Richmond for Anyone
Collected by Calliope Gianpoulos , AFAR Local Expert
Spend some time in Richmond and see Southern Culture flourishing alongside East coast style. Tradition gets a hip makeover as the city continues to both embrace its roots and find its place on the National scene. It’s a weird mix, but somehow Richmond makes it work.
2277 Dabney Rd, Richmond, VA 23230, USA
The brand permeates the décor, beers, and happenings as well as the name at Strangeways Brewing. The primate perched on a barrel always oversees my visits to this realm of surprising but welcoming elements, where I come to drink their newest...
4009 MacArthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227, USA
The Grey Hill Cafe is a food truck that has been open for a little over a year and sits in the parking lot of Once Upon A Vine. They are open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. I sampled an amazing crab cake, sandwich, and avocado mac ‘n’...
1411 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
The Hard Shell in the downtown area of historic Shockoe Slip has been around for almost 20 years. The locals' go-to restaurant for fresh seafood, it features an extensive raw bar selection including clams, shrimp, oysters, and lobster. Weekly...
416 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA
This city is a new destination for food pilgrims. At Pasture (shown above), nibble from small plates of creamy pimento cheese on Ritz crackers; at the Roosevelt, try the rutabaga gratin with peanut sauce; then pick up some Rappahannock River...
1601 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
On a quiet corner of Richmond, across from a park and among hundred-year-old homes, sits Virginia's own piece of bustling Havana, Kuba Kuba. World famous for their Tres Leche cake, my favorite time to stop in is for brunch on the weekend. The...
Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA, USA
In an attempt to bring a little color and interest to the attention-starved night club district in Richmond and the river front, numerous local and National artists were commissioned to create giant street art murals on many of the buildings and...
117 N Robinson St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Halcyon is where I go for the best vintage shopping adventures in the Fan. The shop is filled with an incredible selection of men's and women's vintage clothes from many decades and eras. It's hard not to fall in love with the exquisite,...
116 S Addison St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Formerly a gas station, Lamplighter serves up fantastic roasted coffee, tea, and meals. Witha specialty in vegetarian and vegan foods, the line is always out the door. The place attracts artists, students, writers, entrepreneurs, and hipsters...
200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Incredible! The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a world-class museum in the heart of the city. What is fantastic is the variety of galleries. You can explore ancient Egyptian, modern, French Classical, Indian, photography, African, and everything...
4305 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
Agecroft was an English estate that existed in the time of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth. In the 20s, the estate was in trouble and the entire house was moved brick by brick to Richmond. The tour of the house is really interesting, and the...
1 S Mulberry St, Richmond, VA 23220, USA
Everyone has their favorite neighborhood bar. Mine is Bamboo Cafe. Bamboo is located in the upper Fan district, has great food (open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch), a nice beer selection (draft and bottles), the same bar and waitstaff for...
2913 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221, USA
Used books, new books, local authors, and a live-in cat. It’s the perfect place to waste away a couple of hours perusing all the books you should own, if you only had that much shelf space. My favorite section? Counter-culture authors. Kerouac,...
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