January 2018

Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant     Est. 1982



203 22nd Street, Va. Beach, Va. 23451       (757) 425-6330 

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Here’s What’s Happening Eight Days a Week at Abbey Road for the Month of January 2018.


  1. What Apple group performed in the Concert for Bangladesh? 

  2. Where were the winter scenes in “Help!” filmed?


3 – 6 p.m. Everyday!!! 



 Well Drinks


Bottled Beer

3.00 SHOTS!

For Drink Specials (must be seated at the) bar HH 3-7!



Best Happy Hour In Virginia BeachLocal’s Rule Happy Hour At Abbey Road!!

3 – 6 p.m. Everyday!!!

Featuring All 42 DRAFTS & CRAFTS ON TAP,Well Drinks, Wine & Bottled Beer & 3.00 SHOTS!

-Special bar HH with 2 for 1 Appetizers (must be seated at the bar)

-HH 3-7!

open mic Tuesdays – Open Mic with host Doug Dunn.

January Weekends

5th & 6th – Willie Byrn, 12th & 13th – Robbie Meade,

19th & 20th – Pete Hansen,

26th & 27th – Fixity with Bernie & Sherri  

Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 5 p.m., uJanuary 27th 2018ntil…

  • Support the Virginia Beach Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund

  • And the Virginia Beach Fire Department Honor Guard

  • $25.00 Admission includes: Custom designed T-Shirt,

  • 2 raffle tickets & 2 drink tickets, & Food & Drink Specials.

  • Live music – Fixity with Bernie & Sherri

Lots of great prizes and Food & Drink Specials All Night Long!!!


An old guy walks into a bar and the bartender asks for ID. “You’ve got to be kidding,” he said. “I’m almost 60 years old.” The bartender apologized, but said he had to see the license. The guy showed his ID, then paid and told the bartender to keep the change. “The tip’s for carding me,” he said. The bartender put the change in the tip cup. “Thanks,” he said. “Works every time.”





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35th Anniversary

Abbey Road Pub

Virginia Beach Restaurant Anniversary

On December 17, 2017, Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant celebrates it’s 35th anniversary, operating under the same owner/management.

“It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…,” and it was more than thirty-four years ago today when the bands began to play, at Abbey Road. Owner Bill Dillon has been bringing the best in good food and live entertainment to Virginia Beach since 1982. Their fresh seafood, beef, and pasta dishes are summed up by The Virginian Pilot’s reviews: “Abbey Road Leads Diners to a Satisfying Evening (1983)” and “Abbey Road is a great pub in the midst of a Tourist Location. For locals, it is well worth the trip any time of the year (2008).”  “Abbey Road is the Best Acoustic Venue in Tidewater, offering the best and the most variety…” Port Folio Magazine

After three years in the food service industry, first as a busboy and then as a waiter, Bill decided in the fall of 1982 to open his own restaurant in the resort area of Virginia Beach.  Starting with a small loan from his grandparents, and with no family history in the restaurant business, Bill has achieved what most restaurants are unable to, a career in the restaurant industry, as most restaurants fail in the first 3-5 years. The restaurant business has one of the highest failure rates of any start-up business. For every 100 restaurants that open today, only 1 or 2 will be open in 20 years. Abbey Road puts great effort in serving good food, and is now rated by Trip Advisor as one of the top 3% of the over 1000 restaurants in Virginia Beach!

The Love Of The Beatles Started Early…

Heavily influenced by the Beatles when growing up, thanks to his two older sisters who listened to their records all the time, he decided to name it ’Abbey Road’ after the last album the Beatles recorded.

