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Best Bars in Richmond

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Julep's

Julep's, a Southern restaurant in Richmond, has it all - from great decor, to friendly service and incredible food. The interior is all sleek wooden floors, polished oak columns and sophisticated art on the walls. The staff is always eager to assist you and the menu features a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Start off with their famous fried green tomatoes and then make way for the shrimp and grits. For dessert, you can opt for hand selected cheeses or the delectable chocolate-hazelnut torte. Whether you're looking for a spectacular meal with friends or family, you can't go wrong with Julep's.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Fallout RVA

Fallout RVA is not your average bar and dance club in Richmond. It is a private adult alternative club that revolves around a goth fetish theme. There is live music and almost every night has its own event going on - from body painting to comedians and rope biting, there is never a dull moment at Fallout.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Empire

Empire is Richmond's favorite dive bar. The prices for the drinks are extremely affordable and the quality of the food offered is impressive, to say the least. The burgers are by far the most popular item on the menu - the brioche buns are fresh, the brunch burger is a must-try and the Empire Burger is full of cheese, jalapenos and crispy fried onions. This bar features an eclectic crowd, but every body is friendly and the atmosphere is infectiously cheery. Empire is where to go with coworkers and friends when you want a cool space to hang out in with cheap food and drinks.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille

The first thing you'll notice about Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille is how friendly the staff is. But as you peruse the menu and take that first bite of perfectly seasoned Angus beef burger, you'll realize that this charming, casual dining restaurant/bar is something special. Located in the Patrick Henry Inn, a pre-Civil War inn which stands on Church Hill, visitors can stop by for a drink and bite to eat after visiting St. John's Church (where Patrick Henry gave his famous, "Give me liberty, or give me death," speech). Be sure to check out The Patrick Henry Burger, or build your own salad or pasta. Choose from a plethora of beers and enjoy conversations with friends.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Edo's Squid

Edo's squid offers affordable Italian food and a lively atmosphere in Richmond. They specialize in the pastas and seafood, so don't skip out on the mixed seafood pasta - the noodles are cooked to perfection and the shrimps are plump and juicy. The house spaghetti and sausages, with mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes, is also a favorite among the locals. The most important dish, however, is probably the squid with arugula appetizer that should be ordered before every meal. All the food is seasoned just right and the portions are huge. Bring your friends and family to this lively restaurant and they will leave not only happy, but full.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Millie's

Millie's Diner is the delight and quintessential place to go for breakfast and brunch in Richmond. For brunch, order the Devil's Mess, which is an omelet with mild curry and spicy sausages. A corned beef sandwich is a guaranteed thumbs up for lunch, and there is even a dinner menu that features delectable dishes such as the herbed Cornish game hen and spicy shrimp. The staff is incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is perpetually cheerful against a backdrop of a charming interior. The space is a little small, but its entirely worth it for the delicious food offered.

Richmond, VA, United States
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The Camel

The camel in the desert of Richmond is in fact a space for a myriad of activities to take place. The camel offers space for art, meetings for corporates or for events. The place also serves food and you can grab a bite of san fran pannini or a pesto pizza. The Camel is also rented out for community events and many fund raisers for causes have taken place here.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Joe's Inn

Joe's Inn is a neighborhood favorite in Richmond that offers a menu spanning across American, Greek and Italian cuisines. You can't go wrong by ordering the Spaghetti a la Joe, a signature spaghetti-baked dish with provolone cheese and your choice of meat and marinara sauce, and locals rave about the fried chicken kabobs. Don't forget to pair your meal with one of the many featured beers on tap. The interior is comfortable and warm, with wooden booths and idyllic framed pictures hanging from the walls.

Richmond, VA, United States
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F.W. Sullivan's

F.W. Sullivan's is your classic bar, complete with wooden booths, televisions and dartboards. The selection of drinks, particularly beers on tap, is quite impressive, and the food menu has a great mix of appetizers, soup, chili, salads, wraps, burgers, and much more. Start off with the crispy wings and then dig into the delicious bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Play some darts with your friends or participate in the weekly Monday night trivia. Whatever it is you do at F.W. Sullivan's, you will end up leaving with a guaranteed smile on your face.

Richmond, VA, United States
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McCormack's Whiskey Grill

McCormack's Whiskey Grill offers delectable Southern comfort food, barbecue and a huge selection of drinks to choose from - particularly whiskey. In fact, the first thing you'll notice upon entering this wood-paneled restaurant and bar is the towering wall of different liquors, crowded among the shelves. The menu includes such delicacies as the Bison Burger - the patty is juicy and the buns are perfectly cooked - and the atmosphere is perpetually lively and warm. This is the perfect place to bring your family and friends, particularly those who enjoy whiskey and limited edition alcohol.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Cary Street Café

The website of Cary Street Café proclaims itself as the"hippe bar with great live music" for the last 13 years. They feature bands that play rock, reggae etc and acts happen frequently. The cafe also has a a menu that includes hummus, Slap Yo Mama burgers and Slap Yo Daddy wraps. Besides this they also have an under 12 children's menu. Every Sunday, old time jam session takes place that is open for all, Monday nights are karaoke and is free. There is a concept of a "rotating beer of the month" that exists here.

Richmond, VA, United States
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Burger Bach

Burger fanatics in Richmond will swoon over Burger Bach, a New Zealand-inspired gastronomical pub that serves gourmet burgers and a variety of drinks. Don't miss out on the Aucklander - a burger consisting of avocado relish, mayonnaise, uncured bacon, cheese and mixed greens - or the East Coast, which also features uncured bacon and blueberry chipotle BBQ sauce. The best part is that their beef and other animal products are from New Zealand, where the animals are humanely treated and raised eating natural grass. If you want to take your friends or family out for an environmentally friendly yet delicious meal, Burger Bach is the place for you.

Richmond, VA, United States
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