For Lynchburg locals, there are certain establishments that make up the Lynchburg experience. Some of these are a little off the beaten path. They are the places that have “regulars”, serve Cheesy Westerns and make you feel like you’ve come home. Here are a few of the hidden gems you may not know about here in LYH.
For Cheap Beers
The “World Famous Stadium Inn”, appropriately located near City Stadium, is home to some of the best diner style food in the city. Not only will your taste buds be happy, your wallet will be happy too. Come prepared to make new friends with the regulars, and enjoy a cold beer or two.
The Cavalier Store
Recently voted as one of the best burgers in Virginia, The Cavalier Store has been delighting Lynchburg residents for years. But, we’ll let you in on a bonus secret—the fries are equally as amazing. In addition to their food, The Cav also has a wide selection of beer, including traditional favorites and seasonal rotations.
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For Late Night Eats
The T Room
While Lynchburg is home to two Texas Inn (better known as the T Room) establishments, the one at the end of Main Street is the original home of the Cheesy Western. But, what is a Cheesy Western? The T Room claims to have invented this cheeseburger topped with a fried egg, relish, pickles, and onion. For an authentic experience, order it “all the way”!
There is no better late night food than pizza. And, some will argue that there is no better pizza than that from Rivermont Pizza. Located off of Rivermont Avenue, the small restaurant can be easy to miss at first glance. But, stop in for a bite and you won’t soon forget it. (Pro tip: order the spinach dip as an appetizer, you won’t regret it.)
For Great Views
Riverside Park is one of the largest parks in the city and is home to cool things such as the Sprayground and a retired packet boat. But, it also has some of the best views in the city of the James River. To get a close view, follow the signs for the Alpine Trail. If hiking isn’t your thing, there are several overlooks that also provide great vantage points.
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For Great Music
The Ellington building, located at 421 Rivermont Avenue has served many purposes over the years. Most recently, it has earned a new life as a concert venue. Lynchburg’s music scene has been booming lately, and the resurrection of this former jazz club only adds to the excitement.
The Glass House
Another venue that has recently been revitalized is The Glass House on Jefferson Street. Home to smaller, more intimate shows, the venue provides a chance to dance your heart out within walking distance of some of Downtown’s favorite restaurants.
Live music, good food and no cover? Sounds like the recipe for a perfect night out. Every Thursday, the Holiday Inn on Main Street hosts a Jazz Night featuring their in-house jazz band, Flat House Five. Grab your friends and schedule a night out!