Built in 1883, Columbia Firehouse now stands as a historic, beautifully appointed American brasserie and barroom in the heart of Alexandria’s Old Town. The sumptuous dining rooms, atrium and outdoor patio are devoted to familiar comfort foods, oysters and shellfish, mussels, small plates for sharing, salads, steaks and nightly suppers. The handsome barroom features regional craft beers, stylish wines and classic cocktails. Open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Columbia Firehouse is an essential neighborhood gathering place for friends and family, and an altogether timeless classic.
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.
127 years later, this beautifully preserved property was relaunched as Columbia Firehouse, a lively and sumptuous modern American brasserie located in the heart of Alexandria’s historic Old Town.