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Copperwood Tavern Opens in Shirlington

Copperwood-Tavern1Update at 9:20 a.m. — Despite assurances from a spokeswoman that it would be open on Thursday, it appears that Copperwood Tavern has not, in fact, opened yet.

Copperwood Tavern, the cabin-style restaurant replacing Bistro Bistro in Shirlington Village, opened today (Thursday), at 4021 Campbell Ave.

The 5,700-square-foot, “cabin-style” restaurant will feature more than 20 beers on drafts, 30 craft whiskeys and some southern Virginia white whiskey, more commonly known as moonshine.

Owned by Reese Gardner, who also owns Wilson Tavern in Courthouse, Copperwood Tavern seats 218 people and features a seasonal, small-plate menu sourced from local farms. The restaurant also has a 56-seat, dog-friendly patio.

The restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. weekdays, and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. weekends.

Photo by Daniel Swartz