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Beer lovers will want to hop to Capital Ale House in downtown Richmond for a robust selection of local and international brews in a half-city-block-long bar and restaurant. We also suggest exploring the River District — not only is there a beautiful view of the James River, but there's a large stretch of bars perfect for finding the best spot to end the night. Younger night-goers will love the Fan, an area full of trendy bars. And although Carytown is best known for shopping, this area has many great restaurants as well, so be sure to bring your appetite — and your wallet, too.
The best Richmond nightlife can be found in the neighborhoods of the downtown area. The Tobacco Company in Shockoe Bottom is perhaps one of the more well-known night spots while Black Finn and Off the Hookah (at the Hat Factory) are in the newly developing warehouse district. Bogart’s In The Fan is a favorite in Richmond’s most eclectic neighborhood — The Fan — and Republic is a popular new spot on Broad Street.
For those wishing to enjoy a variety of spots in a given evening, Shockoe Bottom, Shockoe Slip and Carytown are filled with restaurants, bars and clubs in great concentrations.