The popular South Riding restaurant will open its second location in Ashburn.

Social House

Exciting news tonight. The Burn has learned that the popular South Riding restaurant Social House Kitchen & Tap is planning a second location in Ashburn. The plan is for them to take over the former Boston’s space at Goose Creek Village at the corner of Sycolin Road and Belmont Ridge Road.

Image: Social House Kitchen & Tap

The Social House location in South Riding opened a year ago this month to strong reviews. It describes itself as a casual American kitchen and tap house, featuring live music, comfort foods and a large selection of beers, wines and cocktails. The menu features dishes like steak frites, shrimp and grits, pork sliders, onion rings and soft pretzel sticks. See the full menu here.

Image: Social House Kitchen & Tap
Image: Social House Kitchen & Tap

In case you haven’t heard the story, the owner of the former Boston’s space wanted to change the restaurant into something he hoped would be more popular in the community. He announced a new name — the Ashburn Ale House — and was redecorating and creating a new menu. But something went wrong and the whole deal suddenly went belly up. (See our coverage here and here.) The doors were locked and the space has sat empty for several months now. But that should end soon with the news that Social House is coming.

Image: Boston’s

We spoke with a manager at the South Riding location who said plans are still in the early stages, but they hope to open in Ashburn by late summer or early fall.

Image: Social House Kitchen & Tap
  1. Huong Powers 6 years ago

    Isn’t Social House part of The V restaurant?

  2. Mark Bantree 6 years ago

    “Strong reviews”?? The South Riding location is terrible. Both the food and service are well below par. There’s not much choice in S Riding so I guess they survive, but they are going to need to significantly improve both to make it at their new location.

  3. Kelly R. 6 years ago

    Any update on an opening date for the Social House?

    • The Burn 6 years ago

      All I’ve heard is sometime in September. Nothing beyond that.

  4. Anonymous 6 years ago


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