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Cuisine and Culture in theMorgantown Area

The Morgantown area is as diverse in cuisine as it is in culture. The bustling college community is home to numerous local favorites with dishes and flavors from across the globe. Live music and entertainment can be found in abundance here. Every weekend will be one to remember in Morgantown.

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Full of Flavor

With the advantage of being home to West Virginia University, Morgantown serves as a melting pot for the region, which is shown in its flavorful food scene and exciting culture. With tastes from all over the world, you can make your own food tour or stay true to your reliable national staples. Find a new favorite at one of Morgantown’s hidden gems such as Mario’s Fishbowl, Black Bear Burritos and Blue Moose Cafe, or immerse yourself in the eclectic craft beer selection at Mountain State Brewing Company. Whether you’re looking for something quick and casual or stepping out to fine dine, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from when asked “What’s for dinner?”

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The Tap Never Runs Dry

With several breweries and restaurants serving delicious local, handcrafted beers, there are plenty of stops to add to your weekend craft beer crawl. Spend a Saturday touring the town and pay a visit to Morgantown Brewing Company or grab a drink at the Apothecary Ale House and Cafe. You can stay for a pint or take a growler to-go; just enjoy the unique spin each location puts on drinking local. If beer isn’t your style, catch the annual Wine and Jazz Festival or find your perfect bottle at the Forks of Cheat Winery. Whatever you drink, cheers to being Mountaineers!

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Painting a Picture of Greater Morgantown

Recognized as a “Certified Arts Community” by the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History in December 2020, Morgantown’s vibrant art scene and historical charm make it an exciting place to live. Find many public murals on the sides of downtown buildings, statues along the sidewalks and indoor galleries and venues dedicated to showcasing local artists’ work. Watch a live performance at the Metropolitan Theater or learn about the history of the area at one of several museums or historical landmarks. Creatives can join the Arts Council of Greater Morgantown to connect with fellow artists and celebrate creative initiatives in the area.

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Have a Great Time Anytime

After work and on the weekends, you can find downtown Morgantown bustling with locals and college students alike enjoying an evening happy hour, live music, karaoke, trivia and more. Hit the dance floor at a nightclub and ask the DJ to play your favorite song. Play a round of pool at a local dive bar, or kick back and claim your spot on a barstool. Truly live like a local by catching a show at 123 Pleasant, featuring live music from national, regional and local bands. When you’re ready to go home at the end of the night, Morgantown has a variety of ride-share services conveniently available.