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. Tennessee Homemade Wines Gatlinburg
The founders of Tennessee Homemade Wines are local Gatlinburg folk, rooted in the deep family tradition of Tennessee sweet wine. They use fresh fruits, local craftsmen and southern hospitality to make and sell the best sweet wine in the Smoky Mountains. Visit Tennessee Homemade Wines for free wine samples and an atmosphere reflecting the way of life in the Smokies. They sit right at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and they were raised in Appalachian traditions of hospitality and heritage. Why not stop in and enjoy both! Their wines are made to be enjoyed by everyone, local or visiting. They set out to produce the best sweet wine around through the use of their local recipes and their winery that brings the taste of the south from Gatlinburg straight to your bottle. Stop in for free wine tastings and samples. They’re open seven days a week. If you’re looking for their famous southern sweet wines, free wine tasting, and some southern hospitality, then their locations in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains are worth your visit.
2. The Fox & Parrot Tavern Gatlinburg
The Fox & Parrot Tavern was born on September 9, 1998 when Brian pulled, and then served the first of what would become many, many pints of beer. At that time, the Tavern building was still under construction, and beer was served in the Papworth Photographic Gallery. Originally planned as the expansion of the Gallery, the Tavern building quickly became a two-story building due to the slope of the property.
3. Gatlinburg Brewing Company Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg Brewing Company is a locally owned brewpub offering craft brews on tap & artisanal pizzas in a bright, upbeat atmosphere. This is a cozy bar scene with good music and great service. Nothing quite as nice as drinking fresh beer with fresh mountain air in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Treat yourself to some fine craft brews and excellent brick-oven pizza at Gatlinburg Brewing Company. Their awesome location allows you to sit and sip and people watch to your heart’s content. After spending the day at Dollywood, you need to relax and have some local beer and pizza.
4. Merchants of Beer Gatlinburg
Easygoing, industrial-chic bar with 50 craft beers plus heartly pub grub, cigars, & beer flights. Visit their chilled beer market for unique craft brews to take home. Funky old diner serving a good selection. The place can get busy. While here you’ll enjoy Barleys and walking the strip. Lots of activities to enjoy. This retro diner is now an ideal pub with dozens of craft beer on tap from near and far. Indoor area is in perfect harmony with the original building style. Huge outdoor seating with umbrella tables and plenty of space for games and pups. This place is great for beer, cider, wine, or cigar lovers! It’s a classy place that caters to a variety of tastes! With 50 taps for beer, cider, and wine, you can quench your thirst in whatever way you desire.
5. Not Watson’s kitchen + Bar Gatlinburg
What a nice spot on Market Square. This place is a great little find with food that’s not like all the food around them. Retro haunt with vintage decor offering classic bar food with a modern twist & regional craft beers.
6. Bernadette’s Crystal Gardens Gatlinburg
Beautiful and unique bar visit. It’s so pretty and fancy looking. Located inside the purple-lighting building in market square, you walk through a gorgeously lit scene. Located at the heart of downtown Knoxville, this place is worth the visit.