“Welcome to our new website, designed and hosted by our friend John Kostak and Web Development USA. Come and experience Gene’s! We offer amazing live music, great food, fine traditional and craft beers, and games!” – Al Bonner

Morgantown's First Beer Garden, Established 1944

GENE'S BEER GARDEN traditional pub

Gene’s Beer Garden is the oldest running bar in Morgantown – started in 1944. Gene’s has always been known for their famous hotdog (best in Morgantown), cold beer, as well as friendly staff and regulars.

Gene’s also features a great venue for some of the best live music in Morgantown! Al Bonner, owner and operator, took over Gene’s from the original owners, the Perilli Family, in 1985. Gene’s is tucked away in the Greenmont neighborhood of Morgantown.

Walking into Gene’s is like taking a step back in time. The environment is always friendly and you’ll feel like a regular immediately. If you’re looking for a great place to relax, listen to music, watch games and hear/tell great stories, you’ll love Gene’s.

beer and dogs at gene's beer garden

Our mouth-watering hotdogs with a cold one are always a favorite for a quick bite

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Guest Chef Ideas Coming Soon! We often have guest chefs or food trucks events, featuring many mountain and tri-state recipes. Submit YOUR idea!

lots of beer at gene's

Serving a wide variety of crafts, domestics, local and seasonal brands including Halleck, Dad Jokes, Screech Owl, South Park Porter, SOB, SS, Kombucha, Flying Dog, Fat Tire, Dog Fish, Yuengling, Corona and Sierra Nevada


Enjoy some great stories and meanderings of the past and present. 

Don’t miss our live music shows and events

al and frank perilli at gene's
Frank Perilli We'll Never Forget You! Select this to read Al's letter about Frank
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main bar sketch at gene's
al and friends at gene's
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gene's beer garden taps vintage
gene's beer garden poster
customers at gene's
Al with friends at gene's
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gene's beer garden wall


"Beer prices are great and chili dogs are a must!"

"Jason S. is drinking a Halleck Pale Ale by Chestnut Brew Works"

"Good beers on tap, nice booths, often great live music!"

"Wonderful place, friendly atmosphere and great staff"

Local family businesses who have put great effort into helping make Greenmont and SouthPark the special places they are today.
Have your Next party at Gene's!

BOOK a private party at gene's!

Perfect for family and friends gatherings celebrating our life events.

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We’ll even get the word out for you if you’d like some local happy neighbors to join in on the fun!

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