Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA

Where is Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA?

Downtown Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom neighborhood is located in the north-eastern portion of downtown bordered between 16th Street on the west, E. Broad Street to the north, Pear Street to the east and Dock Street to the south. Map

Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA

History of Shockoe Bottom in Downtown Richmond

One of Richmond’s oldest neighborhoods, Shockoe Bottom, derives from the former Shockoe Creek, an homage to the Powhatan/Algonquian phrase “Shacahocan.” Shockoe Bottom’s story is an integral part of United States history. It’s where George Washington envisioned a national system of transportation canals and Thomas Jefferson signed the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. It’s also where Abraham Lincoln arrived by canoe to see the fall of the Confederacy, and where enslaved Africans, once sold “down river,” gained their freedom through Emancipation.

Once the commercial center of downtown given its proximity to the river and canals, Shockoe Bottom remains a vibrant, growing neighborhood that has seen a resurgence of small businesses, restaurants, new residents and investment in telling the complicated story of Shockoe.

Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA

Places to Live in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA

Known for its historic warehouses turned loft-style living spaces along Tobacco Row, Shockoe Bottom has no shortage of variety when it comes to living options in downtown Richmond. If you’re looking for direct access to the river with the ability to support surrounding small businesses by foot, bike or boat, Shockoe Bottom is the place for you.

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Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA

Things to Do in Shockoe Bottom

From the Richmond Night Market at 17th Street Market to the Virginia Capital Trail, there is something for everyone to do in downtown Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom. While you enjoy the Shockoe Bottom we know and love today, you can also honor the legacies of each enslaved African Americans’ journey through Shockoe Bottom and reflect on their resilience and resistance in the fight against slavery along the Richmond Slave Trail and Richmond African Burial Ground.

Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA

Shockoe Bottom Restaurants and Shops

Shockoe Bottom is a one-stop shop when it comes to getting everything you need on an errand run. You can grab groceries, pick up your prescription, treat yourself with a visit to a salon, grab a pizza slice, satisfy your sweet tooth and squeeze in a drink at a speakeasy all in a day out in downtown RVA’s Shockoe Bottom.

Shops and Services in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA

  • 425 Nail Bar & Pedi Lounge, 2419 E. Franklin Street
  • Adiva Naturals, 1802 E. Franklin Street
  • Benjamin French, 2104 E. Main Street
  • Carytown Tobacco, 1701 E. Main Street
  • Couture Imaging, 2304 E. Main Street
  • CVS, 2400 E. Main Street
  • Farm Fresh, 2320 E. Main Street
  • Hall of Fades Barbershop, 2304 E. Main Street
  • The Journeyman’s Adventure Co., 115 N. 18th Street
  • Justin Westbrook Antiques, 1821 E. Main Street
  • Kulture, 2 ½ N. 18th Street
  • McGuire Park Pharmacy, 2106 E. Main Street
  • Prism Sauna Spa, 12 N. 25th Street
  • RVA Platinum, 2010 E. Main Street
  • Scissors Hair Studio, 4 ½ N. 18th Street
  • Shockoe Bottom Clay, 1714 E. Main Street
  • The Soft Parade, 1825 E. Main Street
  • Stockpile Men’s Boutique, 1717 E. Main Street

Restaurants in Shockoe Bottom, Richmond, VA

  • 23rd & Main Taproom, 2302 E. Main Street
  • Aces Sports Lounge, 110 N. 18th Street
  • Addis Ethiopian, 9 N. 17th Street
  • Bellos Lounge, 1712 E. Franklin Street
  • Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse, 2306 E. Cary Street
  • Bottoms Up, 1700 Dock Street
  • Bryant’s Cider, 2114 E. Main Street
  • C’est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th Street
  • Daily Menu Restaurant, 1706 E. Main Street
  • The Dive, 1800 E. Main Street
  • Grace Noodle, 1823 E. Main Street
  • Grandstaff & Stein, 2113 E. Main Street
  • Havana ‘59, 16 N. 17th Street
  • Hot Chick, 7th N. 17th Street
  • Ironclad Coffee Roasters, 1805 E. Grace Street
  • Jewfro, 1721 E. Franklin Street
  • La Bodega, 104 N. 18th Street
  • Leek & Thistle, 2112 E. Main Street
  • Liquid 2.0, 4 N. 18th Street
  • LuLu’s, 21 N. 17th Street
  • Millie’s Diner, 2603 E. Main Street
  • Miyabi Sushi, 1712 E. Main Street
  • Mommiana’s Dough, 1717 E. Main Street
  • Oak & Apple, 1814 E. Main Street
  • Poe’s Pub, 2706 E. Main Street
  • Richbrau Brewing, 5 S. 20th Street
  • Rosie Connolly's Pub Restaurant, 1548 E. Main Street
  • Sauce & Toss, 1711 E. Main Street
  • Station 2, 2016 E. Main Street
  • Sumo San, 1725 E. Main Street
  • Sweet Spot Ice Cream Cafe, 6 N. 18th Street
  • Tio Pablo, 1703 E. Franklin Street
  • Tipsy Crab Seafood & Bar, 1700 E. Main Street
  • Whisk, 2100 E. Main Street
  • Wonderland, 1727 E. Main Street
Shockoe Bottom in Richmond, VA