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Happy hour drink & food specials in River City. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

Happy Hour Guide

Mama J's

Fried catfish sandwich w/ sweet potato fries from Mama J's. Photo by Luke Witt

Happy hour drink & food specials in the West End. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

Happy Hour Guide

Capital Ale House

Capital Ale House

Where to find beer in West End's Best, RiverCity, Chesterfield Living, and Hanover Lifestyle more

FLAVOR

Featuring Latitude Seafood, Awful Arthur's, Extra Billy's, and Howlett's Tavern. more

In Search Of

Featuring Jake's Place, Iron Horse, Julep's, and Mosaic. more

In Search Of

Featuring The Backyard Grill, MOSAIC, Rock Bottom, Enzo's, Carolina Ale House, and Julep's. more

In Search Of

I’ve always been told, “Get to know your local bartender.” Possible perks could include better-made drinks, a special treat here or there and, of course, that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you can pretend you are a character on Cheers. more

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Capital Ale House Pairing

Temple Hill

Featuring Savory Grain, Capital Ale House, and Legend Brewing Company. more

In Search Of

I voyaged out to Center of the Universe Brewing (COTU) a few weeks back to meet the eclectic and vibrant group of women who call themselves, Ladies of Lager. To be honest, I was a bit intimidated by the Meetup group’s heroic title, oozing with ... more

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If you ask folks around this area about their perception of Petersburg today, they will list reasons they haven’t visited, usually reminiscent of their perception of Richmond 10 years ago. Suddenly, there is a different talk about town, and old ... more

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Happy hour drink & food specials in Hanover. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

Happy Hour Guide

Happy hour drink & food specials in Chesterfield. Please note that all happy hour specials contained in this guide are subject to change and may be discontinued without notice. more

Happy Hour Guide

For each clear day that passes, another garage door window opens at a local eatery, another beer garden grows, another outdoor patio fills up. Breweries everywhere are becoming the new “outdoor activity.” Check out my guide to enjoying some great ... more

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During my relationship with River City Magazine I have written about the restaurants I know and love - the old timers that keep me warm at night and the new flings that I just cant help but fall in love with... more

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Like the tides receding from the shoreline, cooling seasonal temperatures slowly empty out beach resorts. Yet these summertime hot spots have a beauty that never disappears, in aesthetics or activities. In Wilmington, North Carolina, the... more

TRAVEL

Everybody seems to have his or her favorite bartender. For this edition of Raising the Bar, I asked some of our favorite bartenders to name their favorites. While each person with whom I spoke named several, I narrowed it down to these ... more

FEATURES

It takes more than just lots of taps to get on our top taps list. It takes a well-curated list that offers a variety of craft beers, including hard-to-find special releases. Looking for something amazing? Check out these ... more

FEATURES

Peanut butter and chocolate are timeless—but how about peanut butter porter beer? As the craft beer industry continues to blossom, mirroring pre-Prohibition trends in terms of numbers, Richmond patrons are able to taste unique beers that ... more

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Karl Homburg with his girlfriend, Rhonda Groves, and his home brew system. Photo by Steve Cook

When Karl Homburg, now a resident of Richmond’s Lakeside neighborhood, decided that he wanted to move from his native state of Connecticut, he just upped and moved. “I was newly married,” he says. “I didn’t have a place to live or a job, but we... more

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Kepone performing at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on 5/31/14. Photo by Jesse Peters

In 2012, when the Virginia General Assembly passed SB 604, the bill that made it legal for breweries to sell beer for consumption on premises, there was much rejoicing in Richmond’s craft beer community. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, an anchor of... more

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