Everything you need to know about nightlife in Harrisonburg

Bartender-300x194When the sun goes down, most people start to head home and settle in for the evening. But for some, when the streetlights turn on, the fun is only just beginning. Harrisonburg might not be an ever-awake metropolis, but this small Shenandoah Valley city holds its own when it comes to after-hours fun. Live music, late night eats, and great drinks are all a part of nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA.


Nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA

Breweries and Bars

Start your evening off with a trip to one any of the excellent breweries in Harrisonburg. Brothers Craft Brewing, Pale Fire Brewing Co., Three Notch’d Brewing, and Wolfe Street Brewing Co. are all located in Harrisonburg. Live music and extended hours are par for the course at their taprooms, as they are all open until at least 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg serves over 100 beers on tap, features a rooftop deck, and a menu that will meet anyone’s tastes. Open seven days a week, they stay open until midnight Monday through Friday, and 1:30 a.m. on Saturdays.

Ruby’s Lounge (located in Clementine Cafe) is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. Weekly events include Team Trivia and music from DJ Barkley, and more. If you’re looking for a hookah lounge to spend the evening, head to Vibe Bistro & Hookah Lounge. Hungry? Try Billy Jack’sand wash down a plate of Redneck Nachos with a glass of local beer. Or order a house-made doughnut. Or sip on a Moscow Mule. It’s up to you.

Looking for a classier option among Harrisonburg, VA bars? Try Jack’s Hideaway, the only speakeasy in town. Find the tan door behind 92 South Main St, and give it a knock (that’s what the website says!) Once inside, sit down and order an Old Fashioned, a Mint Julep, or a glass of Scotch.



By day, The Artful Dodger is a great place for breakfast and lunch, serving up delicious morning fare, coffee, salads, and more. At night, it’s one of the best places to experience nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA. DJs, drinks, and late-night fun are all routine.

Clementine (home to Ruby’s Lounge and The Patio) caters to the creative crowd, but you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Order your meal, and then stick around for live music and fun at Ruby’s!

The Golden Pony brings a lot of great things to nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA, and among those are drinks, food, and live music. Where else can you order breakfast until 4 a.m. on a Friday while watching a band play?


Sleep In After a Late Night Out at By the Side of the Road

When your night on the town draws to a close, head back to your room at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages. Located here in Harrisonburg, we offer our guests the kind of hospitality and charm that you’ll only find in Virginia. Our historic inn and cottage suites provide comfort, privacy, and modern amenities. Wake up to a delicious gourmet breakfast, then get out and explore Harrisonburg. Of course, if you had too much fun the night before, you can always head back to your room and enjoy your queen-size bed, fireplace, flat screen TV, and whirlpool tub. Whether you stay in or go out, we’ll be pleased to host you. Download our free Shenandoah Valley vacation guide for more area fun. Contact us today, online or by calling (540) 801-0430, and start planning your stay at By the Side of the Road.