To function properly, the human body requires a steady stream of nutrients, sunlight, and compliments from other species about its opposable thumbs. Use your bendable digits to provide nutrients with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of eclectic fare and drinks at The Camel. Dedicated to the free flow of ideas, The Camel brings Richmondites together with a calendar of live music, art, poetry, political debates, eclectic cuisine served until 2 a.m., and a full bar. Chug a pint of one of The Camel's 17 beers on tap while your finger follows the toasted sandwiches and elegant fonts found in the menu. For entrees, the fertile crust of the vegan hummus pizza spawns a vegetable garden of artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, tomatoes, and black olives ($9). Or try the tasty baguette that envelops a delicious package of caramelized red onions, tomatoes, red pepper, and tender lamb in the leg of lamb panini ($8.50).
The Camel has a four-star average from five Yelpers:
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, Virginia 23220Get Directions