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Smoky Mountain Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 479
Beer Avg: 3.54
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1004 Parkway Ste 501
phone: (865) 436-4200
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kdoc8:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I went to the Smoky Mountains for a camping trip in November. Which was smart, because the park was not very crowded, but dumb, because it rained a lot. Much of the time we didn't feel like tenting in the rain and couldn't have built a fire to cook anyway, so we ended up in brew pubs. This one was pretty unique. You walk in and there's a feeling of being in a brewery - lots of casks rolled about. But that's the atmosphere - most of the seating was upstairs. We were seated way off in the back right next to the stage (where live music would be playing later that night, but we didn't stay because the "pleasures of Gatlinburg" awaited...). They had samplers of their beers, none of which were overwhelmingly good, but they had about 8 brews on tap - maybe more. The menu was good - some good vegetarian and carnivorous options. It was set back from the main Gatlinburg drag, so it was a bit difficult to find, but I'd recommend it for some beers and food after your hiking.
03-14-2007 00:09:17 |
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More by elkinbrown
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Almost no beer in Gatlinburg, so then this becomes the place to go.
Came on Friday night after 10 PM with family and friends. The bar is upstairs, and it has a decent variety of home grown brews. The major downer was the music---so ridiculously loud that you cannot talk to anyone unless you get in their face. That ruined the good time for me. (Oh good. The band just stopped for a break with NO APPLAUSE--wonder why?)
They have decent pizza here. I suspect the other food is decent. Service is friendly.
The beer? It's drinkable. No award winning stuff but nothing bad. Just average. Of course I had to leave after two because I was hoarse from screaming at my friends across the table and almost lost my voice.
Beer lovers, this is a must visit if you are here. Unless you like live music to bleed your ears by, come when there is no band playing.
06-01-2013 03:29:33 |
More by WynnO
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
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
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Excellent brews and quality food.
The pretzel with beer/cheese dip, pizza and brewmaster calzone were fantastic.
I was bummed to just miss out on the IPA but the App Pale Ale, Thunder and Porter are all great. While we dined in Pigeon Forge and missed the IPA there, I found that the Gatlinburg location had the IPA waiting for me on our way out of town. Hello growler fill.
01-24-2013 06:32:10 |
More by OMsweetOM
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Let me start by saying the service is always exceptional....none of the phony "Southern Hospitality" so prevalent in the area.
Downstairs is basically where they brew the beer and prepare the food. Upstair a bar that seats 12-14 and multiple tables. Happy Hour til 7:00....$4.25 for 34 oz monster mugs! Unbeatable.
I visit every time I come to town, and on every occasion I have met someone interesting! As stated above the girls behind the bar are superb!
The Black Bear Ale is my favorite (English Brown Ale). Though on this, visit I opted for the Winter Warmer and it was exceptional....tasted like a well brewed American Brown Ale. The Porter is average.
Pizza is excellent, meatball sub very good as well. My favorite side is the mustard potato salad.
As a few have stated below finding anything remotely interesting in Gatlingurg is a challenge. Avoid Puckers, Hogs and Honey's and Blaine's.
01-19-2013 23:01:19 |
More by mwar
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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!
01-08-2012 00:26:12 |
More by hdf561
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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!
08-28-2011 19:42:48 |
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