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Richmond, Virginia Culinary & nightlife

Our most recommended Richmond, Virginia Culinary & nightlife

Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

1. Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Head on a haunted pub crawl and learn about the spooky side of Richmond. Explore the Shockoe Bottom district with your guide and discover the haunted history of the area at different pubs and other haunted locations. Raise a glass to the icons that made America. You may even run into a few of them. Meet your guide at Rosie Connolly’s Pub and down an Irish black and tan as you investigate reports of two mysterious spirits in the kitchen. From there, explore 7 additional historic, haunted locations. Sip on some African wine at JewFro as you hear about the gory details of a murder-suicide. Stand where Patrick Henry delivered his famous line and uncover his darkest secret. Then, learn about some untold history, like the story of the beer shortage that steered the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock.

Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

2. Richmond: Arts District Walking Food Tour

Richmond’s revitalized Arts District, spanning parts of Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward, will capture your imagination with a mix of historically-significant architecture, under-the-radar restaurants, and inspiring art galleries. Joining this tour means exploring the Arts District as an insider. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 5-6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, possibly including truly authentic southern cuisine, mouth-watering Mediterranean fare, unique ice cream, and more!   You’ll meet chefs and business owners and discover their passion for their craft. You’ll hear the stories that make this one of Richmond’s most defining neighborhoods, but most of all, you'll have fun doing it!

Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

3. Richmond: Church Hill Food Tour

Dive into Church Hill, Richmond’s oldest neighborhood. Get a taste of the barbecue, baked goods, and everything else that makes Church Hill a food powerhouse, while uncovering Richmond’s origin story in this must-visit neighborhood. Sample delicious food and snacks from up to 5 different restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, possibly including wood-fired pastries, classic Richmond comfort food, authentic Ethiopian cuisine, and more. You’ll learn about the birthplace of Richmond and its local heroes and hear how local vendors got their start.

Richmond: Scott’s Addition Neighborhood Tour with Tastings

4. Richmond: Scott’s Addition Neighborhood Tour with Tastings

Explore the neighborhood of Scott's Addition in Richmond as an insider with an expert guide. Visit several top restaurants, markets, and eateries, sampling delicious food and snacks on a guided walking tour. Begin your tour by meeting your expert guide at the first stop location, where you'll kick things off with a food and beer pairing. Then, make your way around to other popular locations where you will taste food and drinks that are local specialties. Learn a little bit about the industrial past of the area, and about the booming craft beverage industry that is bringing the world to Richmond. Discover Scott’s Addition like a true Richmonder and meet the people at the forefront of this food and drink revolution.

Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

5. Richmond: Trendy Carytown Food Tour

Explore one of Virgina’s most bustling neighborhoods with a food tour of Carytown. An eclectic mix of restaurants and boutiques, all tied up with a youthful spirit, you’ll see immediately why the district has been dubbed the Mile of Style. On this food tour, eat your way through the neighborhood with between 5 and 6 different tastings at local restaurants, cafes, and shops. Enjoy authentic French fare, world-renowned tacos, hand crafted cupcakes, and much more. Explore an antique movie theatre that will bring you back to the days of yore. Wander through the East Coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center. All the while, get a feel for the local way of life as you strike up conversations with business owners and residents alike.

Richmond: Guided Tour of Local Breweries with Tastings

6. Richmond: Guided Tour of Local Breweries with Tastings

Taste local beers on this guided bus tour in Richmond. Be introduced to the world of beer at a pub. Try a delicious selection of beers at three different breweries. Learn the secrets to beermaking with a behind-the-scenes look at a brewery.  Meet your guide at the Capital Ale House and kick things off with a facinating 'Beer 101' session. Hop on a climate-controlled bus that has plenty of snacks and water. Relax as you are transported to each brewery. Listen as your guide tells you the history of the local beer scene. Sample flagship and seasonal offerings at craft breweries in three trendy neighborhoods. Uncover the hidden world of craft brewing with a tour of the beermaking facilities at one of the breweries. Enjoy 4-5 tastings at brewery. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour. 

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What people are saying about Richmond, Virginia

This was a fun tour. The food tastings were very generous. The guide was wonderful. My only criticism is that there was no sweet stops, everything was savory- pizza, ham and cheese croissant, Hot Chicken slider, and pulled pork meat pie, and wine. Everything was delicious and very filling.

The tour was fun and informative. The food was diverse and very tasty. I went back the next day for more hand pies.

Great tour guide and very generous portions at each stop. Don’t eat a meal before the tour!