The Best Bars in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Prachi Vyas

Virginia Beach has more to offer than just surf and sand, including a treasure trove of bars and lounges situated along Virginia’s coast. Here are 10 of the best bars to visit while you’re on vacation or just visiting for the day.

Murphy’s of Virginia Beach

Murphy’s is a grand Irish pub, that has been keeping its customers loyal since 2003. Family-owned and operated since its founding, Murphy’s prides itself on its authentically Irish vibe, strong drinks, laid-back entertainment, and hearty meals. In the winter you can cozy around the four-sided fireplace, and in the summer you can gather on the spacious outdoor patio.

Hot Tuna Bar & Grill

Hot Tuna Bar & Grill is the kind of pub-restaurant-tavern that you come across once in a lifetime. It’s a steakhouse and seafood grill, but you can literally see the chefs’ passion for cooking and witness firsthand the bartenders’ zeal for mixing drinks. The atmosphere is vibrant, alive, and promises to put you in a good mood.


Pacifica is a little bistro-pub that you would never think could be so much fun on the inside. Reviewers rave about the three pillars of Pacifica: great tapas, strong drinks, and friendly staff. The drinks are as extraordinary as they are intoxicating, and each one comes with its own “warning label” tagline.

Lubo Wine Tasting Room

Head over to the Lubo Wine Tasting Room on Pleasure House Road. It looks like a sleek wine cellar on the inside, and its menu is geared toward true wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs. With an emphasis on casual dining and the global wine market, Lubo offers a spacious yet cozy environment to sample red, white and sparkling wines from around the world.

No Frill Bar & Grill

The name says it all, really; there are no frills and no pretensions at the No Frill Bar And Grill. You and your friends can enjoy the vibrant paintings that coat No Frill’s walls, the hard wood floors and warm lighting, and the extensive wine lists that perfectly complement the delectable dessert menu.

Keagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

Centrally located in The Town Center of Virginia Beach, Keagan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant is a roomy, low-key bar that you’ll always find brimming with life and energy. Keagan’s is not your average Irish gastropub; it’s a live entertainment venue seven nights a week, offering everything from acoustic sessions to pub trivia.

Aqua Lounge

Aqua Lounge is a chic yet laid-back bar where you can go for cold beers, good music, and an atmosphere where you can relax with your friends. The bartenders here are incredibly friendly and attentive, and willing to accommodate any drink preferences or requests you may have.

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