Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV!

Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting.

Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ yogurt. Promoting local agriculture is important to them so they purchase free range eggs from area farmers. They have bagels, granola and baked goods that are all made in-house from high quality all natural ingredients. Learn more: TheWildBrew.com

In the mood for gourmet donuts? Check out Retro Donuts and More, Lewisburg’s newest donut shop! Located on Quarry Village Road, this shop is an upscale donut shop featuring hand-crafted cake and raised donuts and more! They offer delicious organic, fair trade coffees and espresso, tasty breakfast sandwiches and bowls, as well as fresh lunch salads, soups, and sandwiches. The shop is a 60’s “retro” diner theme, complete with oldies music to set the atmosphere.

Other great breakfast options include Corn + Flour (bagels, salads, soups, sandwiches, sweets) in downtown Lewisburg and Tudor’s Biscuit World, the well-known West Virginia restaurant chain, on Rt 219 N.

After breakfast, take a walk through the downtown and visit many of the local retailers. You will find the latest fashion, gifts, kitchen supplies, home goods, jewelry, men’s and women’s shoes, American-made clothing and art, wines, the local toy store, and so much more. Most shops open at 10am. Wolfcreek Gallery offers a large selection of specialty clothing, jewelry, shoes and gifts. You can find that perfect item every time! Bella the Corner Gourmet is the hippest gourmet shop around, Robert’s Antiques & Wine Shop sells over 600 labels of wine, Love Child Toy Store & Children’s Boutique, catering to kids up to 10 years young. There’s also Patina, Harmony Ridge Gallery, Yarid’s Shoe Store, Studio 40, Fleet, Edith’s Health & Specialty Store, High Country Boutique, Sunflower Soul, and so much more!

Are you planning a Tacori engagement or in the search of the perfect estate pieces? Drive up the road to Lewisburg Diamond and Gold (located across from Walmart). If you’re looking for new wheels, stop-in Greenbrier Motors in Fairlea. In operation for more than 75 years, this family-owned dealership carries a huge selction of Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep

Are you more into groovy style? Then stop into  Willow and Ryan’s Unique Boutique in Jefferson Plaza (behind Applebees). This creative and free-spirited store carries a large selection of uncommon gifts such as gemstone jewelry, body jewelry, artistic collectibles, incense, groovy clothing, tapestries, statuary, fragrance oils, crystals and mineral specimens, and even fun items for kids.

Let’s talk lunch!

For lunch, there are plentiful restaurants around town that serve delicious offerings from tacos and burritos at Thunderbird Taco to “burger of the week” at The Asylum.  A burger with a side of fries has been America’s quintessential year-round comfort food for over a half century, and the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg is turning heads with “Burger of the Week”. Restaurant owner, Colin Rose, and manager, Paula Marie Thomas, feature a different burger every week in all their delicious glory. The formulas are pretty classic, but executed perfectly, and with an unabashed tendency for the indulgent. They are all served with a side of traditional fries, sweet potato fries, or onion rings. Other excellent lunch choices include Stardust, Del Sol Cantina and Grille, Wild Bean, Jim’s Drive-In, Landing’s Restaurant, Corn + Flour, Blackwell’s, Carlito’s, Taste of Heaven, and Food & Friends. (Scroll down for more information on these eateries and restaurants).

In the mood for a Chinese lunch? Check out China Palace, a family owned/operated restaurant serving all-you-can-eat buffet for lunch and dinner. Read more: hashtagwv.com/good-eats-christmas-china-palace-random-prophet

Ready for a treat?

Grab an ice cream or dessert from Amy’s Cakes & Cones. You can take this tasty treat over to the downtown Greenspace to enjoy the fountain. Play the town piano too! instagram.com/p/BlLMMcHlYMB/?taken-by=hashtagwv

Take a hike!

The Greenbrier River Trail is just minutes from downtown Lewisburg and is the longest trail of its kind in West Virginia. Used for hiking, biking camping, and horseback riding, the trail provides many breathtaking views as it passes through several small towns, crosses 35 bridges, goes through two tunnels and cuts through some of West Virginia’s most remote areas.

Go underground!

Lost World Caverns: Beneath your feet lies an entire wild world, vastly unexplored. So if you think you know the Greenbrier Valley, think again! Greenbrier, Pocahontas, and Monroe counties alone boast thousands of known caves and miles of passages spanning through an underground system like veins in the earth. Read more: hashtagwv.com/ramblin-do-it-in-the-dark-by-jennifer-sprouse

Play a round of golf!

Elk’s Country Club is open to the public and after one visit, you will quickly realize this is where golf, dining, and social events are more than a past time… it’s a way of life. You can fulfill all your recreational needs not only with eighteen great holes of golf, but also a centrally located clubhouse which houses the pro shop and locker rooms; the Dutch Haus Restaurant which serves steaks, cold beer and has a spectacular deck overlooking the golf course; an outdoor swimming pool; and a special banquet room to host your next party! Read more: hashtagwv.com/tee-into-fall-lewisburg-elks-country-club

Unwind at the spa

When it comes to unwinding, Cartier Raine Lifestyle Spa in Lewisburg can help you with their affordable spa treatments. Tucked away behind Ruby Tuesday on Rt 219, this small, intimate spa focuses primarily on full-body pampering without breaking the bank. Read more: hashtagwv.com/in-the-valley-back-to-school-back-to-spa-cartier-raine-lifestyle-spa

Grab a local spirit!

