• Time and distance
    Time and distance
  • Farnsworth
  • Mother Nang
    Mother Nang
  • Little nomad
    Little nomad
  • Cadyn Valencia
    Cadyn Valencia
  • Sheldon Vance
    Sheldon Vance
  • Jody Herndon starting the night off
    Jody Herndon starting the night off
  • Pepper fandango
    Pepper fandango
  • Steve clever and friends
    Steve clever and friends
  • Post mountain stage jam
    Post mountain stage jam
  • Jesse Ray Carter
    Jesse Ray Carter
  • Spurgie Hankins
    Spurgie Hankins
  • Contrarians at the pub crawl
    Contrarians at the pub crawl
  • Contrarians at the pub crawl
    Contrarians at the pub crawl
The Empty Glass:
Live Music 7 days a Week!

Located under a three story house jacked up in the air at 410 Elizabeth Street in Charleston West Virginia's historically diverse East End. Here you will find delicious food, great conversation, friendly spirits and live original music from all over the planet!

We also serve the tastiest Thin Crust Pizza and Buffalo Wings in the Universe from open till close daily.
CALL US FOR CARRY-OUT @ 304-345-3914

Monday: Charleston WV's Longest Running Open Mic Night
First Monday Hosted By Brandi Good
Second Monday Hosted by Little Nomad
Third Monday Hosted by Travis Egnor
Fourth Monday Hosted by Greg McGowan

Come down and Jam with all of our Talented Hosts

Open Mic night is always FREE

Tuesday: NO COVER with The Spurgie Hankins Band~ Original Singer Songwriter from Charleston WV. Check out his Great Original Songs and you Might Hear a Cover or two as well
 Happy Hour Prices all night Long!

Wednesday: Is a Showcase for the Best local and Occasionally you can see a Great Touring Band on Wednesday Nights as well!  
NO COVER (Cover May vary for Special Events)

Thursday: See the best Touring and Local bands routing through Charleston
FOR FREE on Thursdays. Some of the Most Talented bands To ever Play Charleston have come through Charleston at amazing prices because we are a great routing point for Touring Bands.
NO COVER (Cover on special events may vary) 

Friday and Saturday: The Party is at the Empty Glass every weekend!!! We always have the best Best Most Ecclectic Entertainment Available starting with Free Happy Hour Jazz Every Friday Featuring Dugan Carter and Friends! After Happy Hour Ends at 9pm The Party Kicks in with the best Local and Touring acts available! Average cover on the weekends is $7 but may be more or less Depending on the Entertainment.

Sunday: On nights when there is a Mountain Stage recording we have the Post Mountain Stage Jam Hosted by the Carpenter Ants. Acts are always invited down to hang out and Jam after the Mountain Stage Recordings and alot of times they show up. In the Past we have had acts such as Cake, Joss Stone, Jacob Dylan, Jason Isbell, Govt. Mule, and many more show up and Hang out and Jam. This is where the Magic Happens! Cover on Mtn Stage Nights is $6 or $4 if you attented the Mtn Stage Recording. On nights when there isnt a Mtn Stage Recording there will be other Events scheduled.

Upcoming Events

Mike Keneally Returns to the Empty Glass Friday May 30th 

Its been quite some time since Mike Keneally has graced the stage of The Empty Glass
We are happy to see him back!
Tickets are available online starting 10pm tonight
Click Here 
We will have them at the bar next week

"Keneally-Bendian-Lunn are:
Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Dethklok) on guitar, keyboard and vocal;
Gregg Bendian (Mahavishnu Project, Pat Metheny, Cecil Taylor) on drums, percussion and vocal;
Doug Lunn (Andy Summers, Wayne Kramer, David Torn) on bass. 
All three are accomplished composers and improvisors with years of performing experience together and separately, but 2014 marks the first time the three of them have undertaken a tour together. The tour repertoire is largely drawn from Keneally's lengthy album career (25 or so albums over two decades), with selections from Bendian's and Lunn's own projects, and a smattering of unusual covers (including songs by The Beach Boys, XTC, Elvis Costello and Led Zeppelin)."

Empty Glass Records Returns and are now Booking Recording Slots 

Would you be interested in having a professionally Multi tracked live recording?
We are now Booking nights for recordings on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
We have picked weekdays so we can focus on Quality Recordings for you. 
We have Many Packages and Options to Choose From Including:
Straight Recording (Where you mix and master the tracks)
Full Recording (includes in-house mixing and mastering)
Options include add on Video recordings
Setup of CDs and Distribution, Merch and anything else you may need. 
We can Customize your Experience to meet your Budget
For Quotes Contact

The Empty Glass Featured in "Rock Atlas USA: The Musical Landscape of America" 

The Empty Glass has been Featured in "Rock Atlas USA: The Musical Landscape of America"
We even made a pic on the Table of Contents!

Featuring more than seven hundred great music locations across America, this book is the perfect guide for those people who want to visit some of rock's most memorable sites. Also a great read for all music lovers who want to find out some of the fascinating stories behind many of the iconic locations covered.


The book is packed with hundreds of rare and unseen photographs including pictures of The Beatles, The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys, The Grateful Dead, and many more! It is a must-read for all music lovers.

David Roberts was formerly managing editor of the Guinness range of music books includingBritish Hit SinglesRockopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

Click Here for an Amazon Link for Rock Atlas USA

Southern Culture on the Skids Friday April 25th 

UPDATE: We have sold 101 tickets to this event and there are 2 days left. This event will sell out. Please buy your tickets early if you want to make sure you can get in the door. We will fit in as many as we can but to insure you get in you must buy a ticket! 

It's been quite some time since Southern Culture on the Skids have been to Charleston WV and they are Returning to their old stomping grounds, The Empty Glass on April 25th.
This will quite a special occasion so get yourself a belly full of fried chicken and camel walk on down to the show!
Tickets are on sale now Click on the Link and get yours before it sells out.


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