Happy Hour Guide: Richmond

 All happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. Email us at info@RiverCityMag.com if any information is no longer correct. Please drink responsibly.


10 Italian Café

3200 W. Cary St. | 804-353-2200

This is a cool, friendly little neighborhood hangout serving breakfast, lunch and dinner items like paninis, salads and more. Thursday nights are ladies’ nights with big discounts on wine by the bottle.

Monday – Friday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Beer – $1 off

23rd & Main

2300 E. Main St. | 804-788-7077

Craft beers and wood-fired pizza make this cozy Shockoe Bottom spot a perfect winter destination. Saturday and Sunday brunch (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) features $4 Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers , $5 Mimosas and $14 for pitchers of Mimosas.

Monday – Friday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Craft Beers – $2 off
  • Wine (glass) – $1 off
  • Rail drinks – $4
  • Beer snacks & starters – $1 off

Bacchus

2 N. Meadow St. | 804-355-9919

For nearly two decades, Bacchus has been serving authentic Italian fare at this cozy, neighborhood restaurant. In addition to Happy Hour features listed below, enjoy two pastas and a bottle of wine for just $35 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Monday – Friday: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Wine, glass – ½ price
  • Beer, draft – $2 off
  • Well drinks – $3

Baja Bean Co.

1520 W. Main St. | 804-257-5445

Casual Tex-Mex fare and great drinks draw a student crowd to this lively fan dining spot. Check for daily Happy Hour food specials.

Monday – Sunday: Noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday ‘til 9 p.m.

  • Well drinks – $3
  • Domestic bottles (beer) $2.50

Bamboo Café

1 S. Mulberry St. | 804-353-1609

Everyone’s favorite neighborhood hangout spot, young or old, this small little café offers history to the neighborhood as well as good food. Monday through Friday breakfast is available until 2 p.m. and brunch is available Saturday and Sunday until 4 p.m.

Every Day: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Bud, Bud light, Miller, Miller lite $2
  • Rail Highballs $2.75
  • Juice plus rail highballs $3.25

Best Friends Forever at Eleven Months (CLOSED)

2915 W. Cary St. | 804-353-6000

 

 


The Boat House

4708 Old Main St. | 804-622-2628

Check their website for a variety of featured events.

Monday – Thursday: 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Beers, draft – $1.00 Off
  • Well drinks – $3.50
  • Wine by The glass – $3.00 Off
  • Raw oysters at the bar –  ½ off

The Broken Tulip

3129 W. Cary St. | 804-353-4020

This unique Carytown restaurant offers a single prix fixe meal each evening at communal tables. The ever-changing menus are as unique as is the concept. Check the website for their weekly changing, multi-course menu driven by the best products from the farmers, fishermen and foragers of Virginia.

Wednesday through Saturday 4 to 6 p.m. 

  • Small plates – $5
  • Wine, select – On occasion, the restaurant will be offering by-the-glass special pricing on wines that typically are only available by the bottle.

Buddy’s Place

600 N. Sheppard St. | 804-355-3701

Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday featuring Mimosa Pitchers and a Bloody Mary Bar. Brunch is also served on Holiday Mondays.

Monday – Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • House wine – $4.00
  • $2.50 Domestic Beers
  • Miller Lite & Yuengling (small) – $1.25
  • Beer, all drafts – $1.00 Off
  • House high balls – $3.50
  • Bites – $0.50
  • Mini appetizers – $2.00

Buz And Ned’s Real Barbecue (Boulevard location)

1119 N. Boulevard | 804-355-6055

One of the city’s most popular barbecue spots, known for their ribs, brisket, chicken and sauce smoked in real hickory. Tuesday Nights enjoy discounts on their famous spare ribs.

Monday – Sunday: 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Virginia drafts – $1 off

Plus unique specials for every day as follows:

  • Mixed Monday: $5 Buz-a-Ritas and Hard Lemonades (3 – 9 p.m.)
  • Tall Boy Tuesday: $1 off the already cheap 22-ounces (3 – 9 p.m.)
  • Wine Down Wednesday: $1 off any bottle or glass (3 – 9 p.m.)
  • Domestic Thursday: $10 domestic buckets  (3 – 9 p.m.)
  • Crafty Friday: $3 off craft pitchers (3 – 9 p.m.)
  • Game Day Saturday & Sunday: $10 domestic buckets, $15 Craft Buckets (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

Café Rustika

414 E. Main St.  |  804-225-8811

Authentic German cosine in a comfortable, cozy and welcoming setting. You must try the brötchen – traditional German rolls. They boast “the strictest Happy Hour” in town. It’s exactly one hour. There are secret happy hour menu items as well, depending on the chef’s mood, such as mini schnitzels, small sandwiches and charcuterie. If Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund or the German National Soccer Team are playing live during service then there are other special deals as well!

