20 Best Bars in Virginia Beach (Where to Drink Right Now)

Best Bars in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is a coastal city in southeastern Virginia. This is a great vacation spot decked with plenty of adventure activities. The coastline is speckled with scenic hotels and bars offering some of the best seafood and libations. Apart from the surf, sand and sun, there are these splendid bars to enjoy when you are on your vacay in Virginia Beach or just passing through for the day.

20 Best Virginia Beach Bars

Waterman’s Surfside Grille

View of a cocktail on a glass in Waterman's Surfside Grille
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πŸ“ Address: 415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 428-3644
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 10 pm Mon-Thurs, 11 am – 10:30 pm Fri & Sat, 9 am – 10:30 pm Sun

Ocean views and signature cocktails, along with scrumptious seafood, house-smoked baby back ribs and tender steaks is what the Waterman’s Surfside Grille is best known for. They also serve wine, beer and spirits.

Waterman’s Surfside beach is also known for its iconic Orange Crush Cocktail. No trip to Virgirina’s Oceanfront is complete without it!

The ambience is casual, and the place is open for dine-in, outdoor dining and takeout.

The Orange Crush is iconic for a reason. Freshly squeezed orange juice, vodka, and crushed ice make a perfect refreshing drink on a warm beach day. But the other crushes are great too. You will leave this place with a smile and a massive crush on the Crushes!

Repeal Bourbons and Burgers

View of a bartender preparing a drink

πŸ“ Address: 202 22nd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 321-8885
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 10 pm Mon & Tue, 12 pm – 10 pm Wed-Sun

Repeal offers the ultimate experience for the 2 B’s – Bourbon and Burgers. Their award-winning burgers are delicious. You can wash them down with their delicious bourbons and hand-crafted cocktails and a good selection of beers.

They have more than 100 bourbons on their drink menu. The atmosphere is hipster and casual. After a smashing time on the beach, you are hungry, not to mention, thirsty. This is a delightful spot to quench your thirst with a bourbon or two and satiate your hunger through those delicious burgers.

They are kid-friendly and open for dine-in and takeout.

Yard House

πŸ“ Address: 4549 Commerce St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 490-9273
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 11:30 pm Sun-Thurs, 11 am – 12:30 am Fri & Sat

Yard House is an upscale and trendy bar and eatery where beer and foodies can gather and have a good time choosing from the eclectic and expansive menu. The drink menu features more than 100 beers, and so does the food menu – more than 100 delectable dishes to choose from! If you are not into beer, you can go for one of their craft cocktails or wine.

The Yard House has its presence in 75 locations in the US. Every location has its distinct vibe, original artwork and over 10000 classic songs that adds to a great dining experience.

Go socialize at the Yard with friends or make some new ones! It is THE place to chill with a beer. You can dine-in, takeout or choose to order and enjoy some Poke Nachos, Nashville Chicken, Fried Mac + Cheese and Crab cakes which are their more popular dishes in the comfort of your home.

Blue Seafood & Spirits

View of beer taps in a bar

πŸ“ Address: 2181 Upton Dr #420, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 689-5395
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 9 pm Tue, Closed on Wed-Mon

Blue Seafood & Spirits is located in the Redmill Commons Shopping Center just a stone’s throw from the Ocean Front. This Spirits and Seafood bar offers a great dining experience in a sophisticated yet casual ambience.

This place offers a wide array of wines, local beers and signature cocktails. The food menu offers a lot of seafood options, with crab cakes, crab soup and local fish dishes being the most popular choices. The menu has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well.

Blue Seafood & Spirits is open for sit-down dining and they have takeout options from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Chix on the Beach

View of a blueberry cocktail in a glass with straw

πŸ“ Address: 701 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 428-2449
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 11 pm Sun-Thurs, 11 am – 2 am Fri & Sat

The Chix has been one of Virginia Beach’s best-loved restaurants for over 4 decades! This place serves ocean-fresh seafood in a casual and laid back ambience. You can try their Orange Crush(yes, Waterman has shared their secret recipe with em!), or try one of their other succulent crushes, cocktails, beer or wine.

The outdoor seating offers great views and is perfect when the weather is pleasant. Order Steamed Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Hush Puppies, Tuna Tacos, Surf or Turf Tacos, and enjoy the gorgeous views and sunshine!

 If you are seeking the best of Oceanfront’s dining and nightlife, you will get it here at Chix.

CP Shuckers

πŸ“ Address: 2407 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 425-8676
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 2 am daily

The relaxing and casual atmosphere at CP Shuckers is the perfect backdrop for enjoying a refreshing beer or delicious cocktails, and partaking some delectable seafood while watching the game on TV. Or you could shoot some pool when the convos at the table start to dip.

The outdoor patio is great for enjoying the breeze and catching a little sun. The Oysters here are the BOMB! The service is attentive and friendly, and they open to delivery and takeout.

