Oh, Those Summer Nights

When the sun goes down, the lights come up here (literally, we've got some beautiful arch-lighting lining Granby Street that are oh so instagram worthy). We have great spots to hang out, from upscale to funky to sports, and you can find live music at a variety of venues. And the best part? Everything is within walking distance of each other! We highlight some of the best for you here, but you can also check out all of Downtown Norfolk's nightlife spots here. To see specifically what's going on tonight, tomorrow, or any time this summer, check out our event calendar.

Bars, Clubs, and Breweries

Art, Music, and Shows

  • Concerts
    • Dance along (or hop in a mosh pit?) with  your favorite acts playing at the Norva this summer, Norfolk's favorite concert venue, and voted as one of the Best Music Venues by Rolling Stone Magazine. See who's playing here.
  • Unique Glass Art Experiences
    • If you happen to be around on the Third Thursday night of the month, then you are extremely lucky because you can experience Chrysler Museum Glass Studio's Third Thursday event! Third Thursday is an awe-inspiring monthly glass performance with live music and a cash bar. It is seriously one of a kind, unforgettable, and not to be missed if you have the chance.
  • Comedy
    • Push Comedy Theater  has shows every weekend that keep audiences coming back for more and more laughs. Oh, the hilarity!

Late Night Eats

After so much fun, we want to make sure everybody's belly is full. No need to fear! Downtown Norfolk restaurants are the best in the city, and they are all within walking distance.

  • Benny Damato's offers up simply topped grab-and-go slices as big as your head (we're not exaggerating) for a low price.
  • Jack Brown's burgers are flat out good and not overpriced. Pro-tip: don't ask for lettuce and tomato; they don't have them. Just trust the burger creations as they are; we promise you won't be disappointed.
  • Every day is Taco Tuesday at Sanctuary, an eclectic spot in NEON District famous for its edgy decor and $3 "choose your own" taco creations. 
  • Grace O'Malley's has a killer late night menu and has some great local music acts most nights.