Tuesday – Friday: 5 to 6 p.m.

  • Wine, house red and white – $4
  • Beer, half-liter draughts – $3
  • Kolsch – the real stuff, from Cologne – $2

Carytown Sushi

2923 West Cary St. | 804-355-0058

A Carytown staple. Go for the sushi and stay for the Happy Hour or vice versa. Cool down with mochi, featuring two scoops of mochi ice cream for $3.95.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 5 to 7 p.m. 

  • Tuesday and Wednesday – Select rolls – ½ off.
  • Thursday – PBR – $1; Hot sake – ½ off

Cask Café and Market

206 S. Robinson St. | 804- 355-2402

This is a great place to try rare imported selections that are frequently in rotation. Try the cheese and meat boards, too. Purchase 32oz. or 64-oz. growlers or bottles or select wines to go! Kick the Keg every Tuesday.

Monday – Sunday: 3 to 7 p.m. 

  • Select drafts- $4.00
  • Growler Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. – $1.00 off 32oz and $3.00 off 64oz.

Caturra on Grove

5811 Grove Ave. | 804-285-0690

Monday – Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • $2 off rails
  • $2 off bottled beer
  • $5 drafts
  • $5 starter pack
  • $6 share plates
  • 1/2 off glasses of wine

City Beach

2416 W. Cary St. | 804-482-8822

This is the third  incarnation of the local chain’s fish- and parrot-themed restaurant/bars offering pub fare and your favorite libations at decent prices even when it’s not Happy Hour. There’s always something special going on at City Beach. Mondays and Wednesdays are drink flip nights. Call it — heads or tails — and your drink is a dollar.

Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and until 9 p.m. Thursdays

  • Rail drinks – $3
  • Beer, most domestics – $3
  • Beer, drafts – $1 off
  • Wine – $1 off

Croaker’s Spot

1020 Hull St. | 804-269-0464

This bustling Manchester restaurant is known as the “Soul of Seafood,” to locals as well as a number of stars and dignitaries who make this a must-stop when they’re in town. They have a cool bar scene, too.

Monday – Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.

Select cocktails (includes Long Island, Orange & Blue, Croaker’s Kool Aid) – $5


CrossRoads Coffee & Ice Cream

3600 Forest Hill Ave. | 804-231-2030

This great little locally owned and operated spot specializes in coffee and ice cream but also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. They make their own couscous and hummus. $15.00 Mimosa Pitchers- All day everyday. You can purchase the 32oz or 64oz growlers or select wines to go!

Monday – Sunday: 4 to 7 p.m. 

  • Wine – $1.00 off
  • Beer – $1.00 off

Curbside Cafe

2525 Hanover Ave. | 804-355-7008

Monday – Friday: 5 to 9 p.m. 

  • Rail drinks – $3.50
  • Glasses of wine – $2.00 off
  • Drafts – $3

Flora (CLOSED)
203 N. Lombardy St. | 804-355-0434

 


Franklin Inn

800 Cleveland St. | 804-716-9493

There are special discounts every day: Bourbon Day on Monday, Tequila Tuesday, Wine & Dine Wednesday, Throwback Thursdays (rum) and Bartender’s Favorites on Friday.

Monday – Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Rail cocktails – $3.50
  • Beer – select crafts on draft – $4
  • Beer – Domestics $2.50
  • Bud Light (16 oz.) – $3
  • Narragansett (16 oz) – $2.50
  • Appetizers – $2 off
  • Wine (red or white) – $4

Garnett’s

2001 Park Ave. | 804-367-7909

Every night is date night at Garnett’s. After 6 p.m. choose any two menu items and a bottle of wine for just $30.

Monday – Sunday: 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Select beers (pints) – $3
  • House wines – $3
  • Happy Hour “snacks” – $3

Ginger Thai Taste

3145 W. Cary St. | 804-254-7373

Casual Thai café serving both traditional and updated takes on Thai delicacies. If you like it hot, you can choose the spice level of your favorite dishes from mild to “Make Me Cry.”

