What to do in Virginia Beach

The tourists may be gone, but the 757 is far from closed for the season. So many locally owned and operated nightlife destinations flourish this time of year due to a loyal, local customer base. It may be a ghost town during the day but at night Virginia Beach oceanfront or, more specifically, “the block” is no less busy than on a night in the middle of July.  If you are looking for a club environment, then block has it!  From Peabody’s to the Edge, the block is known for its dance clubs and sexy times!

Casual Bars in Virginia Beach

Even at more toned down places like Mahi Mah’s near Rudee Inlet at the North End of the resort oceanfront area and Catch 32 inside the Hilton toward the South end of the resort strip are always, packed on Fridays and Saturdays.

Inland from the Va Beach oceanfront

However, some prefer to stay away from the pricey boardwalk and venture toward the more homey spots with casual settings that are scattered throughout Virginia Beach.  One of the most quaint places you can find in the city is a spot called Chic’s beach. Hell’s Kitchen or HK on the bay, as it’s locally known, and Zia Marie’s are both small, locally operated, not so expensive establishments with great food, great people, and great drinks. If your tastes are geared more toward city life and a fast paced environment but don’t want the club atmosphere of the oceanfront then Town Center in Virginia Beach is probably what you’re after.  Keagan’s offers live bands and Karaoke, it also features two bars in one, both smoking and non smoking bars are within the building.  Right next to Keagan’s is another Virginia Beach favorite Gordon Biersch and within walking distance is the Yard House. Both of these spots offer a large variety of microbrews.  The Funny Bone is also in Town Center and books some pretty impressive standup comedy. 

What about Norfolk?

Norfolk, or “Nawfik” as it is often referred, is the Hampton Roads epicenter for art, cultural achievement, and most definitely  night life. Downtown is home to some of the original Norfolk establishments such as Havana’s, Hell’s Kitchen, Cheddar’s for Tapas and The NorVA, where great bands, from unsigned to legendary rock the house on an almost daily basis.

Little big City of Norfolk

However, comparably to Virginia Beach, most locals flock to the more homey area of the city, called Ghent. In this tiny village just to the side of booming downtown, small restaurants locally owned and operated by individuals who have lived in Norfolk most of their lives, flourish. In fact, many local spots that have popped up at the beach originated right here, in Ghent. Ynot’s, is an example of this. Also, the performing arts aspect of Norfolk is amazing, and its possible to see a great show almost any time of the year at the little theatre which is downtown as well. This is attributed to the amazing talents that come out of the Virginia stage company at Well’s Theatre.  Exotic entertainment is also limited, again due to tightened laws in Virginia.  However; private entertainment laws are not as strict. After a night out on the town of Virginia Beach or Norfolk, Hampton Roads Strippers is ready and waiting.  We are open twenty four seven for all of your entertainment needs.


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