RVAJS Concierge Suggestions

1. The Westin Richmond

7.6
6631 W Broad St, Richmond, VA
Hotel · 46 tips and reviews

Jed L.Jed Lunario: I'd gladly drive the extra 8 miles out of downtown to stay at The Westin Richmond. The staff is top-notch and exceptionally accommodating!

Scott's Addition is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

2. Scott's Addition

Richmond, VA
Neighborhood · 3 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Less than 10 years ago this was an area of light industry, now it is teeming with bars, restaurants and has the highest (and best) concentration of some of Richmond's best breweries.

3. The Fan District

8.9
Richmond, VA
Neighborhood · 8 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: One of the oldest section of the cities. The Fan is filled with thousands of row homes and some incredible eating and shopping.

4. Carytown

Richmond, VA
Neighborhood · 31 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: Richmond's "Mile of Style," Carytown is made up of hundreds of locally owned shops, boutiques, restaurants and specialty stores.

5. Church Hill

Richmond, VA
Neighborhood · 14 tips and reviews

Lauren B.Lauren Bacon: Historically known for St. John's church where Patrick Henry gave his speech "give me liberty or give me death" speech

Shockoe Bottom is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

6. Shockoe Bottom

Richmond, VA
Neighborhood · 19 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Lots of bars and nightlife and general weirdness collide in one of the city's oldest neighborhoods.

Lamplighter Roasting Company is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

7. Lamplighter Roasting Company

7.8
1719 Summit Ave (at Rockbridge St), Richmond, VA
Coffee Shop · Carytown - Museum District · 17 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Try Lamplighter's Roastery in the renewing Scott's Addition neighborhood. You can try some less conventional brewing methods like Chemex and custom pour overs ... now with WiFi!

Proper Pie Co. is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

8. Proper Pie Co.

9.3
2505 E Broad St Ste 100 (N 25th St), Richmond, VA
Bakery · Church Hill · 49 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: While the heart of the menu revolves around New Zealand style savory pies, there's other choices and plenty of sweet options as well.

Lamplighter Roasting Co. is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

9. Lamplighter Roasting Co.

8.9
116 S Addison St (at Parkwood Ave), Richmond, VA
Coffee Shop · The Fan · 114 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: Lamplighter is known for their micro-roasted coffee. Made in 10lb batches, there is a great deal of care put into their product. Their menu is stellar and most dishes can be made vegan or gluten free

Whisk is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

10. Whisk

8.3
2100 E Main St, Richmond, VA
Bakery · Shockoe Bottom · 12 tips and reviews

Tess D.Tess Dixon: Delicious. Try the kouign-amann. Made with croissant dough but with sugar packed between the layers that caramelizes as it bakes.

Ironclad Coffee is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

11. Ironclad Coffee

8.8
1805 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
Coffee Shop · Shockoe Bottom · 5 tips and reviews
The Answer Brewpub is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

12. The Answer Brewpub

9.2
6008 W Broad St, Richmond, VA
Brewery · 45 tips and reviews

Dan K.Dan Kanach: Beer is the ANswer. AN is the man.

The Veil Brewing Co. is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

13. The Veil Brewing Co.

1301 Roseneath Rd (W Clay St), Richmond, VA
Brewery · Carytown - Museum District · 28 tips and reviews

Kacy F.Kacy Fortner: holy hell. this place is amazing. honestly and truly some of the best IPAs in the South. that's coming from a huge beer ned.

Väsen Brewing Company is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

14. Väsen Brewing Company

7.9
3331 Moore St, Richmond, VA
Brewery · Carytown - Museum District · 10 tips and reviews

NeilNeil: Blood smoked peach is a great sour. Two lines for beer. Stellas grocery next door. What a great outing.

Ardent Craft Ales is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

15. Ardent Craft Ales

9.1
3200 W Leigh St (Highpoint), Richmond, VA
Brewery · Carytown - Museum District · 33 tips and reviews

Daniel W.Daniel Warshaw: A proper beer garden? Balanced and delicious beers across a variety of styles? Cheers to that!

