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The Tin Pan Owners Lisa Harrison and Kevin Liu put their heart and soul into this unique listening room that opened in March of 2015 in the West End. Since opening, local band favorites, such as The Jangling Reinharts, Good Humor Band, and the Taters, as well as recent Grammy winners such as Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, and Buckwheat Zydeco, have played at the Tin Pan -- and have contributed to The Tin Pan being named by Richmond Magazine one of the "Best Music Venues in Richmond" in 2015.
The Tin Pan is a full-service restaurant and serves eclectic American dishes such as bacon-peanut butter-banana flatbreads and whiskery-glazed jumbo shrimp. Brunch is available on Sunday. The full bar serves a variety of local draft selections, as well as wine and spirits.
The owners have devised special activities for groups and teams. A hands-on custom cocktail class teaches group members tricks and techniques of craft cocktail making, led by owner Kevin who wrote the bestseller, "Craft Cocktails At Home." Groups can also show off their wild side with a rockstar fantasy camp, performing music for one another backed by a house band.
Groups can either come to a scheduled show or rent the facility.
Scheduled Shows. For existing shows, tickets are available online on The Tin Pan's website. Each ticket guarantees a seat. When tickets are purchased, any sized group can request to sit together through a table reservation.
Private Events. For private events, The Tin Pan provides seating for 160 and reception space for 180. A covered patio that can be reserved separately with seating for 30. An open-format layout allows The Tin Pan to easily move tables and chairs into a number of different configurations for corporate presentations and special needs.
All private events get to use the 400 sq-ft performance stage, high-end LED lighting, and top-of-the-line sound system. The Tin Pan can provide an area for a dance floor for private events.
The following are some possible private event ideas:
Cocktail Class. Get your shake, stir, and sip on! Learn to make unique and exciting drinks like the salted caramel whiskey sour or the moonshine old-fashioned, with the author of the bestselling book Craft Cocktails at Home: Offbeat Techniques, Contemporary Crowd-Pleasers, and Classics Hacked With Science. More information about a cocktail class can be found here.
Rock Band Fantasy. Does your office or club love to party like rockstars? Come do it for real on the Tin Pan's 400-sq-ft stage. You provide the talent (or lack thereof). Depending on your musical background, a house band will be available to back you up if a few notes fall flat. More information about a rock band fantasy can be found here.
Music Trivia Night. In this unique live band music trivia night, guests compete for prizes and try to avoid hilarious punishments. In this game, the points DO matter.
Band-Themed Party. The Tin Pan can help you create a band-themed party such as "Bob Dylan night" or "Elvis Night". The Tin Pan will supply the cover/tribute band.
Company/Group Open Mic or Talent Show. The Tin Pan provides the sound system, emcee, instruments, backing tracks if needed.
Boozie Movie night. The Tin Pan can put a projection screen on the stage and show a favorite movie. While the movie plays, guests can enjoy beer, wine or spirit tasting.
Kids Sing-Along Party. The Tin Pan can provide a quality musician to sing favorite kids songs and lead young guests in their favorite tunes. Mom/Dad mix/mingle/drink while the young ones go nuts.
Private concert. An intimate private concert with a national touring recording artist, for anniversaries and other special occasions.
Outside caterers are allowed if desired. All alcohol must be served by the Tin Pan's full bar selection. The Tin Pan may source specialty ingredients and beverages if desired.
The private event venue has a private parking lot with plentiful free parking.
All ages are welcome, but participation in a cocktail class is 21+.
The Tin Pan is fully ADA compliant.
For not-for-profit events, the Tin Pan can offer contributions to charitable groups, such as free tickets or a share of the proceeds to a special cause.
Send an inquiry to the Tin Pan through PartyRVA to receive a 10% discount on food and 25% off of sound production charges for live music.
There is no fee to rent the space. For private events, food and drink minimums apply, based on the number of people. Daytime event minimums typically start at $800.
Cocktail classes run from $15-$45 per person, depending on the drink menu and time of day.
Rock Band Fantasy starts at $20/person.
"This is a great venue... the food is great and the music is the best... the combination can't be beat... Richmond's hidden treasure!!" - Stephanie A., Facebook
"A great room for music. The vibe is perfect. Fun menu and a great staff." - Richard M., Facebook
"It is a true listening room, well planned with stage on an angle so all tables have an excellent view. Stage itself is huge and the sound system excellent. Music lovers that live in the Richmond vicinity are very lucky indeed!" - Judy E., Facebook
"My family and I ate at The Tin Pan last weekend and loved it! Delicious food at affordable prices with huge portion sizes! We got the Irish Nachos, Lobster Mac, Pan-Seared Trout, the Burger, and the Fish Tacos. Personal favorite was the burger on their buttered pretzel roll! Definitely recommend trying this new place. The service was quick, the food was great, and the restaurant was clean and inviting. We will be going back to also catch a show!" - Sonya C., Yelp
"Such a wonderful place for a night of music and good food. The owner is awesome and the atmosphere is down to earth and it just makes you feel happy when you are here." - Virginia E., Yelp