We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

James River Brewery

Opens in 5 min: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open today: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Review Highlights
The Cheers of Scottsville

Loved this spot and hope to come back soon, stopped in long enough to grab a pint and a t-shirt... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
via mobile
Great beer

I love James River Brewery! I've been with my family a few times and our last visit was the best... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Kate P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Read all 38 reviews
All photos (14)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good51%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“great beer”(4 reviews)
“live music”(5 reviews)
“beer garden”(3 reviews)
James River Brewery is a microbrewery housed in historic, 19th century brick warehouse on Scottsville's main street. Come enjoy our craft beers in our tasting room or in the beer garden alongside Mink Creek. As of March 2015 we have new owners, new...more
Opens in 5 min
Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
See all hours
561 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590-4983
+1 434-286-7837
Reviews (38)
Filter reviews
38 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great beer live music beer garden local restaurants small tasting room selection of beers james river flight stout bartender locals cozy taste patio porter jrb gordon
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 38 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this spot and hope to come back soon, stopped in long enough to grab a pint and a t-shirt while my sisters shopped at the country store next door I was told it was the Cheers of scottsville and it definitely is Beer was...More

Thank 804mini
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I love James River Brewery! I've been with my family a few times and our last visit was the best. We ordered sandwiches at the shop next door to the brewery and we ate them on the patio and enjoyed live music and cornhole.

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We always stop here on our way through the area. Their flights are very eclectic and the staff is always helpful and fun. They had live music out back and we had a really great time!!

Thank bakerm2290
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The beers are pretty good and the brewery is nice. There is also a cool patio out back. This place is definitely worth checking out. We have been a couple times now and really like it. Last time we went, they had live music on...More

Thank Future_Travlz
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We visited here on a sleepy Sunday afternoon and we had our little dog with us, so we chose to enjoy our beer out front on the little patio area. We only tried two beers and enjoyed both, especially the stout. They also have a...More

Thank Melissa_and_RobertP
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

James river Brewery is a great stop for great beer. The selection of beers is tasty and the cozy tap room, while small, is a comfortable place to enjoy some great flights. Close to the bar can get crowdy, but there are tables in the...More

Thank Waldowanders
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

James river brewery...I love you. The staff really knows their beer. You can have a taste if you’re not sure what beer you want. I like ipa’s and they all were delish. So... I just had Liam pour me a “beer-a-cide”. Can’t be replicated, ever....More

Thank ZivaIrene
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We are local to the area and love having a beer or two out on the patio. Its a really beautiful spot. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 13 July 2017

While it may look like a small tasting room at first glance, please be sure to give this spot a stop. Directly behind them is their bier garden. Such a magical place under the stars. Liam was a delight! We invaded his space, were terribly...More

Thank JamieDarrah
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Stopped in here based on the recommendation of our AirBNB host. Had a good time talking with Gordon the bartender, and three locals who are regulars. They were all interesting people, and the beer was good. I had intended to get beer and food, but...More

Thank John R
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Lumpkins Restaurant & Motel
18 reviews
.27 km away
James River Inn
13 reviews
4.92 km away
Satchidananda Ashram - Yogaville
81 reviews
22.88 km away
Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Monticello
444 reviews
23.24 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11 nearby restaurants
Amicis Italian Bistro
69 reviews
.17 km away
The Smoke House Grille
80 reviews
.05 km away
Tavern on the James
158 reviews
.23 km away
Baine's Books & Coffee
19 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9 nearby attractions
James River Reeling and Rafting
31 reviews
.49 km away
Caromont Farm
6 reviews
14.68 km away
Cunningham Creek Winery & Farm Store
33 reviews
14.97 km away
Walton's Mountain Museum
212 reviews
18.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from James River Brewery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines