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Top bar recommendations from locals

Speakeasy
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“Best food, drinks, and atmosphere in town. You will need a reservation. No signs. It's located in the alley at Revolutionary Soup. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The Local has something everyone will like and they always do. The food and service is excellent. they also have a good wine list. they do take reservations which recommend even during the week because of the popularity of this favorite restaurant. It is just down the street, 1 and 1/2 blocks from my bnb ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Small. Does not take reservations BUT the back bar is best kept secret if you are looking for a cocktail and or the best tiramisu. Go hang out here while you wait for your table or after dinner. Bar does close early though so watch that. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Cinema
“A modern movie theater with very comfortable seating, small theater spaces and interesting food and drinks to choose from. It's Gregg's favorite movie theater in town.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“The C&O Restaurant opened it’s doors in 1976. From the beginning the restaurant enjoyed high praise from some of the nations most notable food writers and critics. The C&O staff is peppered with enthusiastic crafts people who are passionate about their work. The kitchen crew works tirelessly cultivating relationships with local farmers, cheese makers, vintners and ranchers bringing you the best of what’s around. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, attentive but unobtrusive, with a keen eye towards warmth and hospitality. The C&O is a multifaceted restaurant with six different areas for dining.”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A second floor skybar- but really once you're up there, you can see all the action on the mall. Great drinks, screens for sports and tuna tartare! 2 miles away.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“Busy, popular local scene restaurant bar with thousands of beers and wines to go or have there. Three meals a day using organic, local, healthy ingredients. Most popular are nachos, fish tacos on Saturday, everything from fresh sandwiches on house-made bread to healthy salmon, burgers and salads.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local VA brewery. now located at the iX park off the downtown mall. If you like Micro brews this is good quality.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Best margaritas in town! The food is amazing! They don't take reservations though. We usually put our name on the list and go to the bar at Parallel 38 next door for a drink while we wait.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
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“OKAY, some of my friends roll their eyes when I bring up La Taza, but I can't get enough of their breakfast tacos and breakfast potatoes. If you're here on the weekend and are willing to wait a little while (because they are usually busy), it's worth the wait. If you're lucky and you are here during the week, you'll have no problem getting a table or placing a take-out order! If you want to enjoy a nice cold drink around a fire conversing with locals, check our the Tikki Bar at La Taza. It's an outside bar with a tropical theme and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Belmont.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Check out their schedule and see a show! Generally pretty cheap and a good crowd.”
  • 15 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Sunday brunch is amazing - you have to try the fried chicken and waffles! ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Shared plates with unique flavors, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Craft cocktails and outdoor patio.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Champion has been serving up local beer in Cville since 2012. There are many other breweries in the area too, but this is one of our favorites!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Everyone checks it out. Great people watching spot. Best deal on Sunday brunch and mimosas downtown. And yes Dave Mathews bartended there. I knew him as the bartender.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“A personal favorite for it's Virginian-French food and it's cozy atmosphere!”
  • 21 locals recommend