Sleep Inn & Suites
1891 Evelyn Byrd Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 433-7100
Fax: (540) 437-2144
Bars & Cafes
One restaurant where you can dine after a hearty billiards game is Gold Crown Restaurant. The place offers indoor games like pool and poker. Besides billiards, the haunt is extremely popular for hosting theme nights and private parties. Contemporary platter is served in its cozy interiors. Call for reservations.
Housed in a building which was formerly the Strand Theater, Clementine is a great place to eat, drink and soak in the local flavor with some live music and community events. Creative people or those interested in the arts will find it a hot spot to meet more of their kind and also to exhibit their own creations. You can drop in at the cafe for brunch, lunch or dinner. The kids would not be disappointed either, with special items on the menu for them. For update on the events, check the website. The lounge at Clementine can also be hired for private events and parties.
Located on South Main Street, Dave's Downtown Taverna is a good option for those looking to have a good time with friends or family. With a very casual and friendly setting, this tavern is spread over two sections, namely the roof top and the main seating area. Offering live entertainment, special events and a lovely selection of Greek cuisines, this place worth a visit. The menu is made up of appetizers, pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and dessert. They even have a kids menu to offer. Specials here include dishes like Keftede Kebab, the Gyro Platter, and the Aeropolis Pizza. Alcoholic Beverages are served here as well.
If you want to grab a quick bite while in downtown or simply spend an evening catching up with friends over coffee, drop in at Old Dominion Coffee Company. Available at this place are a range of coffees and sandwiches to go along with their chill out look. And if you are not in the mood for a steaming hot cup of coffee, you can try out some gelato (an Italian gourmet ice cream). You can also choose to finish your work here after office hours as free wireless Internet is available.
Located within the Holiday Inn in Harrisonburg, Casey's Lounge is a fun place to relax in. Open 24 hours, the lounge has a sports bar setting for guests to unwind their athletic spirit. Food and drinks are available at the bar. So if you are not in a mood to venture out of the hotel or just want to meet up with friends and relax after a hectic day, drop in at Casey's to get your spirits high. Try out the various cocktails available. There are events too on certain nights, so call ahead for details.
Named after the famous character from Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, The Artful Dodger is not shady like the character. A coffee house, lounge bar, restaurant and a great party place; it is many things rolled into one. In the mornings you can come here for some excellent breakfast and a cup of their excellent coffee. Frequented by students, it is easy on the pocket and serves some excellent dishes such as steaks, bagels, Thai chicken and wraps. By night it turns into a lively party venue. You can listen to some good music here while you sip on some excellent beer. The bar stocks a variety of drinks and the bartenders are refreshingly friendly. Drop in for some good entertainment and even better food.
The Shenandoah Valley's premier microbrewery, this restaurant offers some of the best food, beer, and atmosphere in Harrisonburg. An eclectic American menu, which includes a full range of great sandwiches, unique salads, specialty entrees, desserts, and daily specials, is served all day Monday through Sunday.
Located in the Walton Hotel, the Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine is spread over two sections. On the upper floor lies the main part of the restaurant, which is authentically decorated with homemade Ethiopian tables. Downstairs you'll find the Basement Bar, an intimate area with dim lighting and exposed bricks. There is a projector where films, sports games and historic events are shown. Live music events also take place at the Basement Bar. During summer, the patio is opened for outdoor dining. Dealing in true Ethiopian cuisines, the restaurant's menu includes food like Zilzil Tibs (strips of beef marinated in a spicy sauce) and Key Doro Wat (eggs stewed with tomatoes and garlic). There are also many vegetarian options on the menu, including Misir Alicha (split lentils stewed with onions, ginger, green pepper, and garlic) and the Tofu Key Wat. For the not so adventurous there is the vegetable platter, seafood platter and a very interesting super platter. All in all, the Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine offers diners great menu options and a friendly ambiance too. Check website for more details.
Though known as a successful restaurant, Bourbon Street on Main turns into a lively nightclub post 9pm everyday. A gem for the people of Harrisonburg, this nightclub is the place to be in for some really good music. Groovy music teamed with a comfortable ambiance attracts students and locals to this happening place. Well known DJs come here and perform on several nights. For music lovers, there is a wide choice ranging from hip hop, to rock, pop, funk and much more. Dance to your heart's delight on the spacious dance floor. What's more, there is also a ladies night when they all (the ladies, of course!) get a free entry. The restaurant and bar is open through the night offering the best in both departments. Those under 21 need not worry as some nights are designated for over 18 age groups as well. Dress your best when you come to Bourbon Street on Main!
The philosophy at Local Chop House and Grill embodies the unadulterated spirit of nature. Boasting of Steakhouse fare that serves dishes made out of farm-to-table ingredients and environmentally friendly practices in the kitchen, this Chop House and Grill makes a bold statement in the neighborhood dining scene. This restaurant also serves exquisitely made seafood which has won rave reviews among patrons. The Chef strives to serve Vegan and Vegetarian options as well. Service is consistent and congenial.
A casual, quick-service cafe that specializes in "slow food." Their meals are prepared from whole foods and served with attention to the customer experience. They offer a variety of foods to please everyone - from the traditional eater to the internationally interested. The menu features handmade soups, salads, sandwiches and of course - world class meals in a bowl. They place a priority on using local, fresh, and all natural ingredients. Great outdoor seating is available in the warmer months. Adjoining the cafe is a popular fair-trade gift shop, featuring quality crafts from around the world.
Looking for a place to listen to some good quality live music then The Basement Bar & Lounge is the ideal place for you. Well known bands such as Iron Horse, The Hackens Boys and many more play regularly here. Karaoke nights too are favorites with the regulars. Similar to the music, you will not be disappointed with the bar. If you are hungry then you can go for a full course meal at Pano's Restaurant above the club. It is definitely a fun place to spend some time with friends. Call ahead for hours.