Two shipping containers to form Alexandria’s newest waterfront bar

Aerial view, from the Potomac River, of the bar planned for the Robinson Landing pier. (Courtesy Hapstakdemetriou)

The revitalized pier at Old Town Alexandria’s newest waterfront development will feature a bar and lounge carved out of shipping containers.

Alexandria Restaurant Partners has largely locked down the dining and bar scene at EYA’s Robinson Landing, having previously earned approval for a pair of restaurants in the mixed-use development. Its latest proposal involves the build out of a small kitchen, outdoor bar with seating and lounge area on the pier to support one of the two restaurants: Barca, an indoor-outdoor Mediterranean-inspired wine bar.

Architectural work on the pier will include the fit-out of two 30-foot-long shipping containers, one as a kitchen and the second as a bar, with retractable canopies above the seating areas. The project, designed by HapstakDemetriou Architecture, calls 94 “loose” seats, 24 seats at communal tables, 40 lounge seats and 15 more on the drink rail.

Barca will also offer 32 seats inside one of the two Robinson Landing condominium buildings, in a…

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