35 Places to Enjoy Marion County After HoursJuly 19, 2019
No matter how you slice it – and you can slice Marion in multiple ways, from Colasessano’s to OIP to Fox’s Pizza Den and beyond – we’re a county made up of small towns. To a certain extent, we have small-town hours and small-town schedules. Some people don’t care for life that way, but it really adds to the small-town feel, so we like it.
However, these small-town hours beg the question: What do you even do on a weekend night?
Sagebrush Round-Up – This is a two-for-one place on country music and country cookin’ after hours.
Short Story Brewing – Live music and live games plus craft beer and paninis. When? Late at night.
The Rambling Root – Get the outdoor acoustics of local tunes with local beer on a local night out.
Joe n Throw – Hear the Appalachian locals with a Hippie Honey Mocha, Lucky Charms Latte or one of many West Virginian craft beers.
Mountain Dragon Mazery – Atmosphere is everything, so when you’re having mead, it’s important there be an open mic and fire show.
Palatine Park – Music and movie nights in the great outdoors, by the river, under the stars – perfection.
Pricketts Fort – Late night Appalachian music is an essential part of late-night Appalachia.
Ken’s Chinese Restaurant – Even though this is a blog about getting out in Marion, sometimes you just want to stay in. Late-night delivery from Ken’s can help with that!
Happy Garden – I don’t know why Chinese food seems synonymous with late nights, but there must be a reason for it, and I think I know why – it’s delicious!
Aquarium Lounge – A good place for late nights and a great place for seafood!
DJ’s 50s & 60s Diner – A poppin’ 50’s atmosphere is crucial to a late Friday night, but so are blueberry pancakes and funnel cake fries. Good thing DJ’s has all of those things!
Cantoni’s – You can’t miss pizza night! Friday night pizza at Cantoni’s could/should become a nightly tradition.
Mario’s – Italian pizza, New York pizza, but most importantly a late-night-in-Mannington-pizza is a must.
El Rey – A late-night combination of West Virginia and Mexico can only result in some incredible burritos like the WV Jumbo Burrito, Burrito Superior, and of course, Burrito El Rey.
For ice cream:
The Poky Dot – It’s open late for you and all your night owl friends to devour their massive servings of ice cream and milkshakes.
Pufferbelly’s Food & Ice Cream Station – Inspiration always seems to strike late at night, and Pufferbelly’s has just the creative ice cream inventions you need: Blue Moon (think Fruity Pebbles flavored ice cream), Camo Hero (ice cream with marshmallows, graham crackers, and peanut butter) and Sweet n Salty Kettlecorn Ice Cream.
Dairy Creme Corner – Open only half the year, they’re sure to make it count with later hours and super delicious Avalanches – Tropical Island, Peaches & Cream, Apple Pie and the list goes on and on and on!
Little Dippers – Ice cream over brownies, pies, cupcakes, cookies. It’s not just an ice cream shop; it’s like a dessert outlet!
Dairy Kone – Late nights call for peanut butter marshmallow shakes, a Blueberry Crunch Blitz, Death by Chocolate Blitz and a ton more blitzes. Blitzi? Blitzeses? What I mean is more ice cream!
Tuscan Sun Spa – The urge to shop can hit at any moment, even after business hours. Tuscan Sun Spa has all your late-night needs: clothes, bags, makeup, jewelry and tons more.
Coal Country Minature Golf – How’s your hand-eye coordination? How’s your hand-eye coordination after 9 p.m.? Putt-Putt and batting cages are calling all the athletic night owls!
Gaming Till Dawn – This name is only a little hyperbolic, but the point is they’re open late for gaming fun.
Mountain Creative – Creativity never rests, so hit up Mountain Creative even after the typical (non-artistic) business hours have ended.
Tygart Valley Cinemas – Movie night double features, double popcorn, and late-night treats make for a perfect evening.
Main Street Yoga – Sometimes late nights are just for relaxing. Evening Yoga and Restorative Yoga classes are a perfect way to have a very chill late night out.
Curtisville Lake & Campground – How about you take your late-night and turn it into all night? Sleep under the stars after a beautiful evening of hiking, fishing, and campfires.
Beer Burger Bowery – Need a Crabby Patty to go with your late-night cartoons? Beer Burger Bowery does an equal parts delicious craft beer and interesting burgers – late into the night.
Bellview Bar and Grill – Offering a necessary combination of craft beer, barbecue and a night in Marion.
Backwoods at the Belmont – They can make you any mixed drink you can think of along with your Canadian, Italian, Creole or Greek delicacy.
Copperhouse Grill – It’s late. How late? Mixed drinks and appetizers o’ clock.
Mi Pueblo – Mexican margaritas are a great way to begin the night, and for good reason.
Colasessano’s – Craft beer with gelato might not be a traditional late-night snack, but maybe it should be…
Muriale’s – Ritzy Italian nightcaps aren’t something you can get just anywhere, but you can get them in Marion!
Dutchman’s Daughter – An innumerable number of soups, meats and general country deliciousness for your late-night dining pleasure.
Say-Boy’s Restaurant – A meal and a freshly baked dessert are just what you need to get a good night’s sleep.