Loudoun IHOP restaurants apply for liquor licenses

It looks like you soon will be able to order a pilsner with your pancakes or a glass of bubbly with your bacon and eggs. That’s because all the IHOP restaurant locations in Loudoun County have applied for their liquor licenses.

The move appears to be part of IHOP’s “Bubbles, Wines & Brews” program it began rolling out in select locations earlier this year. The new alcohol offerings are for dine-in only.

“Our recent ‘Drinks and Dining Survey’ unveiled this is the perfect time to launch our alcohol beverage menu and gauge excitement about these new offerings, as 66% of our recent guests and 58% of our younger guests (ages 21-34) have been craving an alcoholic beverage to accompany some of their IHOP favorites,” said Jay Johns, the resident of IHOP, in a press release.

Below are some of the pairings that IHOP’s culinary team suggests and, yes, we just used the term “pairings” in a IHOP story.

  • The fizzy zing of a Barefoot Bubbly Brut mimosa cutting through the richness of IHOP’s Original French Toast
  • Pairing a glass of smooth, medium-bodied Barefoot Chardonnay with the big flavors of IHOP’s Southwest Chicken Burrito or Bowl
  • IHOP’s savory Sirloin Steak Tips make the perfect pair with Barefoot’s smooth Cabernet Sauvignon
  • A crisp, clean Corona Extra puts out the flame from IHOP’s Spicy Poblano Omelette

Virginia ABC liquor licenses are in the works for the IHOP locations at Pipeline Plaza in Ashburn, Edwards Ferry Road NE in Leesburg, plus Liberty Harvest Court and Cedar Lake Plaza in Sterling.

We spoke to a manager at one of the area IHOPs who confirmed beer and wine offerings are coming, but said an official launch date hasn’t been established yet.

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