Nightlife and Entertainment

Night clubs and evening arts performances are always popular in the New River Gorge region and throughout the greater Beckley, WV area.
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New River Gorge: Nightlife and Entertainment

Many of the area's night clubs and bars cater to rafters, tourists, and other lovers of the outdoors. Live performances can be found on almost any night of the week, especially in summer and fall.

Class VI – Chetty’s Pub
Class VI River Runners
Ames Heights Rd – Two exits north of the New River Gorge Bridge
Tel: (866) 658-5333 or (304) 574-4905


Watch night descend into the New River Gorge from the balconies at Chetty's Pub at the Class VI campus. After an exciting adventure on the river or trails, guests and guides regularly mingle in this comfortable, rustic sports bar lounge adjacent to Smokey's On The Gorge®. Where better to enjoy the Appalachian sunset with friends? Our menu includes sandwiches, appetizers, and local, domestic, and imported beers. Chetty's opens in late afternoon on days that Class VI expeditions are scheduled. Enjoy movie night each Friday night between Memorial Day & Labor Day. Check our website for Live Music, and don’t forget to join us each Monday night for “Wing Nite” where we serve the best wings in the State.

Class VI – Smokey’s On the Gorge
Class VI River Runners
Ames Heights Rd – Two exits north of the New River Gorge Bridge
Tel: (866) 658-5333 or (304) 574-4905


After an exciting day of whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing or an scenic drive through the mountains, relax in the area’s only open-air timber frame restaurant and bar overlooking the New River Gorge. The Appalachian cuisine and an upscale salad bar, along with exceptional views of the canyon at sunset, make this a favorite dining choice in the area. Located on Class VI’s campus, Smokey’s menus may include stuffed leg of lamb, blue marlin, prime ribs, barbequed ribs, smoked chicken, corn breaded catfish, pan-fried trout, and a medley of classic cuisine to match your wilderness adventure (the menu changes daily!). Browse an exceptional salad bar stocked with fresh local herbs, greens, and vegetables. Smokey’s full service bar has local, domestic, and imported beers, a diverse wine list and a full compliment of mixed drinks. Check the website for live music and entertainment. Smokey's Dinner Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day, open 5-8 p.m. Sun.-Thur. and 5-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Gauley Season open 5-9 p.m. Fri.-Mon.

Ol' Timer's Bar & Grill
6643 Robert C. Byrd Drive
Mount Hope, West Virginia (WV) 25880
Tel: 304-877-2420


Just off the U.S. 19 expressway between Mount Hope and North Beckley, Ol' Timer's is among the most comfortable taverns in the New River Gorge region, a favorite of travelers in search of refreshment near Beckley hotels and whitewater rafting. We're fewer than 20 minutes south of whitewater rafting and the New River Gorge Bridge and 25 minutes north of Winterplace Ski Resort. Our home-cooked menu featuring locally harvested delicacies in season, including ramps and mushrooms..

Sams Place Bar & Grill
910 Deleware St.
Mount Hope, WV
Tel. 304-877-6948


Looking for a quiet local bar near the New River Gorge? Visit our grill in Mount Hope, off W.Va. 16, established by former Vikings linebacker Lonnie Warwick. Our amenities include your favorite beer, video-poker games, and a delicious menu, featuring a country breakfast served 6-11 a.m. Open daily 9:30 a.m. until midnight except Sunday, when we open at 1 p.m.

The Hideaway Lounge
2011 Harper Road
Beckley, WV 25801
Tel: 304-256-9707


Enjoy an evening with friends at the New River Gorge area's favorite alternative night club. Only 20 minutes south of the whitewater-rafting area by expressway, The Hideaway guarantees visitors a good time in a safe environment. We're located at Interstate 77's exit 44, within walking distance of 12 hotels and four 24-hour restaurants. We welcome all out-of-town guests and GBLT members. Call for show schedules. From the Fayetteville, WV area, follow the U.S. 19 expressway south to I-77, then follow I-77 south four miles to exit 44.

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