U.Va. Graduate Guide

Social Scene

Continental Divide | (434) 984-0143
Location(s): 811 West Main Street
Hours: Dinner served till 10:30 p.m., but the bar stays open later
Details: Southwestern cuisine. A great grad student hangout.

Court Square Tavern | (434) 296-6111
Location(s): On Court Square near the Downtown Mall
Hours: Restaurant and bar stay open (till around midnight on weeknights, later on weekends)
Details: Traditional pub.

C'ville Coffee | (434) 817-2633
Location(s): 1301 Harris Street
Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sunday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)
Details: Serves coffee, sandwiches, soups, and pastries.

Escafe | (434) 295-8668
Location(s): Downtown Mall
Hours: Serves dinner till 11 p.m. Bar open till 2 a.m. many nights.
Details: Comfort food with a twist. Live music on Sundays.

Fridays after Five | (434) 245-4910
Location(s): Pavilion on the Downtown Mall
Hours: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Details: Charlottesville's outdoor concert series that runs every Friday from late April to early October.

Greenberry's | (434) 984-0200
Location(s): Barracks Road (1049 Emmet Street North), in Alderman Library and in the Sidley, Austin, Brown and Woods Café (U.Va. Law School)
Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Details: Also serves baked goods.

Higher Grounds | (434) 971-8743
Location(s): 112 West Main Street on the Downtown Mall
Hours: Serves food till 3 p.m. and coffee till 5 p.m.

Michael's Bistro & Taphouse | (434) 977-3697
Location(s): 1427 University Avenue on the Corner
Hours: Open till 2 a.m. most nights
Details: A full bar and menu; live music.

Miller's | (434) 971-8511
Location(s): 109 West Main Street on the Downtown Mall
Hours: Open till 2 a.m. most nights
Details: Hear Charlottesville jazz performers, some nationally known. Dine al fresco in the summer.

Mudhouse | (434) 984-6833 & (434) 984-3035
Location(s): Downtown Mall, 3455 Seminole Trail, 1345 Parham Circle, 1192 Richmond Road, & 2401 Ivy Road
Hours: Downtown Mall location open till 10 p.m.
Details: Serves coffee and pastries/desserts. Live music on Downtown Mall. Amateurs can sign up to perform.

Orbit Billiards & Café | (434) 984-5707
Location(s): 102 14th Street NW on the Corner
Hours: Open till 2 a.m. most nights.
Details: Full bar and American (sandwiches, burgers, etc.) menu. Multiple billiards tables.

Starbucks | (434) 970-1058
Location(s): Downtown (1601 University Avenue) Pantops (1986 Abbey Road), Harris Teeter (975 Emmet St), Shoppers World (1520 Seminole Trail), Fashion Square Mall (1600 East Rio Road), & Kroger (1980 Rio Hill Center)
Hours: Corner location open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Other locations open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Starr Hill Restaurant & Brewery | (434) 977-0017
Location(s): 709 West Main Street
Hours: Serves dinner downstairs in restaurant and brewery.
Details: Attracts local and national bands for performances above restaurant and brewery. Admission fees for most performances. Purchase tickets in advance due to limited seating.

Wild Wing Café | (434) 293-9464
Location(s): 820 West Main Street at the historic Amtrak Station
Hours: Open till 2 a.m. most nights.
Details: Three bars and a menu of wings, sandwiches and wraps. Watch sporting events on large screen TVs.