The Best Dining and Drinking Deals in Richmond, VA

If you arrive at the Savory Grain at the right time on a Wednesday, you can enjoy $4 glasses of wine, $5 grilled jalapeno poppers, and $1 Anderson’s Neck oysters.


Let me be clear from the start. This list is neither objective nor exhaustive. These are my favorite dining, drinking, and happy hour specials in and around Richmond, Va. I will continue to update as I find more favorites.

Multi-Day Happy Hours, Prix Fixe Menus, Etc. in Richmond, Virginia

Amuse at the VMFA Happy Hour
Saturday-Wednesday 2:30-4:30, Thursday and Friday 2:30-6

One of the earliest happy hours in town features $2 off signature cocktails, craft beers and champagne. The cocktail menu here changes with the art exhibits, so this is a perfect opportunity to try the latest selections.

Barrel Thief Weekday Dinner Steal
Tuesday through Thursday

Choose three small plates from a selected menu for $26. And, don’t forget, if you select a bottle of wine to open in the shop, you can enjoy it with no corkage fee!

The Boathouse Happy Hour
All locations, Monday-Friday 4:30-7 p.m., Friday 3-6 p.m.

Savor $1 off Boathouse oysters on the half shell and $2 off fried oysters, $3 off a half dozen roasted oysters with various toppings, $3 off all wines by the glass, $4 well spirits, $5 select draft beers, $6 select cocktails, and $7 select martinis and mules.

Bookbinder’s Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 5-7 p.m.

$5 wine, craft beer and rails. $10 signature cocktails. Half-off select appetizers.

Brunch Happy Hour
Tuesday-Saturday 3-7 p.m.

$5 draft beer; $ 1 High Life Ponies, $6 draft wine, $6 select cocktails.

Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.

$2-off classic cocktails, $1-off drafts, $1-off wine by the glass, and $4 rails. Also, $2-off classic and Margherita Pizza and $1 off in-house select antipasti.


Stop by Dutch & Co. on prix fixe night for a great deal three-course meal.
If you try the prix fixe menu at Dutch & Co., the Perfect Egg starter comes highly recommended.

Dutch & Company Prix Fixe Menu
Available by table nightly

The three-course prix fixe menu at Dutch & Co. is one of the best ways to experience a multi-course menu in town. It’s $29 per person and available nightly by the table. Each guest gets to choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Sure, your entrée portion is a bit smaller, but you still end up with plenty of food. You can’t beat it for a delicious, chef-crafted dinner out.

East Coast Provisions Happy Hour
Monday-Friday, 4-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy $4 glasses of The Curator Red or White blend, $2.50 domestic bottles, $2 off selected craft cocktails, $3 house brand cocktails, and $2 off draft beers. In addition, there’s a nice food menu. My food picks include a dozen Chesapeake oysters for $12, $4 truffle Parmesan fries, $6 tuna tartare tacos, and $6 ECP burger sliders.

Discounted tuna tartare tacos are a happy hour highlight at East Coast Provisions.
$6 tuna tartare tacos alone are worth the happy hour trip to East Coast Provisions. Not to mention the $4 glasses of wine!


Fire & Hops Pizza Co.
Tuesday-Friday 3-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

All beers, all pour sizes are $2 off and all starters are half-price, dine-in only, one starter per adult. On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy $10 mimosa pitchers made with draft prosecco.

Garnett’s Date Night
Available nightly

Get any two menu items and a bottle of wine for $30. Can’t beat it for dinner for two. Two of my menu picks are the Cobb Salad, which is rich with Gorgonzola and thick-cut bacon, and the Croque Garnett, which features ham, Gruyere, cheddar, apple, and sage mayo on Italian bread topped with Mornay sauce. The $30 will also leave a little money left to split one of the ridiculously indulgent homemade desserts.