Monday – Friday: 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Beer, all – $1 off
  • Wine, all – $1 off
  • All appetizers, includes spring rolls, steamed dumplings,Crab Rangoon and calamari – $1 off

Hai Y’all

2915 W. Cary St. | 804-353-6000

Asian meets Southern — not your typical noodle house.

Monday – Friday: 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Beer – ½ off
  • Rails – ½ off
  • Appetizers – ½ off
  • House cocktails – $2 off

Havana 59

16 North 17th St. | 804-780-2822

Salsa dancing, cigars, brunch and amazing atmosphere, Havana 59 is a destination getaway and it’s right here in the city. Brunch is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday – Thursday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday drinks until 7:30 p.m.

  • Havana 59 traditional mojito $5
  • Red or white sangria $5
  • Red or white Spanish wine $5
  • Fried calamari with tomatillo-jalapeno sauce $5
  • Pork morsels with cilantro sauce $5
  • Cuban nachos with beef $5
  • Wood grilled tacos del dia (2) $5

Jackson’s Beer Garden & Smokehouse

538 N. 2nd St. | 804-447-0030

Cozy, little hideaway with a great secluded courtyard serving delicious smoked wings and so much more.

Tuesday – Friday 2 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Beer, bottles (Legend Brown Ale, Blue Moon, Stella Artois) – $3
  • Beer, draft  (includes selections from Deschutes and Stone breweries) – $5
  • Rail cocktails – $5
  • Happy Hour Appetizers (smoked wings, pork rinds, smokehouse fries, pulled pork sliders and tacos) – $5

Julep’s New Southern Cuisine

420 E. Grace St. | 804-377-3968

Southern charm combines with Southern cuisines that capture the flair and the flavor of Charleston, Savannah, New Orleans and Atlanta. Julep’s also offers bi-monthly wine pairing dinners.

Monday – Friday: 5 to 7 p.m.

Juleps offers “$5 @ 5:00” – all items on the Happy Hour menuare just $5 and include:

  • Mixed drinks – house brand
  • Julep’s Signature Jim Beam Mint Julep
  • Beer, 12-ounce draft
  • Wine – select red and white, by the glass
  • Fried Green Tomatoes with peppadew, aolia, house-made pimento cheese
  • New Orleans Boudin Balls – sausage, pimento glaze, caramelized honey, Virginia peanuts
  • Chicken liver pate served with strawberry jam, pickled radish, Cipollini onion

 

Kitchen 64

3336 N. Boulevard | 804-358-0064

Located right off the Interstate, Kitchen 64 offers an inviting place for travelers and neighbors to rest their feet and energize their bodies with fresh homemade fare and refreshing beverages.

Monday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Rail Drinks – $4
  • Beer, domestic bottles – $2
  • Wine, red blend and Chardonnay – $5
  • Daily Specials
  • Monday: Mojitos – $6
  • Tuesday: Margaritas – $5
  • Wednesday: House Wine – $5
  • Thursday: Special Cocktails – . $7
  • Sunday Bloody Marys and Mimosas – $5 (brunch); Select Drafts (all day) – $3.50

Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi  

19 S. 13th St. | 804-643-8080

Select martinis, including the Love Potion 39, Watermelon and Apple Blossom are $7 all day every day.

Monday – Friday: 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Domestic beers – $3
  • Saké (small) – $3
  • Select appetizers – $3 (appetizers that are regularly $6 or less)

Lalo’s Cocina Bar & Grill

2617 W. Broad St. | 804-257-9930

Lively bar scene, authentic Mexican fare and some of the best margaritas in town.

Monday – Friday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Beer, select – $3
  • Beer, Mexican draft (pint) – $4
  • Margaritas – $4.99
  • Sangria – $7

Lemaire Restaurant

101 W. Franklin St. | 804-649-4629

Choose any 3 appetizers for $20 during happy hour

Monday

  • Virginia beer day – $3 & $4 Virginia beer

Tuesday

  • Sparkling wine cocktails – $5

Wednesdays

  • All wines from the Discover list – $15 (bottle)

Thursday

  • Classic cocktails – $5

Friday

  • His and Her Night Manhattans and Cosmos – $5 each

Saturday and Sunday

  • Red and white wine – $5 (glass)

Les Crepes

Carytown: 3325 W. Cary St., 804-355-2038 | Stony Point: 9200 Stony Point Pkwy, 804-495-3650

Casual dining in a romantic, upscale atmosphere. The emphasis is on a “world” of culinary delights offered in les crepes. Les Crepes is the perfect Carytown location for your next private party or business luncheon (private seating for up to 150 persons).

