Reviews

A fun and friendly gay bar/restaurant. It had waves of people come and go on a Thursday night. The bartenders were really friendly. People at the bar were friendly and the food was really good. I had crab cakes spinach and cole slaw, then a dish of wings. All very delicious. It was $5 martini night and the 3 different ones I had were ... read more
Taylor SaintTheos via google.com - Jun 15, 2018
Great drinks at a great value.
Great drinks at a great value. I really like the art show too. Highly recommend the chicken dinner and they're staff are pretty knowledgeable.
Gregory M. via yelp.com - Jun 13, 2018
Absolutely tasty food, good people, awesome staff. Friendly if I had to use one word.
Brian RRVA via google.com - May 23, 2018
Came here on a Monday night for a drink with friends. Nice music and people.
Tanisha Smith via google.com - Apr 2, 2018
It's you're everyday average run ...
It's you're everyday average run of the mill gay bar but with a pool table and karaoke so like it's a win ... read more
Jayy R. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2018
Love the martintis here. Very well priced and it's always a special on Thursdays. Can't wait to see the next artist to shows there too.
Gregory Mills via google.com - Mar 2, 2018
This was my first time visiting. I was here on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and there was a small crowd of less than 12 people or so. The staff was friendly, and I had a good meal. The pulled pork is actually roasted here on premises for over 7 hours. The portions were very large and feeling. As I understand it, it starts to get busy ... read more
Kenneth McCreary via google.com - Feb 11, 2018
The love of my life
I love this place I am now 27 and have gone here since I was 21, the staff is so nice and friendly! Its best to come out on Sunday nights for karaoke ... read more
Ad C via tripadvisor.com - Jan 25, 2018
Love the fact that a woman is totally accepted here and they have the BEST white chocolate martinis that I have ever tasted! Great place to host a dinner also! Have always had a good time.
Peggy Falero via google.com - Dec 7, 2017
I love it there I enjoy myself every time even in the week I stop by just to have my bluemotocycle They are so friendly ... read more
Suzette Carter via google.com - Oct 25, 2017
I have been coming here off and on for 5 years. The staff is largely unchanged and I love them all. You know they treat their staff well when they stick around. Totally accepting and non judgemental space. The food is amazing and presented like you are in a five star resort. The crowd on the weekdays is like cheers with a lot of regu ... read more
Christopher Miller via google.com - Oct 4, 2017
My favorite gay bar in richmond ,truely the best ,great customer services n drinks ... read more
Latoya Williams via google.com - Sep 27, 2017
Its a wonderful and friendly bar filled with people who care. Bears wanted.
Jacob Bednar via google.com - Aug 18, 2017
Fun Karaoke nights on Sunday nights...
Karaoke on Sunday nights. But, I pass by there on my walk home. Have stopped in many times for dinner on the way home. Very good food, especially the broccoli and rice dinner.
jccarter13 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2017
Came here randomly with a few friends. Very laid back atomosphere. Everyone was super friendly. Food looked great and Paige was an excellent bartender!
Brittany Noel via google.com - Jul 18, 2017
Very lovely atmosphere ... read more
Erykah Christian via google.com - May 18, 2017
Every time I'm in here I order ...
Every time I'm in here I order a Vodka Tonic.. and every time I get a glass of vodka with a splash of tonic. I have to make sure I have a DD or not have any plans first thing the next morning.
Cali W. via yelp.com - Apr 20, 2017
Friendly staff and good people. Best place for Sunday nights.
James Jones via google.com - Apr 18, 2017
It's a lay back place the food his good and it's clean keep up the work ... read more
joseph fox via google.com - Apr 18, 2017
Most of the bartenders are awesome . . . Cheers to Page, Justin, Travis, Matt . . . Great gayborhood hangout ūüėä ... read more
Rob Ratcliff via google.com - Apr 18, 2017
Dirt cheap drinks and a beautiful ...
Dirt cheap drinks and a beautiful, lively crowd. What more could you ask for? Two thumbs way up.
Savannah V. via yelp.com - Mar 29, 2017
30+ Crowd a good place to chat or eat with friends. The burgers are great you must try it.
Francisco Declet via google.com - Mar 18, 2017
I went to this bar with a friend ...
I went to this bar with a friend and the crispy chicken wings were awesome. The drinks were even better and made me feel really good! Waiter was was very friendly  and overall great atmosphere.
