Two recent trips to the Anchor Bar in Old Town Alexandria have been pleasant surprises. Nestled next to the Fish Market Restaurant and sharing food menus, this little bar is inviting, friendly and fun. Half priced oysters on the half shell are large, fresh and briny. The raw clams on the half shell are some of the best I’ve sampled; sweet tender flesh with a salty kick. $5 Stoli cocktails and beer specials help the oysters and clams go down easy! AND the happy hour lasts 3 hours…bonus!