Del Ray bar Hops N Shine wants live outdoor music 10+ hours a day

Hops N Shine (photo via Hops N Shine/Facebook)

A popular bar on the border of Del Ray and Arlandria is looking to expand with expanded hours and live entertainment.

Hops N Shine at 3410 Mount Vernon Avenue is asking the city to approve a plan to extend its outdoor patio hours, allow outdoor cooking, and have “amplified soft background” music with a live musician.

The restaurant is asking that outdoor live music be allowed Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

According to their special use permit application:

  • Patio hours would be extended an hour, until 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday
  • The outdoor cooking would include s’mores over propane fire pits, and date night cooking classes with 16-ounce butane cans with portables stoves tops
  • Opening the garage door in the front of the building, while continuing live indoor entertainment
  • The addition of an acoustic musician Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 9 p.m.
  • Introduce outdoor games like Jenga, cornhole and Connect Four

The matter goes before the Planning Commission on June 4.

A blueprint of the proposed expansion of Hops N Shine at 3410 Mount Vernon Avenue (via City of Alexandria)

Photo via Hops N Shine/Facebook