Parkersburg Beer Guide: Your Parkersburg guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Parkersburg

100 /100 2400 36TH ST
“Okay for the two gentleman that gave bad reviews on Frenchie's I gotta give you a quick lesson in the deep running world of local corner stores.. First,. This priceless piece of hometown hustle history was not meant to supply beers snobs like yourself pints even though they do carry some drafts for us locals who from time to time enjoy a dark beer but usually wouldn't wanna pay that much for for a six pack. So Frenchie's obviously has the connect with a discount beer supplier cause you can find a sixer of Blue Moon or Fat Tire for 5 bucks maybe less depending on if the old timer doesn't see a price on it and says "ahh hell I don't know" and says 3$ even. But they also cater to those locals (specifically speaking on myself). Who chooses a brew that's been mastered so we'll overtime Frenchie's sells 24oz cans for $1.09 each!!??!! I'm talking about God's gift to malt liquor, "Old English". Which nobody else around here has sold for years! Sad, I know.. But somebody obviously wants us to enjoy a little bit of happiness on the normal day that I have a total of $2.30.. ohh and not to mention Frenchie has kept the dream alive of the very first 36th St corner store owners who I remember when I was just a little kid no older than 7... So with all that said, I say "Long Live Frenchie's!!!"“
OldEnglish800 550 days ago
30 /100
Smoker Friendly (Beer Store)
200B MURDOCH AVENUE
“Plenty of parking right in front even on Saturday afternoon. Small worn smoker friendly. Back right this is a walk in cooler with six pack, a cooler just out side the walk in cooler with tall boy cans, and a few six packs on a random shelf, not many singles available. Yes this place sells beer, but selection is quite limited. Pricing seemed pretty good. No reason to go back.“
weihenweizen 788 days ago
68 /100 707 MARKET STREET
“Restaurant and brewery in downtown Parkersburg. The restaurant is mainly burgers and panninis - everything we had was good. The beers were all decent - about a dozen year round beers and a couple of seasonals. Worth a stop.“
BeerdedDave 793 days ago
88 /100 707 MARKET STREET
“This place has been around me for awhile now, and I’ve held off writing a review until they get their feet more under them. It’s situated in Downtown Parkersburg. Typically street parking is easy unless you are here during the day before 5 PM. If you can’t find street parking, there is a metered lot behind them that quits charging after 5 PM. Since opening, they have expanded their food menu to have burgers, they’ve added some appetizers, and they still have paninis. I really enjoy the burgers. Each one I have tried has been great. One item about this place that is different from other breweries that serve food is that they do not have deep fried items. I am unsure of the reason, but it’s something out of the ordinary. I don’t think it hurts them. The atmosphere is fairly modern, but at the same time steampunk-ish. They use exposed piping a lot in their decor, as well as artifacts from the area and the previous Parkersburg Brewing Company from way back when. The service is friendly, helpful, attentive. It doesn’t get much better than that. I do know a lot of the folks that work here, so that could be my inside track to good service, but I’ve heard no complaints of their service from anybody else either. I think they have that one under control. For the most important part, the beer! They usually have 8 beers on tap, but they have capacity for up to 12. They also occasionally have a cask, so the potential is there for even more. They have so far made a decent variety of beer. They make more IPAs than I would care for, but any more than 1 is too many in my opinion. They have delved into making sour beer and they plan to keep their Berliner on as a full time beer. For the area, this is new terrain. All beer is served in proper glassware, which is great. None of that frozen pint glass bullshit. The biggest shortfall I see for this place is their pricing. Food pricing seem appropriate to me, but the beer prices are too high. If they can get their prices in line with other good breweries in the area like Jackie-Os and Little Fish, that would do them more good than anything else. This is a place I would recommend to anybody passing through. It is easily the best brewery in the Mid-Ohio Valley, and is up there for best restaurant as well. All around a great stop.“
JStax 1214 days ago
74 /100 320 MARKET ST
“Hotel bar, but they are also one of the best restaurants in the area. They carry local beers on tap, and have recently started to expand their local and craft beer selection. Decent service, though not overly knowledgeable about beer. Beer isn’t necessarily what this place cares about, though, so that’s understandable. Pricing is in line with the rest of the area. $4ish pints, no flights offered, bottles can be a little more expensive than draft. I like it overall.“
JStax 1855 days ago
72 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“I stopped by this brewpub on my way to Maryland. Seems like a great local hangout. The service was excellent, and everyone inside, patrons included, were very friendly. About 11 house beers on tap, which ranged from OK to impressive. I made a real mistake eating before stopping by, everyone I’ve spoken to says the food is amazing, and it looked the part from what I saw. Reasonable prices, too. A cool place that I’m glad I stopped at. Would stop again -- next time, for lunch.“
DrSilverworm 2296 days ago
44 /100
North End Market (Beer Store)
3704 EMERSON AVENUE
