19 Seriously Fun Things To Do In Richmond After Dark (2023)

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19 Seriously Fun Things To Do In Richmond After Dark (1)

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Richmond is an underrated city with lots to do and explore during the day. But once work, your commute, and the stresses of your 9 to 5 have dimmed, it’s time to explore and make the most of your night.

From cosmic themed venues to late night desserts, discover fun things to do in Richmond after dark and save yourself a trip to Vancouver.

Things To Do In Richmond At Night

Indoor Go-Kart Racing

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Fun for those who are young at heart. It’s a great activity for a night out with friends and even a good stag(ette) or corporate party idea. The go-karts reach speeds of up to 70 kms an hour. They’re open until midnight daily at 2100 Viceroy Place.

Milkcow Cafe

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A popular Korean dessert cafe you must try in the city. They’re best known for natural milk soft-serve ice cream with a seemingly never-ending list of toppings. Some favourites include: cookies and cream, black pearl, milky cube (with honeycomb), mango tree and the classic—milky way. Find it at 105-5668 Hollybridge Way. They’re open until 10:30pm Monday through Thursday and until 11pm Friday through Sunday.

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World Famous Night Market

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The annual night market has lots of tasty eats, fun games and entertainment to take in. The night market has recieved glowing international attention in recent years and for good reason. Likewise, it’s also one of Seth Rogen’s favourite places to eat. It’s at 8351 River Road, right near the Bridgeport skytrain station.

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Drinks and tapas at the Greatroom Bar /75 West Coast Grill

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The Vancouver Airport Marriott has unveiled the chic and modern Greatroom, which is a great social gathering place for a night cap. Guests can enjoy a variety of great food and drink options as well as a daily happy hour from 3-6pm with $6 drink deals and half-priced appetizers. The bar is open until midnight daily. Find it at 7571 Westminster Hwy.

River Rock Casino Resort

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One of the best casinos in Metro Vancouver can be found in Richmond. Brush up on your blackjack skills, play slots, or take in live shows at the River Rock Casino. It’s open 24/7 and has lots of dining options for you to choose from. Check it out at 8811 River Road.

Cosmic Bowling

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When all else fails, go bowling! It’s conveniently located right in the entertainment district of Richmond. It offers 10-pin lanes, 5-pin lanes, a fully equipped arcade, cosmic bowling (Friday and Saturday nights) and tasty food and drink options from Monkey 9 Brew Pub. Open late, at 150-14200 Entertainment Boulevard.

Kiriri Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar

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Looking for some late night eats? Sushi is always the answer. This sushi bar will be sure to hit the spot when the craving hits. They have a wide variety of offerings including traditional rolls, sushi, tempura, teriyaki and sashimi. They’re open until 10pm every night (except Mondays as they’re closed). Check it out for your next bite at 8780 Blundell Road.

Time Escape

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An escape room is always a good idea. Whether it’s for a corporate team building event or just a fun night out with friends—take on the challenge and try to escape before time runs out! It features various themed rooms with a variety of unique puzzles to solve. Themed rooms include: The Prophecy, Operation Rescue, The Sorcerer’s Quest and Galactic Warfare. Check it out at 3471 No. 3 Road.

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Porthole

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Feeling fancy and want to check out a wine bar in the city? This spot is a must and located centrally at 130-2251 No 1 Road. They’re open until 11pm Tuesday through Thursday and midnight Friday & Saturday (closed Sunday & Monday).

The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill

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Everyone in Richmond knows that this is a hot spot every Friday night. The patio offers great views where you can watch the planes coming and going. In addition, the grub is awesome and the atmosphere can’t be beat. On weekends, there’s always a DJ spinning from 9pm – 1am. As a bonus, the Flying Beaver also offers complimentary pick-up and drop-off shuttle service. Find them at 4760 Inglis Drive.

West Coast Mini Putt

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Another fun night out for the inner kid in you. The indoor mini putt has an impressive 18-hole course and they even have a glow-in-the-dark room! The family-owned business is unlike any other mini golf course. It’s completely inspired by art and the course is divided by light and black light. It’s an open-concept and challenging course whether you’re looking for a team building exercise or a date night activity. It’s open until midnight daily at 7391 Elmbridge Way.

