In 1871, the City of Alexandria introduced the Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company. The outfit initially occupied the Star Firehouse until 1883, when a new station was built across the street.
In July 2009, Alexandria’s Neighborhood Restaurant Group relaunched this historic and beautifully preserved property as Columbia Firehouse, a sumptuous modern American brasserie and bar.
The first floor is devoted to comfort food, a nifty raw bar, small plates for sharing, steamed mussels, fresh salads, sandwiches, bistro steaks and suppers. The barroom features regional craft beers, classic cocktails and affordable wines. Meanwhile, the luxurious second floor dining room is a stylish chop house.
Columbia Firehouse offers ample space for private parties and events.