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Ardent Craft Ales

Closed Now: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Evening mini crawl

I had to have a procedure done at the VA hospital. Only the second time in Richmond so decided to... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
David M
Dumfries, Virginia
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By far: the best RVA Brewery to visit

We went to seven different places in one day. This one was the best. So, if you have to pick only... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Richmond, VA
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Ardent Craft Ales began as a co-op in a Richmond garage, a space where we sought to create innovative beers and introduce others to historic brewing methods and beer styles. As a production brewery, our mission remains the same: to produce and...more
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3200 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23230-4410
+1 804-359-1605
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I had to have a procedure done at the VA hospital. Only the second time in Richmond so decided to check out the breweries. Ardent had some good beers. We left with a four pack and a bottle of the anniversary triple. The area is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went to seven different places in one day. This one was the best. So, if you have to pick only one place to try, pick this one. We liked every single beer we tried here. The atmosphere is great, sort of new industrial cinderblock...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came to this area of Richmond to check out the brewery scene and to see what Richmond is talking about . It was a beautiful afternoon, and the place was hopping. We settled into 2 IPA's and chatted up a few...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Xeuropn
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by with a group after meetings in Scott's Addition. The beer garden outside was great on a nice late spring/early summer day. The staff was super friendly and the beers were great. I had the IPA and a Schwartzbier. Definitely will go back.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to hit a couple of local breweries on my birthday on the way to dinner. My son picked out Ardent as one of our stops. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was reasonably crowded. I tried a flight of 4 different options...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank edvh81
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to gather w friends and enjoy some top shelf brews. Scott's Addition area of town has exploded w beer choices but this is my favorite. Bring your dog and sit outside and enjoy the day!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MarkG-Goochland
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

While waiting in line for some Zzq 'cue we had the opportunity to enjoy many of the well crafted beers offered by ardent. I found the dark rye and bourbon barrel rye both excellent beers. I also really enjoyed the double ipa. I think the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank BigBobBritton
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to lot of craft breweries. The location is not the best, but it does have a good outdoor patio. Their brews are pretty good, I'm a dark beer drinker during the winter. I just say, there stouts ate spot on. Ione of my...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Nishit P
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The staff was rude and the beer was not up to par. We were greeted by two bartenders that did not want to be there. My party visited two breweries prior to this one and they each helped pick the best beer for my party...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went here to finish our brewrey tour for my husband's birthday. They missed the signs and went straight to the bar where staff were very nasty and scolden them for not being in line. They got on line and when they got to the register...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank pdmissory
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