United States > West Virginia > Morgantown
WVHouseofBeer (55) Tallahassee, Florida | October 20, 2009| Updated October 22, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is a Morgantown classic. It is small, crowded, loud, and a good place to hang out. Terrible selection, with only the basics being served (Newcastle, Leinenkugel, Yuengling, etc.....). Each beer is served in a large 16 oz. fishbowl, which is pretty cool. Average service and food. Many a generation of WVU students have frequented this bar, and if in Morgantown you have to visit this place just to be able to say that youíve been in the most historic bar in northern WV.
Travlr (1780) Washington, Washington DC | July 28, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
This place oozes character, stuffed to the rafters with school-appropriate and other mementos, inside and out. Service is so much better than the burrito place next door itís ridiculous. However, the beer list is hurtiní for certain. Iím all for tradition, but if you could combine the atmosphere of this place with the taplist of the Black Bear, I would never leave.
DCLawyer (99) Falls Church, Virginia | October 14, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
A WVU tradition. About a dozen beers on draught, Sam Adams probably closest to a craft beer. You come here for the history, tradition, and fun ambiance. A big chilly fishbowl of Yeungling is just not that good in and of itself.
ChemDoc (12) West Virginia | December 29, 2010
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good local bar and grill. Iíve enjoyed it every time Iíve been. If they would start pouring something besides the usual BMC stuff, it would be great!
thechandler (10) Charleston, West Virginia | October 18, 2008
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
I was taken here by my friends dad, as it was where he got his drink on when he was in college. This place is definitely something. Stuff all over the walls. You could spend the whole night there just reading things. It was pretty crowded, but not really intimidating. Still a fun place. Selection is pretty bad. We all had a couple rounds of Newcastle in their classic fishbowl glasses. Pretty good size for the price. I didnít try the food, although I hear its pretty okay. I marked n/a for that. This is probably a place that youíll definitely want to see at least once, and maybe youíll go back. I donít really feel the need though. Not that its a bad place, just more of a landmark than a good place for brew.
hopson (11) Williamsville, New York | July 17, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
see previous rating. Completely agree. WVU rocks, and so does this place. Selection is fairly bad (you might get Sam Adams, and Mad Dog 20/20 is quite common). Food is not great, but ambiance cannot be beat. Throw a quarter into a hige vase hanging over the bar, win a beer. Eat 60 Saltines 10 minutes, have your name on cardboard hung there forever. Great memories with friends there, and if you are in Mo-diggity, please visit.
hopscotch (249) Vero Beach, Florida | November 20, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
The place is as old as dirt. Jesus probably frequented the place back in the day. Canít beat the tacky artwork which consists of WVU sports nostalgia and lots of hand-written cards with all the eating/drinking records set there over the past fifty or so years. Nothing special beer wise, but everything is served in a Frosty Fishbowl... huge mugs that came with the place when the original bar owners started the place up all those years ago. Everyone who has ever gone to school at WVU (since the 1950ís or so) has enjoyed a Frosty Fishbowl of beer before going out on the town on a Friday or Saturday night. On homecoming weekend, youíll be waiting in line to get in and be standing ass-to-elbow once you finally enter. A "must visit" when in Morgantown.
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