A Guide to Nail City:
We sent our intern, Grace, out to investigate our city’s top attractions. Over the next week, a four-day article series titled “A Guide to Nail City” will explore the local sights, tastes, and sounds of Nail City.
Day Four: Cold Brews
With such extensive guides, you will find that there is so much to do in Nail City that it literally takes your breath away. And after all the exciting activities and delicious eats, those of age may want to indulge in some refreshments at Wheeling’s local watering-holes. Since I am underage and uninformed, I consulted my fellow elder Nailers on this guide. Although I cannot verify these opinions, I am certain that these picks are worthy of selection. In Nail City, you are sure to find a cold brew that will quench your thirst.
Top Pick: The Wheeling Brewing Company
The Wheeling Brewing Company is a chic, urban bar that features a variety of local beverage options in downtown Wheeling on Market Street. Truly a local gem, the bar features award winning beer and timeless wine. In addition to serving alcoholic refreshments, the bar also features a menu of small plates such as, chips and hummus, pork tacos, and beer cheese with pretzels, as well as, large plates including sandwiches, pizza, and pasta. The bar is known for its dedication to the local community and serving the needs of the Wheeling market. Wheeling Brewing Company takes pride in their philosophy, and the bar names several of their favored beverages after local partnerships. The pub features a Nailers favorite called the “The Nail City Porter.” This cold brew is a malty dark ale that is a tribute to Wheeling’s famous former blue-collar industry. The beverage is exceptionally heavy and combines a mixture of dark flavors. Correspondingly, the pub also commemorates several other Nail City traditions. This location is the perfect place to enjoy the revitalization of downtown Wheeling, while acknowledging the history of Nail City. So, if you are looking for cold brew, take the office out to the Wheeling Brewing Company.
Second Pick: Good Mansion Wines
Nail City features additional options for those who may enjoy other types of refreshments in a trendy atmosphere on 14th Street in downtown Wheeling. Good Mansion Wines is a local establishment that captures the old-world charm of Nail City. The shop features a vast selection of European wine holdings from various countries including Italy, Germany, France, and Spain. Good Mansion Wines also offers a comprehensive list of wines from their “New World” offerings. Dozens of West Virginia wineries are also featured at the shop. The local establishment has a bakery and deli that serves cheese and pastries. Along with wine tastings and delectable food, Good Mansion Wines features a group called the GMW Supper Club. The Supper Club is a weekly meal kit service that includes a recipe with all the ingredients to create your own Italian meal. While this pick may be the opposite end of the spectrum from my previous selection, Good Mansion Wines is the perfect spot to taste some wine and enjoy your time in Nail City.
Honorable Mention: Brew Keepers
Main Street in downtown Wheeling is home to some of the best craft beer in our area. Located along the classic piece of asphalt is Brew Keepers, a favored brewery of your Nailers. The brewery is known for its production of simple, craft beer. With that said, Brew Keepers is served in several bars including Generations, Ye Olde Alpha, and other great locations around Nail City. The brewery creates custom brews in a variety of craft styles such as lagers, ales, and IPAs. The critically-acclaimed beer has earned praise in Nail City and beyond. Accordingly, Brew Keepers success just goes to show that simple, craft beer is supreme to mainstream, domestic drafts. The brewery also features a craft brew called the Hat-trick Lager in honor of your Nailers. Brew Keepers offers a unique taste of Nail City.
Nail City has a rich past, present, and future that is forgotten by so many. With several unexplored opportunities for adventure and excitement, Nail City has a bright future. I hope that these guides have urged you to go and investigate Nail City for yourself. There is so much to explore, and the Wheeling Nailers would like to encourage you to discover more of #NailCity.