Jul 27, 2022 - Things to Do

Coming soon: the longest bar in Virginia

 A rending of the 60-foot-long bar, the longest in Virginia. Courtesy of The Park at RVA
A rending of the 60-foot-long bar, the longest in Virginia. Courtesy of The Park at RVAP

Bowling, mini golf, an auditorium, a beer garden and a six-restaurant food hall are coming together under one roof.

What's happening: A multi-entertainment venue called The Park at RVA is planning to open its doors this fall, per Richmond BizSense.

  • The developers are marketing it as "an indoor wonderland."

Noteworthy: Plans call for three bars, one of which will be 60 feet long, a size the project's promoters believe will make it the longest bar in the state, BizSense reports.

  • The space will also include a 200-seat banquet hall and park-themed amenities like swing sets.
A rending of the 60-foot-long bar, the longest in Virginia. Courtesy of The Park at RVA
A rending of part of the food court area. Image courtesy of The Park at RVA

What they're saying: Developers say the project is going into the Michael & Son complex adjacent to I-95/64 near the Diamond, filling a void left by vacating office tenants.

  • "I just happened to be with my buddy in Miami, we were on my balcony just drinking and smoking a hookah, and I was thinking about doing a food hall," Basim Mansour, one of the investors behind the project, told BizSense.
  • "Just like any great idea, it all starts over drinking. This one was no exception," Mansour added.
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