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The Deck Kitchen & Bar

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It’s the largest waterfront patio in Metro Vancouver, and it’s in Richmond. The restaurant serves traditional West Coast classics and their expansive 7,000-square-foot deck offers incredible views of the Fraser River. Find it at 3500 Cessna Drive.

Richmond Indoor Paintball

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Bring out your competitive side and have some fun with friends playing indoor paintball at this spot. It’s the only Vancouver-area paintball field that allows drop-ins as well as reservations. It’s especially popular for stag and birthday parties. They’re open until 9pm Wednesday/Thursday and 10pm on Monday, Friday and Saturday. It’s located at 160-6631 Westminster Hwy.

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eSpot

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A modern venue featuring a classic arcade with a 52-console e-gaming center. It also has electronic darts, snookball and pool tables to keep you entertained. They host dart tournaments to amp up the stakes and offer some friendly competition. It’s open until 1am daily and 2am on weekends, making it the perfect place to hit up after dinner and drinks. Check it out at 8181 Cambie Rd #1000.

Buck & Ear Bar & Grill

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Find this classic gem in the heart of Steveston, a great place to warm up after a walk along the water. It features a 200 seat pub with two patios. As a result, it’s one of the most popular places in the popular neighbourhood. Check it out at 12111 3rd Avenue.

Richmond Rod & Gun Club Archery and Airgun Range

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Put your aim to the test and take part in some indoor archery for a fun night out with your crew. They offer a friendly, fun and controlled environment for members to come in and hone their skills—no matter what your experience level is. Moreover, it features a 10-meter indoor airgun range and an 18-meter archery range. Find them at 140-7400 River Road, where they’re open until 9:30 most nights.

Savage Creek Golf Course & Driving Range

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Test out your skills or just have a few laughs attempting to improve your game at this driving range.TheRange is dual leveled with 60 covered and seasonally heatedbays. It also has an 18-hole putting course called Mini Meadows that takes about 1.5-hours to complete from start to finish. Check it out at 7388 No. 6 Road—it’s open until 10pm daily.

Gateway Theatre

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Head over to this theatre to enjoy a variety of plays, live music and other special performances happening throughout the year. Past performances have included Empire Of The Son, Gross Misconduct, It’s A Wonderful Life and Les Belles-Soeurs. Above all, it’s a fun place to get out for the evening and soak up the local talent and arts scene. Find it at 6500 Gilbert Road.

Snowy Village Dessert Cafe

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Nothing beats ending a nice day with a sweet treat. Check out this dessert cafe at 8571 Alexandra Rd, open until 11pm daily, and 11:30pm weekends. They’re known for their Bingsoo, which is a popular Korean shaved ice dessert with a variety of toppings.

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FAQs

What is there to do in Richmond at night? ›

  • The Library Pot. 142. Bars & Clubs • Game & Entertainment Centres. ...
  • So Bar Richmond. 235. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • The Mitre. Bars & Clubs. Open now. ...
  • Be At One Twickenham. Bars & Clubs. Open now. ...
  • The Masons Arms. Bars & Clubs. Open now. ...
  • Incognito Richmond. Bars & Clubs • Wine Bars. Open now. ...
  • Bloomsbury Pub. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • The Turks Head. Bars & Clubs.

What is Richmond known for? ›

Richmond is a city of culture, nature, food, and more! There are infinite things to do in RVA, from dining at James Beard-nominated restaurants to white water rafting down the mighty James River, from visiting world-class museums to attending incredible ethnic festivals.

What is there to do in Richmond on a Saturday night? ›

  • The Tobacco Company Club. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • Ardent Craft Ales. Bars & Clubs • Breweries. ...
  • Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant. Comedy Clubs. ...
  • Kindred Spirit Brewing. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • The Beach House Bar and Grille. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • The Broadberry. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • Rare Olde Times Public House. Bars & Clubs. ...
  • Commercial Taphouse & Grill. Bars & Clubs.

