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Bar: Bandito's Burrito Lounge
Who: Allen Estes, 27
The occasion: He's getting married in a week. The bachelor party started earlier this morning at the beach in Yorktown. It's kicking off in Richmond here, two blocks from his house.
Drinking: Corona with lime. "I normally load 'em up with tequila," Estes says, "but they don't do that in Virginia."
Song playing in the background: "Ice, Ice Baby."
On the vibe here: "Young crowd, old crowd, everybody's mixed in, having a good time."
Favorite thing about Richmond nightlife: "Probably the VCU females."
"Are you marrying one of them?" we ask.
"Actually my fiancee went to Randolph-Macon."
"Are you gonna get in trouble for that?
"Nah, I'll be all right."
- 11:09 p.m. - At the Cellar Door, Dead by Dawn - a triumvirate of DJs Beat Down the Kid, Hoyt and A.D.E.N - are host to a night they call Richmahton! They're playing a mix of moombahton, electro and dub till 2 a.m.
- 11:23 p.m. - The sweeping patio, with its outdoor bar, fills up at Baja Bean Co. in the Fan.
Who: Brenda Galvez, 22, with friend Ritchie Math, 23, in the background.
What brought her here: Visiting from Northern Virginia. "I come at least once a month," Galvez says. She's moving here soon to go to Virginia Commonwealth University.
Drinking: Cranberry and vodka, Long Island iced tea. "Those are my two favorite."
Favorite thing about Richmond nightlife: "deLux, really."
On the scene: "It's really chill here. Nobody really cares about anything. ... You can be yourself, and still nobody cares. So I mean, it's really relaxed. And I love that about Richmond."