The Scott's Addition Association describes their neighborhood this way: "Once a bustling industrial area, Scott’s Addition is now the City of Richmond’s fastest growing neighborhood, adding over 3,500 residents in the past seven years alone. Perhaps now best known for its impressive collection of over 13 breweries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries, Scott’s Addition is also a booming entertainment district featuring delicious local restaurants, a growing number of shops, a rooftop bar, a boutique bowling alley, cinema, shuffleboard bar, and more–it’s truly the spot to live, work, and play!"
While we certainly don’t claim to have tried every establishment in the area – there are a few office favorites we’d like to highlight – so get some friends together and check out these spots over the next few weekends – we know you won’t be disappointed! – If you are interested in breweries or restaurants – check back next week for info on those!
For straight up fun, try the Circuit Arcade Bar– known simply as The Circuit - which is touted as Richmond’s first modern arcade. https://www.thecircuitarcadebar.com Want to get your “PacMan” on? This is your spot – they have over 80 retro and modern arcade games, skeeball, and the largest collection of pinball games on the East Coast! Not only do they have games, but they also have a state of the art tap system featuring 50 selections of beer, wine and cider. The food kiosk is unlike anything you have seen, and gives tons of choice between games. Just to note, the Circuit allows children - accompanied by an adult at least 25 years old - before 9:00 p.m. But this is a straight-up bar – and people are drinking so use your discretion and we’d suggest leaving the little ones at home.
Prefer shuffleboard to skeeball? Try Tang and Biscuit – “RVA’s shuffleboard social venue.” http://www.tangandbiscuit.com A mix of shuffleboard and bar – Tang and Biscuit boasts 10 regulation sized floor shuffleboard courts, giant Jenga, ping-pong, cornhole and more! Need a beverage – check out the 50 foot bar serving Tang inspired drinks and beer! Again – opening at 11 am, the courts are available to all ages, but as the night rolls in be aware you are heading to a bar and maybe find a sitter for the night!
Ready to Roll? Check in at River City Roll - Richmond’s boutique bowling alley! https://www.rivercityroll.com Before you go – call or go online to see if it’s “League Night” which can spoil the party – but normally it’s not too hard to get one of the 20 lanes. This isn’t your Dad’s bowling alley – they have a great upscale kitchen and a hopping cocktail scene. And who wouldn’t want to hang out in the leather sofas and have a drink? River City Roll is more adult oriented with no one under 21 after 5!
Let us know which were your favorites - and check in next week for ideas on a brewery or cider tour of Scott's Addition!