Rebellion Announces Fredericksburg’s Grand Opening 11/13

FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia 11/09/2020 – Rebellion announced that its newest location in Fredericksburg, Virginia will open its doors to guests on Friday, November 13 at 4pm. Fredericksburg will be the third location for Rebellion which is also located in Arlington, Virginia and Wilmington, North Carolina.

The opening follows an extensive transformation of the 188-year-old building which has involved a full renovation focused on preserving as much of the historic interior as possible. As part of the renovation, Fraser’s Wood Elements restored the existing pine bar top, rumored to be the oldest bar surface in Fredericksburg, in addition to repurposing the building’s beams for bar shelving and the floor planks from the third floor into the back bar wall. Inside the property the second and third level have also been opened to expose the original beams.

“History is a key part of Rebellion. Our basic tenets were formed from the Whiskey Rebellion from 1792-1794 so finding a space that has been part of a community’s local history is important to us. Our buildings in Arlington and Wilmington both fall under Historical Preservation Societies so we were thrilled to find a space in Fredericksburg where we could stay within the tradition of bringing a historic building back to life,” said Rebellion Partner and Founder Brian ‘Wes’ Westlye.

Rebellion’s menu takes a creative spin on Southern-American cuisine while staying true to its whiskey roots by making whiskey a staple ingredient in the dishes. From devilled eggs to candied bacon and smoked wings to award-winning burgers made with a proprietary burger blend, Rebellion Partner and Executive Chef Travis Weiss, explains that Rebellion’s menu is inspired by American heritage.

“Southern-American cooking is an expression of stories. Maybe a dish was passed down from your grandmother or the idea for it came from something you used to watch your father cook – it is all based around community, heritage and memories. Those are things we value at Rebellion and what drives our menu. Behind every dish is a story that brings people together, which for me is what food and drink is all about,” said Weiss.

Join Rebellion to celebrate their grand opening at 309 William Street in Fredericksburg beginning on Friday, November 13 at 4pm. Rebellion Fredericksburg will be open Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday 4pm-1am, Saturday 12pm-1am and Sunday 12pm-12am. Rebellion will be closed on November 16 and 26. Indoor and outdoor patio seating available. Rebellion does not accept reservations – seats are given on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about Rebellion or the grand opening, please call (540) 681-1969 or contact

About Rebellion
Inspired by the Whiskey Rebellion, Rebellion was established in Washington, DC in 2014 by two friends who wanted to combine American history with two components of American culture – food and beverage. Since 2014, Rebellion has expanded locations, its team and whiskey selections, but what has not changed is its love for bringing people together over food and beverage. Rebellion’s menu showcases American heritage by taking a creative spin on Southern cuisine and features a beverage menu that embodies the boldness of the American spirit. Rebellion offers an expansive list of bourbon and whiskey that has earned multiple locations recognition as America’s Best Bourbon Bars by The Bourbon Review as well as a wide selection of cocktails, wine and beer. Eat, drink and join the Rebellion by visiting one of its locations in Wilmington, NC; Arlington, VA; Fredericksburg, VA; and opening soon in Leesburg, VA. Learn more at or follow Rebellion on social media.

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Kristin Mills, Director of Marketing and Public Relations

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