Entertainment options are around every corner in the Greenbrier Valley with four anchor venues. Home to one of only four remaining active Carnegie Halls left in the world, history and the arts converge in Lewisburg. Built in 1902 with funding from philanthropic legend Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Hall features musicians from across the globe. Find something out of the ordinary at Lee Street Studios, which hosts artist galleries and workshop events. Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, showcases a seasonal line-up of live theatre and other productions, while the Lewis Theatre has been the go-to cinema since 1939.
The variety of independent restaurants, bakeries and cafes in the Greenbrier Valley make the area a foodie’s paradise. You’ll quickly discover the town’s creative culture and rich, Appalachian roots are tastefully reflected in a fusion of varied menus from around the world. Enjoy French cuisine at The French Goat or savor classic Italian fare at the Humble Tomato. Have a cold glass on the patio of the Briergarten or try the fresh flavors of Thunderbird Taco. Visit The Greenbrier and try its many fine dining options with one-of-a-kind menus. So whether you’re meeting up with friends after work, taking the kids out for pizza or celebrating a special occasion, local foodies agree, for the best adventure in cuisine, there’s no place like home.
Get in the Spirit
If you are looking to sip a few new brews and spirits, the Greenbrier Valley is the perfect place to call home. Try one of the five iconic locally made whiskeys at Smooth Ambler in a tasting or craft up your own cocktail at home. If you are craving something on the bubbly side, Hawk Knob serves up hand-crafted ciders and meads, ranging in flavor from juniper to elderberry. Nearby find Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, brewing up local craft beers. Unique to West Virginian folklore legends, their six flagship brews are nicely complemented by a rolling selection of small-batch specials.
Perfect for casual wandering, this small-town-turned-artsy-shopping district is peppered with stylish shops selling everything from boutique clothing to vintage collectibles. The Greenbrier Valley’s gallery retailers take great care selecting the one-of-a-kind treasures, artisan-made pieces and wearables that fill their spaces. Step inside any number of shops to see artists’ work and the skill that’s celebrated throughout the town.
In the Greenbrier Valley, you’ll find celebrations, events and get-togethers are hallmarks of the town. First Fridays each month draws people to “main street” with live music, tastings and art exhibits. The Courthouse Farmer’s Market is a local favorite for finding delicious and fresh products. Fan-favorite annual events include the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, WV Renaissance Festival, Lewisburg Literary Festival and the State Fair of West Virginia. Or stop by the New Year’s Day Shanghai Parade to fully immerse yourself in the areas unique cultural mix.
Lining the colorful halls of The Greenbrier, a curated collection of shops and boutiques create a shopping experience that is difficult to find elsewhere. Over two dozen shops make up this retail collection, with options ranging from fine art and designer apparel to children’s toys and outdoor gear. Check out the onsite Ralph Lauren for all of your up-scale clothing needs or browse eclectic and unique gifts at Alterra-WV.