Local Foods and Libations Served with a Tune
The holy triumvirate of downtown Marietta comes together to offer an old-world experience true to Washington County's history as the oldest county in Ohio.
Adelphia Music Hall, along with its flanking counterparts, The Galley Restaurant and the Hackett Hotel, is a facility that cannot be rivaled by any space in the Midwest Ohio Valley as a "total entertainment experience."
"Anyone can have a weekend in our beautiful city all in one location," says Todd Burge, music director for The Adelphia Music Hall. "Have dinner, watch a great show from a touring act and then just walk upstairs and stay the night in a plush, soundproof hotel."
A look at the inside of the dining area.
Two antique oaken doors open to a downstairs expanse with a vintage big-city vibe. The location is divided between The Galley Restaurant and the Adelphia Music Hall.
While the eatery serves up 24 different draft brews and original eats made from local ingredients, the entertainment venue offers everything from a local jazz band to a regional comedian to a national rock band to a holiday party. Guests can come for a meal at The Galley or simultaneously catch dinner and a show at Adelphia – each side boasts cuisine and a full bar.
"The bands make the venue a destination," says Alice Ferguson, former employee of The Galley. "You can get right next to the stage and touch the band or meet them afterward. It's a real personal experience."
The Galley, which has existed for more than a decade, pays homage to the first ship that settlers landed in Marietta, and the Adelphia, open since 2010, recognizes the second boat. Similarly, the Hackett Hotel, a remodeled boutique hotel, was constructed in 1899.
"The complex is true to Marietta's river history," says Burge. "We hope to bring tourism and support the great community."