Things to do in | The Fan/Uptown

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.

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Get brunch at Sidewalk Café

You haven’t fully experienced brunch if you haven’t been to Sidewalk Café. This family owned and operated restaurant has the feel of being at home with a house full of family. I say this because the place isn’t huge but whether you’re at the bar or a table you become friends with your neighbors! The $10 mimosa pitchers seal the deal.


Monday – Friday | 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday – Sunday | 9:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.

2101 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Things to do in The Fan

Enjoy game day at District 5

Or as we call it in the fall…Sunday Funday! Catch all the games on one of their ten TVs. Throughout the restaurant. It gets packed on football Sunday but there are 25+ bare seats, an outdoor patio, high-top bar seats and seated dining. Get there before 2:30 p.m. and take advantage of their brunch buffet or Magnum mimosa for $20 which is a 1.5L champagne bottle. Oh…and they have a bloody mary bar!


Monday – Friday | 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday | 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday | 10 a.m. – 2 a.m.

1911 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Things to do in The Fan

Dance the night away at Vintage

Located upstairs of Pearl Raw Bar, The Vintage Room opens each Friday and Saturday night at 10. As you walk up the stairs bright orange letters spell out VINTAGE and once you get up the stairs you’re met by a bar and open layout dance floor. The dj always plays a mix of classic 90’s and hits from today to keep you dancing until last call.


Friday – Saturday | 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

2229 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Things to do in The Fan

Grab a beer at Pizza & Beer of Richmond

You can’t miss the huge red PBR letters as you drive down Cary Street. Established in 2018 this new addition to the Fan has an unmatched pizza and beer menu. Once the old abandoned bus station, this new open restaurant is great for families and friends. The huge outdoor patio has corn hole and Bocce ball and inside 45+ draft beers to choose from.


Sunday – Wednesday | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday | 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

2553 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220

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Get dessert at Shyndigz

One word…cake! Everyday has a different cake special at Shyndigz and plenty of other dessert options like pie, crème brulee, bread pudding and two signature sundaes depending on the week. Dine in for beer, wine and signature cordials.


Sunday – Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday – Thursday | 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday | 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday | 1 p.m. – 12 a.m.

1903 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220


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