Are you looking to discover the best bars in Gatlinburg?
Then we have you covered!
On this page, you’ll find the official shortlist of all the bars in Gatlinburg. (More in-depth further below). And, each with why it’s best to go.
Feel free to check out each bar’s official profile to find out more and to find out which is best for you.
We’ve also created separate shortlists for each genre you might like to visit on your time out.
Furthermore, you can get on the guest list or book a table with bottle service on some of the more exclusive bars. We are happy to help you out with either.
1. Par-T Pub Gatlinburg
American grub & cocktails served in a long-standing bar with sports on TV, pool tables & a patio. Par-T Pub was established in 1971 and is a family owned business. They’ve many TVs, pool tables, dart boards, and shuffleboard. Check out their internet jukebox and free wireless internet. If you’re looking for somewhere to drink, smoke, play pool, sing karaoke, make friends, watch football and relax, this is the place for you. If you’re looking for a high class martini bar, try somewhere else. Definitely stop in if you’re passing through!
2. Back Door Tavern Gatlinburg
Back Door Tavern is the best dive bar in Knoxville on the second floor of the building whose lower level holds open wood-paneled rooms. If you love dive bars, you’ll love the Back Door Tavern. Everyone knows that this is the place to go for a big fish sandwich. Bar is very cozy with a dozen or so craft beers on tap and many more in bottles. They had a very large beer selection so that is nice too.
3. Bullfeathers Gatlinburg
Karaoke 7 days a week! If you need a karaoke spot to take the edge off during the work week, then this is the place. Bullfeathers is a great karaoke bar in Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, United States. Bullfeathers is the place to be if you’re looking for a great karaoke venue in Gatlinburg. Here, everyone is vibing and bartenders offer a great service all night. You’ll find the best lunch menu and lunch specials in West Knoxville hands down. The most fun you can have in Farragut without breaking your wallet. This place rocks hard on the weekend!! Much appreciation to the audience that manifests appreciation towards the many different styles of music, being sung on stage at Bullfeathers nightclub, on the evenings when karaoke is occurring!
4. The Mouse’s Ear Gatlinburg
This is a perfect spot for a chill, fun first experience! The Mouse’s Ear is an adult entertainment club in Knoxville, Tennessee. Best strip club ever. Great club, lots of fun. There is a nice variety of girls and everyone you talk to is super friendly. The Mouse’s Ear is nice and very entertaining. It’s a great place to go any day of the week.
5. Dugans Pub Gatlinburg
Are you looking for a great Irish pub in Gatlinburg? Head to Dugan’s Pub. Dugan’s pub is an Irish Pub located in the “Village Shops” area of Pinehurst. Restored by the current proprietors with a “Traditional” Irish Pub Upstairs, and a second Pub located downstairs. Within walking distance of all the great Village Shops, & Inns of Pinehurst. At Dugan’s Pub you’ll find a full service restaurant & pub. Dugan’s Pub offers an excellent menu with the largest selection of Import drafts & single malt scotches in Pinehurst, and a complete wine list. At Dugan’s Pub you’ll find a full service restaurant & pub. You’ll be pleased to find Dugan’s as a friendly, service oriented place offering an excellent menu with the largest selection of Import drafts & single malt scotches in Pinehurst, and a complete wine list.
6. The Parson’s Pub Gatlinburg
Are you looking for a pub in Gatlinburg with a cozy Irish pub feel? The Parson’s Pub is the place to be. The Parson’s Pub is a great spot for socializing without interruption, this venue pours a range of beers & serves bar food. Just a wonderful family Irish pub and restaurant. Great little Irish pub in downtown Murphy. Extensive bottled craft beer selection and knowledgeable and attentive staff. Very good traditional Irish food like Shepherds Pie and English sausage rolls. A favorite place of ours to hang out with nice friendly people.
7. Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House Gatlinburg
Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House is downtown Knoxville’s premier Irish Pub. Located directly next door to the historic Tennessee Theatre, at the corner of Gat Street and Clinch Avenue. Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House opened in May 2014 and is owned and operated by lifelong friends Danny Clancy and Josh Turbyville. Both were raised in Knoxville and Danny’s family owned Clancy Optical for 75 years. Danny’s and John recognized a need for a downtown Irish pub in Knoxville and Clancy’s Tavern & Whiskey House was created.
8. Finn’s Restaurant & Tavern Gatlinburg
Finn’s Irish Restaurant & Tavern is the only Irish restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee located in the historic Baker Peters House. The restaurant is in an interesting old historical, supposedly haunted house. The food is good and has a decent beer selection. I ordered the Finns Pesto Chicken Pasta and it was delicious. Fin’s is an excellent place to spend the evening. Fin’s is an excellent place to spend the evening. This is another place that makes Knoxville such a nice cool place to be.
9. Cherokee Grill Gatlinburg
Cherokee Grill presents an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere with an exterior built with stone and brick, and an interior accented with granite and walnut. Once upon a time, the Appalachian Mountains were home to the Cherokee. Today, their Smoky Mountains, a subrange of the Appalachian mountains, may be home to people of all backgrounds, but they still pay special homage to the tribes who came before them. They honor their lasting presence by sticking true to their roots. From their regionally-inspired menu to their friendly service, they want everyone who walks through their doors to feel like part of their tribe.
10. Tennessee Cider Company Gatlinburg
Tennessee Cider Company is an airy, rustic-style tasting room featuring a robust selection of locally crafted hard ciders. Tennessee Cider Company is the first cidery to set up shop in Gatlinburg. Surrounded by the mountains that hold and defend a spirit, far better than moonshine. Their hard ciders hold flavor that will have you getting back for more. Crafted by local folk and served by local friends. They want all of their visitors to feel at home at their cidert, and strive to provide a flavor that will leave you wanting more.
11. Buffalo Wild Wings Gatlinburg
Chain dishing up wings, tenders & burgers, plus sauces ranging from sweet to very spicy. It’s a good place to meet people from out of town.
12. Graze Burgers Gatlinburg
Cute eatery and bar in downtown Sevierville. Hamburger restaurant that’s a casual spot serving foods, hearty burgers & hot dogs, plus cool cocktails & booze milkshakes. Cool local bar / restaurant in the old downtown area. This place is delightful! Put this one on your list! The food is delicious, the service is outstanding, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Best burger and onion rings in the area hands down!
13. Timberwood Grill Gatlinburg
Timberwood Grill is an amazing sports bar in Gatlinburg! Updated American comfort food and drinks in a rustic, lodge-inspired space with both seating & TVs. They’ve great menu with offerings sure to please everyone in your party. Everything tastes great and is very fulfilling. Timberwood Grill is your average tourist restaurant.
14. Applebee’s Grill + Bar Gatlinburg
What a great sports bar in Gatlinburg. Applebee’s Grill + Bar is a full-service chain bar and grill providing hearty American eats in an informal setting. Since 1980, they’ve been bringing great food and big smiles to neighborhoods all over the world, and today, to this Applebee’s Grill + Bar in Sevierville.
15. TGI Fridays Gatlinburg
Are you looking for an amazing sports venue in Gatlinburg to catch your favorite game? Look no further than TGI Fridays! Casual chain restaurant with a festive vibe serving beer, cocktails & a wide menu of American fare. TGI Fridays reputation as the best corner bar in town started in Manhattan in 1965 – and it continues today right here in Tennessee where they’ve been serving up good times in Gatlinburg. Nicely located and is pretty clean. Located near Parkway & Bon Air Ln, they’re proudly bringing you the best local mix of food, fun, and handcrafted cocktails. A tasty dinner is just minutes away from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Gatlinburg Skybridge. Whether you bring friends or go to make friends, stop by and see them at TGI Fridays. Get there early, stay happy. It’s happy every hour at your TGI Fridays with All Day, Every Day Drink Specials. Don’t limit your happiness to just one hour.