In need of a Richmond guide? This neighborhood guide will help you figure out what's what and where things are.
Scott’s Addition is one of the hottest and fastest growing neighborhoods in Richmond right now. There are over 13 breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries within Scott’s Addition. The entertainment options are endless! Great local restaurants, a growing number of shops, a rooftop bar, a boutique bowling alley, shuffleboard bar, and arcades.
Located between Scott’s Addition and The Fan, the Museum District is most commonly known for their tree-lined sidewalks and brick row houses and apartments. They have some hidden gems found nestled in this neighborhood for a friendly bite to eat or a cold beer to grab with friends.
The Fan, but also known as Uptown to some is filled with a ton of classic restaurants and bars. You can find at least 4 different bars/restaurants on each block along Main Street but the bar and restaurant scene in this neighborhood go beyond just Main Street. You can find just as many places trickled in between side streets.
Eat. Shop. Play is their motto! Carytown is home to endless places to eat, shopping for every style and budget and entertainment options for the young and old. We can’t forget about the craft cocktail scene here! This neighborhood as it all. The perfect place to spend the day with the family or a night out with friends.
Broad Street Corridor
The Broad Street Corridor, also known as the Arts District is home to endless art galleries, boutique shopping and some of Richmond’s most famous restaurants. Festivals such as Broad Appetit and the First Friday Art Walk have helped Richmond rediscover the beauty and power of Historic Broad Street.
In historic Jackson Ward, once known as the “Harlem of the South”, you’ll find beautiful tributes, monuments and find stories that bring life and culture to Richmond. Whether you’re stopping in to take a walk-through history or stop in for a bite to eat you will leave Jackson Ward with a greater appreciation for the neighborhood that it is.
With the newly renovated Main Street Station, the 17th Street Farmer’s Market and the GRTC Pulse there’s even more of a reason to head down to Shockoe Bottom to experience the unique food, entertainment options and history. Take a stroll down the cobblestone sidewalks and find a classic restaurants and bars day and night.
Church Hill is a historic neighborhood featuring gas lit cobblestone streets, celebrated restaurants and shops, parks and notable landmarks, all within walking distance of Richmond’s Downtown. Just down the steps at Libby Hill Park in Church Hill you get to Rocketts Landing with signature city views and great places to eat and play.
Just across the Mayo Bridge leaving Shockoe Bottom is the city’s Manchester and Southside neighborhoods. New and quirky restaurants are popping up all the time in this once again thriving neighborhood. Along with the new comers the neighborhood staples are still attracting people from the West End and counties to this small bustling neighborhood.
Northside/Northern Barton Heights
So many hidden gems can be found in the city’s North Side, just a quick drive north from downtown. There is a ton of history, fun, food and shopping sprinkled throughout this neighborhood for a “getaway” from the city’s downtown neighborhoods. Don’t miss out on venturing down Brookland Park Boulevard. Some have said this will be a Carytown in 10 years or so.