Where to Grab a Drink in Richmond Va

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Welcome to the ultimate insider’s guide to the vibrant and diverse drinking scene in Richmond, Virginia! Nestled along the banks of the James River, this charming city boasts a plethora of unique and welcoming establishments that cater to every taste.

Whether you’re planning a lively girls’ night out, a romantic date night, or a family-friendly outing. We have found the best places to grab a drink in Richmond, Virginia. From trendy cocktail bars with creative mixologists to cozy breweries with a laid-back atmosphere, this guide will navigate you through the best places to savor a drink and create unforgettable memories in the heart of Virginia. So, let’s raise a glass and explore the diverse watering holes that make Richmond a must-visit destination for those seeking the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the company of friends, loved ones, or even the whole family. Cheers to discovering the hidden gems that make Richmond’s drink scene truly exceptional! 

The Lobby Bar at Quirk Hotel (201 W Broad St) Quirk Hotel’s lobby bar in Richmond is a pink lover’s dream. With plush velvet couches and contemporary art, it’s a stylish oasis. The mixologists here are true artists, creating both visually stunning and delicious cocktails. It’s the perfect spot for a chic and cozy drink experience. @thelobbybar_rva

Birdie’s (305 W Broad St) Birdie’s is a delightful coffee spot in the morning, with delicious brews. As the day unfolds, it transforms into an oyster, wine, and cocktail bar, providing a diverse and flavorful evening experience. Don’t miss out on the newly added Monday happy hours! @birdiesva

The Jasper (3113 W Cary St) Jasper Baris a local staple in my opinion. It’s a trendy and vibrant establishment that pulses with energy. Known for its innovative cocktails and stylish ambiance, Jasper Bar offers a dynamic setting for those seeking a lively night out in the city. @jasperbarrva 

Lemaire at The Jefferson  (101 W Franklin St) Lemaire’s Bar at The Jefferson Hotel offers a timeless experience with its classic cocktails and elegant ambiance. Nestled within the hotel, it’s a refined destination for those seeking a taste of sophistication in Richmond, Virginia. @thejeffersonhotel

Fanboy (2713 W Broad St) Fanboy, the super cool cocktail and vinyl bar we had the check out as soon as it opened. A small and intimate bar with an eclectic mix of great drinks and great food. It’s a vibrant spot in Richmond where the fusion of flavor and music creates a unique and unforgettable experience. @fanboyrichmond

Jardin (1520 W Main St) Jardin is a charming wine joint in Richmond, exuding a cozy and inviting atmosphere. With its quaint ambiance and carefully curated wine selection, it’s the perfect spot for wine enthusiasts seeking a delightful and intimate drinking experience in the heart of the city. @jardin_rva

Shagbark (4901 Libbie Mill East Blvd, Suite 175) Shagbark is a delightful restaurant and bar in Richmond, known for its warm ambiance and delectable cuisine. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients and a carefully crafted drink menu. Shagbark offers a drinking and dining experience that combines sophistication with a touch of Southern charm. @shagbarkrva

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond: 2410 Ownby Ln , West Creek: 820 Sanctuary Trail Dr) Hardywood Brewery is a fantastic family-friendly destination in Richmond & West Creek.  Offering a laid-back atmosphere and a diverse selection of craft beers. With spacious outdoor areas and activities for all ages! It’s a welcoming spot where families can enjoy quality time while savoring delicious brews. @hardywood

The Verdant Lady (1310 Gaskins Rd) The Verdant Lady is a quaint newer bar located right outside of the city. I just tried this place recently and it has already made my list of favorite bars! Amazing craft cocktails and a nice intimate and inviting atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle, offering a tranquil setting to unwind with a drink. @theverdantlady

*Bold = Scouted Volume 12 Bars & Restaurants