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Purple Fiddle

21 East Avenue, Thomas, WV
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Thomas
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Columbia Heights
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Purple Fiddle reminded me of Beatnik Days of my youth where we would gather and hear great music tucked in an old warehouse or small smoky bar, or in later years small hippie bars. Housed in the old DePollo General Store, in the small town of Thomas, WV, it has a marvelous, funky ambiance, live music about five nights a... More

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Thomas, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The most prolific music venue in the whole state... they bring quality touring acts week in and week out, much bigger names than a town the size of Thomas warrants. Atmosphere can vary greatly depending on who's playing, but always a great community hub, whether folks are quietly enjoying their beers or up on the dance floor. Food is good,... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A friend recommended that we buy tickets to see Steel Wheels. We were glad that we did. The "new-grass" music was terrific and the venue is relaxed and fun. We arrived early to eat dinner and secure a table prior to the 8:00 concert. We ordered the hummus, chips, pico, and tapenade as an appetizer. They were all flavorful. For... More

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Washington DC
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Loved the vibe, loved the music. Great space. The menu is pretty basic, I like a little more choice and a little "fancier" options. Vegetarians will be pleased with their offerings.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Since I live in the Garrett County/Allegany County MD area, this place is not very far away that it was doable in a weekend. I heard many great things about this place over the years and had to try it for myself. We went in November 2013 and wow, what a time we had. We picked the perfect weekend to... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were on a climbing trip at Seneca, and on Saturday night we went to the Fiddle and had a great time. Super friendly service, simple high quality menu, excellent beer selection, and live music. Mama Corn, a Blue Grass band from Pennsylvania, was in that night and put on an energetic, fun, and talented performance. Next time we go... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

You have to love the philosophy of the place...Live music, good beer,locally raised food, in a kid friedly atmosphere....To me it is a bar that serves some good food, serves is usually slow, but friendly. The music is top notch and you're ears won't be ringing when the music stops...I love it that children are welcome, they are the future... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Husband and I visited Thomas for the first time this past weekend. We decided to grab some lunch here after walking all over town. The menu looked great and we loved the vibe. What wasn't so hot is that after we ordered and paid it literally took an hour for our sandwiches to come out. Turns out they only had... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My husband and I were on a weekend color tour and stopped at the Purple Fiddle. We have been here once before and had great service and food so we wanted to return. I must say we were very disappointed our second trip here and won't return. The service was terrible. We ordered water and a soda. The water was... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were driving through Thomas, and decided to stop by there. We had been there a few years back. Live music was nice, food was good, but the selection is more lunch/snack oriented, with a variety of wraps/sandwiches. Just don't expect a fancy meal. I personally love the eclectic décor, prices are average for what you get. The service was... More

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