The Best Places to Get a Drink in the Smokies

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.

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

Anakeesta

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 on 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

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! No matter the occasion, Gaucho Urbano has the perfect drink to accompany it.

Gaucho Urbano

Brick & Spoon

Brick & Spoon is perfect for those early risers who want a drink to pair with their brunch. Not only can you get a classic mimosa, you can build your own Bloody Mary with over 50 options to choose from. Brunchers can also try one of their eye opening cocktails, like their Momma's Mojito or their Day Break Rita. Whether you're looking for a place to have a meal, or just a place to enjoy a cocktail, you'll find what you're looking for at Brick & Spoon.

Brick & Spoon

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

Gatlinburg Skylift Park

Gatlinburg Skylift Park has been a local's go-to spot since 1954, and they recently expanded with the spectacular SkyBridge and expansive SkyDeck overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains. After taking a lift to the top, you'll discover new ways to relax and take in the views over Gatlinburg with a cold drink in your hand.

Gatlinburg Skylift Park

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

The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour

The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour is not your average bus tour. On this 2-hour fun-filled ride, this camouflage school bus stops at local moonshine shops, so everyone gets a change to stretch their legs, and fill up on some delicious White Lightning.

Redneck Comedy Bus Tour

Sevierville Golf Club

You don't have to be playing golf to enjoy a drink at Sevierville Golf Club. Along with plenty of beer on tap at the watering hole, they also have a delicious restaurant with everything from wings and salad to hot dogs and burgers. .

Sevierville Golf Club

Axe House

The Axe House offers a fun axe throwing experience, but also offers customers with delicious pizza from Pizza at the Cove, wings, epptizers, desserts, and beer on draft. Stop by to have a drink and enjoy axe throwing, too!

Axe House

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

Before you head to one of best places to grab a drink in the Smokies, plan a visit to our favorite Pigeon Forge attractions and outdoor adventures.

Please drink responsibly.

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