LGBTQ+ Richmond

See Richmond through the eyes of locals as you explore the region’s best in LGBTQ events, nightlife, dining, arts, culture and more. These are just a few of the LGBTQ+ friendly destinations you'll find in RVA.

Out all day - Out all night

Spend a weekend catching the vibe at these LGBTQ-owned spots. 

Godfrey’s Drag Brunch is a must – it’s been recognized as one of the top 10 drag brunches in the US by Thrillist.

Walk off that eggs benedict with a Carytown stroll and stop in Mongrel -- a Richmond go-to for cards and gifts since 1991.

Search for a new-to-you outfit and homegoods at the treasure trove of Diversity Thrift. Since its beginnings, the store’s parent organization Diversity Richmond has donated over $1 million to LGBTQ causes.

Taco ‘bout your day so far over the Mexican infused southern menu at Soul Taco.

Grab a cosmopolitan or specialty martini from Barcode, and enjoy a friendly crowd and fun music.

Dance the rest of the night away or check out a special show at the lesbian-focused bar Babe’s of Carytown.


You can’t visit the Richmond Region without checking out these one-of-a-kind places.

Get your caffeine fix with locally roasted beans from the Blanchard’s on Broad. (Midnight Oil is our go-to.)

Spend your morning at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Pick up a copy of “Richmond’s Gilded Age Icon” to learn about the historic namesake's longtime relationship with partner John Pope. 

It’s lunchtime at Bocata Arepa Bar where you can get a taste of authentic Venezuelan food. 

Visit the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to stare in awe at Rumors of War, sculpted by queer artist Kehinde Wiley. Step inside the galleries to see one of Wiley’s paintings on permanent exhibition. 

Have dinner at the French and Southern inspired dining wonderland of L'Opossum.

Catch a performance at the mid-Atlantic’s first LGBTQ+ theater company Richmond Triangle Players.