3 Fun Petersburg Bars for Twentysomethings

Petersburg bars have benefited from the economic growth of Virginia throughout the years. Even though the population is only about 35,000, the Petersburg bar scene is quite active and fun, especially for young visitors to this area. Three fun bars for 20-somethings near your Petersburg Inn are the Outlaws Bar and Grill (moderate price), the Brickhouse Run (moderate price), and Ja's Reggae Lounge (inexpensive price).

Outlaws Bar and Grill
3729 South Crater Road
Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 862-9277 ‎

With a name like Oultaws, you know that the crowd here is going to be up for some crazy fun. The Outlaws Bar and Grill stands from Petersburg bars for 20-somethings because it has great events on Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays. Thursdays start off with line dancing lessons from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., then the fun continues at 8:45 p.m. with a Texas Hold'em tournament with a $100 gift card prize to the winner. The day ends with a major bikini contest for a cash prize. The bikini contest brings both local and out-of-town competitors looking for a cash prize. Friday starts again with the line dancing lesson and at 9:30 p.m. you can put those steps learned to the test with the live-on-stage country bands performing. If country is not your scene, then head to Outlaws Bar and Grill on Saturday for the top local rock bands performing live starting 9:30 p.m. A great way to start the night is to choose from one of the many steak dinner options available, which come with your choice of two sides.

The Brickhouse Run
409 Cockade Aly
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 862-1815

If you're a 20-something looking for Petersburg bars rich in history and tradition, look no further than The Brickshouse Run. Located near more than one Petersburg Bed and Breakfast, this pub follows the 1,000-year-old tradition of the British Public House; it feels like you're in a public space that friends use to get together to share a beer. The Brickhouse Run features a menu that has items from both the American and British cuisines. There are six beers on tap and full-bar service. There is one special micro-brew ale, which is only available through an old-school hand pump. This pub prides itself on having been part of the local community for close to 200 years. 

Ja's Reggae Lounge
2026 E Washington St
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-7732

Ja's Reggae Lounge is little hidden gem among the Petersburg bars, because it features a unique alternative in a city that focuses mostly on the country and rock scenes. The place is a bit small but it has a loyal following that visit for a taste of Jamaican cuisine such as mackarel run down and jerk chicken. This wouldn't be a Jamaican-themed lounge if it didn't have the famous Jamaican beer, Red Stripe, available. You'll find other Jamaican beers available such as Red Stripe Light, Red Stripe Bold, Dragon Stout, Kingston Lager, Real Rock Lager and, every now and then, Lion Heart Stout.