There are so many things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge with lots of great attractions nestled among the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. After a day of touring all the attractions or taking in the great outdoors, a good Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge bar is the place to wind down.
The area has a variety of bars available that offer everything from their own freshly brewed beer to non-alcoholic specialty drinks. There is draught on tap, full bars, locally brewed pale ales and plenty of live entertainment all around this gorgeous mountain resort area. To make your selections easier, here are the top five best Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge bars.
Blane’s Grill and Bar
Blane’s Grill and Bar is known for serving the best Tennessee brewed beers like Nashville’s own Blackstone. Blane’s is also known for their great food including delicious fried pickles. They have one of the best views around of downtown Gatlinburg surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains. Dine out on the patio for a great food and drink experience. This multi-level bar has both stairs and an elevator to accommodate any guest. Be sure to stop by on the weekends for their live dj entertainment.
Smoky Mountain Brewery
The Smoky Mountain Brewery is entertaining in itself with a view of the attached brewery through a glass wall. This Pigeon Forge bar has an extensive collection of freshly brewed beers that have names with a local flavor like Appalachian Pale Ale and Cherokee Red. Food here ranges from appetizers to Italian dishes and barbecue. Smoky Mountain Brewery also has live entertainment and an outdoor patio for those that want to have a quieter time.
Hard Rock Cafe
Gatlinburg is famous for having the world’s only Hard Rock Cafe with a wedding chapel inside. Enjoy yummy specialty drinks while admiring lots of cool memorabilia all around. Popular for their excellent ribs and burgers, they are also known for their friendly, impeccable service. Have a drink in a souvenir glass and take it home. They also have plenty of live entertainment.
Sherlock Holmes Pub
This cozy, friendly bar is about as close as you can get to the UK without actually going there. A bit off the beaten path, they have a great selection of British beers and UK style foods to match. People are especially fond of their Shepherd’s pie. Lots of windows and outdoor seating add to the great atmosphere at this Pigeon Forge bar.
Iron Boar Saloon
The Iron Boar is a good place to go for tourists with an appreciation for all things Harley Davidson. A local favorite, this Pigeon Forge bar has dynamite food like the Your Killin’ Me Burger and Screaming Eagle Spicy Jumbo Buffalo Wings, along with all the popular adult spirits.