Top 6 Rooftop Bars in Richmond VA to catch a view
Whether you are taking in the skyline with a local liquor cocktail or sipping on some suds in the hip Scott’s Addition neighborhood, you are definitely going to catch an elevated view at one of these Richmond rooftop bars!
While we no longer live in Richmond, we visit 2-4 times a year to see family and friends.
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This post was originally published in April 2019, and was updated in August 2022.
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The close proximity to and views of the Diamond during the summer guarantee some fireworks action.
Both a beer garden and a full liquor bar, you can bask on the rooftop while overseeing the Scott’s Addition brewery scene below.
With great shareable snacks and some great local beers on tap, this bar is a fun spot for a drink. 21+ only allowed on the roof.
Photo Credit: The Kabana Rooftop Facebook
Looking for a top-notch rooftop party (see what we did there?)?
As the tallest rooftop bar in Richmond, Kabana Rooftop is located on the 20th floor with incredible views of downtown.
Open until 1:30 am on Friday and Saturday night, if you want to dance the night away under the stars, this is your bar. They also have a kick-ass cocktail list that pairs nicely with their brunch on the weekends too.
21+ only allowed on the roof.
If they are closed for inclement weather, their lobby bar is perfect for a drink and as a bonus, it’s super Instagram-able for those looking for great pics!
Complete with a ground-level taproom and an all-season rooftop patio with great views of Richmond, Starr Hill is a great place to grab a beer with friends, listen to some live music, play some trivia, and try some of Richmond’s delicious food trucks.
Photo Credit: New York Deli Facebook
Carytown’s first rooftop bar offers a bar (duh), restaurant, event space, and even a movie theater (in partnership with the Byrd Theater next door) and a stage! With an emphasis on supporting the community, the new space will also raise money for local non-profits and organizations.
Overall Rooftop bars in Richmond
But where do we personally recommend? The Graduate Hotel is our hands-down favorite boutique hotel in the city. Their roof top bar has epic views too!
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