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Shockoe Slip

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Worth a cruise

Streets are narrow traffic heavy. The old factories with their washed out bill boards make a great... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Woodford, Virginia
Fun for sights and history; mostly trendy restaurant area.

Enjoyed walking around--limited interest, but cool for what it is: an area being gentrified and... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Jul 3, 2018
“Worth a cruise”
Jun 26, 2017
“Fun for sights and history; mostly trendy restaurant area.”
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

Streets are narrow traffic heavy. The old factories with their washed out bill boards make a great urban look. Restaurants and different shops make you want to pull over and walk a few blocks.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

Enjoyed walking around--limited interest, but cool for what it is: an area being gentrified and trying to build on its history.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Cobblestone streets, old industrial building, tobacco industry structure and warehouses no longer in use. A great architectural rehabilitation already happened but there is still room for more improvement. Great potential!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ramona P
Reviewed May 19, 2017

We stayed in the Residence Inn in Shock Slip and so many things were in walking distance including Tredegar Iron Works, Hollywood Cemetery, the VA capital building, the canal boat ride, and Belle Isle. We loved it! The cobble stone streets are amazing all on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

This area is undergoing gentrification and the addition of new restaurants. Looks like it can evolve into a date night and after work destination. There are many empty spaces that may fill up to fulfill this goal.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TomWall60
Reviewed April 9, 2017

went back to Shockoe Slip after being away for 10 years-went to VCU back in the day-and most of the cute little spots were closed. made me sad to say the least.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

If you want to go on a date and you do not have a plan or a place to go you can always make a great night by heading down to Shockoe Slip. There are so many bars and restaurants that you really do not...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank OwlSays123
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant district with historic buildings and cobblestone streets. Only a few blocks from Capitol. Nice Irish bar, newish Mexican restaurant (Mijas) that had excellent Queso Fundido, and the Tobacco Warehouse with a great atrium. Only a few blocks to canal walk, so easy to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank SherylB404
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Not a large area to explore but offers an opportunity to see Richmond's old warehouse near the James River, Unique shops and restaurants to explore.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Henry R
Reviewed October 17, 2016

A great place to put in your itinerary for your visit to this part of Richmond. Really enjoyed the views... Richmond is very deep in their history..

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Roger P
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Chris E
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
One Night In Town: Friday Nightlife Suggestions? (5 Replies)
A couple of my friends and I will be spending next Friday night in Richmond and want to make sure we have a great time. We usually like the Bar/Club atmosphere rather than the regular club as it allows for chatting to some people and then eventually hitting the dance floor afterwards. From what I can gather, Shockoe Slip looks like a pretty central place to get a hotel and so I think that's where we'll stay. If you can recommend any places around that area with a great atomosphere it'll be...More
August 21, 2012|
Response fromGogirlTaxicab1|
Shockoe Bottom is the place for you and your friends. The slip has numorous bars and clubs. If you not satisfied with one, just take a few steps and go to the next. their are alot of them around. all walking distance. Omni hotel and Berkely hotel is right on the corner of Cary st and 12th street. It is the start of Shockoe Bottom. Have fun
Lusby, Maryland
Richmond: Walking from Shockoe Slip to Legends Brewery? (4 Replies)
I usually stay in one of the hotels on Cary, near the Tobacco Company, when I'm in Richmond. I see that Legends Brewery is not far at all, distance-wise, from that area. Is it safe to walk over there? That 9th Street Bridge (I BELIEVE it's 9th Street) looks a bit dicey for pedestrian traffic, and I don't know the neighborhood around Legends. Any advice would be appreciated!
August 29, 2017|
Response fromCarol757|
I do not believe that that bridge has sidewalks or pedestrian walkways, so I would not try to walk across it. I would use Uber instead. There is something called the Potterfield bridge nearby that was designed exclusively for pedestrians.
Washington DC, USA
In Richmond 1 night, need suggestions, clubs, restaurants... (3 Replies)
Will be in Richmond for one night next Friday night, staying at the Omni, I understand that area, Shockoe Slip? is pretty cool. Looking for clubs, enjoy live rock music, also bar/restaurants, maybe a pub type atmosphere, nothing fancy, with good food. Also need late night eating suggestions and of course, breakfast and/or brunch suggestions depending on how late we rise!!! Looking to have a good time, all suggestions welcome!! ps. Our group is in their mid to late thirties, definitely not...More
February 16, 2008|
Response fromPO2002|
Millie's Diner on the 24th block of Main Street gets rave reviews round here for brunch but it does get very busy. Despite living within two blocks of it for a year I never actually went... Sine's (Irish themed, sort of) on 13th block of East Cary Street is quite good and we often walk there for beers after work. Good if you are after a pub type restaurant. Their Irish nachos (potatoes!) are really good after a pint or two. I've never really got into La Grotta, never thought it was up...More