About Us

Originally named the Cole Bin, in 1978 "Ramparts" became the new neighborhood watering hole.  In the early 1980’s it grew and became a pub and grill and we have been proudly feeding Alexandria since!  Recent renovations were done with dark hardwood floors, white washed brick walls, and soft leather seating.  With over 200 beers and wines, a diverse menu, and great specials, there is something for everyone!


In addition to the regular menu, Chef Keys offers daily, weekly, and monthly features!  There are also monthly beer and wine features to enjoy with your meal in the dining room, private room, or at one of our two bars.

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Comfort foods made from scratch

Our Bars & Dining Rooms


Although all rooms share the same main menu, each is unique in it's experience and atmosphere.  The dining room is a great space for an easygoing meal with friends and family.  The dining room bar is a casual spot to eat, have drinks, and socialize with fellow patrons and bartender.  The Farlington Room is  a private dining space that seats 30 and is great for any event (see our Contact page for details).  And the pub is THE spot for everything sports with 30 HD TVs, surround sound for major games, and local team specials...  So, whatever your mood, flying solo or with company, you will find comfort in any room here!

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Over 200 beers and wines

with features each month!

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Specials &Features


Every lunch and dinner Chef Keys prepares several food specials.  There are also weekly dinner specials:   Half price burger night, BBQ rib night, half price bottles of wine, and more.  And each month there is a food feature, red & white wine feature, and a beer draft, can, & bottle feature in addition to the regular menu.


In the pub and at the dining room bar there are food and drink specials during local games and Happy Hour (Monday through Friday 4:00pm to 7:00pm).

Specials coming soon!

Ramparts Tavern & Grill

1700 Fern Street

Alexandria, VA 22302

(703) 998-6616

We are always looking for strong team members. Apply M-F between 2-4pm 

Hours of Operation:

Current temporary hours Mon-Sun 11am-9pm


Mon-Fri 11am-2am

Sat 10:30am-2am

Sun 10am-2am

Full Menu Avaviable:

Mon-Fri 11am-12:30am

Sat 10:30am-12:30am

Sun 10:00am-11:00pm

Visit our other locations in Alexandria:  City Kitchen, T.J. Stone's, Shooter McGee's