Dive bars provide a local watering hole vibe, Irish pubs offer a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere, and cocktail bars give us an upscale aura with expert mixologists. If you’re looking to go out and get a taste of something truly unique and delicious, visit one of West Virginia’s excellent cocktail bars. Next time you’re craving a martini, a margarita, a daiquiri, or something else of your choice, check out our favorite cocktail bars in the Mountain State!
Serving signature dishes from their menu like Adult Fries, made with jerk chicken, black beans, smoked gouda, sweet potato fries, and cilantro aioli, and bacon date tarts, with feta and asiago cheeses, dates, bacon, and balsamic glaze, the Cellar Door in Huntington, West Virginia, takes small plate-dining to a new level. With a full selection of wines and craft beers, you’ll find specially made cocktails like the Flood of ’47, featuring 1800, Silver Tequila with House Citrus, Chambord and Grand Marnier. This isn’t just dining—it’s an experience.
Guests at the cute white cottage known as the French Goat in Lewisburg, West Virginia, will be hard-pressed to find such dedication to the craft of fine dining and cocktails. You may choose to start with a bourbon ginger ale and lavender sugar cocktail followed by foie gras seche made with seared foie gras, orange-scented French toast, macerated strawberries, maple syrup, and chicken jus. Confit de Canard, crisp duck confit, oodon noodles, bok choy, baby beets, Thai basil, carrots, edamame and red Thai curry broth might be your entrée and dessert to complete your meal. Special events like Happy Hour and discounted drinks are posted on their webpage, and reservations are highly encouraged.
Great food and a lively atmosphere is what awaits you at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews in Charleston, West Virginia. This surprising little burrito establish offers taco frocks with delicious varieties like beet tacos with orange cream sauce, duck and blackberry tacos and smoke salmon tacos. Their cocktails are some of the best around with choices like a pineapple mule. They also offer special event catering.
Nestled away in Bridgeport, West Virginia, is a delightful gastropub called Cody’s Restaurant. This small but intimate eatery has some of the best cocktails around, and everything is intentionally prepared to give the best dining experience possible. Friendly and attentive servers and bar attendants make sure that diners have everything they need, and make food suggestions on request. Cody’s gets rave reviews on social media sites, making it a place you definitely want to try.
Opened in 2010 by brothers Andy and Tim Coble, Hillbilly Heaven Bar & Grill in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, is about as unique as it gets. This bar and grill puts great food and great service at the top of the list, and also has a large selection of beer and wine in addition to specialty cocktails. They offer designated driver services, and are proud that their eatery gives a place for customers to feel comfortable and have a great time.