Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 573
Beer Avg: 3.5
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New Brunswick (Canada)
3.26/5 rDev -16%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Came here after a long day of hiking Mount Leconte. We were staying in Gatlinburg anyway, so figured we'd check this place out. Very much the feel of a ski-lodge pub. Big place, with two levels of bar and dining area. The food was okay, what you'd expect for a pub in a touristy area, I guess. We ordered a sampler of their beers and all of them were sub-par in my opinion, but again, aimed at the masses. I doubt the beer comes first here. In fact, I know the beer doesn't come first here because every table around me had a crying baby at it. They must have hated the beer even more than I did.
I honestly expected Gatlinburg to be more like a Jackson Hole, WY or North Conway, NH, but it's more like a hillbilly Vegas strip or Niagra Falls minus the gambling. At least downtown was like this, but as I drove out of that sad little town I was met with the same cheap tourist traps in places like Pigeon Forge. It made my heart sad.
02-10-2014 19:29:52 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.18/5 rDev -18%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Almost no beer in Gatlinburg, so then this becomes the place to go.
Came on Friday night after 10 PM with family and friends. The bar is upstairs, and it has a decent variety of home grown brews. The major downer was the music---so ridiculously loud that you cannot talk to anyone unless you get in their face. That ruined the good time for me. (Oh good. The band just stopped for a break with NO APPLAUSE--wonder why?)
They have decent pizza here. I suspect the other food is decent. Service is friendly.
The beer? It's drinkable. No award winning stuff but nothing bad. Just average. Of course I had to leave after two because I was hoarse from screaming at my friends across the table and almost lost my voice.
Beer lovers, this is a must visit if you are here. Unless you like live music to bleed your ears by, come when there is no band playing.
06-01-2013 03:29:33 | More by WynnO
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant in Gatlinburg, TN
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.