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The Bucket Trade

The Bucket Trade IS BEER! We're a craft beer bar and bottle shop "by beer geeks for beer geeks". We are your one stop shop for craft beer, growlers and provisions. We have 16 taps featuring both international and national rotating taps by style and the best Virginia beers and hard ciders. We offer the cheapest growler fills you can find in the Richmond and Tri-City area. The bottle shop has 400 bottles/cans from national and international breweries to choose from for here or to go. Kegs to go are also available. The bottle shop is located inside our restaurant which focuses on unique sandwiches, cheese plates, and charcuterie plates consisting of locally made breads, condiments, and provisions. In our first year we've been recognized by CraftBeer.com as one of the top 10 craft beer bars in the South. Only two restaurants in the Richmond area (Bucket Trade and Mekong) made it to the top 10. We have also been recognized by NBC12 and awarded the "Hall of Fame Award" for having spotless health inspections for over a year. So what does our name mean?? Before Prohibition and before bottles and cans became widespread, if you wanted beer outside of a bar it was put into a bucket. The buckets of beer were then taken to the thirsty by "bucket boys", usually carrying several on a pole. This process was called the "bucket trade". This eventually led to the "growler" which we know and love today!

  • Hours (General Information): Monday : Closed Tues-Thurs : 4pm - 10pm Friday : 4pm - 11pm Saturday : 12pm - 10pm Sunday : 12pm - 7pm (varies - call ahead)
  • Parking:
    • Free
  • Handicapped Accessible:
  • Lunch:
  • Dinner:
  • Outdoor Dining:
  • Maximum Occupancy: 49
  • Restaurant Price Range: $
  • # of Restaurants: 1
  • Group Reservations Accepted on Sat./Sun. Night:
  • Allow Buy-out:
  • Maximum Group Size: 10