Ring in 2020 in Mountaineer Country

The Countdown is on! Where Will You Be Celebrating 2020?

Need New Year’s Eve plans? Mountaineer Country has you covered! Whether you’re looking for a full-on event with food, drinks and entertainment, or you want to grab the gang and head to a restaurant or bar for the evening, we’ve got a list of the best locations to ring in 2020. Start making your resolutions and plan where you will be celebrating today!

New Year’s Eve Events

New Year’s Eve Buffet will start at 4:00pm at the Preston County Inn. Be sure to reserve your spot before seats fill up! Cost is $23.95 per person.

Join Alpine Lake Resort for their 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration! Kelly Lynott with be performing live from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, along with DJ Robbie Bishop of Phantom Entertainment. Join the resort for dinner from 5:00-9:00pm, plus a champagne toast at midnight! Tickets are $25 per person. Must be 18 years or older to party, and 21 years or older to drink.

Head to Tropics Restaurant and Bar for their New Year’s Eve party starting at 6:00pm. Cost is $10, which includes heavy appetizers and a champagne toast.

Join Mountain State Brewing Company as they host the New Years Eve Crafts and Laughs Benefit featuring an improv comedy show by the Fearless Fools. There will be craft beer, a pizza, and appetizer buffet with some of Mountain State’s most popular (and delicious) food, and a champagne toast to ring in 2020. Come out and have fun all while supporting a good cause!

Head to High Ground Brewing on New Years Eve for one last hurrah before we all start our new year’s resolutions! Enjoy live music by Josh Folmsbee starting at 9:00pm. Keep with tradition with hotdogs, sauerkraut, and of course beer!

Join the Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center for Uptown’s NYE Bash with hometown boys, The Davisson Brothers Band! And they’re bringing their friend, Chris Knight, for a concert you won’t want to miss!  Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets range from $39-$95 and include an after-party at Jackson Square with fireworks.

Come on down to Morgantown Flour and Feed and celebrate New Year’s Eve! They are featuring dinner and drink specials along with your favorites! Live music by Jeff Grable will begin at 6:00 pm. Make your reservations today!

Get a head start on the roaring 20’s at the Great Gatsby NYE Party at Crab Shack Carriba. Dinner will be served from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, followed by the party. DJ Big Daddy and DJ Cyncere will help us ring in the new years with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and plenty of hors d’ouvres. Prices starting at $10, with multiple drink packages available. Call (304) 599-4545 to make reservations.

Treat yourself to a special New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Clubhouse Grill at the Pines. Available from 4:00pm – 10:00pm, enjoy filet mignon, lobster tail, baked haddock, grilled chicken and more! Don’t forget drink specials with $5 mimosas and bloody marys! Reservations are preferred and recommendation. Please call 304-284-8222 to reserve your table!

Celebrate the New Year with an all-time horror classic at The Shining New Years Eve Art Party. Come down to 268 High Street in Downtown Morgantown for local artwork, food and drinks, a 1920’s themed costume contest, and a champagne toast at midnight. Proceeds from this event go to fund, Morgantown Art Party, a 501-c3 Non-profit dedicated to helping local artists and musicians.

Celebrate New Years Eve at Arts Mon with Jenny and Nathan Wilson and special guest Lady D. The show starts at 6:30. There is a suggested donation to the performing artists: $20 – includes champagne and chocolate. Reservations are required for this event.

Finding yourself in Preston County? Head to The Preston County Inn New Year’s Buffet from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and complimentary dessert, starting at $23.95. Reservations are recommended for this event!

Spend New Year’s Eve at Tygart Lake State Park with special lodge rates and New Year’s Eve Gathering Walk-in rates! Special rates include a gift wine basket, dinner for 2 during regular restaurant hours, and admission to our New Year’s Eve gathering. They will have snacks, pizza, hot wings, and punch…along with fun games of Bingo and Pub-Style Trivia, including door prizes. The traditional Times Square Ball will drop on the Lodge big screen, too!

Start the New Year out right and join park naturalist Jacob Jackson at Tygart Lake State Park Lodge at 1 p.m. for a first day of the year hike. This year’s First Day Hike is along the Dogwood Trail and will be about a two-mile walk. Hikers receive a First Day Hike patch at the conclusion of the activity! Be sure to share a picture of your official patch with us by tagging us on social media and using #MountaineerCountryYes in the caption! Visit our user-generated content terms of use for details.

Ready to make 2020 your year for running? Visit the official Morgantown Marathon website for more information about the 6th Annual Morgantown Marathon. Check back on Jan. 1 for special New Years Resolution rates so you can save when you register!

If you’re looking to hit up a restaurant to relax or a bar to dance the night away this New Year’s Eve, here are some popular spots both on and off campus…

Bars and Restaurants

On Campus – Downtown Morgantown 

Apothecary Ale House and Cafe: laid-back bar with a variety of craft beer and tasty treats

The Bank: this bank turned bar has a full drink menu, as well as food and games to enjoy

Gibbie’s Pub and Eatery: a full-service restaurant and bar serving American favorites

Joe Mama’s: if you’re looking to dance the night away, head to Joe Mama’s where there’s 5+ bars and tons of fun

Bent Willey’s: dance along to the DJ’s favorite hits at this bar and nightclub where there are levels of fun

Tin 202: this fashionable restaurant offers local dishes and handcrafted cocktails, with a classy, old-fashion atmosphere

Morgantown Brewing Company: a unique dining and micro-brewing experience, with weekly food and drink specials, commemorating the days of old

Gene’s Beer Garden: opened in 1944, Gene’s is the oldest Bar in Morgantown located across the bridge in South Park

Fat Daddy’s Bar and Grill: known for the liquor pitchers, this Morgantown bar is filled with pool tables and arcade games

Iron Horse Tavern: West Virginia craft beer, specialty cocktails, house infusions and fine pub fare

Mountain State Brewing Co: one of the state’s oldest distributing microbreweries and tap room, serving craft brews and gourmet wood-fired flatbreads located near the rail trail in the Wharf District of Morgantown

Mario’s Fishbowl: voted one of the top 101 “Best Places to Dine in West Virginia.” A historic spot filled with tradition, fishbowl-sized beers, great sandwiches and chicken wings

Legends: bar and grille featuring lunch and dinner, as well as live entertainment and an outdoor Tiki Deck

The Back Door: a good mix of nightlife with darts, karaoke, and food and drink specials

Off Campus

Bartini Prime: from steak to sushi, this restaurant offers a variety of options on their menu and a full bar. Plus, it’s a fun and entertaining atmosphere to hang out with friends

Varsity Club: alumni owned and operated bar and restaurant, with a full food and drink menu in walking distance from the WVU stadium  

Kegler’s Sports Bar and Lounge: features more than 20 TVS, a full menu including their award-winning wings and more, beer on tap and 39 bottled selections

Mario’s Fishbowl: voted one of the top 101 “Best Places to Dine in West Virginia.” A historic spot filled with tradition, fishbowl-sized beers, great sandwiches and chicken wings

Suncrest PubFriendly neighborhood café & Hot Spot featuring an open-aired deck with HDTV, pool tables, cold beer and delicious burgers

Check out our Mountaineer Deal locations so you can save while you dine, too!

If you’re still in need of a hotel in Morgantown for New Year’s Eve, use our booking tool below to make your reservation today!

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Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.


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