If you’re in Morgantown for Mountaineer football, these favorite spots serve up great game-day provisions.
A Mountaineer football game in Morgantown is a day like no other. Countless cars park on the shoulder of Route 705. Streams of fans flood the sidewalks. Traffic cones and police officers direct a sea of drivers through the streets as gold and blue game time approaches. Mylan Puskar Stadium vibrates with excitement, and sports bars and restaurants fill up with Mountaineer fans.
Not sure where to eat on game day? Here are a few popular places to grab a bite while you watch the big game—or have a celebratory drink when WVU wins.
Located on WVU’s Evansdale Campus, this restaurant has daily specials, 40 craft beers on tap at all times, and some of the largest TV screens in town. It’s also known for creative touches like the Build Your Own Burger, Spiked Milkshake, and “The TAPPER,” a 32-ounce craft beer of your choice, canned and sealed before your eyes.
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Right across the street from the stadium—so close you can hear the crowd’s roar when WVU scores—lies Varsity Club, a sports tavern owned and operated by WVU alumni. Walls covered with Mountaineer memorabilia, TVs everywhere you look, and menu items that proclaim the restaurant’s Appalachian pride—like the Best Virginia and Devil Anse burgers—are just a few features that make Varsity Club a great game day hangout.
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Legend has it that Mario’s Fishbowl serves the coldest beer in Morgantown. The extra large “fishbowl” glass it’s served in gave the restaurant its name and local fame. This iconic neighborhood bar and grill first opened on Richwood Avenue in 1950, but recently, it’s expanded to two additional locations—one in Westover and one on University Avenue, within walking distance of the stadium. Have some wings and fries with a side of Mario’s staple “Cowboy Ranch” dressing while you’re watching the game.
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This 10-time Best of Morgantown winner has been a WVU fan favorite for years. It’s best known for its 80-inch flat screens, chicken wings, and wide selection of handhelds—such as the Kegler’s Cheesesteak “Kegwich” and the customizable Mountaineer Burger. Just stop in on game day, and you’ll understand why it’s one of the most popular places to watch the Mountaineers play.
Photo by Carla Witt Ford