Local LGBTQ-Friendly Businesses

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Local Bed & Breakfast: Where to Stay

Inn at Court Square– it’s absolutely lovely, right off the downtown pedestrian mall, and minutes from UVA grounds.

The Fairhaven Guest House in town is ally-operated.


Where to See a Movie

Both of these movie houses have sponsored and partnered with Cville Pride.

Violet Crown

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema


What and Where to Eat-

Blue Moon Diner – a classic Cville establishment!

Cinema Taco – huge allies, yummy margaritas

*Firefly – owned by longtime ally, LGBTQ-run kitchen, lots of fun theme nights & special events

*Iron Paffles – savory or sweet, these waffles are made with ingredients form local partners.

Marie-Bette Cafe & Bakery – LGBTQ and black owned, delicious baked goods from two locations!

Moose’s by the Creek Restaurant – LGBTQ-owned, good home cooking with a friendly, relaxed vibe.

*Reason Tasting Room – Beer, board games, and gender neutral bathrooms for everyone!

The Pie Chest – LGBTQ-owned and the former hosts of the monthly Trans Night Out gatherings. Sweet and savory pies all year long!

Splendoras – the most inventive frozen treats in town! Now located in the Shops at Stonefield.


Where to Read a Book

*Jefferson-Madison Regional Library


Where to See a Live Show & Art

Charlottesville Derby Dames

Charlottesville Ladies of Arm Wrestling (CLAW)

The Bridge – art space with gallery exhibits, Potter’s cider, music, poetry, more

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA – LGBTQ-focused exhibits and permanent collections

*Live Arts

The Jefferson

The Sprint Pavilion


Shopping & Other Services

*3Q Digital

*National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Scarpa – upscale, on-trend fashion from a Cville Pride sponsor ally

Frontrunner Sign Studios

Angelo jewelry