This Map and the Content may not match as everything is a work in progress
There is a weekly Tuesday Goth Night called-Goth Night.
Alternative Radio-WNRN-91.9 FM
Alternative Paper- the Hook. Nailgun is a local music site.
Plan 9-Seminole Square, 210 Zan Rd, Seminole Square Shopping Center (to the right of former “Giant” supermarket) Charlottesville, VA 22901
Sidetracks Music – 310 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 295-3080 closed Sunday
Melody Supreme-115 4th Street SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States of America
Low Vintage-105 Fifth St. SE, 293-9082 Opens at noon most days.
Ike’s Underground Vintage Clothing And Strange Cargo-414 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 242-2656
Magnolia House-DIY Space-507 10th street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia, VA 22903-Active as of July 2017
Tea Bazaar-414 E. Main Street-Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-293-9947, yes, for bands…
The Ante Room -Caribbean Restaurant with bands. Food has lots of bad reviews-219 Water St W, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 284-8561
The Southern Café and Music Hall – 103 1st St S, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 977-5590 Southern food and touring bands
Millers-109 West Main Street-(804-971-8511)- Fans of the Dave Matthews Band may want to know that Dave Matthews used to be a bartender here. New Yorkers may be interested in comparing this place to the old Barmacy in NYC’s East Village, because this bar is also in a converted pharmacy. Jazz night on thursday.
C & O-515 East Water Street (804-971-7044)
Brown’s-1218 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-fried chicken with a convenience store vibe. Closed Sunday
Jak’n Jil- 1404 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-Foot long dogs, Closed Sundays. Right near Riverside Lunch
Mitchie Tavern-683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway (804-977-1234)-Old fashioned themed southern food place in an actual historic building that you can tour if you wish.
Marco & Luca Noodle Shop-112 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5220 +1 434-295-3855 Only 6 menu items with a specialty dumpling that is deep fried and doused in sauce.
Wayside Takeout & Catering -Takeout Restaurant- 2203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 977-5000 Fried Chicken in a roadside building. Inside doesnt have much charm, but well rated chicken and great wedges and sides.. Get a ham biscuit too!
Riverside Lunch-1429 Hazel St, Charlottesville, VA 22902- (434) 971-3546 Great Crusty burgers. Recommeneded and open Sundays.
White Spot -1407 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 Daily· 8AM–3AM (434) 295-9899-Main street style counter joint that is the home of the “gus burger” with a fried egg. Also dishes out the hyper regional grilled donuts with ice cream.
The Virginian Restaurant -1521 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 984-4667-Old diner with famous mac n cheese topped with a potato cake since 1923
Mels Cafe-719 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-Directly across the street from the Amtrak station, this awesome stop has amazing burgers, chili dogs, Fried chicken, pie and the regional griddled donuts with ice cream in an old nebas roast beef building. Many hotels nearby too.
Tubby’s Deli & Restaurant-1412 E High St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-Decades old Sandwich place with great burgers and talked about chicken salad.
Riverside North-1770 Timberwood Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22911-place with great skinny smashburger type burgers but average fries and rings.
Stelling Banjo Works-7258 Banjo Lane , Afton, VA (804-295-1917)-yes, this place sells banjos.
For more info on Arlington, see Hipster Washington, DC
Weenie Beenie -2680 Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206 (703) 671-6661 Most Days 6 AM to 6 PM Closed Sunday-Another Joint for Half Smokes.
Now! Music and Fashion, 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Go! Compact Discs-2507 North Franklin Rd-Arlington, VA-703-528-8340
Record Exchange-302-A N. Main St.Blacksburg, VA 703-552-5904
Bristol, VA (Between Knoxville, TN and Roanoke, VA
Horse Shoe Curve Restaurant-1162 Pine Grove Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135-Dive Bar/Restaurant with occasional live music and a solid burger. Closed Mondays. Totally local and crazy decorations including a jackalope.
Cape Charles, VA
Sting-Ray’s Restaurant- highway rest area with great burgers and Crab Cakes. Trashy Travel approved! MMMMmmmm.
