Greater Calling

Greater Calling

Rooftop bars supply sky-high views for eating, consuming, and enjoyable.

Spring is in full swing, and persons are out on the lookout for a spot to get a drink with a view. Fortunately, a rising rank of swanky rooftop bars from Virginia’s southwest to the seashore invite you to have your head within the clouds whilst you get pleasure from sunsets, stars, hand-crafted cocktails, native craft beer, and farm-fresh plates nicely into the evening. Did we miss your favourite? Share a photograph and tag us #VirginiaLiving #VirginiaRooftops.

Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill is an out of doors bar, restaurant, and lounge with a distinctly pure vibe. Strings of lights illuminate the patio space after darkish, however attempt to arrive earlier than nightfall to catch a surprising sundown over the town. Snack on appetizers like crab dip and chips, fried calamari, rooster wings, and luxuriate in among the signature drink choices.

Bristol’s first rooftop restaurant and bar, Lumac, invitations patrons to linger beneath the celebrities whereas lounging over hand-poured libations, soaking within the scenic views of the Appalachian Mountains and the glowing metropolis heart. Small batch brews, barrel-aged whiskeys, and dwell music are all on faucet.

In Farmville, the Resort Weyanoke’s rooftop bar and lounge, Catbird, affords seasonal hand-crafted cocktails, craft brews or wines, and panoramic views of the encompassing panorama.

The rooftop at Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar in downtown Harrisonburg options elegant homestyle dishes, together with chargrilled meatloaf and drunken shrimp and grits. A specialty whiskey menu affords tasting flights and craft cocktails corresponding to a whiskey bitter and a Sazerac, full with an absinthe-coated glass.

Additionally in Harrisonburg, Magnolia’s Tacos & Tequila Bar boasts three ranges of eating, together with a panoramic rooftop expertise, providing distinctive tacos, nice libations, and a country however trendy ambiance within the coronary heart of downtown.

Grain’s rooftop patio beer backyard, positioned at The Principal lodge in Norfolk, affords gorgeous views of the Elizabeth River, garden chess, and a billiards room, in addition to small plates and a draft checklist that includes greater than 80 brews.

In Richmond, Q Rooftop Bar on the Quirk Resort affords panoramic views of downtown, signature cocktails corresponding to Love and Happiness (grapefruit vodka, house-made cassis, and chamomile lemongrass syrup), and a small plate menu that includes pork stomach steamed buns and smoked rooster tacos. The Hof Backyard, the Graduate, Postbellum, and Kabana are amongst Richmond’s different favourite rooftop locales. Search for a brand new possibility, Sonora, within the Arts District.

Should you’re aiming even increased, strive the Sky Bar on the Hilton Virginia Seaside Oceanfront Resort, which is 21 flooring up from the sandy beachfront, with 360-degree views that embrace Virginia’s Jap Shore, the North Carolina border, downtown Norfolk, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Increase a glass on the rooftop bar on the Denim and Pearls restaurant in Outdated City Warrenton, which makes a speciality of Italian-American meals. Drink choices embrace an in depth checklist of wine, whiskey, and home martinis, together with the Chairman of the Board with blue-cheese-stuffed olives.

Proper off of Interstate 81 amid the Jefferson Nationwide Forest, The Bolling Wilson Resort in Wytheville affords 360-degree views from its rooftop bar and out of doors eating on the porches of the property.

This text initially appeared within the June 2021 challenge.

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