The Jasper is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

16. The Jasper

8.5
3113 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
Cocktail Bar · Carytown · 10 tips and reviews

Daniel W.Daniel Warshaw: Ummmm…try anything? Seriously, it’s the brainchild of Mattias Hagglund and T. Legget. You know the drinks will be amazing.

Belle Isle is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

17. Belle Isle

9.2
300 Tredegar St (James River), Richmond, VA
Park · 47 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Experiencing the James River is central to the Richmond experience and taking a walk or bike on Belle Isle is one of the best ways to see it close up.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

18. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

9.3
200 N Boulevard (at Grove Ave), Richmond, VA
Art Museum · The Museum District · 126 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Public museum with a wide array of art from ancient to postmodern. Architecturally quite impressive mix of old and new.

Can Can Brasserie is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

19. Can Can Brasserie

9.1
3120 W Cary St (btwn S Auburn & S Belmont Ave), Richmond, VA
French Restaurant · Carytown · 131 tips and reviews

Kristopher K.Kristopher Keating: If you eat at the bar, there is a great $5 burger special which comes with a huge side of fries (best in Richmond).You can also wear the top half of the bun as a beret while you sing frere jacques.

Rappahannock Restaurant is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

20. Rappahannock Restaurant

8.5
320-322 E Grace St (4th Street And E Grace St), Richmond, VA
Seafood Restaurant · City Center · 55 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Oyster bar that happens to be one of the best modern high-end restaurants in Richmond.

Hollywood Cemetery is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

21. Hollywood Cemetery

8.5
412 S Cherry St (Albemarle), Richmond, VA
Cemetery · Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver · 32 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: Named for its holly trees, this is the resting place for Presidents Monroe and Tyler, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and thousands of Civil War soldiers. Don’t miss the view of the James River

T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

22. T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge

Richmond, VA
Bridge · Downtown Richmond · 1 tip
Pipeline is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

23. Pipeline

8.4
S. 12th St., Richmond, VA
Park · Shockoe Slip · 7 tips and reviews

Christopher C.Christopher Cooper: Love that this place feels so cut off from the city yet is right downtown, just beautiful. Plus it’s where RVA was founded! https://youtu.be/cCzozMBBWPo

Manchester Rock Wall is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

24. Manchester Rock Wall

Richmond, VA
Rock Climbing Spot · Manchester · No tips or reviews
Greenleaf's Pool Room is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

25. Greenleaf's Pool Room

100 N 6th St, Richmond, VA
Sports Bar · City Center · 5 tips and reviews

Charles M.Charles Merritt: The most beautiful pool hall you've ever seen.

The Circuit - Arcade Bar is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

26. The Circuit - Arcade Bar

8.3
3121 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA
Bar · Carytown - Museum District · 3 tips and reviews

Joe M.Joe Montes: Many arcade games are only $0.25. Pay for beer by the ounce which is amazing!

Topgolf is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

27. Topgolf

8.3
2308 Westwood Ave, Richmond, VA
Golf Driving Range · 2 tips and reviews

Dyann B.Dyann Busse: Lots of fun!

Quirk Hotel Rooftop is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

28. Quirk Hotel Rooftop

7.6
Richmond, VA
Hotel Bar · Downtown Richmond · 3 tips and reviews

Boshika T.Boshika Tara: Having lived in the Bay Area and LA, not to mention Vegas, I have been to some amazing rooftop bars. So MEHH!!!!

GWARbar is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

29. GWARbar

8.2
217 W Clay St (Brook Rd), Richmond, VA
Bar · Jackson Ward · 12 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: The famous Metal band from Richmond has their own skulldoggery bar!

The Roosevelt is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

30. The Roosevelt

8.9
623 N 25th St (M St), Richmond, VA
Southern Food Restaurant · 56 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Slightly upscale with some of the best new southern food the city has.

