steakout319 wrote:Moving to Charlottesville around April to start w/ the class of '19. Significant w/e and looking to lay low with the family for a few months prior to classing up. However, I'm a bit worried about complete boredom. Does anyone have suggestions for places to do some real chill work a few days/evenings each week? Ideally, I'd pour drinks (at a non-college bar) or something of the sort.
So basically any place that is on the Corner is a college bar in Charlottesville. Bars on the Corner have University Ave. or Elliewood Ave. addresses for the most part so that will help you identify them. Most of the bars that would be automatically disqualified as college bars (i.e. bars on the Corner) are: Biltmore, Trinity, Virginian, Boylan Heights, and Eddy's Tavern. Also, Biltmore is the bar that is by far most popular with law students, law students seem to basically always go to Bilt or end up at Bilt for part of the night.
The nicer bars are Downtown (mostly E. Main St. addresses) and you don't find very many college kids there, these bars include: Whiskey Jar, Skybar, Rapture, and Miller's. I'm definitely missing a few but that's a good place to start. Also, there are bars that are not Downtown or on the Corner, these also cater to non-college students so you should be good there as well. Also, I've only named places that are bars, there are a million restaurants in Charlottesville that all have huge bars so that's worth looking into as well. A lot of the good restaurants are Downtown or a neighborhood called Belmont. Also, Charlottesville has A LOT of breweries and vineyards, so that's another route to look at. Basically, if you're looking to pour drinks in Charlottesville, there's no shortage of options.