and service were very respectable. If someone you want to see is playing here don't miss them because you will have a great time.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I come to the Birchmere at least a few times a year, depending on who's playing. Saw Chip Esten ("Deacon" from TV's "Nashville"). It was a sold out show but the venue did it's usual great job with service. If you have never been you need to read the website before going to understand how the process works. If you... More 

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Thank travelgal987
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I really enjoyed seeing Acoustic Alchemy last week at the Birchmere. It was nothing I imagined as I pulled up to the place and noticed it was not the normal looking venue I had been used to going to. This place was kinda Off the grid even while being in the City of Alexandria. A perfect place for Live venues.... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We recently went to the Birchmere for the Raven's Night of belly dance performances. Had a great time, it is very organized, especially when handling large crowds. Good food, good drink prices, and the entertainment we saw was fantastic. The outside looks like a painted block storage building, but the inside is very open and well thought out for movement... More 

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

So once you buy your tickets. It's open seating. Box office opens at 5pm we got there at 530. We were 141 in line. Doors open at 6. We had a tasty beverage at the bar while waiting. Still got pretty good seats but if you must have front row... I suggest getting there at 5. Food was ok. We... More 

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