The Insider - Volume 15

Wednesday, July 18

Members -

What a blast we had last week at the RVAx Launch Party!!!  We ate, we drank, we gave out high-fives, we played the ultimate rock // paper // scissors, we contributed to a community knitting project, we got henna tattoos, and we made new friends!  For our members who couldn't make it, we missed you!  But don't worry, the next event is just around the corner and we are SO pumped!  Stay tuned for details!!

Peep the whole album here!

Shout out to Nathan Mitchell, photographer AND member! Thanks for capturing our launch party! Are you a photographer interested in photographing the next event? Send us a message! 

Here's the latest

Hotel Greene sounds like the most amazing mini golf course we've ever heard of! It will be located downtown inside the Hotel John Marshall. BizSense reported yesterday that the owners of Greenleaf's Pool Hall has signed a lease for a 7,000 square-foot space (in another part of the building, don't get nervous, Greenleaf is not closing) to be converted into a hotel-themed mini golf coursecomplete with drink carts buzzing around! The plans are packed with creativity and this is one we cannot wait to experience! Can someone say, "early access event"!? Spring 2019, please hurry!

All you can pick sunflowers (for free) is just around the corner at Lickinghole Creek Brewery in Goochland. Right now you can visit and pay a minimal fee for Early Bird Picking but if you wait just a bit longer it will be free! This is one of the rare times we will travel out of the city for an experience because it is so unique.  You can pick as many sunflowers as you can hold and take them home for free all while sipping on craft beer. Lickhole Creek is a much more laid back and casual brewery scene and it's perfect for a small weekend trip to see something new. Check out this photo captured last year by Jared Campbell (@jtcamphoto).

Put these 4 places on your radar because they are getting ready to open soon!@tinyvictory804 a modern Filipino-inspired restaurant opening in the former Yaki space, @thecobracabana a rock 'n' roll dive bar in the former Black Sheep space, @tangandbiscuit a shuffleboard bar and social house in Scott's Addition, and last but not least @city.barre a new barre studio opening in Scott's Addition from our very own member, Gretchen Stumpf!! We see an RVAx group workout sesh happening soon! 

In case you missed it (because sometimes things just flash by in the Summer) a new place called Soul N' Vinegar just popped up in the East End of Church Hill. This article from Richmond Times-Dispatch about the owner, Michelle Parrish, and her mission to provide affordable and approachable meals in a comfortable environment is totally something we can get behind! Make plans to go check it out soon!!

View all your exclusive offers, perks, & discounts here!


BareSOUL Yoga
401 1/2 N 2nd St

Register for a free class here using code "rvaxmember" plus receive 15% off monthly memberships & class packages. #memberperks

July giveaway


Vitality Float Spa

Vitality is a massage therapy and wellness studio located in Carytown that focuses on using alternative spa services to take massage to the next level. This month, one lucky RVAx member will win a 60 minute float & 60 minute massage package valued at $135!

All members are automatically enrolled in every giveaway and the winner will be announced the last Wednesday of the month!

Experience something new


Pizza Crawl III: The Crawl to End Them All
Friday, July 20    4 PM - 6 PM

The third annual Richmond Pizza Crawl!  So basically you start a local Richmond pizzeria, grab a slice, and bike to three other locations.  What a perfect way to start your weekend!  So come eat and burn off some carbs on Friday!


No BS! Brass Band at The Broadberry
Saturday, July 21    8 PM - 11 PM

If you haven’t seen the NO BS! Brass Band any other Richmond venue, come catch them at the Broadberry!  This group puts on an amazing showand tickets are SO cheap! 


HYPE Happy Hour at the Veil Brewing Co.
Thursday, July 19    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

If you’re looking for another great membership in the city, HYPE (Helping Young Professional Engage) is where it’s at!  They host lots of cool events around the city for young professionals including the Veil Brewing Co.!  Enjoy great beer and meet more Richmonders!


James River Parade of Lights
Saturday, July 21    6 PM - 9 PM

The James River Advisory Council is hosting the 25th Parade of Lights!  Tons of boats follow a 14-mile route along the river.  This year the theme is Christmas in July!  Check out all the viewing spots here!



Let our local business partners know you're a member by showing them your RVAx key tag whenever you redeem a member perk in person! Grab yours at the RVAx launch party on Thursday, July 12   6:30PM - 8PM!

Follow our exclusive RVAx member Instagram account here!


Introducing Our Refer-A-Richmonder Program

How it works:

Effective today, for every friend you refer, you will receive $25.  If you’re an overachiever, and you refer 10 friends, you will receive $250 and a LIFETIME membership! 

When your friend joins, send us an email!  We will send over the $25 via Paypal or Venmo.

We're building this community together so let us know if you have any questions, thoughts, feedback, tips, or recs!

Experience one new thing every day,

Samantha & Sean