Manchester sits just across the river from historic Shockoe Bottom and is a quick walk across the 14th street bridge. This growing neighborhood is home to re-purposed industrial sites that have been taken over by artists and slick loft spaces.

We put together this quick walking tour of seven spots that hug the river bank and loop you through the neighborhood. Venturing further into the south side will take you to the always amazing Croaker's Spot, some thrift shops and a revitalizing, historic main thoroughfare. richmond flood wall park

1. Floodwall Park

Take in scenic views of the city skyline and the James River from atop the southern floodwall. The park is can be accessed right off the 14th Street bridge.


2. Legend Brewing

The Floodwall Park drops you off just a few blocks from the Richmond Region's oldest craft brewery. Sip one of their signature brews on the deck outside, weather permitting, and refuel with some food from their pub kitchen.

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3. Plant Zero Cafe

Plant Zero is attached to Plant Zero Artspace and is a favorite of artists and craftspeople with studio space there. Erin McRoberts of Awl Snap said the Amazing Chicken Salad is a can't miss at the cafe.

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4. Art Works Gallery

Art Works, just around the corner from Plant Zero Cafe, has been providing local artists a space to show and sell work since 2003. Check their calendar for current shows and exhibitions.

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5. Caravati's Architectural Salvage

This 40,000 square foot warehouse is filled with aisles and aisles of treasures salvaged from historic houses around the region. From door knobs to clawfoot bath tubs, Caravati's is a picker's paradise and an enjoyable walk for any fan of history.


6. Richmond Railroad Museum

Celebrate Richmond's rich tradition of riding the rails, not far from the triple crossing, at this museum. The all-volunteer run museum is open Saturday and Sunday 11-4.

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7. Papa's Pizza

Papa's Pizza is everything pizza should be: thin, delicious, quick and affordable. Their medium pizza is about the size of a large at most chain pizza joints and it's pure NY-style tastiness.