The Atlantic

Seafoods on a plate a glass of wine

πŸ“ Address: 3004 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 422-2122
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 9:30 pm Mon-Thurs, 11 am – 10 pm Fri & Sat, 11 am – 9 pm Sun

Does the combination of Oysters and craft cocktails sound inviting? Then the Atlantic is your place. It is an Oysters/Cocktail Bar tucked in the heart of Oceanfront. The drink menu features almost a dozen cocktails and beer. The wine list is extensive, with over 50 options to choose from.

The ambience is romantic, trendy and classy. The Atlantic is open for dine-in every day at 11 am. The happy hour deals are excellent – mixed bourbon drinks for $6, and oysters for $1 each and more.

The place is kiddo-friendly, and there is a kid menu which children will warm up to.

Great food and drinks, nice ambience and location, and impeccable service – this place is the whole package!

Hot Tuna

Two glasses of cocktail on a table

πŸ“ Address: 2817 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 481-2888
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 10:30 pm Mon-Thurs, 4 pm – 2 am Fri & Sat, Closed on Sun

Hot Tuna is a local favorite. A proud member of the Farm-to-Fork Movement, they offer seasonal, fresh and local food. Ahi Tuna, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Tacos, Tsunami Tuna are all DELECTABLE!

You can wash down the delicious food down with Margaritas or local craft beer. They also serve more than a dozen wines for wine lovers.

The ambience is trendy, classy yet casual, and they are kid-friendly. If kids are tagging along, check out the Kids menu!

You can opt for dine-in or order over the phone and take it curbside and enjoy your meal at home. The outdoor dining has cozy fire pits to keep you warm and comfortable.

FIREBREW Bar & Grill

A glass of red wine and a plate of salad on a table

πŸ“ Address: 1253 Nimmo Pkwy Suite 117, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 689-2800
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 10 pm Mon-Sat, 11 am – 9 pm Sun

FIREBREW is a fantastic place for great food and even better drinks in a classy yet casual ambience. The beer and wine list are well-crafted and extensive.  There is a self-serve wine station that adds to the appeal!

The service is top-notch and professional. FIREBREW is open for takeout and outdoor dining.

 FIREBREW is the fire! This is a local gem that is worthy of your attention.

Shorebreak Pizza & Taphouse

View of burger, pepperoni pizza, and a glass of beer on a table

πŸ“ Address: 2941 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 481-9393
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 10 pm Mon & Tue, 4 pm – 10:30 pm Wed & Thurs, 4 pm – 11:30 pm Fri, 11 am – 11:30 pm Sat, 11 am – 10 pm Sun

This is one of the best Sports bars in Virginia Beach in a family-friendly setting. They have an extensive beer menu. The drink menu also features a good selection of wine and cocktails. The atmosphere is vibrant and lively, laid back and casual.

Coming to the food where it just gets better! This is one of the best places in the city for burgers, pizzas and sandwiches. The staff are engaging, friendly and prompt. Whether you opt for sit-down dining, sit-out dining, delivery, takeout or curbside pickup, they are ready and will have you covered!

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Hearth Wood Fired Cuisine & Craft Beer

View of a cocktail with lemon on it and a lemon on the table

πŸ“ Address: 605 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 962-0662
πŸ• Hours: 5 pm – 10 pm Tue-Sun, Closed on Mon

Hearth Wood combines traditional New American cuisine with inspirations drawn from Southern roots to create flavors and textures that are uniquely theirs! The ambience is trendy and classy, without being pretentious.

The huge craft beer selections will keep even a beer snob happy. This is a great hangout place where you and your date or friends can enjoy a slice of pizza and craft beer or a refreshing cocktail.

Wasserhund Brewing Company

πŸ“ Address: 1805 Laskin Rd STE 102, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 351-1326
πŸ• Hours: 12 pm – 10 pm Sun-Thurs, 12 pm – 12 am Fri & Sat

If you want to enjoy German Beer culture at Virginia Beach, Wasserhund is where you can do just that. Wasserhund means β€œwater dog” in German. This place was inspired by the love for beaches, dogs and of course, German beer!

There are 12 beers on tap and 10 canned-beers. Not only do they serve the best beers, but they also offer the right environment in which to enjoy them. The ambience is hipster, casual, and so much fun!

Wasserhund is obviously dog-friendly! Your furry babies are welcome on the premises. If you are craving pizza and beer, and want to have it in a lovely ambience where service is on the mark, then Wasshund will serve you well. You will definitely be back for more!


πŸ“ Address: 501 Virginia Beach Blvd Suite A, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 822-6008
πŸ• Hours: 12 pm – 9 pm Tue-Thurs & Sun, 12 pm – 10 pm Fri & Sat, Closed on Mon

A craft beer establishment set up by people with a passion for beer- that is how Esoteric was born. Great craft beer is best enjoyed by craft beer food, and Esoteric’s food menu is eclectic and fits the bill perfectly.

The restaurant is very trendy and hip. Stunning artwork on the premises adds a unique artsy character to this place. The gorgeous patio overlooking the garden is the spot where beer, food and company are best enjoyed. This is just one of those places where you will feel reluctant to leave.

Barrel 17

Closed up view of a burger

πŸ“ Address: 1706 Mediterranean Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 985-3049
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 10 pm daily

Barrel 17 is located in the Artsy Vibe District of Virginia Beach. A sought-after place for its burgers, craft cocktails and beers, the atmosphere here is fun, divey, trendy and casual.

