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Charlottesville is nestled in the midst of beautiful Virginia wine country. For more information about wine tours and local vineyards, visit the Monticello Wine Trail.

Beer Run Faculty Fave
www.beerrun.com
984-2337
156 Carlton Road

This establishment features hundreds of beers and wines. Tons of outdoor seating. Closes at midnight on weekends, earlier on weekdays. Call for hours.

The Biltmore Student Favorite
www.virginianrestaurant.com/thebiltmore/
293-6700
16 Elliewood Ave. (The Corner)

Popular with college students. Open until 2 a.m.

Bistro 1834 (The Boar's Head Inn)
www.boarsheadinn.com
296-2181
200 Ednam Drive (off 250 West)

Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar Student Favorite
www.commonwealthskybar.com/
202-7728
Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, one block from the Pavilion.
422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Simple elegant dining with a separate rooftop bar.

Mas Faculty Fave Student Favorite
979-0990
501 Monticello Road

Spanish tapas restaurant with an extensive bar menu. Try the pitcher of sangria.

Maya Student Favorite
www.maya-restaurant.com/
979-6292
633 W. Main St.

Maya serves food until 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 p.m. on weekends. The bar stays open until 2 a.m.

Miller's
www.millersdowntown.com/Millers_Downtown.html
971-8511
109 W. Main St. (Downtown Mall)

This is a casual bar spot with ample outdoor seating. It's a great place to grab a beer.

No.3 (Three) Student Favorite
www.virginianrestaurant.com/three/
984-4653
1517 University Ave. (on the Corner)

A popular hangout for college students. Open until 2 a.m.

Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar
www.orzokitchen.com
975-6796
416 W. Main Street (in Main Street Market)

Mediterranean-inspired menu and extensive wine list. The website boasts a dedication "to nurturing the Central Virginia community....by creating wholesome meals and using fresh local ingredients...."The bar is cozy and relaxed. Service is excellent. Top notch mediterranean cuisine. Will deliver boxed lunches with a minimum of 10 meals. $12/lunch box + tax & $20 delivery fee.

Rapture
www.clubr2.com
293-9526
301 E. Main St. (Downtown Mall)

Bar open until 2 a.m.

Tastings
www.tastingsofcville.com
293-3663
503 E. Market St. (on the Downtown Mall)

Emphasis on wine.

West Main-A Virginian Restaurant
www.virginianrestaurant.com/westmain/
293-2605
333 W. Main St.

Often features live music. Open until 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

Zocalo Faculty Fave Student Favorite
www.zocalo-restaurant.com
977-4944
201 E. Main St., in Central Place (Downtown Mall)

Delicious Spanish and Latin-inspired dishes. Excellent place for dinner and drinks. Large outdoor patio.


Tip

While the Monticello Wine Trail has garnered much attention, Charlottesville has a new reputation brewing. Livability has named C'ville No. 8 on its list of Top 10 Beer Cities List. So now, if you have a free weekend (and a designated driver, of course), you can journey down the Brew Ridge Trail and sample beers from popular microbreweries Starr Hill, South Street, Blue Mountain, Devil's Backbone and Wild Wolf.

Tip

Restaurants come and go. For the latest on Charlottesville restaurants, see the list in the back of C-Ville Weekly, (Dining Website) or check out Charlottesville-Dining.com, which offers surveys and rankings of local restaurants. For true-blue foodies, the Hook's food blog, The Dish, offers breaking news on dining and food.

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