1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

Not Rated.
Smoky Mountain Brewery & RestaurantSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
BEER AVG
3.5/5
Based on:
17 Beers
633 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1004 Parkway Ste 501
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738-3172
United States
phone: (865) 436-4200

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @smokymtnbrewery

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brewdlyhooked13:
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.13/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

New location for the brewery, as of this time even their website lists the old address. They are between lights 2B and 3 in Pigeon Forge, on the right side if you're coming in TN66 to 441.

Lots of big screen TVs inside with various coverage of whatever's on sports-wise. They have live music in the evenings, a nice touch.

Although the operation and restaurant itself is rather nice, the staff seems unaware to some extent of exactly what they are sitting on. I had a sampler of 4 beers and thought the server might have mixed a few up. When I asked the host for some help, she immediately disclaimed any potential for assistance. Turned out she helped after all, but the staff definitely needs a more educated stance on what they have at SMB. 6 regular beers plus a few seasonals will satisfy your essential session needs, but I think they could support up to 12 taps.

The food was tasty and prompt (even the kids' chicken tenders were tasty, tender and juicy), but we didn't see much of our server despite visiting during late afternoon. The pretzels and cheese were warm, soft, and tasty. My wife's chicken reuben was outstanding, as was my Rooster sandwich (chicken breast with peppercorn ranch dressing).

Overall, the beers won't wow but they won't disappoint either. Their amber is especially tasty IMO. They do have bottles for carry-out as well as growlers so you can sample their product on tap or from the glass.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bamafan0459
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of nrbw23
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of sloizeaux
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Sambo4
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AlaYank
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of vikinghorn
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Mmurday
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Pheyming
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of JIMMER
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of twoodward101
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JustinSparks
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

Photo of richl84
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of punisher1
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of WynnO
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Pretty cool place. My wife and I just stopped in to try some beers before going up to Ober Gatlinburg. The atmosphere was really enjoyable but I can't say the same about the service. Don't know if it was just that night or what but it wasnt the best. Luckily it was the places only downfall. They have a pretty decent selection of beers for it being a small brewery. I got the Mountain Light beer and the Whitewater Wheat. Both were pretty good. I avoided the heavy stuff because we were going ice skating after. On the way out I picked up a six pack. They allow you to make your own assortment so I got the Cherokee Red Ale, Appalachian Pale Ale, Black Bear Ale, Old Thunder Road, Tuckaleechee Porter, and Mountain Light. Each were decent to good in their own way.

Photo of OMsweetOM
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Excellent brews and quality food.

The pretzel with beer/cheese dip, pizza and brewmaster calzone were fantastic.

I was bummed to just miss out on the IPA but the App Pale Ale, Thunder and Porter are all great. While we dined in Pigeon Forge and missed the IPA there, I found that the Gatlinburg location had the IPA waiting for me on our way out of town. Hello growler fill.

Photo of mwar
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Let me start by saying the service is always exceptional....none of the phony "Southern Hospitality" so prevalent in the area.

Downstairs is basically where they brew the beer and prepare the food. Upstair a bar that seats 12-14 and multiple tables. Happy Hour til 7:00....$4.25 for 34 oz monster mugs! Unbeatable.

I visit every time I come to town, and on every occasion I have met someone interesting! As stated above the girls behind the bar are superb!

The Black Bear Ale is my favorite (English Brown Ale). Though on this, visit I opted for the Winter Warmer and it was exceptional....tasted like a well brewed American Brown Ale. The Porter is average.

Pizza is excellent, meatball sub very good as well. My favorite side is the mustard potato salad.

As a few have stated below finding anything remotely interesting in Gatlingurg is a challenge. Avoid Puckers, Hogs and Honey's and Blaine's.

Photo of hdf561
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Visisted both the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge on a trip to Dollywood, and the surounding area.

Overall this was a great place to get some good quality micro brew beers. I really enjoyed the Mountain Light beer as at this point I was just starting to branch outside my Coors comfort zone.

The Gatlinburg one was more like a cozy pub, while the Pigeon Forge one was more like a commercial sports bar...both were to my liking cant wait to go back, and when I do this time I will be brinign some beer home with me!

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant in Gatlinburg, TN
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.