Greek on Cary Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m. in dining area, til 7 in the bar

Enjoy $3 rail shots, $3 shooters (I’m not usually a shooter fan, but cinnamon toast crunch sounds enticing!), $6 selected cocktails like Old Fashioneds, palomas, Medusa mules, and grapefruit fizzes. There’s also $2 off all wine and draft beer, plus $4 Founders IPA, $4 Guinness, $5 PBR and rail shots, and $3 select craft bottled beer. For food, enjoy $6 Greek fries, $3.50 mini Yeeros (lamb, chicken or falafel) and $7 spread trios.

The HofGarden Happy Hour
3-6 p.m., daily

Half off all drafts and wine by the glass, and pizzas. Hard to beat that!

Hot Chick Happy Hour
Monday through Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Sunday, noon-9 p.m.

$2 off draft beer; $2 off premium highballs; $1 off specialty cocktails; $1 off bottles and cans.

The Jasper Happy Hour
Daily 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy $5 shrimp cocktail or steak tartare. Get two glasses of vermouth and and marinated olives for $8. There’s also a selection of house classic cocktails for $6, special boilermakers, and a cocktail du jour for $6.

Julep’s New Southern Cuisine Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 4:30-7 p.m.

Go to Julep’s for the $5 @ 5 menu, which features $5 small plates like fried green tomatoes, confit duck fritters, mesquite smoked pork sausage, and crispy Brussels sprouts. There’s also a selection of $5 drinks, including house brand mixed drinks, the signature Jim Beam Mint Julep, 12-ounce draft beers, and selected red and white wines by the glass.

Kuba Kuba Happy Hour
Daily 4-6 p.m.

Selected wines by the glass are $4. This one made my list because you should stop in and try the Portuguese red wine varal. Normally $7 glass, it’s served chilled and its wonderfully light, dry red and black berry flavors pair perfectly with the Cuban flavors on the menu.

Latitude Seafood Co. Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 3-6:30, Saturday 12-4, Sunday 1-8 p.m.

Worth the drive to the South Side (or just a hop and skip down 288 if you work in West Creek), enjoy $6 Hellfire Shrimp, calamari, smoked salmon dip, 6 raw or steamed oysters, and chicken lettuce wraps; half off all beer; $2.95 selected wines by the glass, and well liquor plus one mixer for $2.25.

Lemaire Bar Menu Happy Hour
Daily 4-7 p.m.

Choose any three appetizers for $20. This makes happy hour a perfect time to soak up one of Richmond’s most elegant bars. Also enjoy rotating drink specials. Monday: $3 Blue Mountain Full Nelson Pale Ale, Hardywood Pilsner, Buskey Cider; $4 Blue Mountain Lager, Hardywood Singel, Legend Brown. Tuesday: $5 Aperol Spritz, Bellini, Franklin Street Sparkler, Kir Royal. Wednesday: $20 Sommelier Selection of Red and White Bottles. Thursday: $5 Mojito, Pimms Cup, Dark & Stormy. Friday: $5 Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan. 4 to 7 p.m.

Level Restaurant & Bar Happy Hour
Tuesday-Sunday 4:30-7:30 p.m.

First off, who doesn’t love a happy hour that runs until 7:30 for those of us who sometimes work past 5? Level offers $4 select draft beers, $5 house wine pours, $6 house cosmopolitans and vodka martinis, along with food specials such as $2.50 edamame, $4.50 ahi tuna chips, $4.50 salmon kickers, and $5 duck bao. On a recent visit, I fell in love with the $5 Wasabi PingPong and not just for the name. Balls of pork and vegetables are combined with a spicy dollop of wasabi and deep fried til hot and crispy, a perfect appetizer if you ask me.

Wasabi PingPong is one of my happy hour picks at Level in Richmond, VA.
Wasabi PingPong is $5 during happy hour at Level.

Max’s on Broad Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.

Enjoy $4 to $8 selected small plates and specials on wine, beer, and cocktails.

Nota Bene Happy Hour
Tuesday-Thursday 5-7 p.m., at the bar and on the patio

Enjoy discounted negronis and gin and tonics along with $2 off draughts. You can also order from a special menu of discounted happy hour snacks.

