Downtown Directory / Nightlife

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

Brothers Craft Brewing

Brothers Adam, Jason and Tyler opened downtown Harrisonburg's first brewery in 2012. They turned an old soda bottling plant into a hip brewery that offers a rustic taproom, regular food trucks and events. Their beer is distributed all over Virginia, but most importantly, the brothers use their collective experience to brew unique brews that enhance and support the local community. more

Capital Ale House

Craft beer lovers - this is the place for you! An upstairs and downstairs bar offers over 100 draft beers on tap with the choice of table dining, seasonal rooftop patio relaxation or an evening of fun with billiards and darts. Their German-American-inspired menu features sandwiches, entrees, salads and daily specials! 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

Finnigan’s Cove

Finnigan's Cove has been home to many patrons and seafood lovers since 1996. Their seafood bar and grill offers an extensive menu including fresh seafood, salads, steaks, sandwiches, wraps, and homemade soups. Finnigan's has a fully-stocked bar of beer, wine, and liquors. more

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

Jack Brown's purposely simple menu specializes in unique burgers and craft beer. Always stocked with an exciting variety of all styles of craft beer, ranging from local darlings to rare beers from around the world, Jack Brown's 34 person occupancy allows for a chance to meet up with friends and make new ones, both inside and outside on their patio (with heat lamps and blankets during the colder months). more

Jimmy Madison’s Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

Prepare yourself for a special blend of soulful music, modern southern cuisine, and premium whiskeys at Jimmy Madison's. Chef Isaac's use of fresh ingredients to create menu items such as fried green tomatoes, a selection of southern burgers, baby back ribs, jambalaya, and more will make you feel like you just landed in The Big Easy. 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

Restless Moons Brewing

All of Restless Moons' beers are made just a few feet away from the bar in their taproom. By brewing their beers in small batches, five barrels at a time, they're able to constantly rotate the beers they offer and maintain a diverse tap list. Their tap list is constantly changing, so check back often to see what's new and currently on tap. more