Norfolk-Virginia Beach Dive Bar Guide

Home of the Diner-Dive Bar Hybrid

There’s something about a beach town that makes drinking a beer feel naturally like the right time to grab a burger too. Every city has their fare share of dive bars that offer food, but Virginia Beach’s attraction to tourists and coastal location seems to lend itself well to the type of dive bar that looks more like a mashup of bar and old-school diner.

The most remote of the city’s divey diner options may be Monk’s Place, a roadside discovery south of Virginia Beach proper in Pungo. Operated as a bar of some type since the 1940s, Monk’s Place looks it, the interior covered in surprisingly orderly dollar bills. The burger is the go-to order here, but chicken gizzards and livers provide alternative options.

A bit closer to town, Judy’s Pub & Eatery packs the same dive bar-diner hybrid appeal into a much smaller package, a hole in the wall that looks small enough to have invented the term. Burgers provide a strong option here as well, but the cheesesteaks generate strong reviews as well. Lynnhaven Pub takes a similar approach but with a little more divey appeal, its location almost hidden in a small strip mall set well off the main road. A robust tap and bottle beer selection complements a set of sandwiches to again provide a Virginia Beach dive bar one-two punch.

There are drink-only Virginia Beach dive bars, but for those visiting the area, the joint appeal of a compelling dive bar and great hole-in-the-wall diner is a hard combination to pass up. Dotted throughout the tourist-heavy town, each provides a unique oasis from the more polished (and expensive) options that make up much of the town’s business.

Norfolk-Virginia Beach Dive Bars Not Yet Reviewed

Must Visit Recommendations

Unfortunately, we have not yet been to every single dive bar in the city, but there probably a few more punch cards on our livers, so we’ll make it there soon. In the meantime, the curated list of dives below comes highly recommended by a variety of friends, online sources and drunks.

North Virginia Beach

Judy's Pub & Eatery

315 N Great Neck Rd #364
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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South Virginia Beach

Monk's Place

649 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
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Other Dive Bar Options

Alibis Bar & Grill

3446 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Bayside Inn

2104 Pleasure House Rd Suite A & B
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Cap'n Ron's

9300 Chesapeake St
Norfolk, VA 23503
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Capone's Bar & Grill

1130 Green Run Square
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Casey's Pub

2834 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Ched's Bar & Grill

4676 Princess Anne Rd #390
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Crazy Shirley's

315 N Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Docker's Karaoke Pub

4239 Holland Rd #700
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Dockside Bar & Grill

7856 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23505
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Footers Sports Pub

4676 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Inland Reef

1949 Lynnhaven Pkwy #1588
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
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Jamaica Inn Sports Pub

1948 Diamond Springs Rd # B
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Jax Place

5277 Princess Anne Rd # 309
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Just One More Bar & Grill

2548 Virginia Beach Blvd # 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Lafayette Bar & Grill

3000 Lafayette Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23509
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Lynnhaven Pub

2236 W Great Neck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Margarita Grill

2340 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Mel's Place

5020 Ferrell Pkwy # 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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Mike's Break Room

3717 Tiffany Ln
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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Miss Kitty's Village Inn

660 N Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Parlays 2

5266 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Poppa's Pub

2105 Diamond Springs Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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Ready Room

1805 London Bridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
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Sanctuary

109 Addison St
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Scotty Quixx East

525 N Birdneck Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Sneaky Pete's

4706 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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TNT Sports Tavern

7930 Chesapeake Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23518
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West Beach Tavern

5000 Cleveland St
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Winners Sports Bar

1524 Johnstons Rd
Norfolk, VA 23518
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