Sub Rosa Bakery is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

31. Sub Rosa Bakery

9.4
620 N 25th St (Jefferson Ave.), Richmond, VA
Bakery · Church Hill · 30 tips and reviews

Johnny H.Johnny Hugel: Save room for one of everything.

ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

32. ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque

9.0
3201 Moore St (Highpoint Ave), Richmond, VA
BBQ Joint · Carytown - Museum District · 16 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: If you can't go to Texas for brisket ... go to ZZQ

33. The National

9.0
708 E Broad St (btwn N 7th St and N 8th St), Richmond, VA
Music Venue · Capitol District · 74 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: One of the cities best live music venues. During training camp the National will host various acts like The Dropkick Murphys, Steve Earle & The Dukes and "Uncle Ted" -- the one and only Ted Nugent.

Maymont is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

34. Maymont

9.3
1700 Hampton St, Richmond, VA
Park · Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver · 76 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: One of Richmond's favorite outdoor settings, Maymont offers walking paths, gardens and over 100 species of animals living on the grounds. Don't forget to bring quarters for the animal feed dispensers!

Science Museum of Virginia is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

35. Science Museum of Virginia

8.8
2500 W Broad St (at Terminal Pl), Richmond, VA
Science Museum · Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver · 32 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: Creative and interactive displays where everyone can get involved. IMAX®DOME creates the ultimate "you are there" experience with the largest film screen in Virginia wrapped around you.

The Broadberry is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

36. The Broadberry

7.9
2729 W Broad St (Mulberry), Richmond, VA
Music Venue · The Fan · 5 tips and reviews

Lauren B.Lauren Bacon: Local music venues are always the best

River City Roll is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

37. River City Roll

8.0
939 Myers St, Richmond, VA
Bowling Alley · Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver · 2 tips and reviews

Andrea M.Andrea Menzies: There are TWO front doors to this place. Becareful to wait at the right one.

Slingshot Social Game Club is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

38. Slingshot Social Game Club

3301 W Clay St, Richmond, VA
Social Club · Carytown - Museum District · No tips or reviews
Heritage is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

39. Heritage

8.9
1627 W Main St (S Vine St), Richmond, VA
American Restaurant · The Fan · 55 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: One of the young turks of the Richmond restaurant scene, Heritage hits the trifecta with excellent food, cocktail program and top-notch hospitality.

Pizza & Beer of Richmond is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

40. Pizza & Beer of Richmond

9.0
2553 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
Restaurant · The Fan · No tips or reviews
Sticky Rice RVA is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

41. Sticky Rice RVA

8.3
2232 W Main St (at Strawberry St), Richmond, VA
Sushi Restaurant · The Fan · 130 tips and reviews

Danny T.Danny Tiet: TOTS TOTS TOTS TOTS TOTS TOTS TOTS

The Sidewalk Cafe is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

42. The Sidewalk Cafe

7.8
2101 W Main St (at S Rowland St), Richmond, VA
American Restaurant · The Fan · 56 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: It might feel like a standard dive bar, but Sidewalk is packed with an affordable American menu with a Greek twist. The playlist is usually pretty damn good too.

Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

43. Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar

8.7
1200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA
Chinese Restaurant · Carytown - Museum District · 50 tips and reviews

Lauren B.Lauren Bacon: Great weekly happy hour - gluten free and vegetarian options - great prices - local fare - sit at the bar (best spot in house). Great for groups.

Akida Japanese is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

44. Akida Japanese

8.4
606 N Sheppard St (at Park Ave), Richmond, VA
Sushi Restaurant · The Museum District · 34 tips and reviews

RVALunchSpecialRVALunchSpecial: Sit at the sushi bar. Make friends. Tip the sushi chef.

