You might be asking yourself, "What are the best places to get a drink near me?" Don't fret, because we've put together a list of the best places in the Smokies to enjoy a glass of wine, a pint of beer, a specialty cocktail and more. Check out our list so you get the most out of your Pigeon Forge vacation.
Best Places to Get a Drink in the Smokies
There are more options than just an ordinary bar to enjoy a drink in the Smokies. Each one of these locations offers something unique to compliment your beverage of choice. Whether it's complimentary tasting, axe throwing, a round of golf, or panoramic mountain views, these are the best places to get a drink in the Smokies.
Brand new for 2023, Azul Cantina is the latest addition to The Mountain Mile. The tex-mex restaurant has a delightfully large dining area inside and an awesome rooftop bar up the stairs. Try one of their signature cocktails, or stick with a classic margarita rimmed with blue salt. They also offer homemade cervesa-style lagers brewed with quality ingredients.Azul Cantina
Voted best new business for 2022, Guy Fieri's Downtown Flavortown is more than a restaurant. The entertainment mecca located at The Mountain Mile has food, fun, and tons of flavor at the tiki bar. Get together and grab a drink at this top spot for a fun night of duckpin bowling and memory making.Downtown Flavortown
The Pines in downtown Sevierville has a unique drink menu featuring a variety of cocktails named with the historic location in mind. Try the 9 to 5 with vodka, espresso, kahlua and Ole Smoky salted caramel whiskey. For date night, you can split The Sweet Shoppe Fish Bowl with coconut rum and blue curacao plus a whole bunch of candy at the bottom.The Pines
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
Not only does the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro have amazing farm-to-table food, they also serve an assortment of beverages. Enjoy a cocktail or beer on the patio amidst the calming wooded vistas. After ordering a drink, you can warm up by the fire pit while making s'mores and take in the breathtaking nature all around.Appalachian Bistro
King's Family Distillery
King's Family Distillery is the area's premier distillery and features a diverse lineup of award-winning whiskeys, vodkas, and liquers. You can stop by their flagship store in Pigeon Forge and try some samples, and you can purchase a bottle of your favorite to make delicious cocktails back at your cabin or hotel.King's Family Distillery
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Tennessee Homemade Wines uses local fruits, local craftsmen, and local hospitality to make and sell some of the best sweet wine around. They have two locations, one in Gatlinburg and one in Pigeon Forge. At both, you can sample their featured wines and take a bottle with you for your next Smoky Mountian picnic.Tennessee Homemade Wines
At Anakeesta, you can enjoy two scenic locations to grab a drink. Their new Tap House features local craft beer with an infinity bar that looks over the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Anakeesta also has The Bar at the Top of the World, where you can sip on more than just beer. Take in the panoramic views as you enjoy a specialty cocktail, wine, and beer.Anakeesta
Margaritaville Rooftop Bar
Voted best bar in Pigeon Forge for 2021, the rooftop bar and pool area at Margaritaville at The Island is no doubt one of the best places to get a drink in the Smokies. This is the place to be for relaxation, drinks, and incredible views. The resort is also host to the St. Somewhere Spa & Salon, luxurious guest rooms with balconies, fireplaces, wet bars, and dining by the river.Margaritaville
Gaucho Urbano brings a modern flare to traditional Brazilian cuisine. Their menu highlights fresh, authentic ingredients prepared with care, and their specialty cocktails are no different. Gaucho Urbano offers a wide selection of national and international wines and unique hand-crafted cocktails. They also offer a happy hour from 3pm to 5pm at the bar.Gaucho Urbano
Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon
Not only does the Alamo Steakhouse have the best steak in Pigeon Forge for 6 years running, they also have plenty of options to wet your whistle. Alamo Steakhouse is the perfect spot to grab a beer with a friend, or two, right in the heart of both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon
Junction 35 Spirits
While Junction 35 Spirits distills and sells their own liquors, including whiskey, moonshine, gin, vodka, and rum. They are also Tennessee's first distillery offering a full service restaurant. Whether you are looking for a handcrafted cocktail made with their own spirits, or a refreshing beer, Junction 35 has just the ticket.Junction 35 Spirits
Tennessee Cider Company
Tennessee Cider Company has some of the best cider in the Smokies. Not only can you stop by and taste samples on draft any time they're open, but you can purchase a 32 ounce refillable growler to take with you on the go. They also offer ordering online so you can take a pack with you on your next Smoky Mountain adventure.Tennessee Cider Company
Rocky Top Wine Trail
Rocky Top Wine Trail gives you the opportunity to savor your way through five wineries in the Smoky Mountains. Your special passport gains you access to 60 unique varieties of wine to sample for free! At the end, visitors receive a free t-shirt and logo wine glass for completeing the trail. Free tours of the wine cellars are given from 12-5pm at Mountain Valley Winery, Mill Bridge Winery, and Hillside Winery.Rocky Top Wine Trail
Country Roads Axe Co.
Country Roads Axe Co. has more than just a fun axe throwing experience. Country Roads features an iPourIt's self-serve adult beverage system, which may just be the coolest beer experience in Pigeon Forge. You can pour your own beer with a choice of 24 different options. Oh, and their tap handles are shaped like little axes.Country Roads Axe Co.
Smith Creek Distillery
Moonshine is a staple in our town, and Smith Creek Distillery doesn't fall short of that legacy. Smith Creek Moonshine is a moonshine-tasting destination located in Tanger Outlets. They've got some unique flavors, too, including butter cake, salted caramel moonshine (not whiskey) and strawberry shortcake.Smith Creek Distillery
Big Daddy's Pizzeria
The best way to enjoy Big Daddy's Pizzeria is to pair their gourmet, wood fired pizza with an ice cold beer. They have three convenient locations with one in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville. No matter where you are in the Smokies, there's a Big Daddy's Pizzeria nearby to quench your thirst.Big Daddy's Pizzeria