Travel, Venue and Lodging

Directions, Transport and About the Area

Directions & Parking

The spectacular Main Street Station Shed is home to our main event, the Walk-Around Grand Tasting, as well as Taco Throwdown presented by Style Weekly, and the seminars (tentative). Other events will be held at breweries, restaurants, and nearby locations throughout Richmond, Virginia.

Venue Details

Main Street Station

1500 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Handicap Access

Main Street Station is handicap accessible.

DIRECTIONS

From Points SOUTH:

1. Take I-95 North to Richmond
2. Take the Broad Street exit (74C)
3. Bear right to 33 East (Broad Street) from exit (74C)
4. Turn right onto Broad Street
5.  Go up the hill and turn left at the light onto North 14th Street.
6.  Turn left onto Main Street and you will see Main Street Station immediately to your left between 15th and 17th streets

From Points NORTH:

1.Take I-95 South to Richmond
2. Take the Franklin Street exit (74B)
3.  Go straight through the traffic light (turns into North 15th Street) and go to Main Street
4.  Turn left onto Main Street and you will see Main Street Station immediately to your left between 15th and 17th streets


From Points WEST:

1.  Take I-64 East to Richmond
2.  In Richmond, I-64 and I-95 merge
3.  Stay straight and go onto I-95 South
4.  Take the Franklin Street exit (74B)
5.  Go straight through the traffic light (turns into North 15th Street) and go to Main Street
6.  Turn left onto Main Street and you will see Main Street Station immediately to your left between 15th and 17th streets


From Points EAST:

1.  Take I-64 West to Richmond
2.  Take the I-95 South/5th Street exit
3.  Get in the left lane and take the I-95 South ramp
4.  Merge onto I-95 South
5.  Take the Franklin Street exit (74B)
6.  Go straight through the traffic light (turns into North 15th Street) and go to Main Street
7.  Turn left onto Main Street and you will see Main Street Station immediately to your left between 15th and 17th streets

 

Parking

Main Street Station offers fenced, well-lighted parking facilities with pay-ticket machines directly across from and to the east of the station.

Parking rates for the Main Street Station are:

  • 1st hour free
  • $1.00 per hour
  • $5 hour maximum daily
  • $60 monthly **
  • The machines accept cash and credit cards only.

** Call Standard Parking at (804) 649-7275 to obtain a monthly permit for monthly parking.

Additional Parking Options

Below please find a link to a map with multiple parking decks within a short walking distance of Main Street Station.

Map of nearby parking decks and lots

Transportation

You may travel directly to Main Street Station via public transportation.

Main Street Station has public transportation access through the GRTC Transit System. Please visit the GRTC website or call (803)358-GRTC, to get schedule and route information.

Passengers should arrive at Main Street Station at least 30 - 45 minutes before their scheduled departure. Be sure to allow time for parking and traffic.

Passengers should reconfirm departure times one day before travel, by calling (800)USA-RAIL, particularly if tickets have been purchased in advance.

To see if trains are running according to schedule, call (800)USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com and click on "check train status."

Customers with disabilities, senior citizens, and others needing special seating, special assistance or special food assistance (72 hours of advance notice needed), must call Amtrak at (800)USA-RAIL as much in advance of travel as possible.

There is no checked baggage service at Main Street Station; only carry-on luggage is allowed.

Carry-on luggage is limited to two pieces per passenger. Luggage may not exceed a size of 28" x 22" x 14" and a weight of 50 lbs. Carry-on limits per passenger will not apply to items such as briefcases, purses, laptop computers, camera bags and diaper bags. For a complete list, please call (800)USA-RAIL or visit http://www.amtrak.com.

All carry-on baggage must be visibly tagged with the name and address of the passenger. Amtrak will not assume liability for carry-on baggage brought on board trains. Dangerous or illegal items, including all firearms and weapons of any kind, are prohibited onboard.

Amtrak accepts many special items onboard, such as baby strollers, bicycles, golf bags, musical instruments and skis, with a small handling charge. For more information, please call (800)USA-RAIL or visit http://www.amtrak.com.

There are several options for traveling to and around Richmond.

Getting Around Richmond

UBER

Bus via GRTC

Taxi Services

Lodging

Several hotels in downtown Richmond are offering special rates for National Beer Expo attendees.

  • Richmond Marriott Hotel
    500 West Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Reservations: 1-888.236.2427 and ask for National Beer Expo Room Block

    Rooms are ONLY available on . You may also use the following custom reservation links:

    You may call to reserve your room at the special National Beer Expo rate at 1 (800) 228-9290 at a special rate of $129, including complimentary breakfast. Please state that you wish to make a reservation for the National Beer Expo block at the Residence Inn Richmond Downtown location.

    The Valet Parking stand is located in front of the Courtyard by Marriott at 1320 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219

    Book your group rate for National Beer Expo

    Reservations must be made by October , 2017.

  • Residence Inn Richmond Downtown

    14 South 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

  • OMNI Richmond Hotel
    100 South 12th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Reservations: 1-800-THE OMNI
    www.omnihotels.com

  • Linden Row Inn
    100 East Franklin Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Reservations: 804.783.7000

    Please call 804-783-7000 or 800-348-7424 and request the "2017 CAPITAL ALE HOUSE NATIONAL BEER EXPO (CAHNBE)” rate to receive the discount. Reservations must be made by October 2017. Rate is $109 + tax/night for Garden room (single Queen and 2 Beds) and $119 + tax/night for Main House rooms (single King and 2 beds)..

    To make a reservation at the Group Rate, please follow these instructions:

    1. Go to our Reservations Page at www.reservations.lindenrowinn.com
    2. Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and Number of Adults
    3. Enter the following Access Code for your Group to view your discounted rate: BEER15
    4. Click on Search for Availability and Pricing
    5. Select the appropriate Room Type
    6. Complete Reservation Form including Contact and Payment Information
    7. Click on Cancellation Policy check-box and submit the Reservation Form
  • The Hilton Richmond Downtown
    501 E Broad St
    Richmond, VA 23219

  • Special rate is $139 for King

  • For reservations, please call 804-344-4300 and ask for the special Capital Ale House National Beer Expo rate. Also, you can book a room on the exclusive booking website here: Booking Website:
    https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NationalBeerExpo2016