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Here are some of the best Richmond restaurants to order a beer and a shot combo platter

Tomato pie at Stanley’s with a rail shot and a Fishtown Lager
Posted at 3:12 PM, Apr 17, 2024

RICHMOND, Va. -- It’s 3 p.m. on a Thursday and the bar at Cobra Cabana is pretty packed. Most of the patrons have an empty or quasi-empty shot glass next to a beer in front of them. Feels pretty hard-in-the-paint for a weekday afternoon but this is a judgment-free zone and these are frugal imbibers who are drinking Penny Pinchers, Cobra Cabana’s affordable version of a Citywide Special.

A Citywide Special, or a beer and a shot combo platter, popped up in the United States at the Philadelphia bar, Bob and Barbara’s, when they decided to use a Pabst and a shot of Jim Beam for $3 for a business push. Originally, the bar simply called it the Special and it took off. Soon bars all over the city (hence the name now) picked up the budget-friendly special of dual alcohols – and the name stuck. Click here to read more about some of Richmond's best Citywide Specials on Style Weekly.

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