Anyone that is hoping to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Richmond you have definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Richmond wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about where to grab a drink in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Richmond
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Richmond:
- Bottleworks at 3078 Stony Point Rd
- Virginia ABC at 2026 E Main St
Bottleworks is open from 11am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, until 9pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 5pm on Sunday. Your favorite spirits, mixers, bourbons, and wines are sold in Richmond at Virginia ABC from 10am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 7pm on Sunday.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Hardywood Park Craft Brewery at 2410 Ownby Ln
- The Veil Brewing at 1301 Roseneath Rd
- Richbrau Brewing at 5 S 20th St
- Triple Crossing Beer at 113 S Foushee St
- Ardent Craft Ales at 3200 W Leigh St
Hardywood Park is a 12,0000 square foot craft brewery near you running seven days a week. Hop forward and barrel aged beers, lagers, wild ales, and spontaneous fermentations as well as tastings are offered at The Veil Brewing Company.
Richbrau Brewing is open every day but Tuesday. Rotating draft beers as well as indoor and outdoor seating are featured at Triple Crossing Beer from 12pm to 10pm Monday through Saturday and until 8pm on Sunday.
Ardent Craft Ales is a local brewery, taproom, and beer garden producing innovative beers six days a week using traditional brewing methods. More great beer menus are also offered at places from some different lists including Once Upon a Vine, Cork and Kegs, Total Wine and More, and Rosie Connolly’s Pub Restaurant.
Wine Bars In Richmond
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- C’est Le Vin at 15 N 17th St
- Enoteca Sogno at 1223 Bellevue Ave
Fine wines and sophisticated cuisine are served at C’est Le Vin five days a week. Enoteca Sogno is an Italian bistro offering seasonal pasta and imported cheeses as well as one of the best fine wine menus in your area.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- James River Cellars Winery at 11008 Washington Hwy
- Spring Run Vineyards at 10700 Spring Run Rd
- Ashton Creek Vineyard at 14501 Jefferson Davis Hwy
- Jolene Family Winery at 2750 Pocahontas Trail
- Saudé Creek Vineyards at 16230 Cooks Mill Rd
Since 2001 James River Cellars has been producing wine varieties including white, red, dry, and sweet and even offers local wine tastings every day. Over 250 cases of handcrafted high quality wines are produced per year by Spring Run Vineyards using their own grapes, blackberries, and pumpkins.
Ashton Creek Winery features a large tasting room as well as a rustic chic barn that is ideal for weddings and other events. Jolene Family Winery is open from 11am to 6pm Thursday through Sunday.
You can listen to live music while sampling wines every weekend at Saudé Creek. Wine tastings near you are also available at Barrel Thief Wine and Provisions and Total Wine and More from our other lists.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Richmond can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Lemaire at 101 W Franklin St
- Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen & Bar at 1200 N Arthur Ashe Blvd
- Julep’s New Southern Cuisine at 420 E Grace St
- Rosie Connolly’s Pub Restaurant at 1548 E Main St A
- Joe’s Inn the Fan at 205 N Shields Ave
Lemaire features marble columns and high ceilings and offers elevated New American fare and craft cocktails as well as local happy hours on Monday from 4pm to 7pm. Happy hours are available on weekdays from 4:30pm to 7pm at Fat Dragon Chinese Kitchen and Bar where farm to table Chinese dishes and drinks are also served.
Julep’s provides Southern cuisine with cocktails and wines and offers some of the best happy hours in Richmond on Monday from 5pm to 7pm. You can also get discounts on weekdays from 4:30pm to 7pm at Rosie Connolly’s Pub Restaurant as well as enjoy draft beers, traditional Irish comfort foods, live music, and karaoke.
You can also read our posts on:
- Virginia Beach Wineries & Breweries
- Washington DC Wineries & Breweries
- Baltimore Wineries & Breweries
- Philadelphia Wineries & Breweries
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Richmond
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Richmond.