At Hawk Knob Hard Cider & Mead, two Appalachian men are reviving a centuries-old tradition of making handcrafted cider and mead in Greenbrier County. Josh Bennet and Will Lewis are the co-owners and founders of Hawk Knob, West Virginia’s first cidery that also offers dry aged meads and traditional dry ciders. Read more: hashtagwv.com/homegrown-hawk-knob-hard-cider-delivers-a-taste-of-tradition-lewisburg/

At Smooth Ambler Spirits, you will see that not only did the Scotch-Irish bring fine whiskey-making skills to our mountains but Appalachia’s water, grains, and mountain air make for ideal conditions to distill and age these spirits in Greenbrier Valley. Read more: hashtagwv.com/smooth-ambler

At Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, experience the meaning behind Wild and Wonderful West Virginia by enjoying a quality craft beer. They are proud of their West Virginia roots, and paying homage by naming their beers after local legends and mythical figures. Every day they push themselves to think outside the box by creating new, exciting, complex and delicious craft beer. Read more: hashtagwv.com/in-the-spirit-great-things-come-in-small-packages-ginger-lasalle/

Hit some pins!

Greenbrier Bowling & Recreation Center offers fun for the entire family! Enjoy open bowling, pizza, beer, cosmic bowling, join a league, or even celebrate a special occasion!

Travel through history

The North House Museum doesn’t simply contain dull, lifeless artifacts. Each room enchants the visitor with intriguing themes about our region’s history, such as the healing spring resorts, the Civil War era, and our unique art culture. As the charismatic tour guides inject vigor into each facet of the museum, the unmitigated spirit of the North House stands out like a frisbee flying over a salt flat. Read more: hashtagwv.com/valley-view-step-into-history-at-north-house-museum-ben-anderson

Go out for dinner!

There’s nothing like a good meal at a nice restaurant. In our Lewisburg restaurants, most everyone in the kitchen has done their 10,000 hours. Here are some wonderful (all casual) options downtown:

  • The Livery (American, outdoor dining)
    • Why folks love it: Caesar salads, trout, goat cheese ice cream, and cocktails.
  • The French Goat (American, French, Euro, Bistro, outdoor dining)
    • Why folks love it: poached eggs at brunch, goat, escargot, wine dinners, onion soup, flat iron steak, truffle fries, duck, short ribs, oysters, cocktails
  • The Asylum (Bar, American, Pub, outdoor dining (2 floors), open late, serving food till 11pm)
    • Why people love it: live music, cold beer and on-tap beer selection, fried chicken, burgers, and fries.
  • Food & Friends (American, Vegetarian-friendly)
    • Why people love it: salads, steaks, and bread & butter.
  • Del Sol Cantina & Grille (Southwestern, Bar, Mexican/Latin, outdoor dining)
    • Why folks love it: guacamole, tacos, chimichangas, on-tap beer selection.
  • Blackwell’s (Pizza, Italian, Cafe, European)
    • Why folks love it: pizzas, soup, European pastries and breads, and burgers.
  • Stardust (American)
    • Why people love it: curried chicken, blt’s, coconut cake and pastries, and wine.
  • General Lewis Inn & Restaurant (American, outdoor dining)
    • Why people love it: restaurant’s ambiance, brunch, cornbread, biscuits, signature cocktails.
  • Hill & Holler (Bar, American, Pizza, outdoor dining).
    • Why people love it: salads, wings, calzones, local craft brews on-tap, pizzas.
  • Thunderbird Taco (Southwestern, Mexican)
    • Why folks love it: fun high-energy atmosphere and fresh flavorful food. Nachos appetizer, fish tacos and taco salads, guacamole burrito, quesadillas, braised beef, rice bowls, and fresh squeezed margaritas.

Here are more dinner options, around the town:

  • Silver Dragon (Chinese)
    • Why folks love it: Generous portions, fried rice, egg drop soup, General Tso’s chicken, many vegetarian options, and friendly staff.
  • Tastebuds (Indian, Pakistani)
    • Why people love it: tandori chicken, seasoned and flavorful food, and coconut curry chicken.
  • Spare Time Bar & Grille (Bar, American)
    • Why folks love it: Sports games on tv’s, pool tables, burgers, and nachos.
  • Fujiyama (Japanese Steakhouse, Sushi)
    • Why people love it: sushi, edamame, and salmon.
  • China Palace (Chinese buffet, all-you-can-eat)
    • Why folks love it: Hot, fresh options full of variety, fish tank by the front door (kids enjoy), coconut chicken, sushi, egg foo young, crispy duck.
  • Alfredo’s (Italian)
    • Why people love it: french fries, large portions, delivery, calzones, lamb gyro, and pizzas.
  • Shoneys (American, all-you-can-eat)
    • Why folks love it: Friday night seafood buffet, large selection of daily buffet, turkey, dessert bar and blackberry cobbler.
  • Carlito’s (Mexican)
    • Why folks love it: All you can eat lunch buffet, burritos, margaritas, and friendly service.
  • Landings Restaurant (American, Caribbean, outdoor dining)
    • Why people love it: Rustic Appalachian theme decor, Ribeye Steak, Tempura Fish & Chips, Chicken and Sausage Paella, gourmet desserts, cappuccinos, and cocktails.