A Haven For Live Music In Virginia Beach

Many national, regional, and local musicians have performed at Abbey Road since 1982, including: Richie Havens – the man who opened Woodstock, Ronee Blakely – toured with Bob Dylan, Livingston Taylor – James’ brother, The Ventures -theme from Hawaii Five-O, Rick Roberts of Firefall, – wrote & sang many of their #1 hits, Robert Hunter of The Grateful Dead, Robbin Thompson & The Robbin Thompson Band, Gove Scrivener, Lewis McGehee – toured with Bruce Hornsby, Mike Proffit & The Mike Proffitt Band, Keller Williams, Chuck ‘Coyote’ Larson & Robbie House & Norman Harrell of Snuff, and many, many more …

Fast facts:

  • Abbey Road proudly provides a 100% smoke free environment for their patrons and employees.
  • Two thirds of their menu is now available Gluten free! Look for Gf!
  • They are Certified Virginia Green through recycling and energy conservation.
  • They participate in the SENSIBLE SEAFOOD program, partnering with the Virginia Aquarium and the Monterey Aquarium in California, serving only sustainable seafood. They also participate in the Lynnhaven River Now project by saving our oyster and clam shells to build future oyster reefs.

“Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song…”

Live Bands And Entertainment In Virginia Beach

bands virginia beach local scheduleBeatles lover?  Music lover?  Live entertainment lover?  You’ve come to the right spot!  Obviously Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant has you covered for all things Beatles.  Chances are you’ll catch any classic Beatles song playing on the speakers throughout the day.  But did you know that we really bring it when it comes to live music, too?

Abbey Road On The Virginia Beach Oce anfront Offers Entertainment Throughout The Week

All throughout the week Abbey Road features live entertainment.  You can catch our special line up on the Events Calendar tab of our website.  We feature local legends, like Mike Proffitt and Doug Dunn.  We LOVE a good acoustic act, like Marty Moore and Pete Hansen.

Open Mic Night On Tuesdaysoceanfront live music

Did you know that we also have an Open Mic Night on Tuesdays?  The best new talent in Hampton Roads gets their shot on stage and the crowd always has a great time. No rules no restrictions, just be prepared to put on a show!  What’s even better is that the top two acts from Tuesday’s Open Mic Night are invited back the following Monday.  We call Monday nights “BOOM Night, “or Best of Open Mic Night.  It’s been a huge hit since we launched it earlier this year and we are quickly running out of seats on BOOM Nights, so get here early!

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As true lovers of music we are constantly trying to bring the best of the best onto our stage.  Our favorite legends aren’t rocking out anymore and we can only play their music on loop but so many times in the restaurant, so live music it is!

Summertime means music and fun at the Abbey Road Bar in Virginia Beach

If you’ve never been to Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant during the Virginia Beach summertime, while tourists are strolling the boardwalk, while the drinks are flowing from our 42 taps, and the latest live music act has hit the stage, you’re truly missing out.  You can even hear the awesome tunes while enjoying the breeze on the patio, too!

Oceanfront Events For February

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Est. 1982

203 22nd Street, Va. Beach, Va. 23451

(757) 425-6330

Here’s What’s Happening Eight Days a Week at Abbey Road on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for the Month of February 2017.


  1. At what hospital was John’s body brought to when he was shot?  

  2. What song describes John’s fling with another woman?

*Answers at the bottom.


3 – 6 p.m. Everyday!!!  Featuring All 42 DRAFTS & CRAFTS ON TAP,
 Well Drinks, Wine & Bottled Beer & 3.00 SHOTS! Special (must be seated at the bar) bar HH 3-7!

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Mondays – BOOM Night! – Best Of Open Mic, best 2 acts from previous week!

Tuesdays – Open Mic with host Doug Dunn. Compete for BOOM Night!

Wednesdays – Mike Proffitt is back!

February  Weekends

3rd & 4th – Marty Moore,

10th & 11th – Fixity w/Bernie & Sherri,

17th & 18th – Mike Proffitt with Dana Silvercloud

24th & 25th – Doug Dunn


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‘Come Together’

for the ‘Help!’ The Animals Annual Party

Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 5 p.m., until…

  • Come out of hibernation!!!
  • Proceeds to benefit the Virginia Beach SPCA

Live Entertainment by Marty Moore.

  • $25.00 Admission includes: Custom designed T-Shirt,
  • 2 raffle tickets & 2 drink tickets, & Food & Drink Specials.
  • Lots of great prizes and Food & Drink Specials All Night Long!!!



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“Morgue assistant job requirements: Excellent customer service skills”



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