Nightlife

You want nightlife with a distinctive urban edge? Downtown Norfolk and its surrounding neighborhoods offer breweries with tasting rooms, beer bars, lounges, chef-owned restaurants and nightclubs galore. It’s no secret that this city loves live music, Norfolk was named one of the Best Small College Towns with the Best Music Scenes. From live music venues to low-key late-night hangouts, Norfolk delivers whatever you and your friends are in the mood for.

Outdoor Firepits

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Open Late

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Brew Norfolk

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Outdoor Dining

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Festivals in Norfolk

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Events

Every season is event season in Norfolk. See what’s on deck.

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IgNITE: July-O-Ween

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Selden After Hours: Adult Game Night

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Norview Paradise Party

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Norfolk After Dark Dance Cruise

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Tidewater Blues Monday Night Blues Dancing

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Downtown Norfolk Pub Quiz

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The Latest

Check out the latest, and greatest, happenings in the city.

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Weekend Getaway in Norfolk and Virginia Beach

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Wander Around Neon and Mermaids in This East Coast Waterfront City

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October Event Guide 2021

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A Day in Norfolk, Virginia

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Restaurants

You’ve got 600+ indie restaurants in Norfolk to try. Start here.

Prime 255

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Chicho’s Backstage

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Azalea Inn & Time Out Sports Bar

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Norfolk Taphouse

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PBR Bar

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Baxters Sports Lounge

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Guides & Itineraries

Looking for a little help or inspiration? Use Norfolk’s curated city guides and itineraries to get the most out of your time in our city.

Must Seas: Nightlife Edition

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City Guide

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