Richmond VA

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    Feb 17, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    Heading to Richmond for the weekend and not sure what to do Saturday afternoon/evening. If anyone has ideas of where to go or even where not to go would sure like to hear from you. Really enjoy live music.... Thanks
  • LJay

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    Feb 17, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    Find the capitol and the medical college and then roll downhill and right from there to about 14th and Cary streets. In this area and along Main-one street behind you-are clubs and bars and the "nightlife" district of Richmond. As for the afternoon, in the same general area there is park stuff along the river.

    Richmond is a pretty quiet town. There are the Virginia Museum and the Science Museum to visit. East of the Virginia Museum and more or less bordered by Monument Avenue is the Fan District. Lots of nice houses and a number of small restaurants tucked amongst them.

    Style Magazine is the weekly newspaper that lists goings on and should be available free here and there. Check their website?
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    Feb 18, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    Thanks, going to hit some museums this afternoon! Iron works, the locs? Maybe get some BBQ tonight and go downtown. icon_lol.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 18, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH's most memorable time in Richmond was in the psychiatric hospital.
  • nanidesukedo

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    Feb 18, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidWhat LJay said. Most of the nightlife is either in Shockoe Bottom (the valley just south of downtown) or on Shockoe Slip (the hill going north from the Bottom up to downtown, mostly along Main Street).

    Another part of town is Carytown, located west of downtown between the Boulevard and I-195 along W. Cary Street. Great shops and restaurants. I don't know about the bar scene there anymore (been gone a while) but Richmond's only lesbian bar, Babe's, is there, and there used to be one or two gay male bars in there too. They may be gone.


    Nope, we still have two gay clubs and 1 gay bar: Nations, Godfreys, and Barcode.. Unfortunately, being a Saturday, they are gonna all be dead... Sad to say, but the gay night scene here sucks.
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    Feb 18, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidJPtheBITCH's most memorable time in Richmond was in the psychiatric hospital.


    Why you gotta be trollin' like that?
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    Feb 18, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidJPtheBITCH's most memorable time in Richmond was in the psychiatric hospital.


    Eastern State represent

    PS - there's nothing to do in Virginia, save yourself the time icon_razz.gif
  • nanidesukedo

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    Feb 18, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    nanidesukedo said
    JPtheBITCH saidWhat LJay said. Most of the nightlife is either in Shockoe Bottom (the valley just south of downtown) or on Shockoe Slip (the hill going north from the Bottom up to downtown, mostly along Main Street).

    Another part of town is Carytown, located west of downtown between the Boulevard and I-195 along W. Cary Street. Great shops and restaurants. I don't know about the bar scene there anymore (been gone a while) but Richmond's only lesbian bar, Babe's, is there, and there used to be one or two gay male bars in there too. They may be gone.


    Nope, we still have two gay clubs and 1 gay bar: Nations, Godfreys, and Barcode.. Unfortunately, being a Saturday, they are gonna all be dead... Sad to say, but the gay night scene here sucks.

    I remember when Godfrey's opened. We used to go for the drag queen brunch. Do they still do that?


    They still do, indeed...and it's still packed with the young'ns on Wednesday... Saturday, strangely enough, is one of the deadest of the week for the gay bars/clubs (Friday and Wednesday are the big nights).
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 19, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    Adam228, what do you mean there is nothing to do in Virginiaicon_question.gif It is one of the most beautiful, scenic states and one of the oldest and most historic in the US. There is a lot to see and do in the old dominion state if you would only broaden your interests and open your eyes. Time for you to abandon Brooklyn and NYC and get out and discover the real America. Despite its urban problems, Richmond has a lot to offer visitors. It is a large treasure chest of beautiful, historic architecture and there are numerous restored old urban neighborhoods. If you are into history, Richmond has a lot of it. Granted it is not the most lively city after dark but who cares about bars and clubs anyways because they are all basically the same. I used to spend most of my weekends in Richmond when I was doing my Army MOS training at Fort Lee in 1987. It is a very beautiful, old city and I would tour as much of it as time permitted on the weekend. One of my favorite sites in Richmond was the Virginia State Capitol which was designed by Thomas Jefferson. As for the rest of Virginia, I have fond memories of the beautiful, rugged Blue Ridge Mountains in the western part of the state. I have also visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's beautiful home which overlooks the historic university town of Charlottesville. There is also the historic towns of Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, there is the beautiful James River which becomes an unusually wide river to the southeast of Richmond. There is Mount Vernon, George Washington's historic home on the Potomac There are numerous civil war battlefields and scenic, rolling countryside. Both Norfolk and Virginia Beach are also worth a visit. Who gives a shit about the politics in Virginia anyways, there is much more to the state than its politics.