In mybookFun Collection (edit)
Added to your fun collection.
Removed From mybook!

We took this business out of your fun collection.

The Bull and Bear Club

Add to mybook

This listing has been
added to mybook.

This listing has been
removed from mybook.

Business Details



in Business


Regular Hours

General Info:
THE BULL & BEAR CLUB: A RICHMOND TRADITION The Bull and Bear Club was inaugurated in 1967 by Harold Richards and Richard Guilford. They were executives from Fidelity Insurance Company in New York City. The Fidelity Insurance Company was establishing itself in Richmond and wanted to develop and build its own building. The Fidelity Building at 8th and Main Streets was the result. One of the features of the building was going to be a private club at the top two floors, fashioned after the great city clubs in New York and Chicago. As the New York Stock Exchange Club was the most influential private club of the time, the new club was created in its image, choosing to be represented by the two mascots of Wall Street, the bull and the bear. Liquor by the drink was not available at that time in Virginia, so one of the benefits of membership was having a liquor locker. Purchasing liquor by the bottle was permissible, however patrons had to bring the bottles of liquor with them to restaurants and make their own drinks. The liquor lockers allowed for convenient alcohol storage at the club. Upon a member's arrival, a key would be given to the bartender, who would retrieve the stored alcohol and mix any drinks requested. At the time, it was a luxury previously unknown in Richmond. The Club also offered fine dining and private banquet rooms, two amenities that were scarce in Richmond in 1967. In its initial phase, the Club was open only to male membership. The first 1000 of these members were given the designation "Charter Member". Pewter mugs with the Charter Member's initials were made and hung in the Grill, the only place where female guests were not allowed. In the early 1970's, the Bull and Bear Club became the first club to allow female membership, and in 1996 became the first private club in the city to have a female president. In 1985, the Club moved from its previous location in the Fidelity Building to the newly constructed James Center, on 9th and Cary Streets. The new location allowed for the growing membership to have a centralized location in the heart of Richmond's financial and social district.
Sponsored Links
Payment method:
amex, check, visa, master card
Located Downtown on the 21st floor of One James Center
Downtown Richmond, Central Office
Party Planning, Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Wedding Supplies & Services, Private Clubs, Wedding Reception Locations & Services
Other Information:

Parking: Lot

Wi-Fi: Free

Attire: Dressy

Takes Reservations: Yes

Price Range : Average

More »

Less »


Review this business:
First-classBetter than mostAbout what I expectedNot the worst...Disappointing
Click to Rate
Share Review

Like this review? Share it on your social network to get the word out!

write a review
for this business
with a rating

to share your opinion of this business

with YP visitors across the United States

and in your neighborhood

Add Your Review
Sponsored Links
Map & Directions
People Also Viewed
Send to Phone
The Bull and Bear Club

901 E Cary St 21st FloorRichmondVA 23219

(804) 649-8431

Send this business listing as a text message to a mobile phone.


Your text message was sent.

To opt out at anytime, send the word STOP to YP411.

To get a help message, send the word HELP to YP411.

There was an error sending your text.

Please try again.

Terms: The recipient of this text message may incur charges depending on their wireless carrier. Not all carriers are currently supported.

Message Business

What would you like to know?



We were unable to send your message. Please try again later.

Add a Photo
The Bull and Bear Club

901 E Cary St 21st FloorRichmondVA 23219

(804) 649-8431

  • Photos should be in .gif, .jpg, or .png format
  • Photos should represent this business (ex. storefront, interior, services/amenities offered, etc.)
  • Photos must not be of an objectionable nature (offensive, profane, pornographic, obscene, etc.)
  • All photos submitted are subjected to YP Terms of Service
Add a New Collection
Oops! There was a problem saving the new custom collection.
Please try again.
Collection Name cannot be empty
Upload a Photo

Remaining Characters: 100

Remaining Characters: 500

We just redesigned! Do you like it?
× Not a Fan

× Thank You!