What began in a garage has grown into a full-service brewery and taproom with some of the best IPAs in the Mid-Atlantic.

Ardent Craft Ales
3200 W Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 359-1605

Grab a locally roasted coffee and take a load off in this sleek space.

Black Hand Coffee Co
3101 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 855-0800

Hardywood has stood the test of time (and other breweries) for many reasons, the most compelling being the Hardywood Raspberry Stout, which is brewed with local red raspberries.

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2408-2410 Ownby Lane
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 420-2420

Isley dabbles in creative brews e.g. incorporating blueberries and apples into their beers. Don’t leave without trying the Choosey Mother Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter. It’s like drinking an oatmeal peanut butter cookie.

Isley Brewing Company
1715 Summit Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 716-2132

Though its lattes are rich and creamy, the local coffee is just as good black (with a toasted coconut doughnut on the side, of course).

116 S Addison Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 447-2648

In the lobby of Richmond’s opulent Jefferson hotel, Lemaire offers one of the city’s best happy hours that include $5 Old Fashioneds.

The Jefferson
101 W Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4629

Any of Saison’s house-invented, delicately made cocktails will please, but try Campfire Stories, a spiced mixture of bourbon, mescal, maraschino, orange, and Angostura bitters.

23 W Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 269-3689

Secco offers wine from around the world, but focus on ones from the Virginia countryside.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670

These complex cocktails pair well with Rogue Gentlemen’s heighted bar food, like the fried chicken skins with yuzukosho honey and pickled konbu.

The Rogue Gentlemen
618 N 1st Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 477-3456

Perfect for a late nightcap in the middle of downtown Richmond, the Tobacco Company is ornamented with dark mahogany, leather chairs, and, on good nights, a jazz ensemble.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
1201 E Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 782-9555