“A rather uninspiring beer, wine, liquor, and tobacco shop in Parkersburg. The selection is mostly macro though there was some micros, albiet the more distributed stuff. We found a couple MT meads in the store, but this is not worth the stop.“
BeerandBlues2 2470 days ago
66 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“This brewpub is housed in an old building, in what is likely the middle of town, where the staff knows everyone, except us tourists. We quietly sampled the house drafts while our food was prepared nearby. The drafts were good, with a couple being quite nice. Our food was hot, fresh, and there was plenty of it. It is your own fault if you leave here hungry or thirsty.“
BeerandBlues2 2470 days ago
46 /100
North End Market (Beer Store)
3704 EMERSON AVENUE
“Didn’t find any interesting beer here, but we did pick up a few local meads that the helpful staff pointed out. That’s about it.“
Travlr 2481 days ago
72 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“The staff at this place knew everyone’s name except ours, but that didn’t stop us from getting really good service. No one else paid for their meals or beers, though - they seemed to just have accounts. We had to pay. I think it’s great to see a place cater to its locals so well, but also treat visitors well. The beers were fine, the food was good, and the portins were massive. The small fries or small onion rings could feed a family of four. Worth a stop.“
Travlr 2481 days ago
72 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“The place itself is large with many doors to confuse you into getting in, as is the street layout of Parkersburg. They have 6 standard beers with room for seasonals. The food is strictly bar items with wings, poppers and anything fried on the menu for appetizers. The rest of the menu is mainly sandwiches from burgers, sausages, and chicken. Prices are very reasonable, except for the growlers which seem steep at $20. I like that they have separate rooms to keep the noise down or at least localized and the seating seems logical. A proper dive bar.“
redlem 2736 days ago
32 /100
Kroger - Parkersburg (Grocery Store)
930 DIVISION STREET
“This was my grocery store growing up, it looks the same. The beer is located at the second to last aisle on the left and an endcap. Mostly BMC and the remainder are national brands. Prices were descent. Nothing to see here move along.“
weihenweizen 2778 days ago
68 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Great local brewpub - nice bar ambience and local character. Food is excellent pub fare (the fries are an A+). NET brews are decent, and service is friendly and folksy.“
rondphoto 2909 days ago
64 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Visited for lunch on a Tuesday. The place has a corner bar feel to it, though it is certainly built out to handle a large restaurant crowd. Seating is at the bar, or throughout two rooms at booths and tables. I sat at the bar and ordered the sampler (8 beers), as well as a Reuben. The Reuben was really good, quite fresh and the perfect amount of salt. The sampler was served in plastic oversized shot glasses, which was kind of a bummer. Service at the bar was good, both folks who helped me really new a lot about the the place and the beers. I had a fun time.“
theisti 2947 days ago
52 /100
North End Market (Beer Store)
3704 EMERSON AVENUE
“Visited right after lunch at North End Tavern on a Tuesday. Located about 2 blocks from the brewpub. This was a pretty grungy liquor store, with mostly a macro focus. The best craft / micro they had was Great Lakes, and much of that was well past the best by date. I had hoped to find some bottled West Virginia beer and didn’t find any (to be fair, I am not sure if any is distributed).

52 = ★ (Borderline whether this should be on the site)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.“
theisti 2948 days ago
74 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“A pretty good brewpub in West Virginia. It is a small, cozy place with not too much seating. They do have TVs. Someone (the manager?) thought it was a good idea to turn off all the lights and just let in ambient light on a Sunday afternoon which was a bit odd because it was pretty dim inside. They had about 6-7 beers on tap, 1 seasonal I think (a double IPA). The beers I tried were pretty good. The food is greasy but good (got a Philly chicken cheesesteak). Definitely a fun stop and the beer is good too. Worth a visit if you’re nearby! “
LilBeerDoctor 3171 days ago
14 /100 2400 36TH ST
“I have driven by this place a few hundred times, but would have never guessed they have craft beer. First time I ventured in this place, it is a dump. The guy working the place was helpful, but didn’t know what woodchuck cider was. Most of the beers listed as available apparently are not in stock. No craft beer to speak of, this place should be removed. Selection is better at most gas stations, however if you are looking for a glass and brass rebel flag lamp and other kick-knacks this is your spot.“
weihenweizen 3200 days ago
54 /100 100 LAKEVIEW DRIVE
“Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3’s). Wings are pretty small, but I enjoy the sauces. The number of taps is high for the area, but nothing special was on draft.“
weihenweizen 3323 days ago
36 /100
Kroger - Parkersburg (Grocery Store)
930 DIVISION STREET
“It’s a Kroger. Fairly decent beer selection for this area but nothing outstanding. Prices are solid. Customer service doesn’t exist.“
Drake 3332 days ago
30 /100
North End Market (Beer Store)
3704 EMERSON AVENUE