Is Richmond a good place to live? ›

Richmond also made our list of the 5 Best Places to Live in Virginia. Richmond is at the fall line of the James River, 44 miles west of Williamsburg, 66 miles east of Charlottesville, and 92 miles south of Washington, D.C. With about 213,735 residents, Richmond is the fourth-most populous metro in the state.

What is there to do in Richmond after midnight? ›

Best Late Night Fun near me in Richmond, VA
  • All "late night fun" results in Richmond, VA. Showing 1-60 of 1465.
  • N.1 Wonderland. 4.1 mi. 46 reviews. ...
  • N. 2 Canvas and Cannabis. 4.6 mi. ...
  • N. 3 The Circuit - Arcade Bar. 1.5 mi. ...
  • N. 4 Surge Adventure Park. 5.0 mi. ...
  • N. 5 Rage RVA. 1.4 mi. ...
  • N. 6 Putt Putt Fun Center. 4.9 mi. ...
  • N. 7 Dave & Buster's.

What is there to do in Richmond for a day? ›

Top Attractions in Richmond
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 3,114. Art Museums. ...
  • Maymont. 2,064. Points of Interest & Landmarks • Farms. ...
  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. 1,611. Gardens. ...
  • Hollywood Cemetery. 1,424. Cemeteries. ...
  • Virginia Capitol Building. 1,077. ...
  • Carytown. 1,164. ...
  • White House of the Confederacy. 1,261. ...
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum. 415.

Why is it named Richmond? ›

After the site was surveyed by the English colonists, it quickly grew into the city of Richmond. The new town was named by William Byrd II after a place in England, because the appearance of the James River from what is today Church Hill resembled the bend in the Thames River at Richmond.

Why is Richmond called spiders? ›

It is most likely the team took the nickname from the Cleveland Spiders who, at the time, were highly successful. To this day, Richmond is the only university in the United States with the spider as its official nickname.

What salary do you need to live in Richmond VA? ›

Typical Expenses
1 ADULT2 ADULTS (1 WORKING)
0 Children3 Children
Required annual income after taxes$31,622$70,459
Annual taxes$7,758$17,286
Required annual income before taxes$39,380$87,744
7 more rows

Can you walk through Richmond Park at night? ›

Richmond Park is open to vehicles from 7:00 am in the summer and 7:30 am in the winter. Vehicle gates close at dusk all year round. Pedestrian gates are open 24 hours except during the six week deer culls from November to early December and February to early March.

What is the safest part of Richmond? ›

The safest neighborhoods in Richmond are Bellevue, The Museum District, The Fan, Westover Hills, Byrd Park, and Three Chopt.

Is Richmond cheap to live? ›

The cost of living in Richmond, VA is 6% lower than the state average and 4% lower than the national average. Richmond, VA housing is 10% cheaper than the U.S average, while utilities are about 3% pricier.

Is Richmond a friendly city? ›

One of the most hipster-friendly cities in America! Richmond's free-thinking, nonconformist nature is most prominently displayed in Carytown, a nine-block collection of quirky local shops and restaurants.

Does Richmond VA have a nightlife? ›

We have dance clubs, corner bars and little black dress places. We have hip hop and alt music and lines of people waiting to get into shows. Head to a Cuban dance club to learn to salsa over mojitos. Take on the Richmond Beer Trail.

Where are the tacky lights in Richmond VA? ›

  • 3209 Hanover Ave. 3209 Hanover Ave. ( ...
  • 3209 Hanover Ave. 3209 Hanover Ave. ( ...
  • 9604 Asbury Court. People visit the Phifer residence in western Henrico County to see the Christmas decorations. ...
  • 9604 Asbury Court. ...
  • 2300 Wistar Court. ...
  • 9625 Peppertree Drive. ...
  • 9625 Peppertree Drive. ...
  • 8720 River Road.
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Is Richmond posh UK? ›

Richmond is generally considered to be “posh” and is one of the most affluent areas of London. It has some of the most expensive real estate of the boroughs on the outskirts of London and you'll often rub shoulders with celebrities and millionaires in the supermarkets here.

