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Top bar recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“Owned & operated by the Standing Family, Waterman's has a long history that dates back to the 1960s. The building was first called the "Shake n' Burger & Beach Nut Gift Shop," a walk-up burger joint & souvenir shop. In 1981, Mike Sr. & Helen Standing rebuilt the restaurant as "Fogg's Seafood Company" & gave it it's start as an Oceanfront staple. In 1996 when their son, Mike Jr., graduated from college, he entered the picture - creating the addition of "the Attic" nightclub & converting the restaurant to "Waterman's Beachwood Grill." Then in early 2007, the building was expanded & a new concept emerged - "Waterman's Surfside Grille" - an upscale yet casual Oceanfront restaurant.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Located on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Catch 31 showcases spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and an inspired farm to table menu of hardwood grilled fish, succulent steaks, wood-fire baked flatbreads, decadent desserts, and an incomparable raw bar. The freshest produce and seafood is sourced daily by our chefs from local farms and docks to be expertly prepared any way you like it - mesquite wood-fire grilled, bronzed or blackened. For an upscale-casual dining experience at the most iconic location on the oceanfront, grab a patio table with a fire pit overlooking Neptune's Park and enjoy free live entertainment nightly in season.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“AMAZING, inexpensive and a VB staple! Great breakfast place (get their early to avoid the wait), or if you don't mind waiting they have $2.00 mimosas and bloody's while you wait next door!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great local spot for dinner or drinks. Live music or DJ most weekend evenings. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Hotel
“Welcome to Topgolf – the premier entertainment destination in Virginia Beach. And by entertainment destination, we’re talking about a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe that every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Not really food so much as drinks (although they do have food trucks). Hopping place at the oceanfront in the warmer months. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We love sitting outside eating their seafood. The Oyster Rockafeller's were yummy!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“22nd and Pacific. Large place different areas to hang out and Fun vibe with outdoor games. Good night scene. Club upstairs, sand and swings outside. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Laid-back wharf-themed eatery for regional seafood dishes & casual cuisine, with a bar & patio. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Stylish, modern cafe offering New American fare for dinner only plus a bar & outdoor seating.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live music almost every night, the scene is high energy & a great locals spot right on the water!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fresh tacos tex mex. local fave. Slightly pricey but weeknight specials are great. Very fresh and farm to table. Next to Back Bay brewery. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This place is pretty popular on the weekends. They have a dance floor, tables to sit and converse, and a bar. Can get pretty crowded.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Everyone knows Chix. Decent food. Great bay views. Wonderful beach. Perfect for large groups and families. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Great food, great drinks, a super fun atmosphere! Seats are first come first serve but it's totally worth the wait! Check out their fish tacos and crab mac & cheese. Dine on the water and enjoy the smell of salty sea air. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This spot has all types of food for everyone to enjoy. They are open late and have great drinks! Also options for any vegan eaters. ”
  • 11 locals recommend