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Address: Richmond, VA

Described as "the antithesis" of Shockhoe Slip, Shockhoe Bottom's...

Described as "the antithesis" of Shockhoe Slip, Shockhoe Bottom's cheaper prices and edgier commerce draws younger crowds.

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I like this area a lot

I like Shockhoe Bottom a lot, there are a lot of restaurants to pick from, and it's a great place for night-life + it's within walking distance of a lot of the loft apartments and... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Read all the write-ups of the Shockoe Bottom area calling it a "vibrant bar scene" "revitalized, hip new area" etc, etc. We went expecting to see lots of activity and cute places to eat and drink. It was like a ghost town. A spooky ghost town. The restaurants we saw were either seedy or generic chain fare, with the exception... More 

1 Thank LillyAtlanta
Portsmouth, Virginia
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256 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Quite the little quiet and cozy area. You have everything you need for an excellent weekend or so of fun and great eats. Quaint little pizza joints surrounded by larger establishments like Buffalo Wild Wings and a restaurant with its own brewery. Hotels and Pubs galore too.

Thank yeldarb27
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I like Shockhoe Bottom a lot, there are a lot of restaurants to pick from, and it's a great place for night-life + it's within walking distance of a lot of the loft apartments and condos downtown.

Thank 1Souci
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

it's a great area to walk around, there are cobble streets and some great restaurants and pubs, a must is the visit to Central station

Thank Mavis E
Los Angeles, California
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691 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

I enjoy walking areas. Here you experience cobblestone streets. Check out Main St station. There are several pubs and eateries. Mural art is all around too. Parking seems fairly easy to find and we easily used a $5 parking lot.

Thank Nancy D
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Let's face it, the city of Richmond is rich with Colonial and American history. It's been a struggle to reclaim its "glory'. Shockhoe Bottom District is one of those areas that is "trending". True, it's spotty in "what's there", but, hey they are a work in progress. I live a few hours away and all I can say is it... More 

Thank Nancy R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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200 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Had a bit of a "walk-around" in Schokoe Bottom today. Appears to have been an area once blighted, restored, and now on the way to seed again, although construction continues rehabbing old buildings and putting up new. The train station, while obviously of some heroic architecture, didn't have a whole lot to offer to a visitor. Save for one guard... More 

1 Thank Pfadfinder
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We ate lunch at Millie's on E. Main and 27th. Afterward we headed to the farmer's market area for drinks. There was public parking that was ok priced. $2 for 3 hours. We went to a small bar with a firehouse theme. It wasn't crowded as it was 3pm. But the happy hour specials already started. Afterward we went to... More 

Thank Ajw35
Austin, Texas
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200 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Expected so much more. Small area - couple of cobblestone streets with pricey restaurants - it ain't Austin 6th Street. I was expecting something different - no real shops, got a few places to eat, drove around the area and couldn't figure what the big deal was! Would rate LOW average.

Thank rrcer
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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168 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Shockhoe Bottom District is a great side sightseeing trip in Richmond. Lots of good restaurants, cobble stoned streets, and a few good shops to check out. The old Richmond slave jail site is "around the corner" and a must see. The Confederate White House is also located nearby.

Thank Frequent_Traveler500

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