Osaka Happy Hour
Daily 5-7 p.m.

$3 Asahi, $4 sake specials, $5 featured red and white wine by the glass, $5 premium highballs; $5 appetizer specials.

Perch Happy Hour
4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday at the bar

Enjoy food specials, such as a $9 Perch Burger made from Seven Hills Beef, along with a $7 daiquiri special, $6 house red or white wine, $5 rail highballs, and $4 Narragansett beer.

Pupatella Happy Hour and Pizza Wine Dinner Deal
Happy hour: Monday-Friday 3-6 p.m.
Wine and dinner deal: Daily, dine-in only

Stop by Pupatella for $1 off all beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers during happy hour. Plus, any time when you dine there, order two pizzas and get $10 off a bottle of wine.


$5 old fashioneds and $1 oysters are a great happy hour deal in Richmond, VA.

$6 Old Fashioneds and $1 selected oysters are a happy hour classic at Rappahannock Restaurant.

Rappahannock Happy Hour
Sunday-Thursday 4-6 p.m.

This happy hour includes half off oysters and clams, $7 on-draft Italian sparkling wine, $6 Old Fashioneds, and $3 craft canned beers. All wines by the glass are $1 off.

Red Salt Happy Hour
Daily 2:30-6:30 p.m.

5 premium highballs; $5 featured drafts; $6 specialty cocktails; $6 featured wines by the glass; $5 featured hot apps and sushi rolls. The $5 dyno bites, fried wontons spicy kani, scallions, and sweet and soy crunch come highly recommended.

Richmond Wine Station Happy Hour
Tuesday-Thursday 5-7 p.m.

Enjoy 20 percent off all dispenser wines and food. Sounds like the perfect time to taste that $10 and ounce bottle you’ve been eyeing.

Sabai Happy Hour
Sunday-Wednesday 5-7 p.m.

$5 Old Fashioneds, choose Whiskey or Rye. $2 off wines by the glass and draft beers. Plus, choose from a menu of appetizers for $5. On my last visit, Look Chin Thai meatballs did not disappoint.



$4 glasses of wine and $5 snacks are great happy hour deals during Happy Hour at Savory Grain in Richmond, VA.
$5 grilled, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers and $4 glasses of sparkling wine are why I like happy hour at The Savory Grain.

The Savory Grain Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.

The drink specials include $4 draft beers and a featured $4 red, white and sparkling wine alongside $4 rail drinks. In addition, there’s a special happy hour menu with $5 bar snacks, including a smaller portion of my favorite cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped grilled jalapeno poppers, which are worth the trip alone.

Unplug & Uncork Happy Hour at Secco
Monday-Friday 5-7 p.m.

Put your phone in the box on your table, focus on your drinking companions, and you’ll be rewarded with quality conversation (I hope!) and a dollar off drinks and small plates.

Shagbark Happy Hour
Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m.

$2 off wine by the glass and draft beer, $6 sparkling wine, $6 select cocktails, $5 select snacks and other food specials.

The Stables at Belmont Happy Hour
Tuesday-Friday 4-7 p.m.

Stop by the Stables for $2 off all small plates, $2 off all craft cocktails and $1 off wines by the glass and draft beers. Wondering what to order? Check out my post.

Stella’s Meze Ora
Monday-Friday 4-6 p.m.

If you work in the West End like me, you might have to sneak out of the office a little early to hit this happy hour, but trust me it’s worth it. Drink specials include a selected cocktail of the evening for $6, $4 selected beers, $10 carafes of house wine (this is basically an entire bottle of wine for ten bucks), and $5 ouzo service. In addition, there’s a wide selection of small plates. My favorites so far are the Garides & Skordalia—grilled shrimp paired with an addicting sauce made of pureed bread, lemon and garlic ($4); the grilled octopus with fried artichokes ($6); the feta, kasseri cheese and olives ($4); and the keftedes meatballs ($4).

Tarrant’s Cafe Happy Hour
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday at the bar

Enjoy $3.50 rails, $5 drafts, $5 specialty cocktails, and $6 wines, plus a large selection of discounted appetizers and pizzas.

