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Morgantown, West Virginia

"Downtown on High Street and surrounding areas are two REALLY good head shops...The Den and Cool Ridge, several coffee shops, including The Blue Moose (the best bohemian coffee shop}. There's also a really good bead shop, comic shops, bike shops, and bunches of restaurants. In West Va. anywhere long hair is the norm, (I even worked at Monkey Wards w/shoulder-length hair) and there are lots of long-haired self-sufficient types living in the woods with sweat lodges, drumming parties, outhouses, log homes, herb gardens, and co-ops."

Added: December 8th 2001
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Location: West Virginia

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Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Critter on 2012-05-20 14:27:02
I live outside of Morgantown and have to say that it is a yuppy college town. You have some hippie wanna be assholes, but the area around there is very beautiful and quiet. There are festivals around. There is the All Good festival, Cheat Fest, and Sunshine Day Dream. I prefer to spend my time in the woods making pipes, walking sticks and bone jewelry. The best smoke is grown in the backyards of the natives here and the mushrooms are good too. The head shops are descent, but expensive as hell. If you want a wonderful and wild life, then this is the place.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Rob on 2012-04-09 04:23:55
@ Robert Spencer:

You have to be the dumbest cocksucker to ever use the internet. first why bash WV? and second it's a friggin head shop dude relax. not quite sure where football has anything to do with this either. Congratulations! You sir, are an ass.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by RealStoner21 on 2012-04-08 09:17:54
The best headshop in Morgantown is BY FAR Smoke Zone off Beechurst.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by wvujdm on 2011-05-26 23:20:24
cool ridge is good glass, local glass also, but very high. Try Brownings glass nice stuff thats not overpriced. As for the town its not bad. IF you like drinking youll love it, There is always plenty of dank in town. However rich kids from jersey ruin it during the year. Come in the summer if you dont want to deal with spoiled kids with no respect.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Derrick on 2011-05-22 02:07:15
I am from Beckley west virginia and I love mo town. Great Dank there and I love the hookah shops. Great place.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Just_Me on 2010-12-07 00:13:43
I love Morgantown. It's great! Cool Ridge is amazing, it may have high prices but if you want good shit then that's the place to go. The Den isn't really a head shop. It's kind of a rip off but I still go there every now and then. I spend alot of money there and let me tell you, it's all been worth it. =]

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by on 2010-07-25 23:08:50
cool ridge is a rip off if your buying any kind of glass just go online and find it for a fraction of the cost, otherwise they have some cool stuff in the upstairs

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by dan on 2010-06-14 22:31:03
motowns good cause you got the college kids brining in the green from all over the country plus the old growers if you know the right people. Bars and Clubs galore for people that like drinking. Cool ridge is super overpriced but very good quality glass. The Den is cheaper glass both in price and quality. Cool ridge does have some assholes that work there, but hey you gotta deal with the jersey assholes that are in this town during the year. IN the summer its a very nice place, no jersey kids that have never worked a job in their life yet drive BMWs and Audis. If you in to parties and club scene go during the school year, you like it more chill go during the summer lived here ten years. Hate it when students are in even tho they bring the dank, but plenty of growers on outskirts of town you dont need students.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by robert spencer on 2009-11-30 20:21:13
my name is Robert i grew up in morgantown now i live in Chesapeake VA back in the 90's i worked for main St I was a member of the morgantown police reserves .my thing is city of morgantown needs to put there foot down to wvu cool ridge all these other places i think morgantown needs a bigger down town the wvu wvu students had almost chased all of morgantown natives out of town . morgantown Been around scene 1785 Virginia , west Virginia became a state 1863 West Virginia University move to morgantown 1880's wvu can't tell other woodbee employers or high rise developers wvu students think they own morgantown all they do is run up and down high St until 2am drunk the female students run up and down high st half nude all the students all-night drunk vometnting over the side-walks fighting keeping all of the morgantown city police busy the police have can't protect the whole city the bars down town i think there a eye sore they choke out other businesses out morgantown residents as well that's why morgantown residents go to shopping centres malls down town isn't child friendly morgantown needs theme parks a bigger city wvu plays Norfolk state 2011 morgantown needs model from Norfolk,VA not Pittsburgh the left wing liberal edits suck

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by robert spencer on 2009-11-30 19:57:49
my name is Robert i grew up in morgantown now i live in Chesapeake VA back in the 90's i worked for main St I was a member of the morgantown police reserves .my thing is city of morgantown needs to put there foot down to wvu cool ridge all these other places i think morgantown needs a bigger down town the wvu wvu students had almost chased all of morgantown natives out of town . morgantown Been around scene 1785 Virginia , west Virginia became a state 1863 West Virginia University move to morgantown 1880's wvu can't tell other woodbee employers or high rise developers wvu students think they own morgantown all they do is run up and down high St until 2am drunk the female students run up and down high st half nude all the students all-night drunk vometnting over the side-walks fighting keeping all of the morgantown city police busy the police have can't protect the whole city the bars down town i think there a eye sore they choke out other businesses out morgantown residents as well that's why morgantown residents go to shopping centres malls down town isn't child friendly morgantown needs theme parks a bigger city wvu plays Norfolk state 2011 morgantown needs model from Norfolk,VA not Pittsburgh