T P. via yelp.com - Mar 3, 2017
I'm a lesbian from out of town. Googled gay bars near me that had food, just wanting to be in the community. I got here and realized it is a sausage bar, BUT came in anyway and am happy with my decision. The food is on point. A nice stop before my trip back to North Carolina. I would recommend this place.
Ash Harrell via google.com - Feb 18, 2017
Happy hour tonight was great, ordered ...
Happy hour tonight was great, ordered a bunch of beer for me and my friends, I'm also told there were dollar tacos for Taco Tuesday that I didn't have the pleasure of trying.  Glad I had the opportunity to enjoy my evening with friends.  Lots of seating options, perfectly fine server, largely pleasant and I wasn't there to flirt with ... read more
Marc E. via yelp.com - Jan 10, 2017
New chef.   Great imaginary  food ...
New chef.   Great imaginary  food...great location and great atmosphere.  Special every night. Reasonable Great meal before heading home still with cash in your wsllrt..
Worth K. via yelp.com - Jan 3, 2017
Food is always great.
Elisa Faison via google.com - Nov 18, 2016
Sunday night here is a good start the week, in Richmond you want fun & class topped with a little sexy. GET IN EARLY. 8:30ish.. Have a few drinks before the party starts Party hard, watch the fireworks @ Karaoke later in the evening and have a good time. GREAT Place! Very clean! Friendly! This Is definitely my spot every Sunday ... read more
Atech Nickel via google.com - Nov 18, 2016
Best place in Richmond for a mixed crowd ... read more
Charles Page via google.com - Nov 18, 2016
I am always happy to give Barcode my money. They have a great atmosphere and wonderful staff, who are very engaging and energetic as well as professional and courteous. The bar is always clean and tidy and there is always an event, drink special, or friendly face to greet you when you enter. If you are visiting Richmond this is defin ... read more
Tyler Saini via google.com - Oct 18, 2016
It's going to be my first time there can't wait.
Howard James Jr via google.com - Oct 18, 2016
I've always felt welcome and I love the staffing and people who comes here.
Lavell Johnson via google.com - Oct 18, 2016
The food is always good, the staff is friendly. Sunday night karaoke is always a blast. A great place for the entire LGBTQ community to gather.
Floyd T via google.com - Oct 18, 2016
I am relatively new to Richmond (2yrs) and have grown to weary of the behaviors normally associated to the gay scene. This bar and it's staff exede my expectations in the quality, service , diversity and acceptance. I love the barcode! ... read more
Gregory Morrison via google.com - Oct 18, 2016
Great Pizza
We ordered delivery to our hotel and the food was wonderful after a long day. I ordered a pizza with several toppings and it was perfect. Spicy sauce and crispy crust. My Husband enjoyed mussels in white wine and Cabernet wild mushrooms. That came with...More ... read more
susan c via tripadvisor.com - Sep 30, 2016
Great management, great drinks ...
Great management, great drinks, incredibly clean environment, comfortable surrounding, and just a great place to go to!
Steven W. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2016
Cheap, strong drinks. Friendly ...
Cheap, strong drinks. Friendly crowd. Cool patio. I don't ever go in here without having a good conversation. I always have a great time. Stop by and you will too. There isn't a better crowd in all of Richmond. Staff is always quick and friendly. It's not fancy, but it's exactly what you're looking for when you want to wind down, or ... read more
Joe T. via yelp.com - Jun 2, 2016
Depends on what you want!
If you're looking for a high quality meal you might want to go someplace else.. after all, this is a bar! That being said, though, it does have a pretty solid menu with some non-bar-food options available. The drinks are strong (and cheap) and once...More ... read more
Spiderphins via tripadvisor.com - Apr 22, 2016
Nice place! Some waiters need attitude adjustment. Overall a great place to be and hang out with friends. ... read more
EBONI BANKHEAD via google.com - Oct 18, 2015
Great Neighborhood Bar
Small cozy neighborhood video bar. If you go, be opened minded their main clientele is the gay community. The serve typical bar food if you are looking for something to eat and not expecting a fancy meal. If you are looking for parking, their is...More ... read more
Allen G via tripadvisor.com - Aug 13, 2015
Not bad if you're a middle aged ...
Not bad if you're a middle aged or older guy.  Not realy a young crowd, fun relaxed atmosphere tho, and great cheap drinks :) ... read more
B-Rachet H. via yelp.com - Feb 10, 2015
Barcode is my favorite gay bar ...
