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 go since they Hackensaw Boys were performing ($20 cover to get in) and they were awesome. It attached hundreds if people into this tiny place, but thats part of the atmosphere. Everyone was dancing and singing, simply having a great time.
If you are a city person and do not have an open mind about places off the beaten path, this place is not for you. You have to go here with a open mind. It's a no thrills place that simply serves up great food, beer, and music....heck...what else can you ask for? They say it's kid friendly, but I wouldn't take a kid under the age of 12 to this place. It is more of an adult atmosphere at night time. During the day, could be a different story, but I have never been during the day, so can't vouch. They have a lot of micro-brew beers, more than I knew existed. That made me fall in love instantly. I am a huge fan of micro-beer, and they had it all!
GO here, you won't be disappointed. People in WV are awesome and very friendly. They welcome you as if you're like family. Like I said earlier, be open minded and no be afraid to meet new people, and you'll have a great time at the Purple Fiddle!
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