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Posted: 7/15/2013 8:26:01 AM EST
I have to be in Winchester on business late this week. I don't have a lot of time, but if anyone can recommend any decent restaurants, gun shops, museums or bookstores (the more sci fi the better), I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks!

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Link Posted: 7/15/2013 8:44:08 AM EST
if you don't mind the drive, the Uvdar Hazy extension of the air and space museum is pretty cool. It is about an hour from you in Chantilly.

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Link Posted: 7/15/2013 9:24:34 AM EST
Stonewall arms is a good shop. VA pistol in front royal is not that far away.
There is also a gander mountian in town.

Brewbakers and union jacks for food.

Link Posted: 7/15/2013 10:31:13 AM EST
Picadillys has good food and a decent bar.

Stonewall arms is good.
Link Posted: 7/15/2013 11:17:47 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/15/2013 2:43:13 PM EST
Stonewall Arms and VA Pistol already mentioned for gun shops. There's also Shenandoah Sporting Goods in Toms Brook. You can sometimes find good stuff there. Peacemaker National up in Gerradstown, WV has some stuff too. Mostly FN and Colt, might be all they carry.

The Air and Space Museum mentioned is awesome if you don't mind the drive. If you do this, might as well check out Virginia Arms in Manassas and the NRA Museum in Fairfax.

As for food, Brewbakers is awesome. But I'd also recommend Roma's in Stephens City if you're in the mood for Greek or Italian.
Link Posted: 7/15/2013 4:44:55 PM EST
Valley Guns II just 15 minutes north in WV. Great guys !
Link Posted: 7/15/2013 4:59:45 PM EST
Hell since you guys are crossing the state line...Tango Down Range in hedgesville is a blast! Tannermans in Martinsburg has some good guys there.
Link Posted: 7/16/2013 7:52:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By MattyP271:
Valley Guns II just 15 minutes north in WV. Great guys !


+1 For those guys.

There's the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley which is okay.. For food check out the Bonnie Blue and the Union Jack Union Jack has a pretty huge beer list, and Bonnie Blue probably has the best food in town. There's also Thai Winchester if you like Thai food.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 3:06:49 PM EST

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Originally Posted By Brosome:
+1 For those guys.

There's the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley which is okay.. For food check out the Bonnie Blue and the Union Jack Union Jack has a pretty huge beer list, and Bonnie Blue probably has the best food in town. There's also Thai Winchester if you like Thai food.
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Another vote for Bonnie Blue. We went there for dinner tonight and it was awesome. Met and talked with one of the owners while we were there, real nice guy. We'll definitely be back.
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 1:21:30 AM EST
There is a used bokstore on Valley Ave, Blue Plate Books, a lot of inventory. Also 4 Color Fantasy on Weems Ln is a really neat old school comic shop, great $1 bin and extensive back catalog.
Link Posted: 7/19/2013 10:08:11 AM EST
Go up right up rt 11 into WV about 15 minutes away. Plenty of places to eat but have awesome waitresses. Just make sure you bring plenty of ones.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 7:15:59 PM EST
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Another vote for Bonnie Blue. We went there for dinner tonight and it was awesome. Met and talked with one of the owners while we were there, real nice guy. We'll definitely be back.
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Originally Posted By Brosome:
+1 For those guys.

There's the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley which is okay.. For food check out the Bonnie Blue and the Union Jack Union Jack has a pretty huge beer list, and Bonnie Blue probably has the best food in town. There's also Thai Winchester if you like Thai food.



Another vote for Bonnie Blue. We went there for dinner tonight and it was awesome. Met and talked with one of the owners while we were there, real nice guy. We'll definitely be back.


I ate there twice while I was in town. Some of the best pulled pork I've ever had.

I also got to check out Stonewall Arms and Valley Guns II while I was in the area. I just bought a few odds and ends, but they were both really nice shops.

Thanks again to everyone for the tips!
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 8:27:00 AM EST
Glad you enjoy your stay.

Come back now ya' hear.
Link Posted: 7/22/2013 4:50:09 PM EST
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The Italian Touch has the best steak & cheese in the Valley. Cork Street Tavern is nice. The museum of the Shenandoah Valley is worth the time.

If you have time for a hike drive 20 minutes east on Rt. 7 past Berryville, cross the Shenandoah and go to the top of the mountain. At Route 601 hang a right and check out Bears Den about a mile in on the right, awesome views. When you are done keep driving south on 601 and drive by Mount Weather. Put your feet in the Shenandoah on the way back, and drink a sweet tea. Welcome to the Valley, I hope you enjoy yourself. If you do decide to check out the Mountain, go to the horse shoe restaurant on the other side of 7 on 601; don't be put off by the exterior, it is a fun place. Tell the owner Jim Wink that Bud sent you.

BTW if you are free one evening, I'd gladly buy you a beer (I'm in Berryville).
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 6:58:26 AM EST
I hear the Apple Blossom Mall is real nice! (Ducking and running for cover.)
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:01:46 AM EST
Too funny!


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I hear the Apple Blossom Mall is real nice! (Ducking and running for cover.)
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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:39:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VolvotechT5:
Hell since you guys are crossing the state line...Tango Down Range in hedgesville is a blast! Tannermans in Martinsburg has some good guys there.
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also, since you are crossing the state line, you can meet me. Im told im awesome and kind of a big deal











Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:40:30 PM EST
Bunkers in Leesburg if you like to drink and listen to live music.
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