The 8 Best Rooftop Restaurants in Richmond, VA

Richmond is one of America’s oldest cities. It is filled with history and major attractions like Belle Isle, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia State Capitol, and Richmond National Battlefied Park.

There are also many excellent restaurants in Richmond, including a fun collection of Richmond rooftop bars and restaurants, where you can find a creative cocktail, a delicious meal, and a spectacular city view!

Among the best rooftop restaurants in Richmond, VA, you can find Breweries, Fine Dining, Sunday Brunch, and even great Cuban Restaurants in town!

Below are my top recommendations for rooftop restaurants in Richmond, VA.

For even more best places to eat in Richmond, check out my picks for the
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Kabana Rooftop

Location

700 E Main St 20th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219

Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 2:00 pm – 2:00 am
  • Sunday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Description

Kabana Rooftop deserves a top spot on the list of rooftop restaurants in Richmond because it is also the highest rooftop restaurant in town.

The restaurant is located on the 20th floor of Hilton’s Hampton Inn and Suites and Homewood Suites in Downtown Richmond. 

During the winter, the rooftop is still open thanks to special heated igloos that can accommodate up to 8 guests! So all year round you can enjoy epic views of Richmond. 

Some of the dishes at Kabana include Quinoa Bowl, Wedge Salad, Classic Burger, Fish Filet Sandwich, Shrimp Tacos, Flatbreads, and Tapas. You can also order entrees like Cheese Ziti, Ravioli di Portobello, and Braised Lamb Shank. 

Kabana has a full drink menu including craft beers, wine, craft cocktails, and special seasonal cocktails like Christmas Mimosa, Winter Wonderland Margarita, Apple Pie Cider, and Boozy Hot Chocolate. 

You can find a full food menu and drink menu online.


The HofGarden

Location

2818 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230

Hours

Wednesday to Saturday: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am

Description

The HofGarden takes its name from the Hofgarten in Munich. It is located in the iconic Hofheimer Building in Scott’s Addition. 

The notable building dates back to 1928 and features a Mediterranean-style dome and mosaic tile.

Some of the menu items include Breads and Spreads, Pretzels, Boozy Grapes, Burgers, and Pulled Pork Sandwich. 

You can find a full menu online.


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Q Rooftop Bar

Location

201 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Hours

Open Daily: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm, or 12:00 am (depending on weather)

Description

Q Rooftop Bar is one of the top cool Restaurants in Richmond. It is located at the Quirk Hotel. They have a fabulous rooftop space that is sleek and modern, with a great view of Richmond. It is the perfect place for parties or private events.

The bar is open seasonally and is typically closed during the colder winter months. 

The menu features appetizers like Garbanzos Fritos, Scallop Tostada, and Tacos. You can also order Burgers. 

The real centerpiece, though, is the specialty cocktails. They also have beer on tap and a full wine list. 

The Lobby Bar is also located at Quirk Hotel. They serve American food with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The Lobby Bar features Happy Hour daily from 4 pm to 6 pm, plus Dinner, and Sunday Brunch.

Some of the eclectic menu items at The Lobby Bar include Pan Fried Flatbread, Ted Burger, Grilled Cauliflower Steak, Roast Pork Gyro, and Icelandic Cod & Bucatini.

You can find a full menu online.


The Pit and the Peel Rooftop

Location

1210 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Description

The Pit and the Peel Rooftop focuses on healthy foods. They have multiple locations in Richmond, plus a location in Norfolk. 

The Fan location on W. Main Street features a fun and casual rooftop seating area. It is a great brunch location. They serve Avocado Toast, Breakfast Sandwiches, and Breakfast Pizzas. 

You can also get a Strawberry Avocado Salad, Fresh Deli Carved Turkey Sandwich, Quesadillas, and Personal Pizzas. 

They have a wide variety of healthy smoothies like Cinnamon Toast Brunch, Bananaberry, Super Fruit Ninja, and Kale Me Crazy. You can also get an Açaí Bowl: Peanut Butter Jelly Time Bowl, Berry Bowl, Mango Bowl, and more. 

You can find a full menu online. 


Byrd House at Graduate Richmond

Location

301 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220

Hours

Thursday to Saturday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

Description

The aptly named Byrd House is located at the Graduate Richmond Hotel. The rooftop restaurant also features a rooftop pool (!!) which makes it the perfect party spot on hot summer days and nights. 

Their menu features light appetizers, as well as the signature Graduate Smashburger, Veggie Egg Rolls, Fried Byrd Sliders, and Smoked Jumbo Wings. 

You can find a full food menu online. 

They also have specialty cocktails like Old Town Road (bourbon, bitters, orange cherry syrup), Enlightenment (cirrus vodka, Mt. Defiance absinthe, prickly pear lemonade), and 24karat Magic (Hennessy, strawberry puree, lemonade, cucumber). You can even order a Froze (frozen rose) or Boozy Slushie

You can find a full drink menu online. 


Beer

Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop

Location

3406 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230

Hours

  • Monday to Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Description

Starr Hill is the second oldest craft brewery in Virginia. You can visit their Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop location to enjoy some of their excellent craft brews.

They feature a wide variety of beers, including Gold Lager, American Lager, IPA, Kölsch, Hefeweizen, Sours, Pale Ales, and English Porter. 

They also have food trucks nearby where you can grab a quick bite to enjoy with your beer. 

Pets are allowed on the first-level patio. 


Postbellum

Location

1323 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

Hours

  • Wednesday to Sunday: 3:30 pm – 2:00 am
  • ​Brunch Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Description

Postbellum features a nice rooftop deck where they serve dinner and drinks. Their dishes feature locally sourced fresh ingredients. 

Some of the dinner plates include Pan Seared Rockfish, Steak Frites, Braised Short Ribs, and Herb Roasted Chicken. You can also order Burgers, Sandwiches, and appetizers like Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Truffle Honey Frites.

You can find a full dinner menu online.

They also serve some creative and refreshing cocktails, such as the Postbellum Punch (Rhum barbancourt, grand Marnier, raspberry and peach liqueur, pineapple juice); French Kiss (champagne, grand Marnier, raspberry, peach); and Cape Cod Thyme (belle isle blood orange, lemon, rosemary and thyme simple syrup, cranberry).

Postbellum also features an extensive wine list and beer list.

You can find a full drink menu online.


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Havana 59 Downtown

Location

16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219

Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Sunday (Brunch): 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Description

Havana 59 is another Richmond hot spot that transports you to classic Havana, Cuba with palm tree decor, signature mojitos, and a menu full of Cuban classics. They also have a cute rooftop area filled with atmospheric string lights.

Havana 59 is one of the best restaurants in Richmond. Some of their delicious dishes include Cuban Nachos, Shrimp and Chorizo Empanadas, Cubano Spring Rolls, Churrasco a la Habana, Steak Frites, Paella, and Cubano.

You can find the full menu online.

They have a full selection of exotic mojitos, including Pear Elderflower Mojito, Mango Jalapeno Mojito, and Strawberry Lemon Mojito.


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