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Away Game Travel Guide: Morgantown

By Adam Rothe | September 15
Morgantown West VA

In Morgantown for the Black Diamond Trophy game? Here's how to make a weekend out of it.

While it may be a hostile environment, at least back when the Virginia Tech-West Virginia University rivalry was at its peak, there are still a plethora of places to eat, drink, and be merry while enjoying a Hokie win or loss. There are plenty of places to choose from for meals and drinks as the downtown Morgantown district between High St. and University Ave. is packed with bars and restaurants.

Here are a few I recommend and, to be safe, I recommend wearing neutral colors...

Blue Moose Cafe

With the game being a noon kickoff the need for coffee and a filling breakfast will be essential for anyone traveling to Morgantown. The Blue Moose Cafe is a funky spot located right downtown off Spruce St. and gives you great vibes and anything you'll need to get your day started.

Choose from coffee, smoothies, bagel sandwiches, hand-made baked goods, granola bowls, and much more at this local watering hole. Stop in here and support local business while fulfilling your caffeine addiction.

Mario's Fishbowl

This spot, which has multiple locations around Morgantown, offers a prime spot for happy hour drinks and food. Their claim to fame is their massive beers and cocktails served in a "fishbowl" size goblet.

Their menu is perfect for anyone with items from wings to cheesesteaks to chicken sandwiches to quesadillas. This spot has it all. Pair a hearty meal with a gigantic drink and kick back relax and hopefully enjoy a great day of college football.

Joe Mama's Motown

Looking for a fun night out? Joe Mama's Motown is a live-music venue right in the heart of the nightlife district off High St. This spot will have live music on both Friday and Saturday night during the weekend.

This place always pops off with a light-up dance floor and high energy.


Looking for something a little different? This sports bar is directly connected to a bowling alley. This is the spot to post up if you somehow end up without a ticket on Saturday. A favorite among locals, where WVU Football Coach Neal Brown does his radio show, is a must-visit for any out of town guest.

Keglers is loaded with TVs, beer, wings, and their famous "Mountaineer" burger, making this a prime gameday location. Then need a little activity? Head right next door to Suburban Bowling Lanes and bowl some strikes.

Coopers Rock State Forest

Looking for some exercise with an amazing atmosphere? Check out Coopers Rock State Forest.

This park was established in 1936 and is located about 13 miles from Morgantown. It features canyon overlooks, historical sites, picnic areas, 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, and many other attractions.

The most popular trail is the Coopers Rock State Forest loop which is 4.7 total miles and takes a little over two hours to complete. It features a stunning view of the local wilderness.

Coopers Rock overlook

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Sons Of Bio Picture Adam Rothe 1

Born and raised in the Washington, DC suburbs my Hokie experience didn't really begin until my older sister enrolled at Tech in 2005. I was lucky to start following in '05, smack dab in the middle of a run from 2000-2010 that featured national championship caliber Hokie teams. Finally my time came to go off to college in 2012, and the rest, as they say, is history.

When I'm not sighing over another jet sweep you can find me traveling the world (20+ countries so far) or trying a new restaurant in the DMV.

PRISM and The Collegiate Times Alumni

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