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Drink Richmond

Richmond, VA, USA
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About Drink Richmond
Welcome to the newest attraction for adults in Richmond. Let our 14-person bus take you out for drinks, tours, and tastings at three of Richmond's alcohol producers. Drinks and at least one tour is included in the $69/person ticket price for the Drink Richmond Experience, offered at 1pm and 5:30pm. Please see our website for exact offerings and schedule. Our alcohol adventures are great for single riders, groups, and private parties.
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Brittany wrote a review Sep 2019
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If I could give negative stars I would and here is why: 1) We did 0 tours, although we went to 4 different locations. So our group learned nothing about beer or alcohol and its process. The Educational experience of the tour that is promised on their site and general opening guidelines on the tour was not provided in any form. 2) Only one location ever spoke to us about the drinks they were serving us and served us personally (i.e. the name, its background, alcohol content, etc.). At the other 3 locations we went to flights were just brought to our table randomly by our driver/guide. They were not labeled and they were not explained. Essentially we were given drinks with no idea what we were drinking, the alcohol content level and if we did want to purchase said drink there was no way of us knowing which beer and or alcohol was used. Furthermore, no one from the actual establishment greeted us, served us drinks and  or gave us any background on their brewery/distillery. 3) On their website the Saturday tour lists: Castleburg Brewery, James River Distillery, Cirrus Vodka and Guides Choice as the tours for the Saturday option. When we arrived at Castleburg Brewery our driver/guide informed us that we would be visiting 4 breweries. It wasn't until myself and two other people on the tour asked about the list online and  voiced our expectations to visit Distilleries as that was the main reason we chose Saturday's tour for the diversity that the guide "fit in" a tour to Cirrus Vodka and the rest of the tours were breweries. 4) Lastly, and the most disturbing of the entire day, one of the couples on the tour brought their infant (possibly a newborn) child with them (I did not ask but the baby looked to be less than 2 months old if not younger). The couple had the baby in a carrier while they went to each location and drank along with the rest of us and often times the child would begin to get fussy and or cry as babies do.  I was deeply disturbed by this for multiple reasons and was unaware that anyone under the age of 21 years old was even allowed to participate on a drinking tour with a waiver that requires 21 years of age. This amongst the other unexpected happenings on our tour made for a very disappointing, uncomfortable and frustrating experience. Post our tour I tried to contact the company multiple times via phone and e-mail. No one returned my phone calls and then when I was able to make contact with someone via e-mail and voiced the concerns above not only did they not feel the need to call as requested and discuss their response was "we believe we fully offered the service you paid for and will not provide a refund". My husband and I were visiting Richmond for our wedding anniversary and up until the tour we were having a great and relaxing experience. We have done the Drink Williamsburg Experience tour in  November of last year and had such a great time we sought to do it with this company in Richmond. BIG MISTAKE. THIS COMPANY IS DISMISSIVE, UNPROFESSIONAL AND SHOULD NOT BE LICENSED. DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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NJay wrote a review Jul 2019
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This company is unprofessional and no where near worth the asking price of $70. They bus is ‘janky’ to say the least and the battery died on a few occasions. On top of that the mgmt obviously doesn’t have itself together seeing as though they sent our driver on the wrong tour, each stop was closed, and ended up going to probably the worst 3 cideries/breweries in the RVa area. It saddened me that they can even hold them so highly, the website work is phenomenal and the tour looks great from there but I can promise you it is no where close to that - false advertising
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Laura L wrote a review Apr 2019
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Don't do it! They charge a "booking fee", which you do not know about until it shows up on your credit card. And they aren't kidding when they say, non refundable, even when THEY cancel the tour! My tour in March was cancelled by the tour company. They rebooked me to a time I would not be in VA, even after being told I couldn't be there. I did finally get a 90% refund, but WHY? I wanted to take the tour. After all this, at the time of the rebooked tour, the tour guide called to ask where I was. WHAT? I was still at my origination airport. Choose another vendor. I had a wonderful time on the RVA Trolley!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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grhokie wrote a review Nov 2018
Bon Air, Virginia116 contributions259 helpful votes
Took the DrinkRichmond tour bus with Ian on a Saturday night. We got front of the line service at two breweries, a cidery and the Cirrus Vodka Distillery. The bus was spacious and comfortable and set up so we could all talk. At the end of the tour, Ian dropped us off at Fat Dragon so we could have dinner (another review to follow). Our group had a fantastic time without having to worry about driving or one of us not enjoying it as much as a DD.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Tours T, Manager at Drink Richmond
Responded Mar 14, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! I'm glad you had a great time! Front-of-the-line service is just one of the reasons to ride with DrinkRichmond.com
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Maria F wrote a review Aug 2018
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We went on a whim since we were in Richmond for 24 hours, and it didn’t disappoint. Our tour included the two of us along with another family of four that happened to be from MD as well. Ian, our tour guide, was great from beginning to end. The variety of the tour is probably what I appreciated the most since I’m not a beer drinker, but my friend is. Ian recommended A TON of other places we should visit while in Richmond. We couldn’t fit it all in, but we plan on coming back soon. He also did a great job making sure we were enjoying ourselves throughout the tour, and keeping us posted as to when we would have to leave for the next location. While I know this is out of the hands of our tour guide, even with calling ahead, the last location was busier than the others and Ian had to hustle and bustle to find us a spot, which he did, amazingly! I don’t know how it may play out if the group is larger.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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