Nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA

When the sun goes down, some people start to head home and settle in for the evening. But for others, when the streetlights turn on, the fun is only just beginning. Harrisonburg might not be an ever-awake metropolis, but this Shenandoah Valley city holds its own when it comes to after-hours fun. Live music, late night eats, and great drinks are all a part of nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA.


As you’re planning your romantic getaway to the Shenandoah Valley, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll find even more fantastic suggestions on where to eat and explore. Read on to learn about some of our favorite aspects of the nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA.

Breweries and Bars

Start your evening off with a trip to one any of the excellent breweries in Harrisonburg. Brothers Craft BrewingPale Fire Brewing Co.Three Notch’d Brewing, and Wolfe Street Brewing Co. are all located in Harrisonburg. Most of these taprooms offer live music and each location is open until at least 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg serves over 100 beers on tap, features a rooftop deck, and a menu that will meet anyone’s tastes. Monday through Friday, the bar remains open until midnight and on Saturdays until 1:30 a.m.


Ruby’s Lounge (located in Clementine Cafe) is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Weekly events include Team Trivia and music from DJ Barkley.


Are you looking for a more upscale option among Harrisonburg bars? Try Jack’s Hideaway, the only speakeasy in town. According to the website, all you need to do is locate the tan door behind 92 South Main St. and give it a knock. Once inside, sit down and order an Old Fashioned, a Mint Julep, or a glass of Scotch.



Great Restaurants

By day, The Artful Dodger is a great place for breakfast and lunch, serving up delicious morning fare, coffee, salads, and more. At night, it’s one of the best places to experience nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA. DJs, drinks, and late-night fun are all routine.


Clementine (home to Ruby’s Lounge and The Patio) caters to the creative crowd, but you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy their brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Order your meal, and then stick around for live music at Ruby’s!


The Golden Pony brings a lot of great things to nightlife in Harrisonburg, VA, and among those are drinks, food, and live music. Where else can you order breakfast until 4 a.m. on a Friday while watching a band play?

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