Barcode is my favorite gay bar in Richmond. Actually it's probably the best one I've been to in VA.It's been a staple for the local gay community for years and there's good reason. The staff are fantastic, the drinks are strong and the prices are really low.Don't think for a minute it's not good as a bar in its own right without bein ... read more
Rich S. via yelp.com - Jan 1, 2015
I come here quite frequently with ...
I come here quite frequently with friends, and I have never had a bad experience. The food and drinks are always amazing and the staff are always wonderful as well. I would definitely recommend it!
Victoria H. via yelp.com - Dec 22, 2014
Nice bar atmosphere
Great bar that serves food with progressive clientele--gay and straight. Patio is also open for folks who want to smoke or enjoy fresh air on a beautiful day/evening.
Steve W via tripadvisor.com - Dec 2, 2014
I always have fun there and I am not gay ... read more
Jackie Stewart via google.com - Oct 18, 2014
Great place to unwind and meet people. Great food. Some waiters lack customer service skills.
Othie Tucker via google.com - Oct 18, 2014
Great gayborhood bar
"Great gayborhood bar" pretty much sums it up. This is the perfect spot to start the evening w/ cocktails on the patio and to catch up w/ friends. Never a cover. You may be surprised to hear that the menu is also decent (for bar...More ... read more
See_Chris_jetset via tripadvisor.com - Jul 22, 2014
I came here on a Thursday and they ...
I came here on a Thursday and they had $4 martinis. Not crappy Martinis served in a cup or a mixed drink they want to pass off as a martini. No, real, strong, and good martinis. I would usually pay $9 or more for them at bars in Detroit.Also, the food was great! I ordered a Steak special they had and the meat was tender and seasoned ... read more
Kevin A. via yelp.com - Jun 15, 2014
quality appetizer and welcome atmosphere
We stopped in Barcode before our dinner reservations at Tarrant's for a quick beverage and appetizer. We had a few drinks and enjoyed a top quality Greek-style nachos appetizer while sitting at the bar. The staff was friendly and attentive which may have been a...More ... read more
timwm_3 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 24, 2014
My husband and I spent one night ...
My husband and I spent one night in Richmond while on a road trip. Barcode was a block from the Inn where we stayed. When we walked inside Barcode it was Happy Hour and the waitress smiled and said hello. The place was pretty much full. We found one table near the bar. The food is pretty much standard bar food, which was exactly what ... read more
Nyc M. via yelp.com - Mar 2, 2014
Awesome Place!!
My partner and I had visited here after finding this place online. We had a small getaway trip for her vacation off work, so she was ready to get "nice." I was the DD and had two drinks and I was upset. They drinks were...More ... read more
LAQUESHA W via tripadvisor.com - Nov 5, 2013
Nice place to go to get away . Very frilly staff. The food is good.
Ryan Hale via google.com - Oct 18, 2013
Came here during a weekday night ...
Came here during a weekday night with some friends and it was pretty much dead...BUT!1) Mixed drinks in a large beer mug... yes! 2) Fun & friendly DJ to play your requests all night long... yes! 3) Secluded back yard patio for a little more rendezvous... sure, why not?!
Anna T. via yelp.com - Jun 20, 2013
OK...so I didn't know this was ...
OK...so I didn't know this was a gay bar until I came to Yelp and read the reviews... However, the fact that it's a gay bar isn't really relevant to me! The food and service was great and that is what matters to me no matter the "orientation" of the establishment :)Everyone was so nice and I got the crab cakes and spinach..with a Str ... read more
Keta B. via yelp.com - Jun 16, 2013
Kinda divey, but with great food!Fiance ...
Kinda divey, but with great food!Fiance and I were in Richmond at the Coliseum and looking for some good food.  Most places around the convention center are either 1.  not serving at off hours, such as 3:30 in the afternoon, or 2. have bad reviews.  Striking out at the first place we visited, I checked the Yelp mobile app, I saw this ... read more
Jennifer P. via yelp.com - May 20, 2013
The service and drinks are good ...
The service and drinks are good, the prices and the food are great for a bar. Try the cheese fries and quesadilla!
Chris B. via yelp.com - May 15, 2013
Great bar! They don't have a cover ...
Great bar! They don't have a cover and the drinks are so cheap! The gay crowd is a bit older but fun nonetheless. Great for a group of friends.
Cody S. via yelp.com - Apr 28, 2013
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