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3 Great "Dinner and a Show" Pairings in Waynesboro, VA

January 06, 2021
Stories, Arts & Culture, Food, Craft Beverage

Ideal pairings for a night on the town extend way beyond any combination of wine and cheese. We’ve mixed three altogether different flavors for the perfect date night in Waynesboro -- from performance theater with a downtown flair, to a pizza and movie special, to the ever-popular craft brew, local eats, and live jams under one roof combo. Whatever your style, one of these is sure to please.

Downtown Dining & Theatre





For an evening of low light and high rewards, combine an elegant downtown meal with a live music or theatre performance. Heritage on Main features a diverse menu including traditional favorites like steak and wings, delicious vegetarian options including a pear salad and a mushroom cap burger, and creative seafood dishes like Nashivlle hot oysters. A vast selection of German beer as well as domestic favorites, as well as an extensive wine list are complemented with a variety of specialty cocktails. You won’t want to leave without rounding out your meal with a piece of homemade cheesecake. Easily order online to have an at-home version of dinner and a show.    





A short stroll away, the Wayne Theatre Ross Performing Arts Center will brighten your evening with live music and performance theatre. Visiting live music performances include groups like Wilson Fairchild, who are descendants of the world-famous Statler brothers of neighboring Staunton, VA, or the Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer. Broadway shows, Monday movies, educational programming, and speaker events happen year-round, as well as lots of digital content to enjoy at home with takeout. Check out the Wayne Theatre’s online events calendar.


Take Me to the Movies





Kick off a winter movie night with delicious pizza from Benny Stivale's, and be sure to bring your appetite! Home of the "Virginia Slice," one piece of their pizza takes up two full-sized paper plates. They always have cheese and pepperoni on the menu, with rotating specials such as buffalo chicken or macaroni & cheese pizza. Benny's is also a great hub for regional craft beers, and also where you can find Waynesboro's secret beer garden. 


After dinner, head on over to Zeus Theaters, a locally owned multi-plex featuring 8 digital screens. You can catch the latest movie releases as well as some classics, in a spaced out theater with reserved stadium seating. 





Craft Beer and Local Tunes




For an evening that’s all good brews, grub, and local music, head on over to one of Waynesboro's awesome craft breweries. Basic City Beer Co., Stable Craft Brewing, and Seven Arrows Brewing all offer delicious and often beer-inspired in-house menus. Basic City not only has Lost Town Billy Pie for amazingly unique pizza, but they also have the new Showroom at Basic City for a speakeasy vibe with a Southern inspired menu. Seven Arrows has Nobos Kitchen under the same roof offering a made from scratch menu featuring local farms. All three breweries are stops along our famous Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail as well; collect stamps from 8 out of our 15 breweries in the Valley to earn a t-shirt that proudly announces your accomplishment!


After dinner, relax and wait for the show to begin! These breweries almost always have live music from local bands on the weekend. Whether it's Sun Dried Opossum at Basic City or Gypsy Town at Seven Arrows, craft beer and music lovers will be sure to find something they'll enjoy. Be sure to check the Waynesboro Tourism calendar of events for an up to date schedule of local happenings. 





From ice cold craft beers to that little black dress, the hospitality industry in Waynesboro is ready to serve and happy to please every style and taste. Three cheers to a perfectly paired night on the town!