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by wtf on 2009-09-30 21:43:06   My Score:
for so called hippies you guys bitch an judge alot like wtf

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by StIcKiN to the GRooVe SHA on 2009-07-23 23:30:18
i have lots of hair....everywhere...WV! haha. anyways, morgantown hhasss some cool festies, and some killer shows...u have to check it out at the right time. dont really dig the shops cuz i think a lot of the people are fakes as stated in the above comments.....go to ohio if u wana hear ekoostik hookah their ohigho grown baby! :-)

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by EXWVUSTUDENT on 2009-02-12 08:42:43
I used to work at COOL RIDGE i was incharge of alot of the ordering i had people from FL. come to WV because they liked our selection so much... so anyone that has some problem with Cool RIdge is a fucking moron for a smaller scale head shop at least while i worked there we had some of the best shit around. We do have enough busines though that if you set our alarm off we will question you(obviously) ... most people arent a dick liked the dude that posted a comment about us being neo-nazi; and there is no problem we are glad to have the xtra business but if you start being a little bitch about it we will ask you to leave because thats not the people we want in our relaxed enviroment.... bassically morgantown kicks ass Cool Ridge is a must see and they are one of the few shops that actually buy locally blown glass to help suport the art of glass blowing to keep it alive.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by John Anarchy on 2009-02-04 02:18:32
I live not too far from the downtown area. I must say that Cool Ridge is a nice little shop. You can't find most of that stuff anywhere else in this area. The Blue Moose is simply amazing. I'm there almost every day. When it's warm we usually go to the Den, but since it's winter, we don't feel like traversing that far. I'm not even out of high school yet but in Morgantown you can meet so many amazing people. Don't be shy.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by tyuS on 2008-10-31 23:24:32
Can someone post directions to Cool Ridge or any places in WV or Oh. Coming from Pitt here. Thanks

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Jay on 2008-09-12 04:59:53
What time does coolridge open and close?

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Spanky on 2008-09-09 03:41:34
Could anyone tell me if they sell grow lights at cool ridge. It's been years since I was there and loved the place, but was looking for glass at the time and not lights and can't remember if I saw any. Whoda guessed bad memory eh!!

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by P on 2008-05-12 16:54:48
Mo-Town fuckin crazy there always big ass parties great beer pong tornaments hot bitches wut else you need Blood? fuck ya'll haters its a crazy little town

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by cozmic hero on 2008-03-18 23:28:58
Stay away from Morgantown, spunions. We have enough fake people with ugly dreadlocks and patchwork corduroy. Keep your weak doses and dope out of our town.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by KERENSA on 2008-01-09 01:39:06
morgantown wv may not be the best place in the world, but cool ridge is THE SHIT. there is so much shit to choose from and i'm always so happy with what i get from there. just because i like it doesn't mean i'm just a college student spending mommy and daddy's money. i don't even get mommy and daddy's money. don't be pissed just because there was a misunderstanding. it's not the end of the world. and just because cool ridge isn't the best place, it's better than any other head shop within a 50 mile stretch. oh, and jerry garcia's birthday bash isn't the only festival that sunshine daydream has. there's a lot more than that and they are all just as fun, just not so damn crowded.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by dom on 2007-10-29 06:46:16   My Score:
Don't waste your time in Cool Ridge, place is run by a bunch of neo-nazi douche bags. Something on me has been setting off the magnetic strip alarm in the Den they're cool about it they don't care. I walk into the business-hippie shop (Cool Ridge) and of course whatever it is sets off the alarm as I first step through the door. Chick comes running over demanding I empty my pockets so I tell her I'm leaving she threatens to call the cops. So I empty my pockets and of course I haven't stolen any of their stupid garbage and bitch doesn't even apologize. I'm a computer programmer not even in college anymore just enjoy the smoke so randomly will go in there when I happen to be downtown. So, if you want to be profiled as a typical college-punk kid looking to steal their worthless shit that they mark up 100x over value go to Cool-Ridge. Don't shop here unless you like bullshit fake stores run by a bunch of fascist assholes.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Brett on 2007-10-03 00:24:16
i am looking to buy the minuteman product to pass random drug test at my work......... please help cant find a vendor anywhere.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Butterflie Gypsie Mamma on 2007-09-27 18:10:22
The saddest thing is that all of these shops and so-called havens are being wasted in Morgantown. Sure, there may be a few hippies there, but mostly they're just drugged-out, to-cool-for-school college students trying be super cool rebels and piss their parents off while still spending mommy and daddy's money just to be and extra coll 'hippie'. Place in this state like Hinton and the more relaxed, more dominate towns for hippies but no one wants to try and put any worthwhile businesses there. This is a problem a lot more people should tink about than calling an overcrowded, preppy college town a 'Hippie Haven'. --Raine butterflie_gypsie_mamma@hotmail.com

