Travel Info

Whether coming in from Williamsburg, New York or Williamsburg, Virginia, here’s where you need to head.


The 1st Ever Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Competition will be held at Strange Matter:

929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220

With easy access to/from Interstate 95/64.

Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Competition Locations


We worked out a deal with the Clarion Hotel - Richmond Central for a group rate of $69.95/night. Just call them at (804) 359-9441 and mention the Beard League rate, and they’ll hook you up.

3207 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230 
804-359-9441 / Fax: 804-359-3207


2BNB's green and black buses
If you’re staying at the Clarion, you
’re in luck. We’ve teamed up with 2BNB (To The Bottom* and Back) to run a shuttle service between the hotel and our Friday night Welcome party, and to and from Strange Matter Saturday night. If you wonder where your bus is, just track it from their website.

* Shockoe Bottom is one of the club districts in town

Event Parking

Since it’s a downtown bar, adjacent to the local university, there’s no reserved parking for the venue. There is street parking and an adjoining parking lot that is honor pay of $7.

However, since it’s near the arena for the NCAA Final Four VCU Rams, the West Broad Street Parking Deck (1111 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23284) is only a block away. Enter on Harrison or Shafer Streets. Strange Matter is one block southwest from there.

When entering the deck, press the green button, remove the dispensed ticket and park. When exiting the deck, hand your ticket to the cashier at the booth along with the daily rate of $5.00.