The Old City Bar



1548 East Main Street

Richmond, VA. 23219


(Closed for private events and bookings)


For private venue bookings and events, please call 1-804-644-4411

Office Hours Mon - Fri 9-5

One of the City's Most Attractive Bars

Nestled within the stately, 100 year old converted Railroad YMCA building, The Old City Bar is a true gem located within the historic Shockoe Bottom district. Rich, dark hard woods, marble top bars & tables, original light fixtures and ornate fireplace bring an immediate comfort and warmth to the space. When you reserve Old City Bar, the entire place is yours for your exclusively private event.

High-back booths and an array of intimate table arrangements within the main bar make this venue a dining experience like no other. Your guests will immediately feel welcomed to pull up a comfortable chair, gather around the ornate hearth, or linger over a glass of wine on the outdoor terraces overlooking the historic Farmers Market and Main Street. This elegant venue accommodates up to 70 seated and 125 for a cocktail receptions.  Add elegance, comfort and Richmond charm to your wedding or next corporate function.  Reserve The Old City Bar. 804-644-4411 1548 East Main Street Richmond, Va. 23219.



Q: Is The Old City Bar a restaurant?
 A: The Old City Bar is an  extremely popular and affordable private boutique venue located in downtown Richmond next to the Main Street Train Station.

Our Tuesday "Happy Hour" resumes after the holiday season January 2019.


Q: Where do my guests park if I have an event at The Old City Bar?
 A: There is a lighted and patrolled parking lot adjacent to the venue.


Q: How many guests does The Old City Bar accommodate?
 A: The Old City Bar seats 70 comfortably and up to 125 for a cocktail reception in addition to the two covered terraces.


Q: Can I reserve the outside terraces for my guests?
 A: At The Old City Bar, your guests may enjoy both terraces as well as the inside space. The terraces have a Farmer’s Market view, are covered, lighted and raised approximately six feet above street level. Reserve a terrace on a night we are open to the public with no charge!