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 Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg 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.



Located in Merchants Square, the historic Kimball Theatre offers an eclectic mix of entertainment. The theater's been operating since 1933, and on any given night you might catch a jazz performance, classic film screening, lecture or performance...  Read More



Italian and Greek cuisine rule here – pizza, subs, sandwiches, spaghetti and salads come out of the kitchen at a fast pace to keep the locals happy. The New England-style pizza is a favorite, as are the nine TVs for watching games. Located...  Read More

The Corner Pocket


By day this is a busy local cafe, but by night the music, microbrews and pool cues rule. The age range is a wide mixture, ranging from college students to local business people who tune in for live blues, literary readings, pool games and single...  Read More

Colonial Williamsburg
Bourbon Street Bar & Grille


Sports memorabilia, 18 TVs (one big screen), darts, and pools tables make this a popular local sports hangout. A variety of beers are available to accompany the events, and dinner is served until 10pm. Bourbon Street Bar & Grille is a fun,...  Read More

Green Leafe Café


This is one of the 10 best bars in the country according to USA Today. With over 30 draft beers150 bottled beers and more than 40 wines from around the world, this place rocks with adult beverages. The atmosphere is cozy, woody, pubby and most...  Read More

Second Street - An American Bistro


A casual atmosphere, good basic food, great beer selections, and free wireless Internet service – what more could you want to party or relax? Locals like the burgers so much they have voted this place as having the "best burger" for nine...  Read More



Based on the L.B. Taylor book "The Ghosts of Williamsburg," this tour is informative and fun! It is a walking tour of the historic area, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Reservations are absolutely required – about 85,000 people per year...  Read More

The Library Tavern


When a trivia game is broadcast across the country, you know it is serious! A little knowledge about a lot makes you the star here, and newcomers are welcome to join in – just be sure you are right! Some nights feature music and DJs, and this...  Read More



The Dog Street Pub strives to be a place where people can relax over good food and good drinks, and in that, they succeed. The draft beer menu includes nearly two dozen craft offerings, many you may not see anywhere else. Two pages of bottled...  Read More

Colonial Williamsburg


This cozy tavern harkens back to the Colonial days by offering a full slate of nightly gambols. What's a gambol? Gambols are fun, bawdy games and songs that were popular in 18th century taverns and pubs. Patrons are encouraged to participate –...  Read More