As our uptown district, Town Center is a hub for dining, nightlife, shopping, and the arts in Virginia Beach. While nationally recognized brands like Ruth's Chris Steak House, The Cheesecake Factory, Pottery Barn, The Funny Bone Comedy Club, Anthropologie, and Cold Stone Creamery will bring you in, Town Center is also home to many gems that can only be found locally. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Here is our Locals Guide to Town Center.


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Town Center of Virginia Beach Shopping

When you have shopping on the brain, our uptown district will not disappoint. While Town Center is a shopaholic's dream with stores like Lululemon Athletica, Psycho Bunny, Men’s Wearhouse, Free People, Pottery Barn, and Williams Sonoma, there are local shops that will be a great addition to your shopping adventure. After you’ve filled your bags with all the clothes and home necessities your closets can handle, you’re not done yet! With shops like Eclectic Design Florist & Gift and Nike by Virginia Beach, there's no shortage of shopping options at Town Center of Virginia Beach.


Keegan's Irish Pub at Virginia Beach Town Center

You’re definitely going to want to come hungry when visiting Town Center because the local food options are plentiful. From sunup to sundown, there’s always something good cooking here. Start your day with a nitro brew coffee or juice and a smoothie bowl at Town Center Cold Pressed, whose locally-sourced menu is as tasty as it is good for you. With other delicious food options like Saffron Indian BistroZushi Japanese BistroTaste Unlimited, Legal Sea Foods, and Keagan’s Irish Pub, you’ll be eating well for many days to come.


A twist of lemon dances in a martini glass at Twist Martini & Associates at Virginia Beach Town Center

Whether you’re gearing up for a night out on the town or winding down from a long day, the restaurants of Town Center of Virginia Beach know how to deliver a good time, especially during Happy Hour. For lovers of wine, beer, and craft cocktails, Quirks has a menu that you won't want to miss. Twist Martini & Associates is the place to be if you’re looking to end your evening with a couple of cocktails. Let the good times flow at Three Notch’d Brewing Company with local, small-batch brews on tap and new beer released every Thursday.


The Royal Chocolate at Virginia Beach Town Center

If you’re in search of something a little sweeter, you have options here, too. Candy connoisseurs can find some of our favorite local confections at The Royal Chocolate. With their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate made right there in the shop, this place is worth a visit for the aromas alone. For a delicious dessert with a decidedly French twist, Lamia’s Crepes offers tasty crepes made in the true French tradition, created on traditional crepe pans right before your eyes. 

You also won't want to leave Town Center without stopping by Macaron Tart. With all natural, made from scratch, French macarons and tarts, recreational cooking classes, kids cooking camps, light brunch, and Hight Tea anytime, this shop is a must-try at any time of day. This woman-owned local bakery bakes small batches in-house to ensure that the quality is always high, and it shows in every bite. 

Arts & Entertainment

Lights illuminate the grand interior of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts at Virginia Beach Town Center

For lovers of the performing arts, Town Center is home to live productions featuring everything from local artists and regional symphonies to legends of the stage. Every Wednesday evening in the summer, don’t miss the dancing and dishes at YNot Wednesdays? concert series in the Sandler Center Plaza, with musical acts of all genres and generations. Speaking of Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, the 1,200 seat hall is a masterpiece of acoustical engineering that opened in 2007, and now brings acts from all over the world, including national recording artists, world-renowned symphonies and orchestras, and theatrical masterpieces. 

For a cozier experience that can only be found in Virginia Beach, Zeiders American Dream Theater is a professional nonprofit theater that gives local writers, performers, and artists the perfect platform to inspire artistic expression of all varieties and has become an integral part of the local arts community. 

For fans of the visual arts, don’t miss the nationally-acclaimed Jones Art Gallery, featuring original paintings from three generations of the Jones Family. Collectively, the family’s artwork has graced the covers of nine New York Times Best Sellers, including works by John Grisham and Ian McEwan, and has received artwork credits in over 100 million books to date.


With nationally-recognized brands, local boutiques, live entertainment and unlimited culinary options, Town Center of Virginia Beach is a must-add to your Virginia Beach itinerary. Start planning your trip now!