Top 7 Rooftop Bars In Richmond, Virginia - Updated 2021

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Aarti
Aarti
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Richmond, a renowned city in Virginia, has played a prominent role in two wars: the Civil War and the American War of Independence. One of the oldest cities in the country, Richmond, even today, features many historic buildings and mansions, which exude a rich history. Although this city has a plethora of options for sightseeing, one must not forget about its nightlife, too. The city houses several rooftop bars that are perfect for a Sunday brunch or an evening full of partying and drinking. You can bar hop easily in this charming city. Check out this list of the best rooftop bars in Richmond, Virginia.

1. The Byrd House - Graduate Hotel

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Situated near VCU in the Graduate Hotel, the Byrd House is renowned for its retro decor, tasty food, and excellent service. One of the funkiest rooftop bars in the city, the Byrd House features a bar and a rooftop pool that boasts sweeping city views. Along with this, the rooftop bar serves a wide variety of unique cocktails and light snacks to munch on while unwinding with friends. The Byrd House is a great place to capture sunsets and 360-degree city skyline views.

The Byrd House - Graduate Hotel

Address: 301 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States

Website: The Byrd House - Graduate Hotel

Opening hours: 4pm - 10pm (daily)

2. Kabana Rooftop

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Renowned as the highest rooftop bar in Richmond, Virginia, Kabana Rooftop is perched on the 20th floor, above the streets. Overlooking the financial district of the city, this rooftop bar features contemporary decor with glass panels and sleek modern couches and exudes an overall urban feel. While here, enjoy a mix of signature and classic drinks, along with light fare, including lounge-style snacks. Come here for a date night, get together with friends, or for a boys’ or girls’ night out.

Kabana Rooftop

Address: 700 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219, United States

Website: Kabana Rooftop

3. The Hof Garden

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Situated in the Hofheimer Building, the Hof Garden is a German-themed restaurant and bar, known for its creative taste and eclectic decor. The rooftop bar serves traditional German food in a relaxed environment. The bar plays live music and provides umbrellas, picnic tables, and multiple games. The vibrant nightlife of the Hof Garden also organizes dancing under the stars, every week, usually on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The Hof Garden

Address: 2818 W Broad St suite a, Richmond, VA 23230, United States

Website: The Hof Garden

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 3pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 12am

4. Q Rooftop Bar at Quirk Hotel

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Nestled downtown in an old department store, the Q Rooftop Bar at the Quirk Hotel boasts vintage decor in a chic setting. With a large, open patio, the Q Rooftop Bar is furnished with cozy seats, plush couches, and tables that exude a rustic ambiance.

Visitors don’t need to be a guest at this hotel to catch the exhilarating views, taste the fanciest cocktails and many other beverages, and relish the delicious fare. Just walk in and indulge in all the fun offerings of the Q Rooftop Bar.

Q Rooftop Bar at Quirk Hotel

Address: 201 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States

Website: Q Rooftop Bar at Quirk Hotel

Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 5pm - 10pm;Tue - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am

5. Postbellum

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A food lover’s haven throughout the year, Postbellum follows the postbellum period method of cooking using local and fresh ingredients. The alfresco deck of Postbellum sets a delightful ambiance during nice, warm weather. This family-friendly restaurant features a lavish menu, where you can enjoy an array of mouthwatering food in a rooftop setting. Although the restaurant doesn’t offer thrilling views of the city, like some of the other rooftop bars, the food, drinks, and ambiance make up for it.

Postbellum

Address: 1323 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States

Website: Postbellum

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

6. Havana 59

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Feel the Havana vibes at Havana 59 with the palm trees, Cuban-style cuisine, lots of salsa dancing, and the aroma of cigars. Havana 59 will take guests back in time the moment they take a bite of the scintillating delectables here. Enjoy a range of cocktails, wine, and many other cold beverages, while taking in the mesmerizing views of the city, in a rooftop bar exuding a 1950s vibe. Along with all this, Havana 59 is known for its exceptional service, which also makes for a fun dining experience.

Havana 59

Address: 16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219, United States

Website: Havana 59

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4:30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 3pm

7. Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop

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Renowned as the second oldest craft brewery in the state, the Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop acted as a pioneer and laid the groundwork for the other craft beer communities in Virginia. Come here, enjoy the panoramic views from the hilltop, drink a few gallons of craft beer, and sing along to the live music. The Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop covers an area of 3,000 square feet (278 square meters), which alone accounts for the rooftop bar. The remaining 1,000 square feet (92 square meters) is the deck space.

Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop

Address: 3406 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230, United States

Website: Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop

Opening hours: Mon: 5pm - 9pm; Tue - Wed: 3pm - 9pm; Thu - Fri: 3pm - 10pm; Sat: 11am -10pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm

Bar hop your way through Richmond

Rooftop Bars In Richmond, Virginia
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If you are looking for a great bar with tremendous views while on your vacation to Richmond, these rooftop bars will be great choices for you. Check out these aforementioned rooftop bars and have a wonderful experience.

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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