All the burgers are delightful, but the Whiskey Burger, the Jammin G.O.A.T, the Shroom Burger and the Coronado are all best-sellers and spectacular choices!

Barrel 17 is a kid and pet-friendly establishment, and they offer takeout.


View of a little martini on a bar counter

πŸ“ Address: 214 40th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 422-5770
πŸ• Hours: 5 pm – 12 am daily

The Pacifica specializes in martinis and cocktails. The drink menu also features a small wine list and an extensive beer list. Pacifica nails the tapas experience.

Intimate, trendy and classy, the Pacifica is a terrific spot for a date night. If you manage to get a place by the fireplace lounges, nothing better! It is so cozy and delightful that you will never want to leave!

Most importantly, you cannot leave this place without S’mores for dessert!

Lil’ Bit Nola

πŸ“ Address: 4878 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 524-4600
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 9 pm Sun-Thurs, 11 am – 10 pm Fri & Sat

Lil’ Bit Nora features a wide array of cocktails – there are around 16 of those! Not into cocktails? There are a few draft beers and wines by the glass.

The food menu features authentic New Orleans dishes to go with the specialty drinks, and just like the drinks, the food is spectacular and priced just right. The menu has so many delectable options, but the Cajun Shrimp N Grits and the Beignets for dessert are not to be missed!

If you want to experience a taste of New Orleans in a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere, here’s where you will get it.

The Shack On 8th

πŸ“ Address: 712 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 319-5146
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 9 pm Sat & Sun, Closed on Mon-Fri

You get the Iconic Orange crush here! Sign me in! But that’s not the only crush here. There are a dozen more crushes, some beer, in-house signature drinks and freshly squeezed Margarita to quench your third for a good drink.

The Shack is an outdoor restaurant and bar located on Atlantic, right across the street from the beach. The outdoor seating is lovely! Lush plants, twinkling lights, fire bits and ocean views make this a charming and cozy spot to chill with your family and friends. The ambience is trendy and classy, without the pretentiousness.

There are so many fun games to indulge in like jumbo Jenga, shuffleboard, Connect 4, ping pong and corn hole.

The Shack is a place to have fun and drink some marvelous crushes in the most exquisite ambience imaginable!

Civil Libation

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πŸ“ Address: 2135 General Booth Blvd UNIT 132, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 689-3900
πŸ• Hours: 4 pm – 9 pm Tue-Thurs, 4 pm – 10 pm Fri, 10 am – 10 pm Sat, 10 am – 2 pm Sun, Closed on Mon

Civil Libation is a cocktail bar that offers a dozen unique, hand-crafted cocktails with interesting and robust flavors to please any palate. The wine and beer selections are decent as well. The menu options can be a bit limited, but all the dishes are tasty, flavorful and well-presented.

The ambience is classy, casual and downright fun! There are lots of abstract artwork created by local artists adorning the walls. They keep the music funky and light in tune with the vibes.

Your kids and fur babies are welcome here. The service is warm, friendly and accommodating. At Civil Libation, you get a bang for your buck!

Park Lane Tavern

πŸ“ Address: 1250 Fordham Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 963-9555
πŸ• Hours: 11 am – 11 pm Mon-Thurs, 11 am – 12 am Fri & Sat, 10 am – 10 pm Sun

Park Lane is a vibrant and energetic European Tavern which offers plenty for those who enjoy a good pint! There are 24 taps including Ales, Stouts, Lagers and Pilsners, so something for everyone! There is also an extensive single malt scotch selection, small-batch bourbons, wines and specialty cocktails. If you are a Whiskey fan, this place has enough to satisfy your craving.

The ambience is classy yet casual, with the Old-English Pub vibes. Kids are welcome here.

The Fish and Chips is everyone’s favorite, and on Tuesdays, you get it at half price! Another deal that is not to be missed is the burger, fries and a beer for $10. It’s massive people, trust me!

Overall, The Park Lane Tavern is a cracking Pub and restaurant to go with your family and enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

Slainte! Proste! Cheers!

Commonwealth Brewing Company

πŸ“ Address: 2444 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 (Google Maps)
πŸ“ž Phone: (757) 305-9652
πŸ• Hours: 3 pm – 10 pm Mon-Thurs, 12 pm – 12 am Fri & Sat, 12 pm – 9 pm Sun

This is a place for connoisseurs of beer. Furry babies and kids are welcome here. The locale has a warm, welcoming vibe, and the ambience is lovely. They don’t have a kitchen, but the food trucks parked outside to provide goodies when the hunger pangs strike. Good atmosphere plus good beer and great company equals uninhibited fun time!

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Nothing like a good drink to replenish yourself after a day at the beach! Virginia Beach has some of the best Raw bars, Sports bars, Cocktail and Beer Bars, that offer great libations for you to imbibe. Many of these places are family-friendly and come with sensational views of the beach. They also serve up a treat for seafood lovers. All of this combine to make your time spent at Virginia Beach all the more memorable!