Is Richmond expensive London? ›

The Royal Borough of Richmond upon Thames is one of London's most expensive areas, with house prices sitting significantly above the London average. The Royal Borough of Richmond upon Thames is one of London's most expensive areas, with house prices sitting significantly above the London average.

Is Richmond a foodie city? ›

Because in recent years, Richmond has been thriving as a culinary destination – thanks to a cool crop of locally-based chefs, sommeliers, and restaurateurs, all of whom are elevating the local dining scene to buzzy new heights.

Where do the rich live in Richmond? ›

Chesterfield County has the highest income of all the counties as well as City of Richmond. Within the City, the wealthy neighborhoods are mostly concentrated in what is known as “the Near West End”, Windsor Farms, Rothesay Circle, The Fan, Monument Avenue, River Road corridor, South of Cary St etc.

Where are the rich neighborhoods in Richmond? ›

Check Out The Top 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods To Live In Richmond:
  • Windsor Farms. With a median home price of $1,810,302, Windsor Farms is the most expensive neighborhood on our list. ...
  • Central Office. ...
  • Mary Munford. ...
  • Stonewall Court. ...
  • Chimborazo. ...
  • Scott's Addition. ...
  • The Museum District. ...
  • Shockoe Slip.

Is Richmond an Irish name? ›

Richmond is an English surname, and may refer to any one of the following: Aaron Richmond (1895–1965), American impresario. Anthony B.

Is Richmond a boy name? ›

The name Richmond is boy's name of German origin meaning "powerful protector". Richmond is a place-name — it's the capital of Virginia — that makes a fresh way to honor an ancestral Richard.

Is Richmond a French name? ›

Origins of Name:

The surname of Richmond is of French origin, and derives from the places in North France with the Old French elements of “riche” which translates to mean rich or splendid, and “mont” which translates to mean hill.

How white is Richmond Virginia? ›

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Population
White alone, percent 45.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a) 46.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a) 0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a) 2.1%
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Are there cockroaches in Richmond? ›

The Types Of Roaches Found In Richmond Homes

German cockroaches, American cockroaches, and Oriental cockroaches are the most common species. German cockroaches are the most common and identified by their ½ to ⅝ inch-long, light brown to tan bodies and the two parallel lines located behind their heads.

What percent of Richmond is white? ›

White: 45.20% Two or more races: 4.14% Other race: 2.30% Asian: 2.08%

What is the lowest wage in Virginia? ›

Are there plans to change the minimum wage?
DateMinimum Wage
Jan. 1, 2022$11.00
Jan. 1, 2023$12.00
Jan. 1, 2025$13.50
Jan. 1, 2026$15.00
11 May 2022

What is considered wealthy in Virginia? ›

In Virginia, you'll need to earn $584,000 or more to be considered 'rich'. Technically, Washington, D.C., which isn't a state, has the highest AGI to be considered one of the highest earners at $918,000. Don't land among the top 1% of earners in your state? You may still be considered 'rich' in your community.

What is the best area to live in Richmond VA? ›

If you're thinking about living in Richmond, check out these five best neighborhoods for safety and affordability!
  • Bellevue.
  • Byrd Park.
  • Museum District.
  • Three Chopt.
  • Westover Hills.
22 Nov 2022

What time can you park for free in Richmond? ›

Richmond Parking Rules:

Richmond has some nice parking rules. Most of the metered spots are free of charge on Weekends. No parking signs for prohibited zones are enforced 24/7, Except for peak traffic times, which are either 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Can you drink alcohol in Richmond Park? ›

No alcoholic beverages are to be dispensed, sold or consumed in the park at any time. No vehicles are permitted to be on the grass at any time.

Is Richmond Park free to enter? ›

7 answers. Parking in Richmond Park is free.

What is there to do inside Richmond? ›

  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 3,113. Art Museums. ...
  • Virginia Capitol Building. 1,076. Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings. ...
  • White House of the Confederacy. 1,261. ...
  • Science Museum of Virginia. 450. ...
  • St. John's Episcopal Church. ...
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum. 534. ...
  • Virginia Museum of History & Culture. 265. ...
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum. 415.

