Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 519
Beer Avg: 3.53
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by drinksandeats:
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I stopped here with several other hikers while passing through the Smokies on the AT. We hit Gatlinburg on an April weekday, and the streets and restaurants were empty. Rumors of karaoke lured us to the Smoky Mountain Brewery, and the beer and food surprised us as being better than expected. We got a flight of six of their drafts, and they were excellent. Our tolerance for alcohol was weakened by our time in the woods, and thus a full review of the beers is marred, but rest assured that the samples were quality. Our food tasted great and was large enough for our hiker appetites, and the waitstaff was very friendly. The only downside is the girl giving her boyfriend a lap dance three feet in front of me while I sang "Livin' on a Prayer", but the story is worth the price. I heartily recommend Smoky Mountain Brewery.
03-17-2008 05:43:45 | More by drinksandeats
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New Brunswick (Canada)
3.26/5 rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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 -17.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Almost no beer in Gatlinburg, so then this becomes the place to go.
Came on Friday night after 10 PM with family and friends. The bar is upstairs, and it has a decent variety of home grown brews. The major downer was the music---so ridiculously loud that you cannot talk to anyone unless you get in their face. That ruined the good time for me. (Oh good. The band just stopped for a break with NO APPLAUSE--wonder why?)
They have decent pizza here. I suspect the other food is decent. Service is friendly.
The beer? It's drinkable. No award winning stuff but nothing bad. Just average. Of course I had to leave after two because I was hoarse from screaming at my friends across the table and almost lost my voice.
Beer lovers, this is a must visit if you are here. Unless you like live music to bleed your ears by, come when there is no band playing.
06-01-2013 03:29:33 | More by WynnO
3.64/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
04-02-2013 20:51:10 | More by BlueMoon10
4.56/5 rDev +18.8%
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.
01-24-2013 06:32:10 | More by OMsweetOM
4.3/5 rDev +12%
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.
01-19-2013 23:01:19 | More by mwar
Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant in Gatlinburg, TN
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