8 Downtown Fredericksburg (DTF) Bars You Have To Visit


1. Capital Ale House


917 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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With over sixty draft beers to choose from and three hundred bottles of domestic and imported brews available, Capital Ale House is the go to spot for all Fredericksburg beer lovers. Their unique chilled bar allows you to keep your beer cool while you socialize with the friendly staff and customers. The additions of two televisions in the front and three more in the back while you play darts have only made the place more enjoyable.

2. Brock’s Riverside Grill


503 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Brock’s offers multiple bars, inside and out, and their outdoor deck overlooking the river is the place to be during the Spring and Summer months. They offer a dance floor, corn hole areas, and a DJ Thursday through Saturday nights. Make sure to stop by Brock’s and see their wonderful staff to get your weekend started off the right way!

3. Happy Endings Bar & Grill


1315 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Happy Endings is a great place to go and take advantage of their great daily drink specials. Also, for all of the sports junkies throughout the city, Happy’s will always have the Nationals, Capitals, Wizards, and Redskins on the number of televisions they feature throughout the bar, as well as other live sporting events going on that night, and make sure to get in a game of darts while you’re there!

4. J. Brian’s Tap Room


200 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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J. Brian’s has been a DTF mainstay for years. Now located in the building of an old hotel in the city, the classic architecture gives you an old school feel while you enjoy several of their draft beers. Make sure to take advantage of their outdoor seating during the warm months, as well as the live music they feature throughout the weekend!

5. Hard Times Cafe


314 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Hard Times is a great place to go relax, watch the game and drink your favorite domestic brew. It also offers great live entertainment and some competitive billiards and dart tournaments throughout the week. When you go, don’t forget to try some of their world famous chili to compliment a good beer!

6. Kybecca Wine Bar & Shop


402 William street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Already mentioned on our Best Restaurants of Fredericksburg list, Kybecca is obviously a power player on the DTF scene. While you will be able to find great beer, Kybecca specializes in wine and cocktails that you can enjoy in their laid back, welcoming atmosphere. Be sure to stop by Thursday for their half- price bottles of wine.

7. The Orion Sushi Bar & Lounge


318 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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The Orion Lounge burst onto the scene in the Summer of 2013 with their unique atmosphere of great sushi and the feel of a big city club. The fluorescent lights and club music throughout the lounge makes you feel comfortable socializing with all the patrons while enjoying some of their great cocktails. The Orion is also the only DTF bar to offer bottle service, so make sure to take advantage of that when visiting The Orion Lounge!

8. Castiglia’s Wine & Martini Bar


324 William Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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The extraordinary restaurant also doubles as a great late night bar where you can enjoy your favorite martinis or wine with friends. You know when the Castiglia family is involved, quality is always assured. Be sure to enjoy a meal in their restaurant and then make the short walk over to their bar afterwards for some drinks with great people!

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