6 Hotel Bars to Impress Your Date (or Your Friends!)

By Tejal Thakkar

March 3, 2023

Enjoy a night of indulgence at one of Virginia’s finest lobby bars

Virginia’s hotel bars will help you forget all about lonely lobby bars in chain hotels. In the Old Dominion, hotel bars are the go-to spot for trendy extravagance, budding friendship opportunities, and quiet dates with your partner.

Red Fox Inn and Tavern

6 Hotel Bars to Impress Your Date (or Your Friends!)
Photo courtesy of Red Fox Inn

Location: Middleburg

This stunning hotel and bar is the perfect place to cozy up on a cold day. Enjoy a cocktail by the crackling fireplace before spending the night in one of Red Fox Inn’s spacious rooms. Situated in downtown Middleburg, this bar is the perfect hideaway after a day of local wine tasting. Pro-tip: the restaurant has some of the best food in Virginia and is a great place to enjoy a special occasion.

Catch 31 at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

6 Hotel Bars to Impress Your Date (or Your Friends!)
Photo courtesy of Catch 31

Location: Virginia Beach

This bar brings the beach vibes. It’s the perfect spot to sip while enjoying a pristine view of the Atlantic Ocean. The fire pit provides a great space to gather around with friends—perhaps with a piña colada in hand—while watching the sunset. Popular among locals and visitors, this hotel bar serves delicious drinks, a wide range of food items, and an immaculate atmosphere.

Bushel and Barrel at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner

6 Hotel Bars to Impress Your Date (or Your Friends!)
Photo courtesy of Bushel and Barrel

Location: Tysons Corner

Located conveniently in the Tysons Corner Center, Bushel and Barrel is the ideal gathering space. An excellent spot for an after-work happy hour or a special date night, this bar features an expansive seated section, a large area near the bar, and a stunning outdoor space. This bar has a large draft beer and whisky/bourbon/rye collection that is sure to please even the biggest aficionados. Don’t forget to check out the food menu while you’re there!

Glass Light at Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection

6 Hotel Bars to Impress Your Date (or Your Friends!)
Photo courtesy of Glass Light Hotel Gallery

Location: Norfolk

The bar at the Glass Light Hotel & Gallery in Norfolk presents drinks of the highest quality in an inviting atmosphere with knowledgeable bartenders. This is the perfect place to gather with friends or a date to enjoy an experience heightened by artisanal cocktails, local beers, and world-class wines. While enjoying a cocktail, be sure to check out the expansive menu with dining options sourced from local ingredients.

Goldcup Wine Bar at Salamander Resort

6 Hotel Bars to Impress Your Date (or Your Friends!)
Photo courtesy of Goldcup Wine Bar

Location: Middleburg

Goldcup Wine Bar’s wine list changes weekly and features a number of bottles of both red and white. They also have local Virginia beers on tap and delicious cocktails. While the bar space is comfortable and spacious, guests can also take their drinks to other locations in the Salamander Hotel, like the library or the main foyer. The outdoor terrace is also a great place to enjoy the stunning views of the Virginia greenery.

19th Pub at Primland Resort

Location: Meadows of Dan

Situated between views of the 19th hole of the Primland golf course and the surrounding mountains, the 19th Pub restaurant and bar offers an extensive wine and cocktail menu and divine pub-style food. Guests can enjoy their drinks outside on the terrace or inside by the bar. It’s the perfect place for fueling up in between holes or after a long day of enjoying the stunning Virginia outdoors.

  • Tejal Thakkar

    Tejal Thakkar is a lifelong food and travel enthusiast with a flair for social impact. She loves connecting with others through her writing or when possible, over a good meal.

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