Even pups love taco Tuesdays at Casa del Barco. | Photo via Casa del Barco
Whether you’re in need of a drinking paw-tner at a local brewery, hitting the night market, or just dining out, get ready to dig into this guide for dog-friendly businesses around the 804.
Pro tip: You can use BringFido to find more dog-friendly restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and events, too.
Three Notch’d Brewing Co., 2930 W. Broad St. | The RVA Collab House features 12 taps of beers brewed with other local restaurants, homebrewers, musicians and more — plus your dog can join both inside and outside.
Strangeways Brewing, 2277A Dabney Rd. | Another dog-friendly outdoor biergarten that shouldn’t be missed, this tasting room features 36+ beers, along with live music, food trucks and events.
Triple Crossing Brewing Co., 113 S. Foushee St. | Hang out on the outside deck with a draught and savour the Neapolitan-style pizza — just make sure your pooch doesn’t get a whiff.
Casa Del Barco, locations vary | With three restaurants around Richmond, a culinary team who journey to Mexico to bring back the most authentic recipes, and 130+ tequilas available, you and your pooch will want to snag a spot on the patio before they’re gone.
Bottoms Up Pizza, 1700 Dock St. | A staple of Shockoe Bottom, this pizzeria has been making gourmet pizzas for 20+ years and welcomes you and the pup to dine in on the downstairs patio.
Ironclad Coffee Roasters, Locations vary | Try their craft-roasted coffees and layer cakes with plenty of outdoor seating at the Shockoe Bottom and West End locations.
Graduate Richmond, 301 W. Franklin St. | Enjoy this mod-meets-preppy indoor space with your pup for only $35 per night.
Quirk Hotel, 201 W. Broad St. | Immerse yourself in this charming hotel’s Italian Renaissance design with furry friends up to 70 lbs.
Curator’s Talk: Decoding “Lessons of the Hour” | Friday, Jan. 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | VMFA, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., Richmond | $5-$8 | Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver will discuss the symbolism in the ongoing film installation at the museum.
Quarters of Change | Friday, Jan. 20 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St., Richmond | $15 | The alt-indie band will play with Broke Royals and Savoia.
“Ghost Quartet” | Friday, Jan. 20-Saturday, Feb. 4 | Times vary | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St., Richmond | $20-$40 | Experience playwright Dave Malloy’s song cycle about love, death, and whiskey.
Saturday, Jan. 21
“The NeverEnding Story” | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 10 a.m. | The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St., Richmond | $5 | Return to the world of Fantasia in this 1984 fantasy film.
Quit Your Day Job Richmond Makers Market | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 12-6 p.m. | Basic City Beer Co., 212 W. Sixth St., Richmond | Free | Every maker you meet at this pup-friendly market is a full-time artisan.
Sheep Mullet Mania | Saturday, Jan. 21 | 3-9:30 p.m. | Hardywood Richmond Pizza Kitchen & Taproom, 2410 Ownby Ln., Richmond | Free | Join the mullet competition, party with Trunk Show Band, and sample the new Sheep Mullet IPA.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
“200 Years, 200 Stories” | Tuesday, Jan. 24-Wednesday, Sept. 13 | Times vary | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St., Richmond | Free | The anniversary exhibition draws on the human stories that Library staff members, researchers, educators, students, and visitors have teased out of this cacophony of materials.
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The owner and chef behind the downtown restaurant Julep’s New Southern Cuisine are preparing to open a new concept in Lakeside. Revel Market and Bar will serve European-inspired shared plates when it opens in February or March. 🍽 (Richmond BizSense)
The USA Track & Field National Cross Country Championships will take place tomorrow at Pole Green Park in Hanover. Many runners will be competing for a spot on Team USA at the World Championships next month. The first of six races starts at 10:30 a.m. 👟
GRTC has a new CEO. Sheryl Adams has been with the transit system for 24 years and has served as interim CEO since Julie Timm departed in September. The board also promoted Adrienne Torres, former Chief of Development, to be Chief of Staff. 🚌
Local author and Newbery Medal winner Meg Medinahas been appointedNational Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress and Every Child a Reader. Watch her inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 24. 📚 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Learn more about Feed More at the group’s Meals on Wheels open house on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m. The event is geared towards those living in Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Petersburg and will take place at CMA’s Colonial Subaru (2122 Ruffin Mill Rd.)
The James River Association is gathering adventurers — aka students and teachers — for the James River Leadership Expeditions, a year-long advocacy program. 30 high school students will be selected to develop leadership skills and carry out a community capstone project related to the watershed. Learn more and apply. 🌊
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Wild & Scenic features 10-15 short films highlighting a range of topics, from conservation to agriculture to Indigenous culture.
For the past two years, the festival has been entirely virtual. This March, screenings will take place inperson in Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, and in Virginia at the Science Museum.
Regular admission for the Thursday, March 9 event at the Science Museum is $30. Students can attend for $15. If you’d like to attend virtually, get five days of video-on-demand access to all the films for $20.
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Today’s issue was written by Robin.
Editor’s pick: Meg Medina is one of the authors featured on our local list — and she has quite the catalog. If you’ve got a young adult reader, I’d recommend her 2014 book “Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass.” 📚
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