Gay Charleston, WV

Along the Kanawha River West Virginia's largest city and state capital, Charleston, is a vibrant southern community divided by the Kanawha River. On one side sits Charleston's downtown, an easily walkable area with lots to see. You'll find shopping, dining option and lovely parks scattered among state buildings. Across the River is the South Hills neighborhood, home to upscale and specialty shops at Bridge Road. After a lull in which several clubs closed down, Charleston's gay nightlife scene is seeing a revitalization of sorts. Moving in alongside the longstanding Broadway Club is newcomer Union Square and there is talk of a new club from the owners of nearby Huntington's Stonewall Club opening by the end of 2011.
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Bluegrass Kitchen (Closed Temporarily)

 (7 Ratings)

Eclectic local food

Bluegrass Kitchen serves fresh, local ingredients with flair. The comfortable retro feel of the diner and bar makes it...

Downtown · 1600 Washington Street East, Charleston

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 (5 Ratings)

Popular Italian restaurant

Located in Capital Market, Soho has been considered a gem of the Charleston culinary scene since opening in 2002. The...

Downtown · 800 Smith St, Charleston

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First Watch

 (6 Ratings)

Serious about breakfast

This chain restaurant is an ideal place for a relaxing breakfast. Enjoy the complimentary wifi, newspaper and the fresh...

Downtown · 164 Summers St, Charleston

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Bridge Road Bistro

 (12 Ratings)

Fine dining near Bridge Road shops

Bridge Road Bistro is an ideal location for a special night out. It's certainly not the cheapest place in town, but the...

South Hills · 915 Bridge Road, Charleston

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 (7 Ratings)

Creative pizzeria

The locals love Lola's for its cozy yet hip atmosphere, well-stocked bar and delicious pizzas made from local...

South Hills · 1038 Bridge Road, Charleston

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Roseland Resort & Campground

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Gay owned and operated campground

Nestled within 222 acres of West Virginia wilderness, sits one of the most popular gay resorts and camping areas in...

925 Nolte Ln, Proctor

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Best Western Charleston Plaza

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See the city

This downtown location is quite walkalble and close to two malls. Free continental breakfast and decently sized rooms...

Downtown · 1010 Washington Street East, Charleston

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Charleston Marriott Town Center

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Nice hotel adjacent to mall

This Marriott provides comfortable business-class accommodations near the Town Center and Civic Center.

Downtown · 200 Lee Street East, Charleston

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Taylor Books

 (2 Ratings)

Charleston's indie bookstore and more

Besides being a quality independent bookstore, Taylor Books is also a gallery for local artists, a great coffeeshop...

Downtown · 226 Capitol St, Charleston

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Capitol Market

 (4 Ratings)

The heart of Charleston...

...Or maybe the stomach. Capitol Market is an expanded indoor farmer's market with high quality food items and the...

Downtown · 800 Smith Street, Charleston

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 (1 Rating)

Hip designer clothing

This mall store offers a variety of designer jeans, casual clothes and accessories.

Downtown · 2017 Charleston Town Center, Charleston

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South Charleston Antique Mall

 (1 Rating)

Massive antique mall

With over 70 vendors, the South Charleston Antique Mall has a truly staggering selection of antiques. Whatever you...

South Charleston · 617 D St, South Charleston

Arts & Culture
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The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

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One-stop for culture

The Clay Center is a performing arts center hosting musical theatre, chamber music, opera, dance, comedy and...

Downtown · One Clay Square, Charleston

Living AIDS Memorial Garden

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Lovely memorial garden

The Living AIDS Memorial Garden is a lovely, tranquil spot dedicated to the memory of those who have died of AIDS.

Downtown · Sydney Avenue, Charleston

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Capitol Fitness

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Upscale fitness club

This small gym features aerobic equipment, free weights, machines and very nice showers.

Downtown · 100 Capitol St, Charleston

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