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  • Capital Ale House
    For a mouthwatering collection of American classics, Capital Ale House serves traditional, no-frills fare in the Innsbrook district of Glen Allen. Low-fat options are missing from the menu, so guests can leave their diets at home. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Capital Ale House's drink list. Capital Ale House offers an affordable happy hour. At Capital Ale House, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Capital Ale House offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Large groups will appreciate Capital Ale House for its ability to seat them quickly. People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time. Folks tend to dress down at Capital Ale House, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. You can also grab your grub to go. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Capital Ale House is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Taste the greatness Capital Ale House is serving up with meals around $30.
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    4024 Cox Road
    Glen Allen, VA US
  • Hurley's Tavern
    The proprietors of Hurley’s Tavern are committed to offering locally-sourced beer and wine, and fresh food in a relaxing environment. Designed by cofounder Janice Rossano, Hurley's menu is evenly split between food for meat lovers and vegetarians, so both groups, as the Richmond Times-Dispatch notes, "can nosh together in stomach-pleasing harmony." The carnivore menu includes steak and cheese fries, breakfast nachos, homemade meatballs, and half-pound servings of boneless wings tossed in a choice of more than 10 sauces and dry rubs; herbivore options include garlic hummus, fried mashed potatoes, house-made black bean and rice patty wraps, and pita pizzas topped with house-made broccoli macaroni and cheese. Hurley's also caters to gluten-free and vegan diners with entrees such as burgers made with bean and rice patties. A variety of local craft beers on tap and Virginia wines help wash down meals, which unfold inside a dining room where nary a seat "doesn't have a view of a TV," the Richmond Times-Dispatch happily reports. Patrons can also entertain themselves in their back room Colonial Downs off-track betting parlor.
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    4028 Cox Rd
    Glen Allen, VA US
  • Finn McCools Irish Pub
    The pub has long served as the epicenter of Ireland’s social life—a place where friendships are made and stories are shared over foamy pints of beer. Finn McCool's Irish Pub positions itself firmly within this tradition of communality, inviting guests to bond while eating fish ‘n’ chips or clinking glasses of Guinness at a hardwood bar that spans the length of the room. The convivial atmosphere isn’t the only aspect of Finn McCool's that recalls the old country. Traditional Irish staples such as shepherd’s pie, corned beef, and bangers and mash fill the pub’s menu. Savory scents waft through the air as guests throw darts, play billiards, and soak in the sunshine on the outdoor patio. A lineup of flat-screen TVs hums with the sounds of the day’s sporting events, which guests can wager their pots of gold or leprechaun manservants on at the pub’s Colonial Downs betting hub. :m]]
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    4028 Cox Rd
    Glen Allen, VA US
  • Babe's of Carytown
    Homestyle comfort foods on the Babe's of Carytown menu tackle cravings and complement plenty of brews and shots. But as satisfying as the meatloaf, taco specials, burgers, and omelets are, Babe's may be even better known for its entertainment and events. Weekly drag shows showcase female impersonators, and sometimes male impersonators, whose dramatic wigs and oversized glamour regularly dominate the stage. That same stage hoists laypeople to stardom, too, with Wednesday night karaoke, while concert nights feature bands like Tonic Jane. While drag, rock, spotlights, and comfort food draw audiences indoors, it's the sand-covered patio, replete with palm-roofed gazebos and a staff of aproned dolphins, that extends the fun beyond Babe's doors.
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    3166 W Cary St
    Richmond, VA US
  • Capital Ale House
    Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — Capital Ale House serves sandwiches, salads and more to Richmond's City Center patrons. It s easy to find fare you love at Capital Ale House, though fat levels are anything but low. Round out your meal with a little tipple — Capital Ale House has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Families will feel right at home at Capital Ale House with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. Making it through another workweek call for a drink at Capital Ale House. Dine out in the open during Capital Ale House's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Capital Ale House. Plan ahead if you swing by during the week when the restaurant is busiest (reservations are not accepted, either). Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Capital Ale House is come-as-you-are. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Diners at Capital Ale House will love the simple and nearby street parking options. Prices at Capital Ale House typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
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    623 East Main Street
    Richmond, VA US
  • Belly Timber Tavern
    With candles illuminating its rustic wooden furnishings and duck confit garnishing its pizzas, The Bellytimber Tavern strikes a satisfying balance between modern refinement and classic pub comforts. To complement a selection of draft brews as well as a full slate of harder options, the food menu incorporates all the bar standards, including small plates of fried chicken wings and bowls of Richmond red chili with housemade bread. However, even the staples come with an elegant twist: The wings are made with all-natural chicken, and the pizzas, which are fired in a brick oven, feature unusual toppings such as broccolini, caramelized bacon, and vegan cheese, if desired. As patrons slurp up the foamy heads of Guinness or toss back pints filled with a rotating selection of craft beers, they can rest their eyes on flat-screen TVs or sling their contact lenses at artwork by emerging artists hanging on the walls. Beneath the bar’s vintage-style copper ceilings, special events range from live music and DJ sets to VCU Rams game-day parties.
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    1501 W Main St
    Richmond, VA US
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