Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Richmond nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Richmond Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

4 Tobacco Company Restaurant
This former tobacco warehouse has been transformed into a hot club featuring dancing and DJ music. DJ dancing is Wednesday-Saturday. Great place to observe Richmond's hip bar set. (804-782-9555, 804-782-9431)

3 Alley Katz
This mainstream music club offers Grateful Dead nights and features jazz, rock and pop Wednesday-Saturday nights. A great stop to unwind after a long day of business meetings or sightseeing. Known for booking hot local music and national up-and-comers. (804-643-2816)

2 Richbrau Brewing Company
This downtown microbrewery features live local and regional bands and a choice selection of beers on tap. Also features great food choices from the "Spirited Cuisine" kitchen of Matthew Tlusty. A great place for a game of pool. (804-644-3018)

1 Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant
This whimsical Irish pub has live music all week. The quaint decor includes Irish monastery stone-work and tractor-seat barstools. The Irish proverbs written on the ceiling and Irish music playing in the background are particularly fun touches. Also serves Irish dining favorites including Shepherd's Pie and Irish surf and turf. Outdoor patio. (804-649-7767)

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Tobacco Company Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Type: Dance Club, Live Entertainment, Lounge
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
Alley Katz 10Best List Arrow
Type: Bar, Live Music
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
Richbrau Brewing Company 10Best List Arrow
Type: Late Night / After Hours, Live Entertainment
Neighborhood: SHOCKOE SLIP
Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Type: Live Entertainment, Pub
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
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