Belmont Food Shop is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

45. Belmont Food Shop

8.8
27 N Belmont Ave, Richmond, VA
New American Restaurant · The Museum District · 10 tips and reviews

Elle B.Elle Breezee: I would love to keep this secret to myself but: get the roast lamb or monkfish with clams. The individual peach cobbler with cardamom scented whipped cream = divine!

The Daily Kitchen & Bar is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

46. The Daily Kitchen & Bar

8.2
2934 W Cary St (Sheppard St), Richmond, VA
American Restaurant · Carytown · 77 tips and reviews

Katie WKatie W: Watermelon Kombucha Martini?! Yes. Fucking duh.

Sen Organic Small Plate is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

47. Sen Organic Small Plate

7.9
2901 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · Carytown · 9 tips and reviews

Nicodemus B.Nicodemus Boffin: A charming restaurant with charming, sensitively made food. Lovely space, very fine staff.

48. St. John's Church

7.9
2401 E Broad St, Richmond, VA
Historic and Protected Site · Church Hill · 11 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: This is the church where Patrick Henry delivered his historic "give me liberty or give me death!" speech. Visit Sunday at 1PM to experience a historical re-enactment every week.

49. The Byrd Theatre

8.9
2908 W Cary St (Colonial Ave), Richmond, VA
Movie Theater · Carytown · 60 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: The seats leave a little to be desired, but for $1.99 (there's a cup of pennies at the box office) it's a steal for second-run films. Enjoy the pre-movie Wurlitzer organ on Friday & Saturday nights.

50. The Edgar Allan Poe Museum

7.8
1914-16 E Main St, Richmond, VA
Museum · Shockoe Bottom · 30 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Looking for a touch of the Gothic, check out the Poe Museum.

51. The American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar

8.2
500 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA
History Museum · Downtown Richmond · 14 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: A National Historic Landmark and one-time heart of Confederate war production, the Center is now home to the main visitor center of the NPS Richmond National Battlefield Park

52. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

8.8
1800 Lakeside Ave (at Hillard Rd), Richmond, VA
Garden · 33 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: A historic property with 40 acres of spectacular gardens, Lewis Ginter is home to a classic domed Conservatory, the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic, housing more than 200 orchids.

53. McCormack’s Whisky Grill & Smokehouse

7.8
204 N Robinson St (btwn Hanover & Grove Ave), Richmond, VA
American Restaurant · The Fan · 51 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Good food with vegetarian options, but it's the staggering array of whiskeys that make this place worth the trip. Ask the bartender what they recommend and they won't steer you wrong.

54. Mamma Zu

501 S Pine St (at Spring St.), Richmond, VA
Italian Restaurant · Oregon Hill · 39 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: Well known for their Italian offering, Mama 'Zu is an Oregon Hill staple and theres always a line to prove just how much Richmonders love the food. Remember, they only accept cash or American Express!

55. Canal Walk

9.1
S 12th Street (Brown Isle), Richmond, VA
Hiking Trail · Downtown Richmond · 18 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: A nice 1.25 mile walk through downtown Richmond, the Canal Walk presents four centuries of Richmond’s history interpreted through medallions, monuments and exhibits. Read more.

56. Phở Số 1

6403 Rigsby Rd (at Pinehaven Rd), Richmond, VA
Vietnamese Restaurant · 54 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Some of the best Vietnamese food in the city. While the pho is divine, don't shy away from the bun or broken rice either.

57. The Continental Westhampton

8.5
5704 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA
American Restaurant · Westhampton · 53 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Diner fare done for the preppy set. Whether it is the lobster hushpuppies or the Kentucky Hot Brown, everything is big and delicious. If you stay for dessert, the Baked Alaska is not to be missed.

58. The Valentine

7.7
1015 E Clay St (10th St), Richmond, VA
Museum · Capitol District · 9 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond's 400-year history, the History Center is a place to discover the diverse stories of the central Virginia region.

