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Our Richmond Barfly’s Happy Hour List 2024 

Picking a spot for happy hour in downtown Richmond can be a pain. But don't worry, we've got you covered. If we've missed your favorite haunt, need to update the information or you want your business included, just reach out. We’ll be adding to this list as we go...

RVA 5×5 | Green on Dock Street

The James River is (literally) what made and unifies Richmond. The Fall Line and the separation of the tidal from the freshwater and the rockfalls created our River City. And the city has for decades now embraced it and is the one thing that unites the entire Richmond...

The Only Richmond Juneteenth Bash You Need to Be At

This June 19, 2024, in observation of Juneteenth 2024, Cassidy Snider brings together and curates her third annual celebration concert. Sharing the stage with a wide range of Richmond music artists of color each bringing diverse musical styles from Songwriters, MC’s,...

Photos from the sold out Dale Watson show at Get Tight Lounge

Last week, Get Tight Lounge in Richmond was packed for a sold-out show featuring none other than Dale Watson, the torchbearer of classic honky-tonk. The atmosphere was electric, and the crowd was buzzing as photographer Ben Lahoussine captured an unforgettable...

‘VASK8R’ | Starting Over at the Local Roller Rink

The rules are simple: don't get in anyone’s way and try to look good while doing it. The warehouse off Williamsburg Blvd mimics many of the same buildings near the Richmond International Airport. But on Wednesday night, when many of the local businesses have locked...

Time For A Richmond Pizza Date!

Over the last decade Richmond has become a proper pizza town. Local pizzerias dish up a variety of styles at every price range. Pizza is the food of the people so naturally it makes a great date. You can learn a lot about a person across a slice. Are they a folder? Blotter? Do they use a knife and fork. Red flags over ketchup? Green flags of...

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We Experimented with Salvia Divinorum Back in 2008

Recently, we came across an infographic based on a 2019 study called Consciousness and Cognition conducted by Tagliazucchi and his colleagues. The study aimed to determine which psychedelic drug most closely resembles a near-death experience (NDE). They analyzed over 15,000 reports of experiences involving 165 psychoactive substances and...

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The Salvia experiment by RVA Mag 2008

Are Richmond Beards Still a Thing? 

“He that hath no beard is less than a man.” William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing  Are beards still popular in RVA?  Historically, facial hair goes in and out of fashion and some say we reached peak beard several years ago. Its death has been announced many times since.  Celebrities are mostly clean-shaven these days, hipsters came...

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Are Richmond Beards Still a Thing? by Terry Hurley, photo by Jay Wennington

‘Let’s Talk’ Feeling Confident During Sex

Relationships in the city can be complicated and if you are young, dating and navigating it all on your own can be a real challenge. So we want to help and are introducing a column called 'Let's Talk' with queer writer Cosmy Pellis, a twenty something living in the city with relatable empathy on love, sex and relationships. If you have a...

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Let's Talk Feeling Confident During Sex

Tit For Tat

Getting a tattoo isn't a decision you should make lightly. Here's RVA Mag's guide to everything from deciding when to get tattooed to figuring out where you should go in Richmond to get the best possible version of the tattoo you want. A tattoo is a wonderful way to mark your journey, have a keepsake of something memorable, and use your skin...

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