At Northside Social in Clarendon, you can work from a laptop and sip lattes on the ground floor — then, when it’s finally time, close your laptop lid and head upstairs for a glass of wine.
In this video, Drew Carpenter of The Keri Shull Team takes us inside Northside Social.
“It’s a very tight-knit group of people; you see people at the store and walking down the street, at the bank, and you see them in Northside. That always makes you feel good — that you know everyone’s name,” says Randi Milton, Northside Social’s general manager.
“People hang out here in the wine bar for a date night, but they’re also here for their morning coffee on their way to work.”
Northside by Day: Coffee, Baked Goods, Sandwiches, and more
The first-floor coffeehouse offers freshly-made pastries and light café fare: salads, quiches, and sandwiches. Northside by day is a great place to work or study.
Randi’s favorite drink is that famous, simple classic: the cappuccino, with its two shots of espresso, equal parts steamed milk and milk foam. It’s simple and delicious, and Northside’s baristas prepare it well.
Northside’s café baked goods include gluten-free treats (like the No Gluten Lemon Blueberry Ricotta Scone). The Nutella Pop Tart is one of Northside’s signature baked goods — try it if you want something especially sweet. Those who like savory pastries might be tempted by Northside’s Ham and Cheese Croissant.
Randi’s favorite food item is the bacon and egg sandwich. Their bacon is actually house-smoked by Liberty Tavern across the street.
Northside Social’s wine bar also hosts full-service brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Try the House-Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tartine, and choose from a variety of single origin manual brew coffees.
Northside by Night: Wine, Wine Cocktails, and Beer
Northside Social’s wine bar opens after 5:00pm every day of the week, and for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The bar serves wine, wine cocktails like the Elderflower Fizz, draft beer, and a huge selection of bottled beer. Northside sells wine by the bottle, half bottle, and glass.
If you enjoy Northside Social in Arlington, you may also want to stop by their second location in Falls Church when you’re in the area.
What’s your vote — is Northside Social best for:
- Morning weekday coffee?
- Daytime work/study laptop camping?
- Wine bar date nights?
- Weekend brunch?
Let us know in the comments.
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