“Meh. I came here hoping to find some Bridge Brew Works beers but those are gone throughout town. The rest of the beer selection kinda sucked. A smattering of the most common craft beers. Leffe, Sam Adams, etc. They do have Great Lakes but so does everyone else. Booze, wine, snacks... almost a grocery store feel. Parking is fine. Didn’t buy anything so I’m not sure how the prices are. Employees were passive.“
Drake 3332 days ago
60 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Stopped by around lunchtime. They have dedicated parking which is nice as the roads around there are a zoo. Neighborhood sports bar feel. No one was really eating there but they had a ton of carryout orders. Locals must down these burgers by the dozen. had a burger which was not the best quality but was tasty enough. The employees were quite ncie. Some earlier raters stated they have no sampler... they have changed this policy and so I was able to try a sampler of all 7 beers on tap plus the root beer. The beers were all fairly average in quality with a couple above average.“
Drake 3332 days ago
46 /100
Kroger - Parkersburg (Grocery Store)
930 DIVISION STREET
“It’s kroger, I don’t really know that there’s anything special about this place other than they carry more micros than walmart and even a couple of the liquor stores in town.“
JStax 3462 days ago
70 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Visited in December 2010 on a Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t too busy and everyone was very friendly. They have a nice selection of their own beers as well as a few macros. Decent food. Prices are quite low. I sampled just about all of the beers on tap and took home a growler. Worth a stop if you are in the area.“
fromred2green 3489 days ago
64 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Visited in March 2010 on a quiet lunchtime. The gaming machines gave it a slightly seedy feel but the overall ambience was cosy, if a little ramshackle. Distinctly local feel. Service was firendly but not that attentive - as there were very few customers the single bar tender kept wandering off to do something else. Eight of their own beers on tap. No sampler offered but the bar tender did provide tasters of the beers on request. The stronger beers were pretty decent, although there were also a number of "light" beers on offer. Food was functional and dirt cheap. Certainly worth a stop if passing through.“
chriso 3497 days ago
44 /100 2400 36TH ST
“I went here for the first time and was shocked at how shitty this place looks. It kind of reminds me of a junk/antique/knick-knack store. It just so happens to have a deli and a beer section. If I hadn’t heard from a reliable source that they had an alright beer selection, I would not have believed it. If you can get past the shit-hole nature of the store, you will be just fine. The older man running the counter was more than polite. I didn’t really ask him any beer questions, but he just seemed to be a generally happy person. I wasn’t let down by my visit.“
JStax 3511 days ago
28 /100
North End Market (Beer Store)
3704 EMERSON AVENUE
“They have redone this place. It is about 90% alcohol now. You can get most of your domestic beers, but as far as craft beer look some where else. All the beer is to the far left and the beer cave is in the back of the store on the left. Great Lakes and macros that was about it. Nothing worth buying.“
weihenweizen 3550 days ago
64 /100
J.P. Henry’s (Restaurant)
5106 EMERSON AVENUE
“I was shocked to see that the selection of beer at this place was as good as it was. The environment alone was great. It is a high end sports bar with a flat screen television at the end of each table that can be changed to whatever the current table resident decides to watch. The beer was made up of everything from bud light to Great Lakes Eliot Ness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. This is the biggest surprise I have come across in the beer scene in Parkersburg. The waitress really had no idea what their beer selection was, but was happy to guide me to the bar where I was able to find out. They are a bit slow here but I guess I can deal with that when I am enjoying a beer. I will definitely be back.“
JStax 3687 days ago
58 /100
Smoker Friendly (Beer Store)
200B MURDOCH AVENUE
“This place is more dedicated to tobacco products but they do have a surprisingly good beer selection. They also have a couple liquor aisles but I didn’t check them out much. They have a good selection of mid-range beers. It is enough to guarantee that you won’t have to drink shitty beer if you are forced to stock your fridge with their products. I was surprised at the beer they had but it was a good surprise.“
JStax 3708 days ago
46 /100
North End Market (Beer Store)
3704 EMERSON AVENUE
“This is a liquor store that has a slightly above par beer selection. I am told that they are planning to improve upon it, but have not yet seen any such movement just yet. I like this place because of its proximity to my house and the fact that it carries more beers than any other place on the West Virginia side of the mid-ohio valley. I can’t really complain about this place because they have great prices on all of their beers and they have a good enough selection that I don’t have to ever buy a shitty six pack. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. If you are into wine, the owner will be very happy to help you out with any questions you might have. This is off topic but their deli is the best in town as well. Too bad it is not going to be there much longer.“
JStax 3708 days ago
64 /100 100 LAKEVIEW DRIVE
