Return to Downtown
The downtown area is a draw for shopping, dining, and entertainment, including Pullman Square, a modern town square, and many locally owned eateries. The streets are alive with people walking from venue to venue or taking advantage of easy access bike paths. Year-round, a variety of festivals and special events draw crowds to Pullman Square, Mountain Health Arena, and the famous Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.
The Huntington area offers a plethora of local dining options, many of them located within the downtown area. Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar is a hip hangout featuring wood-fired pizzas, grilled oysters, a raw bar & craft brews in warm environs. Bahnhof WVrsthaus & Biergarten is a German inspired restaurant. Pho U & Mi serves authentic pho with traditional flavors. Nawab Indian Cuisine’s menu features wholesome sauces and bright spices. Jewel City Seafood makes each order fresh, hand-selecting and preparing ingredients. For fine dining, consider Le Bistro for a classic European menu, Savannah’s Bistro, or 21 at The Frederick where the martinis are a specialty.
As the sun sets over Huntington, the nightlife comes alive. Visit area bars and restaurants for specially crafted drinks and unique dishes to cure your late-night appetite. Unwind to the sounds of local live music and entertainment, both of which are art scene staples in H-Town. Check out LaFontaine’s Rooftop Lounge, Sharkeys (known for karaoke), Hank’s Wall Street Tavern, The Club Inn Between, and Davis’ Place.
Certified Arts Community
Designated as a Certified Arts Community, Huntington is home to a diverse cultural scene. For 70 years, the Huntington Museum of Art has served the Huntington community as a museum, cultural center, and conservatory. Marshall University’s Birke Art Gallery and Charles and Norma C. Carroll Gallery highlight local, regional, and national art. Sloane Square Gallery showcases art in its Central City retail showroom. Theatergoers are entranced by the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center which opened its ornate brass doors in 1928 and is home to the Marshall Artist Series. The Huntington Symphony Orchestra performs at venues around the area.
Let the Music Play
Fairs, festivals, and events abound in the Huntington area. Annual events like ChiliFest, Greek Fest, Rails & Ales Craft Beer Festival, and the West Virginia Hot Dog Festival draw thousands. Live music options during the summer include free concert events weekly at Pullman Square, Mountain Health Arena, The Market, and 9th Street Live. National touring acts play throughout the year at The Loud, Mountain Health Arena, and the Marshall Artists Series.