Rapture Restaurant and Night Club is one of the most lively destinations Downtown. In fact, it’s four places in one.
First, with patio seating in the center of the Downtown Mall, Rapture hosts the best people-watching happy hour in town.
Second, while dining is available outside, the first inside space lays out nicely for lunch and dinner with a vintage casual-elevation that’s a Charlottesville trademark. In an open kitchen, the staff uses local ingredients and southern cooking to provide a unique twist on some classic dishes. Along with a selection of craft beer, drafts, and an entire wine cellar full of bottled options, Rapture provides guests a serious dining experience.
Step further inside to find the third space, where the bar brings you into a darkened room with a pool table and upstairs gallery. It’s been called a draw for locals, but we’d venture that it’s also a joyful discovery for visitors looking for something murky and authentic with Cville flavor.
Journey further back and downstairs to find Rapture’s fourth space, where live music pulses and lights glow with late-night aura, and vampires stir.
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Guests can find parking at the Water Street Parking Garage (200 Water St E) or the Market Street Garage (546E Market St).