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212 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7408
+1 540-951-2483
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good52%
  • Average5%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
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“tots” (2 reviews)
“burgers” (3 reviews)
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212 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7408
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

When I stepped in here I felt I was in a familiar place with all the trappings of a perfect college bar: darts, pool, great tunes, complete selection of beers, big TVs, cool students and really good bar food. And surprisingly enough the bathroom was...More

Thank tarheeltraveler367
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I stumbled upon Rivermill several years ago when looking for a place to eat before a Hokie basketball game. We must have liked it because it has become our "go to" place ever since! Great beer selection, burgers, and their signature Rivermill...More

Thank FCMedic
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It's one of the better places to hang out in Blacksburg with an older, more mature crowd most of the time (young professionals and graduate students). The food is bar food but they have spectacular tater tots. It has a great selection of beers and...More

Thank taraship
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Wife and I stopped in during Stepping Out. Had a really good time. Great prices, great beer selection, and my wife said her black-bean burger was the best thing she's ever had.

Thank the_Goins
Reviewed 21 July 2016

More beer than options for food, especially vegetarian. The fries are good. Dart boards are occasionally open for use.

Thank Eric N
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Prices are average on drinks. The bar food (loaded tater tots) was especially good! The vibe is pretty chill and they have darts, pool, and places to sit. Met some interesting locals.

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We wanted to watch a soccer in the middle of the day. Were the only ones in the bar, and bartender refused to turn on sound, and that after we had bought drinks and he had agreed to turn on sound once game starts. Plus,...More

Thank druffschikka
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The place is a dive. Flies everywhere. Service was terrible. I waited for the bartender to get off her phone to serve me and all the other people waiting. there was grime all over. I'll never go back.

1  Thank jlaw81
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Rivermill is a warm and friendly place to watch a ball game and have a great, juicy burger and crunchy tots (and there are lots of 'em) with a varied and extensive tap list. And the friendly bartenders keep it all going.

Thank 5from23rdSt
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Good location at the edge of campus. Obviously a local feel, but that, and the Hokey Pokey, are what it's all about... Right?!? Can't beat the tap selection and prices.

Thank BiggestTitan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Draper Rd NW, Blacksburg, VA 24060-7408
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-951-2483
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