1030 East Washington Street, Lewisburg, WV 24901
Well-established Irish pub, fully stocked and furnished. Ideal main street location in unique and vibrant Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Turnkey business in one of the region’s most attractive and thriving small towns. The Irish Pub on Washington Street draws townsfolk, students and tourists with its welcoming, family friendly atmosphere. No ordinary watering hole, the pub has an ambitious year-round schedule of events that complement Lewisburg’s festivals and lively arts scene. Local and touring musicians appear on its stage.
For the past 10 years Lewisburg’s Irish Pub has been a popular fixture, and was named one of the Top 100 Bars in the South by Southern Living magazine. Owned by the O’Flaherty and Izzo families, who have devoted untold hours to making it an integral part of this energetic community, the pub occupies an historic 1904 building in the heart of downtown. Featuring a 35-foot bar by a local craftsman, a commercial kitchen, and a house sound system with four speakers, it’s a relaxing place to nurse a brew, grab a bite and listen to music ranging from Celtic to bluegrass.
Many nights Irish musician Patrick O’Flaherty is on stage, entertaining patrons with one of the several instruments he plays, while Andrea Izzo chats it up with folks and tends bar, drawing Guinness and craft brews from one of 12 taps. The rich wood interior, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and hundreds of items of memorabilia add to the pub’s warmth and charm.
The owners are pursuing other projects and the Irish Pub is for sale lock, stock and barrel, including approximately $15,000 worth of alcohol. Items that will be conveyed with the purchase include 20 custom-built tables, 85 chairs, 16 barstools, and all the glasses, plates, utensils, pots and pans necessary to start operating on Day One.
The galley kitchen is outfitted with a commercial sanitizing dishwasher, a triple stainless steel sink, an American Range gas oven with four burners and a grill, a sandwich prep table, a salamander broiler, a Kolpak walk-in cooler, an Artic Air refrigerator and an Artic Air freezer, and wire storage racks.
The pub has a dart room with its own separate Washington Street entrance, and a private office in the rear that overlooks the main floor.
The top level, accessed by a staircase on Washington Street, is currently configured as the owners’ private quarters but could be readily converted into as many as 4 small apartments with private baths. Kitchen appliances on this level include two refrigerators and a chest freezer. A Maytag washer and Kenmore dryer are also upstairs. Double doors lead from the kitchen onto a large private deck.
Rumor has it the large, unfinished basement presently in use as a storeroom was a speakeasy during Prohibition. Over its long history the building has served as a theater, a hardware store, a gift shop, an antique store, an art gallery and a coffee shop. It seems to have finally found its calling as an Irish pub. The presence of the nearby 800-student West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine has certainly contributed the pub’s success. Doctors who graduated from WVSOM still stop by with their families and friends to grab a pint and reminisce.
Over its decade of existence the Irish Pub on Washington Street has hosted proposals, engagement parties, weddings, memorial services, costume parties, and benefits for local causes of every kind. An annual Christmas celebration takes place at the beginning of the holidays, and Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day draw large crowds. The pub sells more Guinness than anywhere in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, with the exception of the large metropolitan areas.
In 2011 Lewisburg was named America’s Coolest Small Town, a reputation it seems determined to keep. The town offers shopping, fine dining, musical performance and more at Carnegie Hall, year-round live theatre at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre, next door to the pub, two annual food-themed festivals, a literary festival, and an endless schedule of community activities. The State Fair of West Virginia, a classic country fair with rides, exhibits, concerts and livestock competitions, takes place in neighboring Fairlea every August.
The historic Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, a 10,000-acre world-class luxury resort, is 15 minutes away, with multiple restaurants and shops open to the public. The resort hosts an annual PGA tournament in July, and serves as the summer practice facility for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.
An hour-and-a-half to the north, Snowshoe Mountain Resort is the mid-Atlantic region’s largest ski complex. The four-season resort has a golf course designed by Gary Player and challenging trails that draw mountain bikers from near and far.
If you’re looking for a unique business in a lively and progressive small town, the Irish Pub on Washington Street could be your opportunity.
1030 Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
Approx. Total Square Footage: 4707
Main Level: Approx 2478 Sq Ft
Level 2: Approx 849 Sq Ft
Level 3: Approx 1380 Sq Ft
Lot Size: 0.07 Acres
Exterior: Brick and Aluminum
Roof: Rubber Material
Air Conditioning: Central
Heat: Electric, Forced Air
Internet: Multiple Providers
Cell Phone Service: Multiple Providers
Legal and Tax Information:
Lewisburg Corp District
Tax Map: 20
Parcels: 72 and 72.4
Tax Year: 2016
Sold by boundary not acre.
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