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Craft Beer

Richmond Craft Beer

The Richmond Region is the Place for Great Craft Beer

Craft Beer Video ButtonThe Richmond Region is home to craft breweries and restaurants serving locally made beer on tap! In fact, named local favorite, Mekong, as the #1 Great American Beer Bar! Craft Beer is so popular in the Richmond Region that locals have even developed the website,, for insider insights on where to grab the best brew! And each August in Virgina is Craft Beer Month, 31 days of events, festivals and more for the true beer lover!

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Local breweries, restaurants serving craft beers and Richmond Region brewery tours.

Richmond Brewery Tours

  • 1016 West 46th Street, Richmond, VA 23225
  • Phone: (804) 404-2739
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We are the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest…more »

Midnight Brewery

  • 2410 Granite Ridge Road #5, Rockville, VA 23146
  • Phone: 804-356-9379
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Midnight Brewery is located in Rockville, VA (just minutes from Short Pump). We are extremely creative with our work and brew several limited edition beers. So stop in frequently; you never know what will be on tap. more »

Blue Bee Cider

  • 212 W. 6th Street, Richmond, VA 23224
  • Phone: (804) 231-0280
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Blue Bee Cider is located in the Old Manchester district of downtown Richmond, Va. Our tasting room is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We are currently the only urban cidery in Virginia. more »

Burger Bach

  • 10 S. Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Phone: (804) 359-1305
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Burger Bach (pronounced batch) is a New Zealand inspired "gastro pub." Their specialty is gourmet burgers made from the most humanely raised beef. The Angus beef hails from New Zealand and are sustainably raised on plentiful natural grasses, under beautiful…more »

C Street

  • 3325 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Phone: (804) 355-2200
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Southern sophistication featuring a spacious patio overlooking Carytown, a lovely dining area and full bar. more »

Capital Ale House-Downtown

  • 623 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 780-2537
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The “Original” and located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. This 108 year old, 25 foot wide by half-a-city-block-long building has 46 taps, 2 cask conditioned ale hand pumps and a selection of over 200 bottled beers. A separate lower level gaming area with a…more »

Capital Ale House-Midlothian

  • 13831 Village Place Drive, Midlothian, VA 23114
  • Phone: (804) 780-2537
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Located in the town of Midlothian just two miles east of Route 288 near the Charter Colony Road intersection. This location features 80 drafts, and over 250 exceptional beers in the bottle. A few highlights of this restaurant are lots of patio and sidewalk…more »

Capital Ale House-West End

  • 4024-A Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
  • Phone: (804) 780-2537
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Located in Richmond’s West End Innsbrook Shoppes. This 10,000 square foot building has 75 taps, 2 cask conditioned ale hand pumps and a selection of over 200 bottled beers. A separate gaming area with a pool table, four dart boards and various other games is…more »

Center of the Universe

  • 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland, VA 23005
  • Phone: (804) 368-0299
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Center of the Universe Brewing Company is a full production brewery with a tasting room located in Ashland, Virginia. more »

Commercial Taphouse and Grill

  • 111 N. Robinson Street, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Phone: (804) 359-6544

A real microbrew enthusiast’s stomping grounds complete with dark interior and staffers who have a true passion for their ale. Fish and chips, ribs, and pizza. more »

Extra Billy's Smokehouse & Brewery

  • 1110 Alverser Dr, Midlothian, VA 23113
  • Phone: 8043798727
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Barbecue and smoked meats with a brewery on site. Casual and kid-friendly. Try the famous Red Ale. Kids eat free on Wednesdays, and look for prime-rib specials on weekends. Closed Monday. more »

Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen

  • 1200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 354-9888
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Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar is a modern, sustainable interpretation of classic Cantonese and ulti-regional Chinese cuisine. What this means is that everything from ingredients to materials and ractices follows a commitment to the health of diners as…more »

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

  • 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Phone: (804) 420-2420
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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is a production brewery, which features a tasting room and offers frequent food trucks, live music, special beer releases, cask ale, exciting gourmet flavor infusions through a Randall and occasional festivals. Hardywood also…more »

Isley Brewing Company

  • 1715 Summit Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 499-0721
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Where our focus is to make great quality artisanal beers that push the limits of your imagination. Our recipes are conjured up and brought to life making the impossible possible. Demand for new craft beer in Virginia is growing and we intend to deliver. We…more »

Legend Brewing Company

  • 321 W. Seventh Street, Richmond, VA 23224
  • Phone: (804) 232-3446
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Home-brewed beers, chicken wings, jambalaya and seafood selections. Menu items feature German influences. Live music, including bluegrass on Sundays. more »


  • 6004 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 288-8929
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This roomy Vietnamese restaurant boasts an extensive menu with pho, noodle salads, broken rice, fried rice and house specialties. Mekong also offers an extensive list of local and imported beers. more »

Midnight Brewery

  • 2410 Granite Ridge Road #5, Rockville, VA 23146
  • Phone: 804-356-9379
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Midnight Brewery is located in Rockville, VA (just minutes from Short Pump). We are extremely creative with our work and brew several limited edition beers. So stop in frequently; you never know what will be on tap. more »

Penny Lane Pub

  • 421 E. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 780-1682
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Landmark British pub. Fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and imported beers on tap. Karaoke and poker nights weekly. Closed Sunday. more »

Portrait House

  • 2907 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Phone: (804) 278-9800
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Wood fired pizza, house ground burgers and fine craft beer. more »

Sedona Tap House

  • 15812 Wc Main St, Midlothian, VA 23113
  • Phone: 8043790037
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We receive and hand cut our seafood and steaks. We serve only choice and prime cuts of beef. We use local and organic whenever possible. Our produce is fresh. You can see and taste the quality in everything we do. We are proud to offer one of the largest…more »

Social52 Kitchen and Craft Bar

  • 2619 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Phone: (804) 353-9709
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Social 52 Kitchen and Craft Bar has a casual atmosphere serves as the backdrop for our creative New-American menu and our innovative and handmade Sangria and beer-cocktail menu. Their All-American fare offers a fresh twist on classic items such as our ‘Duck…more »

Southern Railway Taphouse

  • 111 Virginia Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 308-8350
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Richmond, Virginia's newest Taphouse concept. Craft beer, craft food. more »

Station 2

  • 2016 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Phone: (804) 249-4702
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Station 2 offers gourmet burgers, craft beers, wine, spirits, and a relaxed atmosphere. Both our food and drink menus highlight the best of what Virginia has to offer. Located in an historic downtown firehouse, Station 2 is part of a revitalized and redefined…more »

Strangeways Brewing

  • 2277A Dabney Road, Richmond, VA 23230
  • Phone: (804) 303-4336
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We spend our days toiling away, creating exquisitely peculiar concoctions to satisfy the most curious of cravings, persnickety of palates and inquisitive of individuals. That said, we strongly encourage you to do two things: Think Strange. Drink Strange. more »

The Mill On MacArthur

  • 4023 MacArthur Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227
  • Phone: (804) 716-1196
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The Mill on MacArthur is located in the historic Bellevue district of Northside in Richmond, Virginia. A family-friendly restaurant, The Mill serves home-style food, focusing on locally farmed produce that is seasonally available and locally raised poultry and…more »

The Savory Grain

  • 2043 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Phone: (804) 592-4000
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A farm to table restaurant, The Savory Grain offers new American cuisine with a focus on local foods, beer, & wine. Twenty-four beers on tap are flowing with some of Virginia's most popular brews, like Hardywood Park & Legend Brewery. With an ever changing &…more »