Guys Getaway Ideas in Waynesboro
Spring is here, and it’s time to round up the guys for an epic adventure. Whether you’re looking to fish and bond with your high school buddies, attend the best bachelor party ever, or just want a quiet father and son getaway, Waynesboro has you covered. We have great food, lots of craft beer, access to hiking, paddling, fishing, and more. If you’re camping, staying in a fancy hotel, or just coming to town on a day trip, here are some top picks to keep you and your crew busy.
VA Blacksmithing Institute Workshop
Are you that guy who’s always showing people your knife collection and your state-of-the-art grill? How about upping the wow-factor by showing off something you made yourself? Get manly, or crafty, or however you’d define it by forging something at a hands-on class at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing. You’ll learn the skills to create knives, grill tools, wearable ironwork, and more in a no-experience-necessary hobby-blacksmith workshop. If you fall in love with the forge, you can further your studies at the Institute as you work toward a Certificate of Artistic Blacksmithing.
Feeling stressed at work or school? Sometimes you just feel the urge to smash things, but don’t go busting a hole in your wall at home or throwing the TV out of the window. How about a rage-room session at The Havoc House instead? Grab a weapon like a bat or a golf club and lay waste to a room full of furniture, glassware, and electronics. You’ll wear yourself out and feel relaxed when you’re done. Better yet, someone else will clean up, and we can guarantee that nobody’s going to call the cops. When you’re ready to focus, head over to the axe throwing room and hone your skill at this favorite backyard pastime of lumberjacks everywhere.
If you’d rather play quieter games, head over to Bottles, where a $3 cover gives you unlimited access to bar games like video games, shuffleboard, air hockey, and darts. Lawn games include cornhole, bocce, basketball, ping pong, and ladder golf. Braver souls can tackle the mechanical bull or belt out their karaoke favorites. A wide variety of beer can be purchased by the bucket along with burgers, wings, and fried appetizers.
We dare you to take on an entire 28-inch pizza at Benny Stivale’s. That’s so big that a slice takes two plates to hold it, and there’s no way you’re not going to get delicious grease in your beard. This slice of pizza is seriously bigger than your face. Choose from the basics like pepperoni, cheese, or sausage, as well as the monthly specials to mix it up. Pizzas are made with high-quality ingredients grown and farmed in the U.S. Along with pizza, Benny’s serves up beer and has a “secret beer garden,” which offers the best from craft breweries in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. Check the schedule for events like live music and open mic nights.
Craft beer lovers can bond over a beer-themed tour of the Waynesboro area. Start at Basic City Beer Co., where you’ll find beer, brick-oven pizza, and arcade games to keep you happy and entertained. Next, head out to Stable Craft Brewing, where you can admire the scenery, dine from the agri-pub menu, and taste craft beer made from hops grown on the farm. This working farm has horses to meet, lawn games, and a cornhole golf course. Finally, end your day around the fire pits at Seven Arrows. If you’re still hungry, you can get a snack or hearty meal at onsite Nobos Kitchen. These breweries are part of the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, which is made up of 19 craft breweries all within an hour’s drive of each other. Pick up a passport and get it stamped at 8 breweries to earn a cool Beerwerks shirt and bragging rights.
We hope this will help you plan your trip with your friends. For more information about hiking, read Winter Hikes Near Waynesboro, and for more information on the best fishing spots in town, check out Gone Fishing in Waynesboro. Find out more about Waynesboro’s dining scene in Waynesboro’s Wild Card Restaurants. Bike riders will find ride ideas in Coasting Through Summer.