Get Off the Bus And Sail Away in Norfolk, VA
Catch some fresh fish or eat a delicious dish while you’re visiting this city right off Chesapeake Bay.
The perfect day in Chesapeake Bay awaits you!
1Grab A Bite
The Birch was the first craft beer bar to hit the scene in Norfolk, they’ve been a part of the city since 2011 and in less than 10 years they’ve made a lasting impression on the city and the country. Back in 2016, it was named the 5th best beer bar in America. The Birch doesn’t only specialize in craft beer but also ciders and considers itself to be a grilled cheese bar as well. Stop through and try out some amazing beer and allow the staff to help you make the best charcuterie plate with the perfect cheese for you.
Address: 1231 W. Olney Road Norfolk, VA 23508
Saltine offers the freshest seafood with a sprinkle of sophistication, their locally-sourced menu offers seasonal shellfish, seafood, and spirits in their chic space. Maybe you’ll stop by for a night out or happy hour to take a sip of the chief mixologist’s stellar concoctions, and if you’re wanting to try their phenomenal brunch full featuring Maui French toast and jumbo lump crab Benedict, it’s all worth trying.
Address: 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
2On The Water
Whether you’re wanting to check out the astounding views of Chesapeake Bay or hang around and make friends with the fisherman and get in on today’s catch, the Ocean View Fishing Pier is the perfect place to be. Forgot your fishing rod at home? No problem! There’s a bait house and tackle shop on site for you grab all the tool’s you’ll need to tap into your inner fisherman. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s a restaurant on site to grab a bite. The menu features everything from fresh seafood to the “pier nachos”.
Address: 400 W Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, VA 23503
American Rover Sailing Cruises
Set sail on a daytime or sunset cruise with your friends and family as the captain points out the beautiful sights on the Norfolk Harbor. In addition to sailing along and enjoying the perfect view, there’s also on-board entertainment in the form of live music and there’s also a bar with beer, wine, and cocktails. If you wanting to take in the outdoors, there’s a shaded top deck, but if you’re more in the mood to relax the below-deck lounges are climate-controlled.
Address 2: 333 Waterside Dr. Norfolk, VA 23510