On January 19, 1934, the first liquor license in Marietta was issued to the Lafayette Hotel. The Riverview Lounge as it is today was renovated in 1984. The ceiling was created by hand plastering and the large hardwood bar, carefully crafted by Amish wood workers. The Lounge overlooks the Ohio River and has a unique atmosphere with the original riverboat paintings and model sternwheelers adorning the area.