Hooking up in our city shouldn’t be too challenging. It’s not only the Capitol of Virginia, but there are 230,254 people in our city--it’s not like you’re stranded in Chamberlayne! We’ve compiled a list of the best apps, sites, and bars for Richmond hookups. With this guide, you’re sure to find Richmond hookups faster than the fall of the confederacy!
We set our own team loose in Richmond and tasked them with checking out local bars and testing out different hookup apps. Their findings were promising.
Your chances of getting laid in Richmond through apps and while hanging out in Richmond’s swank bars are nearly limitless. The city’s closeness to the coastal beauty of Virginia Beach and the big city hubbub of Washington DC makes it alluring to residents from across the country and around the world.
People of different nationalities, educational backgrounds and ages come to learn at Richmond University or Virginia Commonwealth University. And sometimes they also decide to stay a spell.
Scroll through and check out our comprehensive list of Richmond hookup apps, sites and bars, then let us know what you think. If you think we should add a place to our list, leave it in the comments below.
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We’ll start with the most useful Richmond hookup apps and hookup bars. Our crew gave each bar high marks on different factors, which we’ve detailed below. Find out why we gave these Richmond hookup bars and apps two thumbs up!
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A place to dance all night, listen to great music with a fun, and a bit young, crowd. They also have a cool stage where you can dance your soul out.
The best thing about the place is that even though it’s been around for a while, it’s still holding itself and the management hasn’t lost their enthusiasm or dropped on the service quality. It’s also close to multiple hotels which makes it easy – if you’re staying at one – to pull the girl back from the club to your room and get laid. The food choices there are great so it’s also a good choice for dates.
For most people, especially guys, Adult FriendFinder is going to be the best hookup app in town. Tinder is solid if you are one of the most handsome guys around but isn't a really great experience for guys who don't fall into that category.
What makes AFF so solid is that they have a ton of single women using it (there are over 60 million active members) and those on the app actually want to meet up. So many of the girls on Tinder are just looking for attention and compliments but NEVER actually meet a guy. AFF is different.
We have tested out all the hookup apps in Richmond that you have heard of, and a lot you haven't. And we have had the best success with Adult FriendFinder (we are not all super handsome guys). We think you will too (especially if you want to meet women 30+).
We think that the vast majority of guys will find the most consistent success in finding a hookup on AFF.
Each year, Adult Friend Finder makes our list of best hookup apps. And we know that it’s our favorite Richmond hookup site. Too many hookups start online for you to skip it. Check out their free trial below.
The fact we all agree on is that Richmond does have some good hookup bars. Good for you but kinda a pain in the ass to us since we had to filter through a lot of them to come up with the best ones to find hookups in Richmond... and here's our "purified" list...
It’s another one of those pubs that locals adore and is one of the top options for places to get laid near you. The Answer is an eclectic Richmond staple that you hear about but never get a chance to visit.
There’s live music on Monday and hipsters adore this place mainly for the beer experience. And why wouldn’t they?
We recommend showing up on a Monday, finding a perch at the bar, and mix and mingle with local singles. The crowd is slightly young, but it's definitely worth it.
No list of Richmond hookup bars would be complete without Siné! That’s Siné (pronounced “shin-áy”). They’re in the Shockoe Slip and they’re modeled after authentic “city pubs” in Ireland.
What we liked most about Siné was the interiors, the ambiance, and the food.
What we liked most about Siné was the interiors, food, and ambiance. It goes without saying, if you’re looking for an interesting hookup in Richmond, then this should be at the top of your list. People who travel from all over the city to sit and enjoy all that Siné has to offer.
It’s a burger bar. What woman would be caught dead trying to hook up at a burger bar? The kind of lady who knows a good burger. The crowd here is lovely, and the ambiance is also quite memorable and funky. A disco ball hanging from the ceiling next to used bras? Classic.
They’re open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. It gets crowded, so prepare to get there early and save a seat for, hopefully, whoever you meet.
This bar has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a casual vibe, and a killer menu. They’ve got a fusion of seafood including calamari, mussels, and good-old American food.
Caturra on Grove made the list because it’s a slow down from the louder bars and the younger hipster crowds. There’s indoor and outdoor seating, a fire pit, boutique wines, and artisanal cocktails. It’s also popular among Richmond hot mommas. So if you still have trouble hooking up with cougars, check out our acclaimed course on dating older women.
They’ve got everything at Caturra -- Saturday and Sunday brunch, happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and foxy ladies. What else could you ask for?
Here are our favorite Richmond nightclubs that are both fun, and full of hot local women…
This place is a babe magnet even though it’s just a tiny club in an old warehouse.
The Canal is a cozy place with two stages (the upper venue is arguably better) and great live music. Over the years it became the hub for small local bands, so don’t expect to see familiar faces, however… you’re going to have fun there (and hopefully get laid).
The staff is friendly and very professional, and the service is good and within your budget. Also, if you’re a fan, they run punk and metal nights twice a week.
Get ready to dance to some amazing music, and meet some amazing singles, and a little bit funky, at Fallout. The club has a wide range of music and food choices which makes it perfect for finding hookups AND going on dates.
It also has some really fun gothic and custom nights that can bring the weirdo out of you, and maybe hook up with a kinky Richmond single.
Gyms, cafes, and even museums and public libraries are full of hot women - where do you think they spend their time? So we recommend you spend your free morning time hooking up with them, and here are a few places to start with..
This isn’t just an ordinary supermarket—it's "THE" supermarket... Talk about the place most women visit at least three times a week and think of how many hookups you can meet at ET's.
We found beautiful women of all ages at Ellwood Thompson’s searching the aisles for groceries or settling down at the hot bar for a bite to eat. So dig your reusable bag out of the closet and make a grocery list or build up your appetite. You’ve got some shopping to do.
We suggest visiting after working hours and sitting down for a meal at the hot bar. You never know who you’ll meet!
Lift Coffee Shop sits at Broad Street near the Richmond Dairy. It’s one of those coffee shops where people come to finish a school paper, chat with friends or have a beer or a mimosa (yes, beer and mimosas). They’ve also got a full breakfast menu, sandwiches, soups, salads and panini.
What we like most about Lift Coffee Shop is how easy it is to meet new people here. Whether you’re a student, an artist or you just love coffee, you should wander into Lift. You might find yourself sitting beside someone cute at breakfast or locking eyes as you look up from your computer. Chance encounters and second dates need a place to grow and Lift Coffee Shop provides that.
Check out their website for hours, grab that book you’ve been meaning to finish and head over to Lift this week!
You’ve been to the Candy Bar and the Daddy Rabbit’s, but there are rules at those places. No touching (at least not for a few more bucks). Maybe you’re on a business trip and you’re just looking for some action. Or maybe you’re just lazy and don’t feel like going through the trouble of dressing up and going out. Well, sir, bust out your phone and download Tinder. It’s the best hookup app for Richmond.
Keep in mind: Tinder ain’t for prostitutes. These are real women who still want respect. So if you’re a hot guy, you’re kind and you’re funny--you know, a top-notch package?--Tinder is where you can get laid in Richmond. If you’re not sure you can send a respectful or funny message, you have options. You can check out Ash Wright’s tips for flirting on Tinder or you can head back to Rabbit’s.
Get ready to get it on, on Tinder.
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