Tarrant’s West Happy Hour
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday

$2 off select draft beer and wine by the glass, $2 off regular menu cocktails and $4 highballs.

Tazza Kitchen Happy Hour
Short Pump: Monday-Friday 4-6:30, Scott’s Addition/Alverser Plaza: Monday-Thursday 4:30-6:30, Friday 4:30-6 p.m.

I like Tazza Kitchen’s happy hour because the menu generally includes several rotating featured craft cocktails priced somewhere between $4 and $6 which is kind of fun. In addition there are generally featured wines for around $5 and discounts of around $1 off drafts. There’s also a food menu with inexpensive tacos and flautas and my favorite, $5 guacamole.

Temple Happy Hour
3-7 p.m. every day

Enjoy $5 tropical sangrias, $2 off draft beer and $2 off wine.


Richmond Dining Deals and Drinking Deals By Day of the Week


Monday Richmond Dining and Drinking Deals


Enjoy discounted bottles of wine on Mondays and Tuesdays at Kuba Kuba Dos

Discounted Wine and $10 Paella at Kuba Kuba Dos

On Monday nights Kuba Kuba Dos offers select discounted bottles of wine for as low as $12. In addition, any of the paellas are just $10. I suggest the paella valenciana, which features chorizo, clams, mussels and shrimp.

Half Off Wine Night at Tarrant’s West

All bottles of wine are half off at Tarrant’s downtown. With a competitively priced wine list to begin with, there are some really, really good deals to be had.

Half Off Wine Night and Oyster Mondays at Max’s on Broad

All bottles of wine at Max’s on Broad, excluding the reserve list, are half off on Monday nights. In addition, you can enjoy $3 glasses of sparkling wine, half off raw oysters, oysters Rockefeller, and oyster pan roasts.

Steak Night at The Franklin Inn

Twelve dollars gets you an 8-ounce hand-cut sirloin steak, fries, and a side salad. Bring a friend, add a bottle of Kenwood Jack London Zinfandel for around $30 (or check out the rotating bourbon specials on Monday night) and you’ve got solid good date night for around $60.

Burger Night at The Liberty

From 5 to 10 p.m., enjoy a $7 house burger alongside rotating specialty burger discounts. If you like a beer with you’re burger, you can also enjoy $1 off cans.

Half Price Draft Happy Hour at Garden Grove

Select drafts are half off from 4 to 7 p.m., plus it’s game night.

The Hop Monday Dinner Deal

Choose one appetizers, one large pizza with two toppings, and a Whisk Bakery cookie for $20.

Margarita Mondays at Casa Del Barco

Enjoy half off margaritas until 9 p.m.

Half off Pizza Monday at Bar Solita

Enjoy half of pizzas all day!

Family Meal at Grisette

Every Monday order from a special three-course menu with a choice of appetizer, choice of entree, and a dessert for $22. The menu changes weekly.

Date Night at Scuffletown Garden Restaurant & Bar

Choose one bottle of wine, one shared starter, two entrees and one shared dessert for $65.

Tuesday Richmond Dining Deals


Tuesdays for Two at Bar Solita

Enjoy a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for $58. Choose any tapas or pizza, one entree (from a special list), a dessert, and a bottle of wine.

$5 Bourbon and Burger Night at The Savory Grain

Choose from two to three selected bourbons and ryes for just $5. Is the liquor going straight to your head? For just $5 as well, grab a basic burger. What more do you need in life?

Half Off Wine Night at Wine Loft

Stop by The Wine Loft on Tuesday nights for half off bottles of wine between $50 and $150. It’s a great opportunity to try something you might not normally splurge on.


Head to Ashland on Tuesdays for buy two tapas get one free at The Caboose.
Farm fresh egg salad crostini topped with white anchovies and capers ($3.50) are one of my favorite tapas at The Caboose.