Megabytes Eatery-14100 Sullyfield Cir, Ste 100, Chantilly, VA 20151-Asian fusion deli in an office park with Spam Musabi and some crazy sandwich combos. Open 7 to 3. In the past they have done bacon WRAPPED grilled cheese.
Lulu’s Hotdogs-4402 Indian River Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Johnson’s BBQ- 1903 S Military Hwy Ste 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Dude’s Drive In – 1505 Roanoke St, Christiansburg, VA 24073 (540) 382-7901 Chili dog and burger drive in. Closed Sunday Also nearby is the Due South BBQ with good ribs.
Doswell (near Richmond, VA)
Paramounts Kings Dominion is home to the Grizzley, one of the best wooden coasters out there, as well as tons of other coasters. Right off I-95. 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA (804) 876-5000
Danville, VA (near Roanoke)
Falls Church, VA
CD Cellar-709-B W. Broad Street-Falls Church, VA 703-534-6318
Exmore Diner- 4264 Main St, Exmore, VA 23350-Since 1954, looks like a repro diner but its not. Good looking burger.
Blue Dog, 1019 Caroline, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Carls Frozen Custard-2200 Princess Ann Street, Fredericksburg, VA-think they are closed December and January…..
Allman’s Bar-B-Que-1299 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 373-9881 Tradional pork bbq joint.
Fulks Run, VA
Fulks Run Grocery, Inc– 11441 Brocks Gap Rd, Fulks Run, VA 22830-Seller of Turner Hams and you can get ham dishes and biscuits served out of a truck.
The Galax Smokehouse– 101 N Main St, Galax, VA 24333-Noon to 7. Closed Sunday and Monday. BBQ
Gordonsville, VA(Greater Charlottesville
BBQ Exchange-102 Martinsburg Ave,Gordonsville, VA 22942-Good brisket, great sides
Cuban Burger-70 W Water St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-434-1769-Cuban style “fritas” burgers, which are usually half beef and half chorizo.
Jess Lunch Downtown– 22 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 Daily 10 am to 9 pm. Chili Dogs and diner fare. Since the 20s, but after a fire was rebuilt in 1977
Sam’s Hot Dogs of Harrisonburg-910 Reservoir St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-Chili Dogs
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (540) 801-8881
Eats-Dip Dog Stand- 2035 Lee Hwy, Marion, VA 24354 (276) 783-2698-Unique corn dogs, plus batter onion rings and Shakes and ice cream. Closed Mondays and sometimes close for vacation a week in Summer.
Glascock Grocery & Middle East-8294 E Main St, Marshall, VA 20115-Fried chicken and more.
Doumar’s Cones & Barbecue , 1919 Monticello Ave. at 20th
Norfolk, VA -Old fashioned drive in where they hang trays from your window. They also claim to have invented the ice cream cone, which is, of course, a lie. But they also have pork bbq sandwiches they serve with cole slaw ON the sandwich. Yum. They also make a shake called a reggie with broken pieces of waffle cones in it.
Phone number (757) 855-7246-The kind of roadside burger joint this site exists for.
Charlie’s Cafe-1800 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23517-Very cool classic counter space but only open til 2 pm
The NorVa- 317 Monticello Ave. in downtown Norfolk, VA
Taphouse Grill -931 w. 21st st. norfolk, va 23517-focusing on roots, rockabilly, psycobilly and mulitple sets from each bandRecord Store-
Skinnies Records. 2119 Colonial Ave. Norfolk,Va.23517-in the Ghent neighborhoodMeat-Old Virginia Ham Shop, Inc. , 217 East Little Creek Road , Norfolk, VA 23505 , (757) 583-0014
Rick’s Cheese Steak Shop-9900 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23605-Open Daily
Rick’s Frozen Custard-2829 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23701-Old time window service ice cream
Port Royal, VA
Captain Chuck A Mucks Ship store and secret hideout-21088 MARINA RD., RESCUE, VA, 23424, (757) 356-1005-Seafood joint with great crab cakes
Occasional Soul Party Info here.
The Richmond Historical society museum has a GIANT SLINKY on display.
Shockoe Slip is the hipster area for restaurants and bars and some live music in Richmond.
