Hours: Lunch weekdays, dinner, bar and club hours Tuesday through Saturday nights
Exotic decor, big bar, two dining rooms, club scene and hookahs, entertainment, dancing, Mediterranean small plates, sushi, desserts.
Dubbed Best New Bar by Style readers in the 2011 Best of Richmond, the Egyptian-themed Off the Hookah is making a loud, smoky, belly dancing statement more suited to a place like Miami than Richmond. Bottle-juggling bartenders, hot go-go dancers, flavored tobacco -- patrons are simply having too much fun here. So why haven’t Richmond’s puritanical overlords shut it down yet? Get it while you can. 140 Virginia St., 225-1918. offthehookah.va.ning.com