Has Richmond ever had snow? ›

Snow is a common feature in Richmond and has been recorded during seven different months of the year. The snow, however, doesn't stay on the ground for long, lasting only between one and two days.

Why should we do Richmond? ›

Top Attractions in Richmond
  1. Steveston Heritage Fishing Village. 1,329. ...
  2. International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) 191. ...
  3. Garry Point Park. 365. ...
  4. Minoru Park. 181. ...
  5. Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. 462. ...
  6. Iona Beach Regional Park. 130. ...
  7. Aberdeen Centre. 208. ...
  8. McArthurGlen Designer Outlets Vancouver. 333.

Where is the most crime in Richmond VA? ›

Safest Neighborhoods in Richmond, VA

Most violent crime happens in the East End but there are some high-crime areas in the North Side and Southside.

Is Richmond an expensive city? ›

The Richmond, VA cost of living index is 94.9.

That means it's 5.1% more affordable than the U.S. average. Groceries and transportation expenses are about 10% below the U.S. average, but the Richmond housing index is only 84.2. By comparison, the cost of living in Virginia is about 4% higher than the national average.

Is Richmond cheaper than Vancouver? ›

Detached home prices in Richmond are much less expensive than Vancouver's West Side in terms of cost per square foot, a new national survey reveals.

Is Richmond upper class? ›

Richmond itself is very upper-class - houses on the Green sell for upwards for £1.5million, and a lot of people there are obviously upper-class (or upper middle-class). Some are nice, but some REALLY think they're better than you. Castelnau is quite upper-class in some places. Twickenham is all kinds of middle-class.

Is Richmond a smart city? ›

Richmond is a finalist in the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition for communities across Canada to improve the lives of residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

Does Richmond have good nightlife? ›

The #1 dive bar in Virginia offers line dancing. Richmond is a nightlife region, and everyone goes out late at night.

Are there games at Richmond Night Market? ›

The market features at least a hundred vendors selling all kinds of food, drinks, desserts and trinkets. There are midway games, entertainment all night long and plenty of people watching.

Do you have to pay for Richmond Night Market? ›

The Richmond Night Market is almost entirely cash only, and this includes entry to the market.

Is Richmond a cheap place to live? ›

The Richmond, VA cost of living index is 94.9.

That means it's 5.1% more affordable than the U.S. average. Groceries and transportation expenses are about 10% below the U.S. average, but the Richmond housing index is only 84.2. By comparison, the cost of living in Virginia is about 4% higher than the national average.

How much does Richmond Night Market cost? ›

On Fridays in 2022 the market runs from 7 pm until midnight. Saturday hours are from 6 pm until midnight and Sunday hours are from 7 pm until 11 pm. Admission in 2022 costs $6 for people ages 7 to 59, which for what you get is quite reasonable. Children under age 7 and adults ages 60+ get in for free.

Is there alcohol at the Richmond Night Market? ›

No, the don't.

How old is Richmond BC? ›

Richmond, BC, incorporated as a city in 1990, population 190 473 (2011c), 174 461 (2006c). The City of Richmond is located adjacent to and south of VANCOUVER and west of NEW WESTMINSTER. Richmond, BC, incorporated as a city in 1990, population 190 473 (2011c), 174 461 (2006c).

What is available in Night Market? ›

The Valorant Night Market is a rotating store that drops at random in-game once during every Act. On offer are six different gun skins which are offered to players at a discounted price. Importantly, the skins are entirely randomized.

How much is the Queens Night Market? ›

The $5 Price Limit

We know most of our visitors come to the Night Market for the food. We also know that visiting some of the other NYC is sometimes just too expensive.

Are night markets cheaper? ›

The Night Market is an even cheaper way to get skins. The Night Market is a regular limited-time event where you are presented with random discounts on a selection of usually 5 cosmetics. If you purchase the skins available to you, you're usually offered more skins to buy.

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