Downtown Directory / Happy Hour

Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack

Walking into this restaurant feels just a little bit like walking into a funhouse, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. Chandeliers made out of Mickey’s grenade bottles, old doors hanging on the walls, and a rubber chicken standing guard over the bar are just a few of the things that makes Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack so unique. Known and loved for their famous Sticky Nuggs, fresh fried chicken served with one of their delicious sauces in a Chinese takeout box, Billy Jacks knows food. Here you will find a variety of choices that includes salads, fresh oysters, and house-made donuts. Every Thursday is “Nugg” day where their signature dish is only $4 — not a deal to miss! They also offer weekend brunch with choices like chicken & waffles benedict, biscuits & gravy, and breakfast nachos, as well as unique drink specials like mimosas, Bj’s bloody mary, and frooty tang.  more

Clementine & Ruby’s Lounge

Owner Clay Clark's vision for this restaurant was an innovative space that focused not only on food, but also music and art. This concept is infused into every part of the business, from the changing menus and art-lined walls to the band line-up. Clementine always tops the list of great places to see music in town. With two stages for live music performances - upstairs or downstairs at Ruby's Lounge - they bring in local bands and bigger names on a regular basis. more

Cuban Burger

Step into the past and experience Hemingway's Havana. Owner, Steve Pizarro is a first generation Cuban-American with a deep passion for all things food and drink. He has re-imagined the Cuban-style burgers known as "fritas" that he enjoyed during his childhood. The burgers take center stage on the menu, but you'll also find hand crafted Cuban cocktails, craft beer and a creative spin on traditional Cuban cuisine. The low-light atmosphere sets the tone and the music keeps things lively. more

Food.Bar.Food

One visit and you'll see why guests crave their global comfort food, inspired cocktails, and gracious charm. The menu explores a broad spectrum of styles, traditions and flavors, and is filled with truly unique dishes you won't find anywhere else. You don't want to miss out on their award-winning brunch and cocktails (2015-2017 Best Brunch and Most Creative Cocktails, Virginia Living Magazine). more

Local Chop & Grill House

Local Chop & Grill House strives to provide creative meals with locally sourced products from the Shenandoah Valley. Share a meal with friends in the main dining room, located in Downtown Harrisonburg's historically renovated City Produce Exchange Building. Enjoy fresh, hand-selected, seasonal foods prepared by progressive Chef Brian Bogan. Experience local flavor—with dishes of high quality steaks and chops, organically raised poultry, house-made charcuterie, organically grown seasonal produce, and fresh baked goods by Pastry Chef, Alicia Barger. more

Magnolia’s Taco & Tequila Bar

Much of the inspiration behind Magnolia’s Taco & Tequila Bar comes from co-owner Claudia Kay's heritage. Born in Jalisco, Mexico (known as the birthplace of tequila), Claudia put together a menu and drinks list from her hometown with her husband and co-owner Chris. more

Montpelier Restaurant and Bar

Located within Hotel Madison, Montpelier Restaurant and Bar serves southern-inspired regional fare crafted with locally sourced ingredients. Come by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; relax in their coffee shop; or even host an event in the Dolley Madison private room. more

Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Pale Fire Brewing is one of five craft breweries in downtown Harrisonburg. They've mastered the art of entertaining by creating a beautiful space to relax with great tunes and beer. Grab a book from their Little Free Library and a pint and sink into their comfy couch or enjoy the patio and take in their long list of events, from music performances and trivia nights to a monthly Books & Brews events with local authors. more

Ruby’s Arcade

Ruby's Arcade is a family-friendly pizza & BBQ spot with a stocked bar, plus pool tables, bowling, ping pong & darts. Their make-your-own wood-fired pizza allows for guests to choose their own toppings and pizza sauce. Ruby's also serves salads, sandwiches, subs, and classic appetizers that get you in the mood for a fun game with friends and family. more

Sabor a Mexico

Sabor a Mexico is a family owned and operated restaurant serving authentic family recipes made from the best and freshest ingredients. Their authentic Mexican dishes range from tacos to enchiladas to burritos and more, with well-priced drinks and appetizers to go with. more