Richmond in the summer is great for so many reasons: endless days at the river, events happening every day of the week and staycations that have you explore RVA in new ways. But this summer, there’s a new reason (and way) to celebrate the sunny season: happy hour laws! As of July 1st, restaurants and bars are able to advertise happy hour specials all across Virginia. What better way to get through the heat this year than with your pick of a cheap, ice-cold drink to keep you cool? We’ve put together this neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide for downtown’s happy hour specials to make it easier for you to have a great time downtown. Explore this list of endless options below, or via our downtown map, and you might discover your new, favorite watering hole.
$1 off drafts, glasses of wine & classic cocktails; Monday thru Friday, 4-6PM.
$2 Bud Light; $2 Sangria; $3 Margaritas; $2 Tacos; Monday thru Friday 3-5:30PM. Margarita Mondays with $3 margaritas all day. Taco Tuesday with select tacos for $2. Wine Wednesdays with 1/2 sangria and wine all day.
$1 off beer and wine Monday thru Friday from 4-6PM.
$1.25 mystery beers; $2.25 Natty Boh. High Lifes; $10 PBR pitchers; $3.75 well drinks; Monday thru Friday 4-7PM.
Pizza Rolls, Hot Wings, Almond, Olives and $3 Narragansett; $6 wines and $6 craft cocktails. Monday thru Friday, 4 to 7 PM. Half-off Pizza Mondays (all day) and Tapas Tuesdays (all day).
Byrd House at Graduate Richmond
1/2 off frosé; $2 off draft beer; $2 off wine; $2 off sliders; $1 chips and fries; Monday thru Thursday, 4-7PM and Saturday from 12-4PM.
Half-off snacks and beers; $3 rail highballs; $5 select wines; Monday thru Friday, 5-7:30PM.
Fatty Smokes A Barbecue Joint
$2 off draft beer; $2 off premium highballs; $5 glasses of all wine; $1 off bottles, cans. Daily, 3 to 7PM.
$5 Jim Beam Mint Julep; $5 house cocktails; $5 selected wine; $5 drafts; $5 appetizers. Monday thru Friday, 4:30 to 7PM.
Three appetizers from bar menu for $25. Daily, 4 to 7PM. Plus Monday: $3 Blue Mountain Full Nelson Pale Ale, Hardywood Pilsner, Buskey Cider; $4 Blue Mountain Lager, Hardywood Singel, Legend Brown. Tuesday: $5 Aperol Spritz, Bellini, Franklin Street Sparkler, Kir Royal. Wednesday: $20 Sommelier Selection of Red and White Bottles. Thursday: $5 Mojito, Pimms Cup, Dark & Stormy. Friday: $5 Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan.
Max's On Broad
$3 Stellas; $3-6 wines; $4 high balls; $5 Belgian and Draft Beers. Monday thru Friday, 4 to 7PM. Half-off oysters Monday; half off bottles of wine Tuesday.
SWITCH Pop-up Bar
$4 beer; $5 wine; $3-off select cocktails; $5 bar bites. Tuesday thru Friday, 5 to 8PM.
$3.50 rails; $5 drafts; $6 wines; $5 specialty cocktails. Monday thru Friday, 11AM-7PM.
$2 off draft beer; $3 premium highballs; $5 Margarita; $1 off glasses of wine; $1 off bottles and cans. Daily, 4-7PM.
Secret Sandwich Society
Enjoy happy hour Monday thru Friday from 4-7PM. $1 off all drafts, wine and ciders; $2 off all Virginia made beer and cider; $3 off craft cocktails. Happy hour also includes appetizers starting at $3.
$6 select cocktails; $3 select highballs; $5 select wines by the glass; $5 draft beers; $3 bottle and domestic beers; $6 food specials or select 3 for $15; Tuesday thru Friday, 4-7PM.
$3-$5 beers, rails, and draft wines and $3 off frozen cocktails and signature cocktails. Monday thru Friday, 4-7PM.
$1 off oysters on the half shell; $2 off fried oysters; $3 off 1/2 dozen roasted oysters; $3 off all wines; $4 well spirits; $5 draft beers; $6 cocktails; $7 martinis & mules; Monday thru Thursday, 4:30-7PM and Friday, 3-6PM.
$1 off domestic beer bottles; $1 off all canned beers; $1 off wine by the glass; $1 off rails; $2 off all draft beers; food specials at the bar; Monday thru Friday, 3-7PM.
$25.00 wine flights all day on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
$5 wine, craft beer and rails; $10 signature cocktails; Half-off select appetizers. Monday thru Friday, 5 to 7PM.
Happy hour is Tuesday thru Friday from 4-7PM and it includes $2 off classic cocktails, $1 off draft beer, $1 off wine by the glass and $4 rails. Other deals include $2 off classic and Margherita pizza and $1 off in-house select antipasti.
Casa del Barco
Food specials like $3 select tacos and select menu items $5 and under; $1 off draft beer, $2 off sangria, $3 off all wines by the glass; $4 well spirits, $5 margaritas; $6 cocktails; Monday thru Friday, 3-6:30PM.
$4 margaritas; $3 glasses of wine; $15 bottles of wine; $2 domestic beers; $3 import beers; $3 cervezas; $12 Sol buckets; $3 Dos Equis on draft; Monday thru Friday, 3-7PM.
Grandstaff & Stein
$4 off hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails on weeknights from 5-7 PM; Sunday is Service Industry Night; Monday is 1/2 off Mules; Tuesday is $2 off Old-Fashioneds; Wednesday is 1/2 off wine bottles; Thursday is $2 off all beers; Friday is $5 off all flights.
$2 off draft beer; $2 off premium highballs; $1 off specialty cocktails; $1 off bottles and cans. Monday thru Saturday, 3-7PM. Sunday, 12-9 PM.
Happy hour includes half-price mojitos, margaritas, beers, sangria and more. Half-off food specials as well. Happy hour ends at 8PM daily.
On the Rox
Half-off most liquor, $2-off beer; $5 crushes. Monday thru Friday 4-7PM.
Ponies and Pints
Monday thru Friday, $2 off drafts; $3 Bud Light aluminum bottles; $2 off rails; $2 off house wine.
The Tobacco Company Restaurant
$3 rail drinks; $5 martinis; $3 wine by the glass; $2-off draft beer, $1-off domestic bottle beer; 3 for $21 on participating appetizers. Sunday thru Friday, 4-6PM.
Happy hour is Monday thru Saturday from 3-6PM. Enjoy $5 house margaritas, $1 off draft beer, $5 house wine & $6 Modelo with a shot of rail tequila.
Rosie Conollys Pub
$4.50 drafts; $4.50 rails; $5 house wines; Monday thru Friday from 4-7PM. Burger night is Thursday from 4-9PM with any burger and a draft or glass of house wine for only $12.
$4 draft beers; $5 wine by the glass; $5 select liquor drinks; Monday thru Friday, 3-6PM.
Siné Irish Pub
$2 off apps, drafts & wine; $3 rails; $3 Lemon Drops & Washington Apples; $3 Fireball & Jager; $5 Moscow Mules and Mojitos; Monday thru Friday, 3-8PM.
Southern Railway Taphouse
$3 domestic bottles; $4 select craft drafts; $4 wine by the glass; 1/2 off appetizers; Monday thru Friday, 3-7PM.