Plan your night!

There are numerous spots in town with plentiful music, live theatre, and events including Carnegie Hall, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Irish Pub, The Asylum, Lewis Theatre, Spare Time, and the Sweet Shoppe. You can also check out a newly released movie at Cinema 8. Pick us up or see our AGENDA for the current list of events.

Staying overnight?

If you’re staying the night there are lots of local options.

  • The Escape, located beside the Asylum in downtown Lewisburg
  • Historic General Lewis Inn & Restaurant, on E. Washington St in downtown Lewisburg
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot in Lewisburg
  • Hampton Inn in Lewisburg (newly remodeled)
  • Holiday Inn Express in Lewisburg
  • Quality Inn, in Lewisburg
  • Super 8 by Whyndham in Lewisburg
  • The Manse, in downtown White Sulphur Springs
  • The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs

Want to stay in Lewisburg?

Talk with Jill (pictured in the middle) at Greenbrier Real Estate for all your real estate needs! There’s also…

Enjoy your stay!

Submit a Comment

What would Santa Drink? Find out w/ HashtagWV!

What would Santa Drink w/ HashtagWV Lewisburg WV - What would Santa drink? Find out with HashtagWV this December! And enter for your chance to WIN a dozen cupcakes from B. Sweet Confectionery in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Other features this month include the revelry at Shanghai Parade, Laughin in Lewisburg (a comedy show at the Wild Bean), WV Artist Sean O’Connell, and so […]

Stay Updated w/ HashtagWV!

Want to stay updated with the paper or thinking about advertising? Sign up today for the latest HASHTAGWV monthly newsletter!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg, WV

Best Things to Do in Lewisburg WV! - Spending a day in Lewisburg? Here are a few of the best things to do while you’re visiting. Start your day at the Wild Bean coffee shop.  Located downtown, this cafe offers premium coffee, tea, veggie cuisine, wi-fi, entertainment, and more! The breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, egg scrambles, breakfast sandwiches and granola w/ […]
"Over the last 10 years, we have tried several avenues for advertising. Beyond a doubt, our greatest return has been through HASHTAGWV. Whether it be in the HASHTAGWV print edition, or online, our customers, both locals and tourists, really do look for this media form to be in tune with what’s going on in the area and for destination shopping. Advertising with LBSPY (now HASHTAG) has unequivocally been a great asset for our business!" - Craig Miller w/ Serenity Now Outfitters. Ad rates start at just $20! Click here for MEDIA KIT  

LBMEDIAKIT
LBSPY-Testimonials1
Patrick4CMPLTshrp "LBSPY is the best thing that has happened in Greenbrier County since I have been here for seven years. Maybe the whole state.... a first class operation and a lot of hard work," Patrick O'Flaherty (pictured above), The Irish Pub, Lewisburg, WV

Donating = Loving

HashtagWV remains D.I.Y. in nature and it takes hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars to sustain. If you find any joy and value in it, please consider making a one time or recurring monthly donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee at The Wild Bean and a good dinner at Food & Friends
Adam DeGraff "LB Spy always has their finger on the pulse of this community!" - Adam Degraff (pictured above), (The Weight/ The Dueling Fiddlers / Pianafiddle)

Instagram

  • #Repost @willowandryansub Freaking out about Holiday Gift Giving? Scream no more- we have meaningful gifts for everybody on your list. And yes, that is a Yoda disc.
...
#BuyLocal #TheScream #Discraft #BangThoseChains #StarWars #lewisburg #lewisburgwv #simplygbv #gotowv #wv_igers #igers_of_wv #greenbriercounty #uniqueboutique #christmasshoppingtime #smallbusinessesrock #shoplocally #santascream #screamin
  • Today is Open House in Union. Wherever you are, get out and shop local!
...
#union #unionwv #monroecounty #monroe #openhouse2018 #holidayopenhouse #gotowv #wv_igers #igers_of_wv #wildandwonderful #shoplocally
  • Repost @stacythehairartist Getting that holiday hair done in Lewisburg WV
...
#lewisburg #lewisburgwv #gotowv #igers_of_wv #wv_igers #greenbrieecounty #wildandwonderful #stacythehairstylist #wvhairstylist #hashtagwv #christmasvibes🎄

Follow Us!

LBSPY ARTICLES

Wonder How HashtagWV Remains Free?

WONDER HOW HASHTAG LEWISBURG CITY PAPER REMAINS FREE? - Wondering how Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper gets published and distributed FREE every month in-print and online? Do we have wealthy parents or did one of us seduce a millionaire? No. Are we financed by bank loans or grant money? Nope, not that either. Until we hit it BIG in the lotto, every issue of HASHTAGWV comes […]