Opened in 1998 in the West End of historic Alexandria, Virginia, Clyde’s at Mark Center is a vivid celebration of sporting life on the water. Thirty-five years after Clyde’s opened in Georgetown, this property showcases our evolution from restaurants to full-scale atmospheres.
A fan of all things water, our founder John Laytham and his posse of devil-may-care designers squeezed five habitats into Mark Center’s three dining rooms and two bars. From an Adirondack fishing camp to a Chesapeake Bay hunt club, each room memorializes the beauty and adventure found on the water. When you can’t visit Nantucket in person, Mark Center is gloriously outfitted with antique model sailboats, a replica Potomac boathouse and a cozy beach shack and bait shop that’s ready to welcome any sea dog.
Renowned Americas Cup photographers Morris Rosenfeld and his son Stanley, have documented the history of American yachting over the past century. This collection of photographs is generously loaned to Clyde's by the Connecticut's distinguished Mystic Seaport Museum.