United States > West Virginia > Thomas
JStax (168) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | November 10, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here around 12:30 on a Thursday afternoon. The building is located in the downtown area of Thomas, which as best as I could tell, is just a quarter mile strip of shops. Seemed like a cool little place to visit. Some of the shops were interesting. There is street parking available. Once inside, you see a stage directly to the left with lots of tables and then a bar type area to the right and against the back wall. The 4 taps they had were all West Virginia beers, which is great to see. They do have food, but I had just eaten at Hellbender so I passed on that. The woman running the bar and kitchen was fairly knowledgeable and helpful. Friendly as well. Most of the locals in the area I talked with would ask me if I planned to see the show at the Purple Fiddle the night I was in town. I wish I would have had the opportunity. Music seems to be their niche. It would be a fun place to enjoy some music and local beer. Hopefully I can do that some day.
If you do happen to stay in the Thomas/Davis area, purple fiddle is also a hostel. Their rates were pretty good when, too. Much cheaper than any hotel I found.
Travlr (1661) Washington, Washington DC | March 23, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice location on the lower of two parallel streets that run through this picturesque town. Street parking was easy to find on a Saturday afternoon in late March. Inside looks like an old general store converted to a small pub where live music is the center of attention, mainly bluegrass and its variants.
Sever was very friendly and helpful. Four beers on tap included one from Bridge Brew Works. Plenty of bottles too, half craft and half macro. We were the only ones drinking local craft brews, for everyone else it was Corona Light, hold the lime (one older guy explained that he didn’t want anything to mask the full flavor of the beer). Food was locally sourced and homemade; the dessert we had was very tasty.
We would easily come back here for the music, and to be able to drink local beers on tap while listening would be a special treat that you don’t see in many other places.
Jow (159) New York | June 11, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped here on way between mountains. this place is really cool and for the area great. we got there at odd time and were only one’s there except for a gutar player who was really good. i guy was setting up a grill for venison burgers that i regret not being hungry enough to eat. got some WV brews, i could have drank here all night. i just got a good vibe from the place
tia (86) Sandston, Virginia | November 6, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in on our way through WV. Missed the local brewery but this place was open. Has a coffee shop ambiance. Shabby, mis-matched, very casual and low key. The Trivial Pursuit on the tables and the shop kitty were a plus. (The kitty even jumped up in my chair with me for a good while.) Bummer that all of thier taps of local brew were out- boo! Their bottle list seemed decent, though. Service was friendly. Food (sandwiches and light fare with a hippie flair) was good. Pricing seemed average. Nice to stop in for a bite on a chilly rainy day.
MtStateBeer (22) Hurricane, West Virginia | July 22, 2008| Updated August 23, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Started here on a Saturday night. Very nice location, it was a very unique environment. The ambiance was very ‘hippy-esque’ but cozy. Seating inside was very unconventional. There were a few tables, but were full by the time of our arrival. We sat in armchairs up against the counter. There was not a bar seating area. There was an outside porch seating area with tables, chairs, and a few couches. Service was good, they had two people working the bar and you ordered food there was well. I’m unsure if this is different when there is not music. Selection is probably one of the better overall beer selections in the state. They have the Mt. State Brewing Co. brews on tap and about any of the craft beers available in WV. Their website has a beer/food menu. Food was good I had the chicken and Caesar salad wrap with hummus dip. The menu was basically all wraps. I believe they had homemade ice cream as well. Overall this was a very nice place for a bite to eat and some decent beer. Another must see in the Davis/Thomas area.
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