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8/5/22

Date and Dine

No matter your date night budget, look no further than Downtown Richmond to date and dine!

Planning your next date night? From food to fun, we've put together 4 date night itineraries for any budget.

Hotel Greene

Location: Financial District

Price point: $

Address: Hotel Greene, 508 E. Franklin St.

Best day and time for a date: Thursday evenings

Want to spice up the night with a bit of healthy competition? Every Thursday night, Hotel Greene offers the perfect combo for date night with golf, dinner and drinks! At $55 per duo, enjoy your choice of two (savory or sweet) plates, paired with a glass of beer or wine for each of you. Follow it up with a romantic trip through the fully air-conditioned hotel together. The 13-hole mini-golf course will transport you back in time to 1932 with its unconventional hotel themed course and lavish lobby decor. This hidden gem is perfect for a well-rounded date night.

Website: https://www.hotelgreene.com/

Art Works & Philly Vegan

Location: Manchester

Price point: $

Art Works, 320 Hull Street

Best day and time to go for a date: August 26, 6:00-8:00pm for the opening reception.

Art Works is a full-service art center, and on the 4th Friday of each month they have an art show that is FREE and open to the public. In August, you will see renderings of the James River that depict the essence of Richmond’s greatest natural resource—in photographs, paintings, and sculpture all by Virginia artists. In addition, the All Media Show will include a variety of subject matter and mediums. Parking and the event are FREE.

Website: https://artworksrva.com/

Philly Vegan, 1126 Hull Street

At Philly Vegan their motto is, “Plant-Based, Tastes Great” and they’re not wrong! This family owned and operated business has over 25 years of Philly cheesesteak cooking experience. Stop in to try the popular cheeseburger quesadilla and famous $6 dairy-free milkshakes!

Website: https://phillyvegan9.com/

Tarrant’s Café & The Sandman Comedy Club

Locations: Arts District and Monroe Ward

Price point: $$

Tarrant’s Cafe, 1 W Broad St.

Tarrant’s Cafe offers upscale American meals in a cozy former pharmacy with tin ceilings, wooden booths & chandeliers. With pasta, pizza, soup, salad and more, the extensive menu is perfect for any palette. Once you’re feeling full, take a short walk to The Sandman Comedy Club!

Website: https://www.tarrantscaferva.com/

The Sandman Comedy Club, 401 E Grace St.

Best days and times for a date: Comedians Joe Larson 8/13, or Quinn Dahle 8/19, shows at 7:00pm or 9:30pm

The Sandman Comedy Club has amazing views of the stage from every seat in the house and is the perfect place for hilarious entertainment. This large comedy venue is perfect for some post-dinner drinks and entertainment. Tickets start at $15 and shows often sell out; so, it’s recommended to buy tickets in advance to ensure your date night spot!

Website: https://www-sandmancomedyclub-com.seatengine.com/

Riverfront Canal Cruise & The Tobacco Company

Location: Shockoe Slip

Price point: $$$

Riverfront Canal Cruises, 139 Virginia St.

Best days and times for a date: In August and September - Fridays on the 6:00 or the 7:00 boat (last boat leaves at 7pm); Saturdays on the 6:00, 7:00, or 8:00pm boats (last boat leaves at 8:00pm) It doesn’t get any more romantic than a peaceful boat ride through Richmond’s Kanawha Canal. At just $12 per adult, take in the architecture and history on a 40-minute cruise through our scenic city. Tours depart every hour on the hour, 7 days a week, and tickets can be purchased online or at the kiosk. After taking in the beautiful sights and working up an appetite, stroll through the cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip to The Tobacco Company.

Website: https://venturerichmond.com/our-services/riverfront-canal-cruises/

The Tobacco Company, 1201 E Cary St.

Once a tobacco warehouse, the building dates back to 1866, with the interior’s focal point being a three-story atrium with an exposed antique elevator. The Tobacco Company offers steak, seafood, pasta and more with two dining floors, a cocktail lounge with live music, and a popular night club and dance floor!

Website: https://www.thetobaccocompany.com/