There’s no specific definition of a great old neighborhood bar, but you know it when you’re in it. There’s probably some well-worn seating, probably some memorabilia on the walls, probably some beloved characters memorialized on the menu in good fun, but always free-flowing camaraderie that makes newcomers feel like regulars.

Mario’s Fishbowl has all of that and more. The original Richwood Avenue watering hole makes Woodburn the envy of some other Morgantown neighborhoods, but the newer University Avenue spot has a lot of the same feel. Mario’s celebrated its 68th anniversary in January 2018. Stop by, order a basket of wings with Cowboy Ranch, and raise a frosty fishbowl of beer to neighborhood traditions. — PK

704 Richwood Avenue, 304.292.2511, @mariosfishbowl on Facebook; 3117 University Avenue, 304.599.4309, @fishbowlsuncrest on Facebook;

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Pam Kasey
Written by Pam Kasey
Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.