Nightlife in Bon Air

Standup Comedy at Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (Up to 79% Off)

Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Short Pump

Sets from headlining comics seen on late night television and Comedy Central

$36 $15

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Vineyard-and-Winery-Cellar Tour for Two or Four with Olive-Oil Tasting at Molon Lave Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Molon Lave Vineyards

Molon Lave Vineyards

Tour of 50-acre vineyard grounds and winery cellars with olive-oil tasting, cheese and cracker basket, and souvenir glassware

$56 $29

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Winery Tour Package for Two or Four at DuCard Vineyards (Up to 54% Off)

DuCard Vineyards

Etlan

Scenic, sustainable vineyard and winery located along the edge of Shenandoah National Park

$42 $21

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$75 for a Three-Hour Vineyard Picnic with Complimentary Wine Tasting at Narmada Winery ($150 Value)

Narmada Winery

Amissville

Guests bring their own picnic lunches to the vineyard gazebo, where they are treated to a wine tasting and education course

$150 $75

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Wedding Bouquet Wedding Planning Seminars, September 20–November 15 (Up to 55% Off)

JVENTS

Multiple Locations

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Wedding expert Jasmine Roberts leads seminars that help brides-to-be plan every aspect of their wedding, from budgeting to time management

$48.47 $22

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Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 with Souvenir Glasses and Bottles of Wine at Port of Leonardtown Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Port of Leonardtown Winery

Leonardtown

Guests sample six wines pressed from grapes grown in southern Maryland vineyards and take a bottle of wine to enjoy at home

$37 $20

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Nick Swardson at Chrysler Hall on Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Nick Swardson

Chrysler Hall

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Comedian best known for Benchwarmers and Reno 911! tours and preps for a new Comedy Central special

$50.80 $25

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Drive-In Movie Package for Two or Up to Seven at Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre (Up to 42% Off)

Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre

Henderson

Drive-in moviegoers tune their radios to 90.3 FM and enjoy a double feature with popcorn & sodas from their vehicles or under the stars

$24 $14

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Standup Show for Two, Four, or Eight at Virginia Beach Funny Bone (Up to 81% Off)

Virginia Beach Funny Bone

Virginia Beach Funny Bone

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A rotation of established and up-and-coming comics lambast social mores and taboos during multiple shows each week

$40 $15

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$8 for $16 Worth of Speed Dating — Meet Mingle Match Speed Dating

Meet Mingle Match

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$16 $8

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In 2009, The New York Times named The Camel Richmond's "premier venue" for "up-and-coming Southern rock and bluegrass bands, acoustic singer-songwriters, and jazz and funk musicians." So far, nothing's changed: The Camel still hosts local and nationally touring acts such as Ben Kweller and James McCartney, who, unlike his father, has never toured with a band named after icky bugs. But even though it's lauded for providing live music seven nights a week, The Camel makes a space for all art, including occasional film screenings.

Like its entertainment lineup, The Camel's cuisine is an eclectic mix of American flavors. The culinary team, lead by executive chef Xavier Beverly, whips up gourmet vegan risottos, grills fresh seafood, and tops flatbreads with spinach, mushrooms, and hummus. But they also keep things casual with finger foods such as the popular sausage stars and housemade beef burgers crowned with horseradish mayo. Served until 2 a.m. nightly, each dish can be paired with local or craft beers, which fill the 28 taps lining The Camel's exposed brick wall.

The Camel is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

1621 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

Growing up, kitchens were the last place Emilio Peiro wanted to be. Over time, however, the youngest of five boys began cherishing his opportunities to cook traditional Spanish cuisine with his mother. Using her recipes, imported ingredients, and some additional skills picked up from his older brother, a fellow chef, Emilio now recreates his family’s meals at Emilio's Restaurante Español.

Said recipes include more than 45 tapas, ranging from flambéed chorizo to vegetarian- and vegan-friendly dishes, such as sherry-infused onion potatoes. For more substantial meals, Emilio and his culinary team toss garden veggies with smoked paprika and stir chunks of mussels, calamari, and shrimp into paella.

Bartenders complement Emilio’s bites with an extensive selection of handpicked Spanish wines, as well as housemade sangrias. After feasting, stick around until 2 a.m. for nightly live music, plus events such as salsa nights, where participants learn to dance while balancing bowls of salsa on their heads.

1847 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

One of the Science Museum of Virginia’s current exhibits includes a few basketball players—just don’t expect LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. These basketball players are two rats, playing a live one-on-one game to demonstrate operant and classical conditioning. Throughout the three-story museum, more hands-on examples of science await at five permanent exhibits. Inspect a rock from the moon, explore a life-size space capsule, and generate energy by pedaling a stationary bike. Kids can even build their own playground with materials such as mats and foam blocks.

Inside the IMAX Dome, a screen 10 times the size of a typical 35 mm screen shows a wide range of educational films. Outside the museum, plants in the BayScapes Garden thrive without pesticide, fertilizer, or the encouragement of a motivational speaker, and an onsite greenhouse offers free planting areas for visitors to contribute greenery and learn about sustainable farming.

2500 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

Most Americans won’t get the chance to see Cuba, but they can experience the culture and flavor with Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill’s cuisine. In a dining room decorated with panoramic shots of Havana Harbor or out on the new patio with skylights, a fountain, and 8-foot windows, plates are filled with traditional grub such as a sandwich of sliced pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on grilled cuban bread. Other classics include salmon topped with mango sauce, ropa vieja—shredded beef served up with onions, garlic, and peppers—and yucca sliced and fried until it looks like french fries back from a Caribbean vacation. Accompanying these dishes are homemade fruit milk shakes, freshly squeezed lemonade and limeade, and soft drinks such as Ironbeer and Materva. Knowing that their clients don’t always have time to stop in for their favorite dish, Kenn-Tico's chefs load up a cart with wraps and beverages to offer quick lunches downtown during the workweek.

204 E Grace St
Richmond,
VA
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

7502 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

Built in 1909, the Popkin Building once stood among the warehouses of Furniture Row as a showroom. Though its floors no longer house retail furnishings, they're now filled with new set pieces—such as barstools. Popkin Tavern reflects its building's past by displaying the original furniture company's sign against one wall and surrounding it with vintage photographs of bonnet-clad women, mustachioed men, and horses learning to drive history's first cars. Under wood-paneled ceilings, elegantly curved billiard tables form islands between heavy hardwood tables and curved banquettes. At these tables, vegetarians and carnivores alike nibble on casual gastropub fare that blends British culinary classics with Latin American, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors. To wash down bites, bartenders pour a range of local, regional, and national craft brews, featuring more than 15 on tap at any given time.

121 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US