Tuesday – Friday: 4 to 6 p.m.

  • Rail drinks – $4
  • Beer (select) – $3
  • Cocktail of the day – $6
  • Wine (select) $4 to $5
  • Sangria (wine or beer) – $6
  • Crepes (variety of savory selections) – $8
  • Crepes (variety of sweet selections) – $5

Liberty Public House

418 N. 25th St. | 804-225-8275

A family friendly dining spot in Church Hill. Diverse menu featuring appetizers, soups, salads and entrees ranging from steak and chicken to seafood and pasta. Monday night is burger night with $7 burgers and drink specials from 5 to 10 p.m.

Monday – Sunday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Draft beer – $2 off
  • Draft wine – $2 off
  • Rail liquor – $2 off
  • Select appetizers – $2 off

Lucy’s Restaurant

404 N. 2nd Street | 804-562-1444

There’s lots to love about this quaint, cozy establishment. But the big draw is the beef. All of it  comes from Amanda Lucy’s family farm, Monrovia Farm, where the primary focus is on raising Black Angus and Black Angus Cross beef cattle. Lucy’s offers a great brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon.

Tuesday – Friday: 5 to 6:30 p.m. (bar only)

  • Beer, draft – $2 off
  • Wine, glass – $2 off
  • House cocktails – $2 off
  • Appetizers – $2 off

Lunch. Supper!

1213-1215 Summit Ave. | 804-353-0111

Monday – Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Rail drinks – $3.50
  • Wines (on tap) – $1 off
  • House wines (on tap) – $2 off
  • Draft beers – $1 off
  • PBR – $1.50
  • Tecate – $2

The Mill on MacArthur

4023 MacArthur Ave. | 804-716-1196

Enjoy home-style foods, with a focus on locally farmed produce, in a family-friendly atmosphere. Wednesday’s from 5 to 10 p.m. is Secret Specialty Burger Night. A variety of specialty burger dinners are offered for only $13 each.

Monday – Friday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Table wines (red & white) – $2 off
  • Draft beer – $2 off
  • House high balls – $2 off
  • Appetizers – $2 off

Mom’s Siam

2811 W. Cary St. | 804-359-7606

For over 17 years, Mom’s Siam has been a popular go-to spot for authentic Thai cuisine at its best. Now, this friendly little spot has a world-class cocktail program as well. Other specialty cocktails are offered at $5 each on a rotating schedule. Check with your friendly bartender for the specialty cocktail of the day.

Monday – Friday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Beer, drafts – $1 off
  • Old Fashioneds – $5

My Noodle & Bar

1600 Monument Ave. | 804-308-1613

My Noodle and Bar has the best restaurant patio on Monument Avenue, if for no other reason than it’s the only restaurant patio anywhere on Monument.

Monday – Friday: 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Beers, draft – $1 off
  • Roulette Wine, red or white – $5

Penny Lane Pub

421 E. Franklin St. | 804-780-1682

A Richmond tradition since 1979, offering “a touch of Liverpool in Richmond.” Enjoy all of your favorite football games (they mean soccer, mate) on the TV.  During EPL Season, Penny Lane may be opening early on Saturday and/or Sunday, but always by 10am. Check the website or call for opening time.

Monday – Friday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Draft beers – $5
  • Domestic bottles(beer) – $1 off
  • House liquor – $1 off
  • House wines – $5

Pik Nik

2301 W. Main St. | 804-358-2514

Eclectic American fare and a cool bar scene featuring unique and interesting appetizers (generous portions, too)

Monday – Sunday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Mojito – $5
  • Old Fashioned – $5
  • Margarita – $5
  • Negroni – $5
  • Appetizers – 2 for $10 (includes chicken taco, beef sliders, vegetable dumpling chaat, mussels and more)

Pizza & Beer of Richmond (PBR)

2553 W. Cary St. | 804-242-0889

The name pretty much says it all. It’s in Richmond’s Fan district and they specialize in pizza and beer. As a nod to its moniker, Pabst Blue Ribbon is always on draft and always three bucks.

