See And Do

Restaurants and Nightlife

BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon: The new standard in the New York Style Saloon experience in the heart of Downtown Richmond.

Bottoms Up: A truly unique pizza experience featuring homemade sauces, loads of fresh topping and home to the famous 12-hour crust.

Café Gutenberg: Serving fun, fresh and lively New American Cuisine to a community that wants and deserves to be inspired by their food again.

Capital Ale House: 46 taps, 2 cask conditioned ale hand pumps and a selection of over 200 bottled beers.

The Hard Shell: Known to locals as one of the best seafood restaurants in town.

Havana 59: Cuban-inspired food, drinks and atmosphere reminiscent of 1950’s glory days in Havana.

Julep’s: Julep’s captures the essence of the south’s unique culinary flair with dishes inspired by the local fares of Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta and New Orleans.

Millie’s Diner: Exceptional eclectic cuisine with an ever-changing chalkboard menu.

Old Original Bookbinders: The perfect combination of rich history and atmosphere, Old Original Bookbinders offers an ever changing menu specializing in seafood, steak and other fine cuisine.

O’Neill’s Penny Lane Pub: Originally opened in 1979, Penny Lane’s owners have recreated a bit of their hometown of Liverpool, England in Richmond.

Richbrau Brewing Company: Richmond’s first brew-pub is a great place to try locally brewed beer, grab a bite to eat and dance the night away.

Tobacco Company Restaurant: Reminiscent of the 1920’s, this old, abandoned, tobacco warehouse now serves exquisite meals in an unforgettable atmosphere.

Coffee and Snacks

GlobeHopper Coffeehouse & Lounge: Serving French Press coffee and fresh pastries, GlobeHopper is a local social gathering place where coffee, culture, and community come together.

Shockoe Espresso: Gourmet coffee, fresh sandwiches and snacks served in the heart of Richmond’s Shockoe Slip.

Colleges and Universities

Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia: Home to more than 32,000 students as well as the VCU Medical Center.

Concert and Event Venues

Alley Katz: Accommodating local, regional and national acts since 1995, Alley Katz is one of the mid-Atlantic’s premier live venues.

Browns Island: James River island that hosts numerous festivals, concerts and walking paths.

Hat Factory: An outstanding and progressive downtown live entertainment venue, playing host to local, regional and national acts.

Mayo Island: Festival and concert venue located on the James River.

The National: Locally owned theater offering an exceptional concert experience.

Museums and Historic Locations

17th Street Farmers’ Market: One of America’s oldest public markets, 17th Street Farmers’ Market is filled with coffees and teas, crusty breads, homemade cheeses, aromatic and culinary herbs and the colorful displays of fresh local fruits and vegetables.

Edgar Allen Poe Museum: Richmond’s Poe Museum boasts the world’s finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings.

Richmond Main Street Station: Reopened in 2003, this 102-year-old landmark brings passenger train service to downtown Richmond.

St. John’s Episcopal Church: An active Episcopal church as well as the site of Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech.

Virginia Civil Rights Memorial: Recognizes and celebrates Virginians who risked everything in their struggle to gain full and equal rights for all.

Virginia Holocaust Museum: Founded in 1997, the Virginia Holocaust Museum strives to preserve and educate people on the atrocities of the Holocaust of World War II.  The Museum had a singular mission, “Teaching Tolerance Through Education.