A Guys’ Day Out in Goochland
Rounding up the guys for a group outing can be challenging, but a day trip to Goochland keeps the adrenaline high and the time commitment manageable. Kick back with close friends and create memories curated to your sense of adventure.
Start your day on the right foot by eating at Satterwhite’s Restaurant, which serves up the “biggest breakfast in town.” This homestyle feast is serious food without the stodginess.
Orapax Hunting Preserve is a 700-acre rural paradise that provides top-ranked hunting and fishing experiences guaranteed to impress any outdoorsman. Guided bird hunts, duck and pheasant shoots are appropriate for seasoned and novice hunters alike, as safety is prioritized and fun is, too. Fishing for Largemouth Bass in the well-stocked, blissfully private pond is an equally chill way to pass the day.
Planning tip: Bird hunting season runs from mid-September to April.
Grassy meadows, bucolic streams, and miles of well-maintained trails make Rasawek Hunting Preserve an equally compelling outing. Offering five distinct hunting venues, Rasawek hosts guided quail hunts for up to four hunters.
Planning tip: Rasawek’s hunting season runs from October through March.
Make no mistake: the adrenaline rush is far from over. Head over to North River Outdoors or the Virginia Axe Company for an axe throwing session. Big on laughs and Instagram-worthy moments, a group session is the ultimate in fun.
Make your way to Hill Top Distillery, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, or Midnight Brewery (for those who went the Virginia Axe Company route) for a spirit and tap selection that’s on point. Crafting homemade moonshine, vodka, bourbon, and single malt whiskey full of flavor and tradition, Hill Top Distillery’s award-winning spirits are palate-pleasers. If craft brews are what you crave, the stouts, sours, Hefeweizens, and hoppy IPAs at Lickinghole Creek and Midnight Brewery are beloved, and the vibe is relaxed.
After a day filled with adventure, share a pie with the guys at GG’s Pizza. GG’s perfect sauce to cheese ratio, airy crust, and enthusiastic service end the day on a delicious note. Don’t forget to close out your meal with the house-made tiramisu! Or if pub eats are the consensus, Sports Page specializes in wings, burgers, and the hospitality that makes you feel like a local.
Quenching your thirst for adventure with the boys is easy and accessible.
Goochland County is your gateway to guys’ time; get planning today.