February 28th, 2019
At long last, Hops N’ Shine has officially opened its doors to the people of Alexandria. This much-anticipated follow-up from the owners of the Tyson’s Biergarten had its official opening just a few weeks ago, and based on the reviews, photos, and recommendations on social media, it seems that the first wave of customers is coming away with positive first impressions.
The space itself is cozy, with a modern-looking bar stretching all the way to the back of the dining room and a colorful mural painted on the opposite wall (it’s already been featured in a few Instagram selfies). If head to the back of the bar, you’ll find the door into the Secret Garten, an outdoor biergarten that will become quite the attraction once the weather warms up a bit. The menu features a selection of local craft beers and imported German and Belgian brews, signature moonshine cocktails, and a mouthwatering array of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots.