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Soul Infusion Tea House And Bistro

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5 Ratings
Ratings: 5
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 6.25%
Taps: 0
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[ Bar, Eatery ]

628 East Main Street (NC 107)
Sylva, North Carolina, 28779
United States
phone: (828) 586-1717

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(Place added by: cerevisiaephilus)
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Photo of n2185
3.8/5  rDev -12%

A pretty nice little place tucked away on the main drag through Sylva. The atmosphere is nice so long as you like the hippie vibe. There's a patio with some tables as well as a side yard with more. If it's cold or raining, though, you're forced to go inside which gets pretty cramped and loud with even 10 people in there.

They have a good beer selection with 3-4 taps that they rotate out pretty regularly. Be wary of beers that depend on freshness, though, since many sit there for a long while. They even have a beer club where they keep track of your beers and you get a prize if you get to 100, though you have to pay to even start it and they have probably only 40-60 different beers at any given time.

The food is alright, but pretty pricey. Since it's a very hippie place, you're going to pay $8 or $9 for a cold sandwich and a few tortilla chips. If you're into vegan food or everything being organic, I suppose you'd love it. Beer prices are pretty reasonable though.

Ultimately it's a pretty good place to hang out with friends on a warm night and enjoy beer, or to sit and read/surf the net peacefully with a beer in hand.

n2185, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of TheEclecticGent
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Saw the BA Review and knew I had to go here when I returned to Sylva. What a cool little place! It's an old home place that has been turned into tea house / bistro. It still retains that home feel with the original floor plan (lots of individual rooms). The main room has a small 3 or 4 seat bar and a few tables. The décor of the main room is very quirky with post cards, bumper stickers, photos, and ads hung everywhere in every nook and cranny. A few books at the bar included one of Michael Jackson's beer guides. They have about 3 or 4 taps and 40 to 50 bottles of a really diverse beer selection. It appears they have their own "Beer Explorer" club, promoting good beer. A few of the beer explorer names-of-fame were posted near the bar area. The food is excellent, all very fresh and hand crafted. My girlfriend had a Chai Tea and enjoyed it as well. Will return here again and again.

TheEclecticGent, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of Bartrob6
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Awesome place to visit if you're in sylva. They've got 4 taps I believe, which are different almost everytime I've been there. Awesome selection of bottled beer, the best in town. They have everything from malty browns to hop bomb IIPA's. Even if you're a macro drinker you'd be happy with something like a Utica Club, but definitely no bud/miller here. The beer are very well priced. I believe I got my Victory Hop Wallop for 3.50. Extremely friendly atmosphere. A small place, but that just makes it a friendlier place. Most sandwiches/wraps/salads are about 7.50. Very tasty food to compliment the beers. Highly recommended.

Bartrob6, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

I never even realized that Soul Infusion had food. The wrap I had was outta sight and the only issue was that I would scrap the tortilla chips for something more interesting. The wife opted for tea which I had beers and she had a grand enough time that she made me promise that we would return even if our destination was Asheville. Stop in, enjoy!

From 4-12-06
overall: 4.45
atmosphere: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: n/a | $$
Dropped in on Soul Infusion tonight. Be sure you have a grip on where this place is or you will definitely pass it heading up Main. The place sits back off the road, but does have a sign up front. The entrance is up a side pathway and in the back door (where friends enter).

I plopped down and was given the grand treatment by Jason and his server. He knew darn near everyone by name and what they drank. Now that is service for a tea house/beer bar. The selections are 8 total drafts, 5 inside and 3 when they have bands outside. The 5 inside were 2 NC selections, one Sam Adams, an Otter Creek and one other which escapes my memory. Nothing spectacular, but the real selections are in the bottle which were extremely affordable. I put the price as reasonable, but they do trend toward inexpensive.

We talked beer and played the "have you had it" game which seems to happen to me quite a bit lately. The atmosphere inside was smoke free in the old house, and we discussed the history of the building and how Jason and his wife ended up there from Boston by way of Florida.

Keep your eye on this place. It's already great, but it may even get better!

GCBrewingCo, Dec 19, 2006
Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

The Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro, what a name eh? The husband and wife team, Jason and Karin, owners of this establishment, certainly make sure that it lives up to the name. With more teas and tisanes than you can shake a stick at, the beer selection isn't exactly shabby.

The Tea House is one of the coolest places, as far as atmosphere goes alone, that I have ever frequented. Its an old farmhouse, maybe 1920s or 30s, just outside the town of Sylva, NC, laying at the base of the 6000' Plott Balsam Mountains, just minutes from the Smokies. The living room is still pretty much a living room, but with a couple of tables. Lots and lots of cool books, many with a very mystic, "soul infusion" type theme. There is an excellent front porch and outside, fenced in area with a bunch of picnic tables and a modest stage at one end. Very cool place to see the very cool music that Jason and Karin bring to Sylva, NC. Lots of great Bluegrass and old timey music to be sure, perfect atmosphere to sample thier fine selection of beers.

They have about 50 different bottles and three taps. Good cross section of bottles, everything from Xingu to Hebrew to Taddy Porter (and lighter offerings as well). The taps usually have a Highland's brew on and most of the time a hop-head's favorite like Red Seal or Doggy Style. Lots of good local brews, Asheville breweries and Atlanta breweries like Sweetwater. Also Anderson Valley, North Coast brands, good Rogue selection. All in all very nice.

Their food is also quite good with a large selection of vegan dishes. Definately try their Nachos if you visit. Great trout quesadillas as well.

Without a doubt, a very cool establishment in one of the coolest regions of the US.

cerevisiaephilus, Sep 09, 2003
Soul Infusion Tea House And Bistro in Sylva, NC
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.