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by JayRiz on 2007-07-01 07:32:13
All i have to say is that morgantown is an amazing place, with cool ridge being the main place i spend most of my time/money..i live in vegas right now but im getting ready to move back, and all i can think about is the crazy ass partys and i know anyone who has been to mo-town has been to a party that they still remember.. i have alot of friends that work at cool ridge so yeah i spend a good amount of time in there, and i plan to spend more money on some of the insane smoking utensils that cool ridge always has. theres no place like morgantown, i think anyone can vouch for that.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by JayRiz on 2007-07-01 07:18:54
All i have to say is that morgantown is an amazing place, with cool ridge being the main place i spend most of my time/money..i live in vegas right now but im getting ready to move back, and all i can think about is the crazy ass partys and i know anyone who has been to mo-town has been to a party that they still remember.. i have alot of friends that work at cool ridge so yeah i spend a good amount of time in there, and i plan to spend more money on some of the insane smoking utensils that cool ridge always has. theres no place like morgantown, i think anyone can vouch for that.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by on 2006-11-13 23:27:05
Hey, you totally forgot the hooka bar. I live in Morgantown and I'd say that it is totally a hippy haven, especailly in the outskirts of town.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Suncatcher on 2006-05-07 02:17:57
Let's not forget New Vrindaban in Moundsville ... mostly Hare Krishnas live there, but there are a few Rainbows that come and go too. If you visit, DO NOT go as a tourist -- f they think you are just another pseudo-hip yuppie, you won't get the chance to meet some of the most incredible people EVER ... and plus you might miss out on prasadam! Oh, and please refrain from smoking in front of the Krishnas ... it goes against their code. But make sure to ask for Tommy, especially if you are into jam music and great conversation.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Twiggysue on 2005-12-10 05:31:12
I'm north of pittsburgh and we travel to morgantown regularly to visit cool ridge. their prices are starting to climb, but always a good selection. as for the den, i love it. it's the coolest convenience store i've ever seen. the have a little bit of everything, music, food, and yes, even some smoking utencils, but i wouldn't consider it a head shop. oh yeah and they are open like 24hrs!

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by American_Hippie on 2005-11-05 07:55:24
I have been to morgantown more then a few times and i must say that cool ridge and the den is 2 of the best shops i have ever been in.My favorite spot in West Virginia would have to be the home of the famous music festival "Jerry's birthday bash."I have been goin to the farm for the past 3 years and i plan to keep goin.I'm always lookin for new people to go with so look up my profile and let me know what you think. If you see me at a festival come over and say hey. ~Peace~

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Krista on 2005-10-02 19:43:58   My Score:
well i live in w.v. and its funny how so may judge us sayin tht we're hillbillies lol uhh i kno no1 around even like that theres plenty of metal heads thats it tho.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by MoUnTaInGiRL on 2005-07-14 05:48:52
i wouldn't really say that morgantown would be much of a hippie haven...even though yea 123 pleasant street is cool..saw ekoostik hookah there once...and cool ridge is awesome yet small. the great times in west virginia would be in Terra Alta and Sunshine Daydreams Campgrounds...they have jerry garcia's birthday bash and festivals all through the summer.. that's where it's all happenin..Peace~

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by screamer32791 on 2005-06-26 21:24:16
i dont get to go to morgantown too often. but ive been to both the den and cool ridge. i thought cool ridge was awesum .id luv to go again. the den i didnt think of much as a good shop though. its been a while though.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by PeaceinUSA on 2005-01-24 04:53:34
I go to WVU live in the Sunnyside area...Yeah agree the Den isn't a headshop at all just sell glass, Blue Moose is good, so is CoolRidge and Black Bear (Sell food, lots of burritos) new place to see music call Rosewood which is owned by the dude that owns the Blue Moose. BIG drinking town though...lots of clubs or whatever...One could definatly find some cool places to hang out in the woods, or to eat....yins should all check it out sometime.... PEACE PS FREE TIBET!

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by paulab on 2004-09-12 03:07:14
New to WEST Virginia, about 2 hrs south of Morgantown! Help!!!!!!! Is there intelligent life out here?

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Jon Rogers on 2003-09-03 13:42:20
123 pleasant street is a great place to see live music in Morgantown! 123pleasantstreet.com

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by on 2003-07-28 22:59:44
i wish all the hippies in morgantown would get run over by their own SUVs fucking pieces of shit.

Morgantown, West Virginia
Posted by Chris Drollinger on 2003-06-26 16:40:59   My Score:
I was really impressed by morgantown my heart just really liked it. I wouldn't consider the den a headshop. But I do like this place better than L5P in Atlanta and I like little 5 quite a bit.