Fuzzy Cactus-221 W. Brookland Park Blvd , Richmond, Virginia 23222 (803) 564-5839-New in 2019 Bar/Restaurant run by some great band people like members of Bummers Eve and the former drummer from the Ar-Kaics
STRANGE MATTER – 929 W. Grace Street, Richmond
The Camel – 1621 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-4901
The Broadberry – 2729 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: (804) 353-1888
En Su Boca – 1001 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230(804) 359-0768 Tex Mex restaurant with occasional punk bands
Hardywood -2408-2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220(804) 420-2420-craft beer bar with occasional bands.
Wonderland -1727 E Main St, 23223-7262 Richmond, VA · (804) 643-9233-Dive bar decorated by a horror fan with a focus on Rockabilly and punk bands, plus occasional burlesque
National Theater -Live music venue in Richmond, Virginia. built in 1923
708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
STRANGE MATTER – 929 W. Grace Street, Richmond
Little Nickel-4702 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225-Tiki drinks and island food in this cute diner like space.
Patrick’s-5100 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Richmond, VA 23234 (804) 275-2700-Unfortunately smoker friendly bar with decent food.
Plan 9, 3012 W. Carey, Richmond, VA 804-353-9996 in the “Carytown” area
Steady Sounds Record Store ?- 322 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 308-2692
2202 Jefferson Ave
Richmond, VA 23223 (804) 592-3138
(804) 266-5781-Burgers, slaw and corn dogs, “world famous baloney burger”
Richmond, VA 23227
Blue Bones Vintage-322 W Broad St Unit B, Richmond, VA 23220(804) 239-3811
Roanoke Pinball Museum – 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011: (540) 342-5746
Live Music-Leftovers-DIY space with occasional shows. Posted in August 2017 and DIY spaces tend to have short shelf lives.
Coffee Pot-2902 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015, (540) 774-8256-Old roadside stop with giant coffee pot, quirky decor, decent food and everything you need in a bar. A trashy must. Can be smokey though. Karaoke and bands on occasion.
Texas Tavern-114 Church Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 342-4825 -not a tavern, a tiny hot dog and burger diner, open 24 hours, open for nearly 80 years.
Burger In the Square-Simpleburgers, hot dogs & onion rings. 3904 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018
Roanoke Weiner Stand- 110 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011 (540) 562-8090-More great chili dogs in a land full of them.
New Yorker Delicatessen & Restaurant-2802 Williamson Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24012-Okay this is insane. Most of these old timey Jewish Delis are gone, but here is one right smack dab in the middle of Roanoke. A time machine. They also invented the hyper regional “SAILOR SANDWICH”-Per Wikipedia-“A sailor sandwich is a hot meat and cheese sandwich popular at Jewish delis in Richmond, Virginia, area restaurants. Its core ingredients are hot pastrami, grilled knackwurst, melted Swiss cheese and hot mustard on rye bread”. Also available at Chioccas and Joes in the fan.
Hollywood’s Restaurant & Bakery-7770 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-Unassuming from the outside but solid family restaurant.
Roanoker Restaurant-2522 Colonial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24015- (540) 344-7746-Since 1941, classic restaurant with ham and more.
Jaxx-6355 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152 703-569-5940-Metal shows
Kathy’s-705 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401-Classic diner
Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant & Catering-74 Rowe Rd, Staunton, VA 24401-Southern food. Close to the Highway. Great baked goods.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a beautiful, well kept park with great rides. Absolutely worth the trip. 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, (757) 253-3350
Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que, I-64 W along Rochambeau Dr.757-565-2955
Carrot Tree Kitchens-1303 Jamestown Road Suite 135, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-0957-just get the ham biscuits. cheap!
Mini Burgers and shakes, small ten seat joint
Virginia Beach, VA
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant-1956 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Doc Taylor’s Restaurant-207 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Famous Uncle Al’s Hotdogs & Fries-2828 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-Theres actually a few of these chili dog spots but this one seems older and more charming.
Hot Diggity Dogs BBQ-412 Newtown Rd D, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-This as fas as I can tell is just chili dogs not bbq, but who knows?
Tiki’s Bar and Grill- 4312 Holland Rd #107, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-Newish Classic Tiki Bar
Birdland Records-957 Providence Square, Virginia Beach, VA-757-495-0961