“Buffalo Wild Wings is a chain restaurant/bar. It’s open to anybody and everybody. They have wonderful wings and an awesome selection of beers on tap. They aren’t necessarily the best beers in the world but they do offers many that nobody else carries regularly. As long as you aren’t there at a busy time, the service is great. The bartenders are fast and attentive. The bartender asked me at least three times how I was doing. He’s either very forgetful or was genuinely interested in how I was enjoying my beer. All in all I will be back to this place many more times in the future as I always enjoy myself there. My only advice is to avoid this place on game or fight nights unless you like standing up.“
JStax 3777 days ago
72 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“North End Tavern always provides a good time to anybody looking to have one. In the area, as far as local Brewpubs go, this is definitely the place to go. The beers they brew here are excellent and the barmaids are hilarious. The food is great as well and come with very generous proportions of everything. On top of all of this, they recently began brewing their own root beer. This stuff is fantastic as well. There really is nothing bad to say about this place.“
JStax 3800 days ago
74 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Very friendly staff. Accomodating and helpful. Roast beef sandwich was a bit salty, but fries and poppers were good. Servers were patient, and drinks were good. I will return sometime when I’m in the area.“
Fishgaarden 3919 days ago
64 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Dedicated parking, which makes it easy. Ambiance is above par. One straight bar with seating right in front of the taps, wood booths on the perimeter of the bar area. People are friendly and service is well above average. Had nine NET beers on draft the last time I was there. Didn’t have the food. Glad to see they have a good priced sampler, too bad they served mine in plastic cups. Glad to see they now have growlers, however they are expensive. Most of their beers are average, a couple above average, and Dawks Porter was good.“
weihenweizen 3923 days ago
70 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Friendly, low key tavern located in a hard working town. I arrived toward the end of the lunch rush and there was a good sized crowd filling their bellies. I sat at the bar and got a porter served up lickity-split. Nice looking place with an open bar/dining area. There are two other rooms off the main area, one is a newer looking dining area and the other is a covered smoking area complete with warm tube heaters and an LCD Television. These two areas are all connected and both look over the brew house, which is clean and cool. Lots of wood and low lighting, couple that with the Keno and other assorted Lotto type games and this place simply screams "TAVERN". I talked it up with the ladies tending bar and both were extremely friendly and chatty. They had 4 of their beers on tap at a few bucks per pint. The Roedy’s Red (on tap) is also bottled in 22 ounce bombers and can be taken with you for $3, they also fill growlers. I walked away with a handful of the Red bombers and a growler filled with“
cking 4248 days ago
60 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“(Visited 10/2007): North End Tavern is fairly close to downtown Parkersburg and about 5 minutes from I-77 atop a hill on Emerson Ave. There is parking on the side and rear of the establishment. The brewpub looks really cool from the outside, definitely an old building. However the atmosphere takes a significant hit once you go inside. It is dark with the bar on the right and tables around the middle and left. The bar really caters to gambling, complete with a closed-in room with games. Overall it’s a rather seedy look. The beer selection is average. N.E.T. has 5-6 beers available from Lager to Porter, with Roedy’s Red being their flagship beer. All of the beers are average. They offer bottles of Roedy’s to go for $3 and growlers of available beers for $14. There is not a sampler on the menu but my bartender was fine with giving samples. Service here was fine on a slow Tuesday lunch. As mentioned she provided samples of the beers. The pint glasses were frozen though. The food was somewhat of a saving grace. The cook knows his greasy-spoon menu. My burger and onion rings were very good. Overall I will definitely visit this place again despite its shortcomings. Parkersburg does not have any other brewpubs so for that reason alone it is worth a stop.“
Dogbrick 4626 days ago
54 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Nice little brewpub, located on the north side of Parkersburg (imagine that!) Stopped here during a recent trip to the area, bar seats around 10 or so, a few booths, some tables. The bar and dining area was dark, but comfortable. Beers were average, nothing outstanding to note. The porter was the best, by far. Service was excellent, very attentive, and personable. Burger was cheap, and pretty good, to boot! Would visit again if I ever found myself in the area.“
f351c4v 4707 days ago
74 /100 3500 EMERSON AVENUE
“Probably the most casual brewpub I’ve ever been to and the first place I’ve ever stopped at in West Virginia other than a rest area. It’s basically a sports bar that happens to brew beer, and none of them being that bad. Real small and quaint, tv’s up everywhere, very casual seating. Slot machine room inside because gambling is legal. The food was incredibly cheap $4 for a bbq pork sandwich, and beers were $2.50. Growlers to take home also. Service was very friendly and makes everyone feel at home. I wish this place was near me it’s just so casual which I love and they brew beer! Not far from I-77, 5 minutes do what I did and stop on your way through.“
crizay 5032 days ago
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