89% love it
Great food, great people
Theme events, an extensive food & libations menu and welcoming owners make this a must-experience when visiting Richmond.
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    • cresive
      cresive Over a year ago

      Barcode is the default gay bar in Richmond. Happy hour gets a local crowd, and late night is usually a much younger, more urban crowd. The drinks are nice, the staff friendly

    • ally.reneer
      ally.reneer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Staple of Gay Richmond!
      LOVE Barcode. Everyone from the Management down, are delightful and accommodating, and the crowd stimulating. The food is no average 'bar food' by ANY standard, but well prepared and healthy portions as well. You CANNOT find a better drink in Richmond for the price, ANYWHERE! The only thing missing is a dance-floor.

    • sdh070
      sdh070 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very relaxing
      Love the atmosphere and low key feel!

    • seaguy
      seaguy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Closed early.
      I got here at 1:25. They claim to be open until 2. Bartender wouldn't serve me, or anyone else. Maybe change your signage to reflect what you're actually doing. If you're open until 2, you typically serve until 1:45 and then close the doors at 2. But I guess the staff wanted to go home.

    • joe.whoolery
      joe.whoolery Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place, good food and drink. Need more bears though.

    • teddygee
      teddygee Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great Spot
      Totally cool place with awesome drinks and really approachable atmosphere. Always supporting the kind of vibes that Richmond supports.

    • JonEBbad
      JonEBbad Over a year ago
      Loves it

      good times with new friends
      had a great time ... good drinks ... cute out door patio.... and a verrrrrrrry sexy barback drink delivery guy ... could curl up with him forever wished i could remember his name :P

    • latinotoluv
      latinotoluv Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I like needs some tweaking!!!
      Great karaoke with DJ Jason Power on Sundays and music requests on wednesdays. It's a great place to go to have a drink and socialize with friends. It's very close to the Jefferson Hotel, Doubletree Hotels and not too far from the Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn so if you're a visitor is good place to have a beer. However, their customer service really needs some improvement many of their waiters and bartenders act like you're working for them instead of the other way around...their attitude needs to go down....I like the art on the changes every first friday of the month.

    • megamanusa21
      megamanusa21 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Eh it's ok. Kinda on the blah side if you're used to more lively surroundings.

    • CiJay
      CiJay Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Needs an Update ASAP
      Barcode has potential, but it is in desperate need of a makeover!!! They call it a video bar, it's only a few TVs with local cable stations. Where's the music videos or music in this place? After years of heavy smoke damage from cigarettes, and horrible ventilation, the place needs a good heavy scrub down. The food is mediocre at best and the seating for dining in is limited. Parking can also be a huge negative as you have to pay most of the time.

    • MammyGraham
      MammyGraham Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Just an ordinary bar - small place, they serve food (didn't try, so I can't comment), overall nice bar atmosphere, but just boring if you go alone. More of a place to converse with friends.