Sometimes you just want a cheap drink, it's not happy hour, and you don't know where to go. Some ideas:
Davis & Main Who woulda guessed?! Look how cheap! $2.75-3.50 for bottles $3.50-4.50 for drafts
Little Mexico (near Gold's Gym at Harvie St). I always confuse this with the other one that opened around a similar time also on Cary St--Viva Mexico) Anyway, Little Mexico has cheap beers and fairly priced margaritas, a separate bar, a newly added patio (though not very sunny since it's inbetween 2 bldgs). It's comfy there, and actual Latino folk work there. I hear they have $2 Tecate and $1 off margs Monday - Thursday 3-7pm. They have coupons in every Valpak.
Avalon Light beers $2.75-4.00.Several wines by the glass under $5 and $6. Food menu is very reasonable as well! Also has a late-night menu
Phil's Continental Lounge. Been around forever.Next to the Westhampton Theater on Grove. A dive, with an outdoor patio, cheap food and drink, and famous vodka limeade. Service and atmosphere not so great, but a nice place to sit outside or go grab some fries or a beer after a movie. Domestic beers are under $3. Real cheap drinks.
*I saw a lot of roaches on their front patio last time I was there though. Probably won't stop me from drinking there but may influence my eating choice.
You may also be interested in my other Richmond restaurant posts: