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Bucket Trade - CLOSED

13131 Rivers Bend Blvd, River's Bend Shopping Center, Chester, VA 23836-2699
+1 804-322-3372
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 13, 2016
“No sushi”
Jan 7, 2016
“It is just O.K.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13131 Rivers Bend Blvd, River's Bend Shopping Center, Chester, VA 23836-2699
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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Ended up at Buckettrade after nearby sushi place had an hour wait for food to satisfy a togo order versus diners. Great beer selection! Good light foods filled the sushi void. Very busy place, but fun. Worth many trips.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Pros- Grilled cheese sandwich was excellent.Seving of chips was tiny though. Service was fast. Cons- Beer list was on a overhead screen, ever changing. You have to wait for the whole thing to cycle through to compare beers and make a choice. Number of beers...More

Thank D367VCjim
jghartle, Owner at Bucket Trade, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2016

Hello there. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I would like to address your list of cons so future customers who may read this review have a better understanding of our operation. 1. Beer list-yes it is on an overhead screen...More

Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is located right next to the food lion. They have an unbelievable selection of micro brewed beers. You can either order from the bar or they have hundreds of different beers to choose from on the shelves that you can buy and take...More

Thank Jaysuhn12
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Their food menu is small, but the taste is fantastic! This is a great little neighborhood stop, the craft beer selection is outstanding! Hubs and I stopped in for dinner, I had the turkey apple, oh my gosh it was the best sandwich I have...More

Thank Dizymaus
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of craft beer on draft and in bottles & cans. On and off premise sales with great growler deals. Awesome sandwiches, and snacky stuff too. Mostly local and Virginia sourced.

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Stopped by to sample a few brews before dinner. Wow, where do I begin?? Bucket Trade has so many beers, I didn't know where to begin. Well, our kind bartender came up with the solution......sample a few. Once we found our top four, we ordered...More

Thank waltonlake
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is a beer bar and beer retail store. AND... They serve a bit of tasty food! It's fantastic! Just about every kind of beer available. Tap or bottles. Fast service. Friendly people. You gotta try it.

Thank SCTravelerandskier
Reviewed September 6, 2015

Found this place by accident and it was a great find. All kinds of terrific microbrewery beers. Great prices, and you can make your own 6 pack, so trying a variety of brews is so easy.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

...but the sandwiches are great! Great selection of craft brews--both the local flavor and the best brews from around the globe. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. I will return...probably more often than really needed.

Thank bpwolf
Reviewed July 10, 2015

These folks really love their beer and love to talk about beer. This is a craft beer Mecca with a small but very tasty menu (beer is the star of this show). This is not a big place...probably bar and table seating for about 25...More

Thank Jim D
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13131 Rivers Bend Blvd, River's Bend Shopping Center, Chester, VA 23836-2699
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 804-322-3372
  • E-mail
The Bucket Trade IS BEER! We have 16 taps featuring both international and national rotating taps by style and the best Virginia beers and hard cider. We have beer on draft by the glass, growler fills and 400 bottles and cans to choose from for here or to go. We also sell kegs to go and have wine by the bottle and glass. What does that name mean?? Before Prohibition and before bottles and cans became widespread, if you wanted beer outside of a bar it was put into a bucket. The buckets of beer were then taken to the thirsty by "bucket boys", usually carrying several on a pole. This process was called the "bucket trade". This eventually led to the "growler" which we know and love today.
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