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The Alley Light

55 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
About this place
The Alley Light offers a unique dining experience centered on French shared plates, craft cocktails and an old world wine list. Once an apartment space, the restaurant is located in an alley on a side street of Charlottesville's downtown pedestrian mall.

Tips from locals

January 28, 2020
Best food, drinks, and atmosphere in town. You will need a reservation. No signs. It's located in the alley at Revolutionary Soup.
December 8, 2019
Seafood & French. Cool spot down an alley on the famous Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Atmosphere is smoky (without the smoke) with a throwback vibe.
December 5, 2019
We absolutely love this place. It's tucked away down an alley (it's there, I promise you!) so it feels like a 1920's speakeasy. Go up the stairs into the coolest place in Cville. The food will never disappoint. Sit at the bar and watch the bartenders work their magic in vintage crystal glasses. It's…
October 18, 2019
Exceptional gin bar with small plates downtown. In an alley.
October 18, 2019
Quaint setting on the Historic Downtown Mal in Charlottesville. Intimate space, yummy eats and drinks.

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108 2nd Street Southwest
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 5:00 PM
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Happy hour
Full bar, cocktails
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