Purple Fiddle

Cafe, Brews

and Stage

21 East Avenue

P.O. Box 87

Thomas, WV 26292

Phone: 304-463-4040


Open All Week


11 am--8 pm

Open late when

there is a show

Friday and Saturday

11 am-LATE?

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About Us


The Purple Fiddle Cafe, Brews and Stage is a family-friendly and non-smoking music venue and deli-style restaurant. We are located in the old DePollo General Store in historic Thomas, WV, in the beautiful Allegheny mountains. Every week, and always on Fridays and Saturdays, the Purple Fiddle presents professional, touring acts.

Our music lineup is diverse. We often play host to old-time, bluegrass and traditional bands, but also spread our wings with rock n' roll, jazz, funk, reggae, old-country, blues, Celtic, folk, and even Latin bands. We usually collect a cover charge at the door that goes to pay for the bands, most of which are full-time professionals, traveling and playing nationally.

We encourage families to bring children to the shows no matter what their age. (Children under 12 are free!) We believe the warm crowd and amazing (mostly acoustic) music is a great experience for all. We are proud of the fact that our facility has always been a safe and supportive environment for all, with access for the handicapped as well.  In addition to the music, there are other things to occupy a person's time. We have books, games, and wireless internet access for those with laptops.


Our restaurant serves the area's finest selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, coffee, tea, homemade ice cream & desserts, plus wine & the area's best beer selection. In addition, we offer a small collection of eclectic gifts, and souvenirs for purchase.

The Purple Fiddle lies near the heart of the West Virginia tourism

activity. We are located just 1 mile from Thomas' MountainMade.Com artisan gallery, 3 miles north of Blackwater Falls State Park, 10 miles north of Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, 13 miles north of Canaan Valley State Park, and just beyond that is Dolly Sods National Wilderness Area. Another 30 minute drive and you reach Seneca Rocks. We boast of being located at the head of a new rail-trail that connects Thomas with Elkins--an incredible 30-mile downhill journey through the Blackwater Canyon.

The area is rich in culture and characters. The hospitality of the people is unsurpassed. Come visit us soon and see for yourself! Just look for the purple bass fiddle hanging over the street, the eight-foot bears or the purple elk!

Visit on a budget!




Only $25

per person; incl. tax!

Must be 18 years old

And no pets allowed.

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