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821 W 21ST St, Norfolk, VA | Directions   23517

36.871333 -76.297105

Open Hours

Daily 5pm-2am

Restaurants, Bistros, Bars & Clubs  more

More Categories: Bars & Pubs, Nightclubs

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, After Work, Specialty Cocktails

Tags: Cheap Eats

Cuisine: Spanish

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa



From The Owners of Crackers

Funky martinis and unusual tapas make this tiny bar a popular Ghent nightspot.

Reviews for Crackers

over a year ago

One of the best places around Norfolk! – I totally agree to what all the other reviews say. I went last night and the place was full but luckely for me I found a place next to a really nice girl!! I ordered the shrimp enchilada and a Dead Guy beer. The enchilada was excellent and the beer was really good as well. The bartender is really nice. In conclusion, the place is really nice, the food is excellent, and there is a long list of beers and other liquors. I would recommend this place to anyone!!

over a year ago

Love this little place! – The tapas are superb! Nice wine list, too. You get to watch the chef work in this tiny place. Very cozy; I've taken several dates there, and they really seem to open up.

over a year ago

Great Bar! – The other reviews pretty much say it all. I would only bring a friend or two, but if you really want to seat a group of four to six, it's worth the attempt. If you don't succeed, you can always roam a couple blocks to another quality Norfolk bar. It won't be as good as Crackers, but at least you'll have made the effort.

over a year ago

Small but highly desirable... – This place has pizazze. Barkeep Steve Scott knows how to keep the patron guessing what's going to come next; a new shooter or a spot of South African wine (Graham Beck's Gamekeeper's Reserve Cabernet) to compliment that Filet Mignon tapa. Look for elbow to elbow conversation with some hip chics or else come with a date for close interaction. This place is small but really cool. Your date, or that hip chic, might also be scored with the Smore's fondue grill. Go see.....

over a year ago

Funky martinis and unusual tapas make this tiny bar a popular Ghent nightspot. – The Scene
No bigger than a cracker box, this hip tapas bar fills with an ultracool crowd. Go with friends and share a table, or grab a bar stool and make friends with your neighbor. Half the fun is jockeying for room to chat over funky martinis and tasty tapas.

The Draw
The cocktail list is long and laden with fun names, like Southern Bondage, Marcus Welby and Purple Haze. Some drinks come with party favors: The Dean Martini comes with a Lucky Strike cigarette and a match; the Safe Sex is accompanied by a condom. A popular quaff is the cosmopolitan made with Finlandia cranberry-infused vodka, triple sec and lime. Nothing goes better with the froufrou drinks than little plates of pork and ginger dumplings, fondue or homemade minipizzas. The best thing about the menu is that it's offered all night long.

over a year ago

Great little place! – I tried this restaurant about a year ago and fell in love. Their tapas and martinis are amazing. Every plate I tried, I loved! When we went, we also got the smores platter, MMMMMM... This place is small though so you have to get there early.

over a year ago

My Norfolk Fav! – Crackers is a funky littleand I do mean littletapas and martini bar in the heart of Ghent. The environment is fun and energetic, the food is WONDERFUL, and the martinis are, well you be the judge! If thats not enough to entice you, try the smores served on a pu-pu platteryum...and fun!

If you are like me and associate a feeling with a place, you will definitely feel like you are in Ghent at Crackers. The clientele is equally as eclectic as its part of town. The tapas and martinis are created with a flare of the unusualbut oh so tasty! The menu changes seasonally so making a favorites list will repeatedly changeand its a good excuse to go back, often!


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