Tapas Tuesday at The Caboose

Head up to Ashland for a night of wine and snacks at this cute cafe. On Tuesdays, buy two tapas and get your third one free.

Taco Tuesday at The Liberty

Rotating taco specials all day along with discounted sides and appetizers, such as chips and salsa or chips and guacamole.

Taster Tuesday at Garden Grove

Half pours are half price (maximum of one of each beer per person) from 4 to 7 p.m., plus live bluegrass.

Arianna’s Tuesday Night Pizza Special

Get a 16-inch large cheese pizza for $7.99 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pick up and dine-in only and only at the Sheppard Streete location.

Twos-Day at The Hop

Buy a six-pack of beer or bottle of wine along with a large pizza and get a second large pizza at no cost.

Date Night at Nota Bene

One of my favorite dinner deals is back! Choose an appetizer, two entrees and one dessert, plus get a bottle of wine for $60.

Taco con Cerveza at Casa Del Barco

Choose one taco and one draft beer for $5.

Curry Pot Night at Nama on Broad

Enjoy $5 off all curry pots and half off select bottles of wine. I suggest the fish curry.

Wednesday Richmond Dining Deals


Dollar Oyster Night at The Savory Grain

One dollar Anderson’s Neck Oysters all night (raw or fried), plus happy hour drafts all night long. Love it!

Burger Day at The Franklin Inn

Five dollars gets you a half-pound hand-pattied basic burger with lettuce, tomato and mayo from 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. Add your choice of toppings, cheeses, and sides for additional upcharges. On a recent visit, I was extremely impressed with the flavor of my burger—both the meat and the seasoning—and the fact that when I asked for it to be prepared “medium” it did, in fact, arrive perfectly cooked. My burger, with the addition of American cheese, bacon and steak fries ended up costing $9, and the well-balanced fruity Italian red blend I chose to accompany it was $7, making for a pretty solid $16 supper.

Stop by The Franklin Inn on Wednesday Night for a five dollar burger.


Rowland Half Off Wine Night

All bottles of wine under $50 are half off.

Thursday Dining and Drinking Deals


Beer and Empanadas at Casa Del Barco

Choose one draft beer and one empanada for $6.

Conch Republic Half Off Wine Night:

Enjoy half off bottles of wine starting at 5 p.m.

Level Half Off Wine Night:

Half off all bottles of wine, plus enjoy live jazz music starting at 8 p.m. Yes, wine and sushi can be friends.

Maldini’s Date Night

Get a bottle of pinot grigio or chianti, two side salads, to pasta entrees and an order of tiramisu to share for $50.

Weezie’s Burger Night

Snag a $5 burger from 5 to 9 p.m.


Friday Richmond Dining and Drinking Deals


Flight Fridays at Garden Grove

Enjoy a flight of four 4-ounce brewer’s choice beers for $3 from 12 to 6 p.m. along with live music.

Saturday Richmond Dining Deals


Brunch on the Links at Hotel Greene

Enjoy a round of golf, coffee or tea, and a brunch entree for $20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try the celery root croque monsieur torched tableside!

Sunday Richmond Dining Deals


Brunch on the Links at Hotel Greene

Enjoy a round of golf, coffee or tea, and a brunch entree for $20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try the celery root croque monsieur torched tableside!

Half Off Wine at The Savory Grain

Half off all bottles of wine all afternoon and evening. This is my favorite during patio weather.

Half off Wine Bottles at Aloi

Enjoy half off bottled wine with the purchase of entrees.

Beer Bucket Special at Casa Del Barco

Choose a bucket of Tecate, PBR or Miller Lite 16-ounce cans for $10.

Looking for even more specials? Also read my list of the best wine specials in Richmond, Virginia. 

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out!! We really appreciate it! Just a heads up, Savory Grain offers happy hour specials on Saturday and Sunday too! 🙂

  2. You forgot $5 manhattans at Sabai on sundays. I think they are also $5 some place else (maybe rapp).

    1. Thanks!!! I will investigate Sabai. Was just about to post and ask for suggestions to add–you beat me 😀

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