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Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

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Smoky Mountain Brewery & RestaurantSmoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
BA SCORE
88
very good

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Active Beers: 16
Beer Ratings: 591
Beer Avg: 3.49
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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

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Reviews by thesyko56:
Photo of thesyko56
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Stuck directly in the middle of the tourist trap that is Gatlinburg Tennessee you will find the Smokey Mountain Brewery and thank god for that. The atmosphere is alright but not great. It just seems like a normal restaurant. The bartender on this particular night was very cool. He accommodated us with anything we needed. The beer was good especially their Appalachian Pale Ale is the best offer. AT the time of my visit they had four of their brews on tap which isn't great but better than one. As far as food goes I would recommend their BBQ it was very tasty. If you must vist Gatlinburg it is worth the stop.

thesyko56, Sep 27, 2009
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3.26/5  rDev -16.2%

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.

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

elkinbrown, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of WynnO
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%

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.

WynnO, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of BlueMoon10
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

BlueMoon10, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of OMsweetOM
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

OMsweetOM, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of mwar
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

mwar, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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!

hdf561, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of hippityhophead24
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%

I usually go here everytime I visit Gatlinburg. Its fun and I always have a great time. The employees are great. Love chatting with them. There is usually a band playing or some sort of music happenings. The food is nice, really like their pizza. The beer flats they offer are nice too. They have two different sizes, one containing more beers than the other. All there brews are tasty and reasonably priced. Their stout and porter are my favorite though. They alsohave have other beers that are not made in house. And the... liquor selection is very nice as well, good mixed drinks. Definitely check it out if you're in the area!

hippityhophead24, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of Hoppedup616
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%

I was in TN for a while and stopped in a few of the Smoky Mountain Brewerys, mainly for their pizzas. Heard from a few freinds that their Winter Warmer was something to try, so I though I'd stop in and see what it was about, if anything I'd get a pizza out of it. The Winter Warmer was exactly what my friend said it was, something to try. Their beers are average, but for the area, it's a fun thing to do. Had a few of their other beers, but the Winter Warmer was the best out of the bunch. It's one of their seasonal beers, and I was there at the time to try it. Now, their pizzas are incredible. All brick oven and hand-tossed. I had the Brewmaster pizza about 10 times, it was great each time. Four-cheese blend “white” pie with roasted chicken, garlic roasted tomatoes and spinach, damn good pizza. Plus, I think one of the requirements to work there as a waitress is to be gorgeous. Best looking staff I've seen in a while. Very polite as well. All in all, it was a different experience. The pizza kept me coming back more than the beer.

Hoppedup616, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of tnrambler
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

The Smoky Mountain Brewery is located on the back side of Calhouns Village on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. The restaurant and bar area are located upstairs in this establishment known around town for its pizza and in-house brews (which are also available at Calhouns and Cherokee Grill in the same complex). If you are driving, parking is free in their lot with your receipt (at least that is the policy at the time of this review). On the night that we were last there, we had a wait of about 20 minutes. Usually we are able to be seated immediately.

I always give props to a place that is confident enough in their brews to serve them exclusively - and that is the case here. All of the beers are fresh from the brewhouse on the first floor. I've tried the Cherokee Red and the Tuckaleechee Porter, both were very good - especially for a town that is not known for a wide variety of beer.

This is a pretty typical pizza place with some excellent special pizzas and calzones on the menu. Prices are very reasonable and the place is very family friendly.

Over the years, this has become a regular stop for us when we visit Gatlinburg. I should note that this is part of the Copper Cellar family of restaurants (an East Tennessee tradition) with additional locations in Knoxville, Pigeon Forge and Maryville.

tnrambler, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of ThaBobfather
3.93/5  rDev +1%

Was in Gaitlinburg for my fraternity's formal and we happened upon the Smokey Mountain Brewery and decided to stop for lunch.
Atmosphere, very good. Clearly this is a brew pub in the mountains, an adequate size and lighting. Sports TV's as well as brewery stuff all over the walls.
Quality was solid. They have a sincere feel to thier establishment.
Service was good, our waitress was very efficient and very knowledgeable of the menu and the drink menu, I got very detailed explanations each style they brew and analogous tastes.
Selection is an B+ for range of styles, everything from a Light Lager to a Porter with a Winter Warmer and an English Brown Ale in between. No stouts or Belgian styles or anything extreme. But a solid selection of styles for rookies and vets at the beer rating thing.
Food was great, large portions, I got a ranch chicken sandwich for 8.29 that I didn't finish as a result of it size, everyone in our party went home with take-home boxes. Great tasting food, not a 5 star restaurant but perfect "brewery in the mountains" food. (Pretzels and beer cheese were also a great appetizer)
Value was great. Their premium pints were 4.50, they have a 6 beer taster that is 5.65 that gives you 5 oz of any 6 beers on their tap line, great value of food and beer.

ThaBobfather, Feb 08, 2010
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Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant in Gatlinburg, TN
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.