Pony Pasture is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

59. Pony Pasture

9.3
7500 Riverside Dr., Richmond, VA
Other Great Outdoors · Stratford Hills · 12 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: A favorite spot near everything for a short walk among nature by the river.

60. Hardywood West Creek

8.9
820 Sanctuary Trail Dr, Richmond, VA
Brewery · 10 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Waay out in the suburbs and office parks sits the cities biggest and most renowned breweries new crown jewel.

61. Scoop

8.2
403 Strawberry St, Richmond, VA
Ice Cream Parlor · The Fan · 3 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: A brand new but fantastic ice cream spot.

62. Well-Made Pastry Alliance

8.9
2707 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA
Bakery · Church Hill · 28 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Best high end bakery in the city.

63. Union Market

9.4
2306 Jefferson Ave, Richmond, VA
Deli · 26 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Counter service with incredible food.

64. Mama Js

9.2
415 N 1st St, Richmond, VA
Southern Food Restaurant · Jackson Ward · 83 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Some of the best southern / soul food in the city.

65. Charm School

8.9
311 W Broad St, Richmond, VA
Ice Cream Parlor · Downtown Richmond · 14 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: A wild and weird variety of flavors for everyone

66. Perly's

8.9
111 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
Deli · Downtown Richmond · 39 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: New Yorkers dying for some good deli food? This upscale one is the best the city has to offer and it's great!

67. Stella's

9.1
1012 Lafayette St, Richmond, VA
Greek Restaurant · Near West End · 55 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Get in line! Richmond loves great Greek food!

68. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

8.9
4708 Old Main St (at Orleans St), Richmond, VA
Seafood Restaurant · Shockoe Bottom · 65 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Some of the best views of downtown for a scenic dinner or drink

Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe is one of RVAJS Concierge Suggestions.

69. Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe

5812 Grove Ave (Libbie Ave), Richmond, VA
Cupcake Shop · Three Chopt · 27 tips and reviews

70. En Su Boca

8.2
1001 N Boulevard (at Myers St), Richmond, VA
Mexican Restaurant · Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver · 79 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Lots of great Mexican and STREET CORN!

71. Millie's

8.5
2603 E Main St (at 26th St), Richmond, VA
Diner · Shockoe Bottom · 78 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Best brunch in the city!

72. Comfort

200 W Broad St (at N Jefferson St), Richmond, VA
Southern Food Restaurant · Jackson Ward · 70 tips and reviews

RVA BadgeRVA Badge: This hip down-home Southern joint in the midst of the urban campus of VCU attracted the attention of Bon Appetite, the New York Times and many Richmond locals.

73. Peter Chang

7.7
2816 W Broad St Ste A, Richmond, VA
Szechuan Restaurant · Carytown - Museum District · 8 tips and reviews

William C.William Correll: Great environment and solid lunch specials. The steaming pots are a beautiful presentation!

74. Metzger Bar & Butchery

8.8
801 N 23rd St, Richmond, VA
German Restaurant · 27 tips and reviews

Robey MartinRobey Martin: You can't go wrong here. Everything is excellent. If you happen to be around late night (thurs-sun), the burger will change your life.

75. Wong Gonzalez

7.7
412 E Grace St, Richmond, VA
Asian Restaurant · City Center · 17 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Rave early reviews for Wong Gonzalez, Richmond's mashup of Latin American and Asian cuisines.

76. LUNCH. | SUPPER!

9.2
1213 Summit Ave (btwn Broad & Marshall), Richmond, VA
American Restaurant · Carytown - Museum District · 98 tips and reviews

Brian B.Brian Bassett: Tiny lunch spot with some of the best and most carnivorous breakfasts and lunches in the city.

77. Sugar & Twine

8.1
2928 W Cary St, Richmond, VA
Coffee Shop · Carytown · 10 tips and reviews

Alex R.Alex Rice: The coffee is decent, but the baked goods, atmosphere, and friendly staff have made me a regular.