Monday – Sunday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Beer, cans and bottles – $1 off
  • Beer, draft – $2 off
  • Wine, by the glass – $2 off
  • Rail drinks – $2 off

River City Roll

939 Myers St. | 804-331-0416

Is it a boutique bowling alley or a casual, yet upscale restaurant?It’s both, plus a pretty cool Happy Hour, too.

Monday – Friday: 5 to 7 p.m.

  • Select Drafts – $4
  • Select wines by the glass – $5
  • Select cocktails – $6
  • Appetizers – select at discounted prices

The Savory Grain

2043 W. Broad St. | 804-592-4000

Great appetizers such as the Little River Blue Crab and Artichoke dip, plus sandwiches, salads and entrees. You can now cater your next event with Savory Grain’s delicious catering menu! Friday Late Night Sessions feature local music as well as bar specials. On Sundays, there’s a Jazz brunch from 11 a.m. ‘til 3 p.m.

Tuesday – Sunday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Draft beer – $4
  • Flights – $4
  • Bottled beer – $4
  • Highballs – $4
  • Wine (house red, white and sparkling) – $4
  • Tuesdays- $5 Burgers and bourbon
  • Wednesdays- $1 Oysters and happy hour drafts all night

Social 52 Kitchen & Craft Bar

2619 W. Main St. | 804-353-9709

Located just off Main Street in the fan you will find a warm and welcoming environment that is great to have dinner at or just enjoy a cocktail or two. Monday offers extended happy hour from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday is a burger and brew night which is any specialty burger and a 12oz or 14 oz local Virginia draft for $10. Mom’s eat brunch free every Sunday!

Monday – Saturday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Drafts – $2 off
  • Bud Lite bottles – $2
  • Rail cocktails – $3
  • House wines – $3
  • Social plates and bowls – buy one at regular price, get the second at half price

Stella’s 

1012 Lafayette St. | 804-358-2011

If you love cheese, you’ll really love the flaming cheese; better known as Saganaki. Select small plates are also available during happy hour Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 p.m. at the bar. $6.00 or less.

Monday – Friday: 4 to 6 p.m. At the bar only. 

  • House white, red or Retsina (white wine made with pine resin) Carafes – $10
  • Stella Artois on tap – $4
  • Buskey Cider on tap – $4
  • Daily specialty cocktail, bartender’s choice – $6

Stuzzi (CLOSED)

1 North Belmont Ave | 804-308-3294

Monday – Thursday: 5 – 7 p.m. 

  • ½ off all drinks & appetizers

T-Miller’s Sports Bar

500 E. Broad St. | 804-643-3400

Check out their daily lunch and dinner Specials

Monday- Thursday: 4 to 7 p.m.

  • Wine by the glass – $4.50
  • Rail drinks (one mix) – $4.00

Temple

2713 W. Broad St. | 804-367-4990

Dine on Laotian cuisine in a sleek, modern setting. The emphasis is on soups and small plates.

Monday – Saturday: 3 to 7 p.m.

  • Beer, drafts – $2 off
  • Wines, by the glass – $2 off
  • Sangria – $5

Thirsty’s Bar & Grill

3516 Forest Hill Ave. | 804-918-3080

Authentic Cajun food and specialty drinks. Try the Alligator Burger.

Monday – Sunday: 3 to 8 p.m.

  • Craft beer – $5
  • Rail drinks – $3
  • Other mixed drinks and liquor – $1 off

Xtra’s Café

3322 W. Cary St. (Upstairs) | 804-355-0446

Xtra’s Café offers outdoor balcony seating overlooking Carytown.

Tuesday – Friday: 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

  • Tacos – $2.00 Tacos

Wednesday

  • Bubbly bottles – $10.00 off

Thursday

  • Pitchers – $3.00 off

Saturday-Sunday

  • Bloody Marys -$4.00
  • Mimosa pitchers –  $15.00

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY

All happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. Please email us at info@richmondnavigator.com if any information contained in this guide is incorrect.

Ashley Jefferson
Author: Ashley Jefferson

Ashley Jefferson is the EIC of River City Mag. She currently lives in Richmond, VA with her fiance.

Ashley Jefferson
Ashley Jefferson is the EIC of River City Mag. She currently lives in Richmond, VA with her fiance.