Al fresco dining on a tree-lined promenade

“Be fashionably latte, with cafes galore!”

Dine in Shirlington on Campbell Avenue’s row of more than 20 restaurants, and you’ll see a beloved Main Street of picturesque, wide brick sidewalks filled with people boldly proclaiming “food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

People come from all over to catch an art-house movie in comfy recliners at AMC Shirlington 7 or a play at Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, then stroll the pleasant strip of restaurants to decide where to eat. Arlington has a seductive nightlife and restaurant scene where the flavors are as diverse as Arlington itself.

Stay in or near The Village at Shirlington, and you'll have fantastic food, entertainment and boutiques at your fingertips. The European-style promenade offers more than 15 shops and 20 restaurants. From American to Asian, Indian to Italian and Mediterranean to microbrews, Shirlington has one of the most diverse selections of cuisine you’ll ever find in one neighborhood.

Where else can you find hula dancing in the shadow of the nation’s capital? Shirlington’s Hula Girl restaurant regularly features ukulele-playing and hula dancing as patrons enjoy dinner. Catch a poetry reading at Busboys & Poets which is a restaurant, book store, lounge and theater all in one. In summer, the Shirlala Music Festival means weekly live music outdoors in the evening.

The Village at Shirlington proclaims: Whatever suits your fancy, it’s here. Denim, dolcettos, to-die-for hairdos and more. In the Village at Shirlington, you’re encouraged to follow your retail therapy with mani therapy and pedi therapy. That’s a to-do list you’ll love checking off.