What began in a garage has grown into a full-service brewery and taproom with some of the best IPAs in the Mid-Atlantic.
Grab a locally roasted coffee and take a load off in this sleek space.
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.
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.
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).
In the lobby of Richmond’s opulent Jefferson hotel, Lemaire offers one of the city’s best happy hours that include $5 Old Fashioneds.
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.
Secco offers wine from around the world, but focus on ones from the Virginia countryside.
These complex cocktails pair well with Rogue Gentlemen’s heighted bar food, like the fried chicken skins with yuzukosho honey and pickled konbu.
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.