Coffee to Cocktails: The Best Drinks in Virginia Beach

From morning to evening, you can support local businesses who are working hard to continue to safely serve you with delicious beverages! Here are some of the best places to buy amazing Virginia Beach drinks all day long.

Virginia Beach Drinks for the Morning

17 Hands Coffee

17 Hands Coffee has nothing but rave reviews from all customers! They serve coffee, espresso, lattes, cold brew, nitro brew, drip, and so much more! Their coffee beans are roasted in Virginia on the Eastern Shore. Stop by their Facebook page and check them out! Curbside delivery and ordering, call 757-648-1777.

Lynnhaven Coffee Company

The Lynnhaven Coffee Company is one of the best local roasters in the city with its own dedicated roasting facility located just a few blocks away. They strive daily to make sure you will receive the absolute best coffee and espresso drinks available. Order bagged coffee to brew at home or a delicious hot cup to go! Open 11 am-3 pm daily, you can call ahead at 757-481-2312 for carryout/curbside pickup. Ordering is also available through Doordash and Grubhub.

Roast Rider

Roast Rider is a couple-owned “brewtique” serving ethically sourced beans from Equator, house-made (seasonal) syrups from scratch using pure ingredients, delicious quiche, and pastries. They’re passionate about “showing off the alchemy between a committed coffee farmer, an award-winning roaster and a coffee-driven barista.” Check out their menu and call 757-277-3454 to place your order! They’re open 8 am to 4 pm for to-go and carry-out orders only.

Three Ships Coffee

We love Three Ships! They roast all their coffee in-house, and they have an incredible, extensive biscuit and baked-goods menu! While we miss the in-shop vibe, you can still get your Three Ships fix, as all cafe orders are now taken exclusively online (check out their menu). If you have any questions, text them at 757-304-6621 during business hours, 8 am-2 pm.

Smoothies/Midday Drinks in Virginia Beach

The Green Cat

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Say hello to yummy, friendly, earth-conscious food! At the Green Cat, you’ll find plant-based deliciousness with gluten-free options. With all those processed foods and snacks you’ve been eating during quarantine, give your body the nutrients it craves with a fresh smoothie from Green Cat! They offer takeout 10 am-4 pm from their patio, call 757-417-7377. Check out their menu!

Smoothie Stop

Smoothie Stop is a family-owned and run business that focuses on producing quality, fresh fruit, and vegetable smoothies and cold-pressed juices that are low in calories and sugar. Check out their menu! Call or text 757-309-1369 to place an order for curbside pickup 9 am-5 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Delivery available on orders of $25 or more!

Zeke’s Beans and Bowls

Looking for some cold, refreshing, fresh-pressed juice? What about a fresh smoothie made to order from real fruit and no synthetic sweeteners? Or an afternoon gourmet pour-over coffee pick-me-up? Zeke’s Beans and Bowls has you covered! Check their Facebook page for an updated menu. Call 757-963-5155 for delivery and takeout from 11 am-7 pm daily.

Evening Drinks in Virginia Beach

With the newest changes instituted by the ABC of Virginia, restaurants are able to sell mixed drinks to go with certain container specifications in addition to beer and wine. There’s no better time to support local restaurants who work hard to create and sell delicious and refreshing drinks!

Croc’s 19th Street Bistro

If you’re looking to try something different, try one of Croc’s “homegrown” cocktails, like the Beet Martini. It’s one of the specialty cocktails for their Green Drinks (eco & sustainable drinks) menu! They have an on-premise garden and use locally distilled Blue Ridge vodka. Co-owner Laura Wood Habr has been making these garden syrups for over a decade and they are delicious, fresh, healthy, and locally sourced. Check out their full drinks menu on Facebook and check out their entire food menu available for pickup and delivery through Grubhub!

Waterman’s/The Shack

The Orange Crush is a local drink well-loved by the community, and Waterman’s Surfside Grille has arguably one of the best orange crushes in Virginia Beach. And now, the wait is over and they’re serving crushes to go! And fresh-squeezed Margaritas, too! They’re available now at The Shack‘s Market at 712 Atlantic Avenue (open daily 10 am-6 pm) or for online ordering with curbside pick-up outside The Shack. Check out their grocery menu for plenty of delicious foods to wash down with a refreshing crush.

The Rustic Spoon

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With crushes, mimosas, “spoon sippers” and bloody marys, you can’t go wrong at The Rustic Spoon! You’ll also want to try their comfort food with a modern and local twist. Check out their Facebook page for an updated menu and hours. Give them a call at 757-937-8930 to order curbside pickup!

Warrior’s Taphouse

Warrior’s Taphouse

Warrior’s Taphouse serves 50 quality craft beers and 8 wines on tap, in addition to domestic & craft bottled beer, a full liquor bar, and you can bring your own growler to fill! Not only that, their menu includes locally sourced & handcrafted foods. Beer and liquor selections all rotate, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest beer and cocktail list. Their mission is to “provide exceptional support to our nation’s fallen, combat wounded, veterans and their remarkable families through revenue generated from serving the highest quality craft beer and unmatched service to valued customers.” Get it delivered right to your doorstep with Doordash or Grubhub and check out their website to read more about their awesome story. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-8 pm.  

Now Is the Time to Buy Virginia Beach Drinks

With a pandemic, our lives and routines have been disrupted. Luckily, local businesses have been working hard with takeout, delivery, and curbside pickup so you can safely shop local while sipping your favorite beverages all day long. Call any of these fantastic places and they’d be more than happy safely serve you and your family! If we shop locally now, someday we’ll get to sit around the table at our well-loved local spots, and raise our glasses to the amazing businesses that make our city so unique. Cheers!

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