Eating local when on vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a great way to get a taste of the area and have a true Smoky Mountain experience. Dining options in Pigeon Forge range from fine dining where you can get cooked-to-perfection steaks to quick bites at fast food places. There is pizza and pasta, schnitzel and Pommes Frites, stacks of pancakes and bacon, lo mein and rice, tacos and quesadillas, and hearty plates of Southern food in town. But if you want a local place with a little bit of a lot plus fantastic beers, try Smoky Mountain Brewery — the original craft brewery in East Tennessee!
With a wide selection on the menu, cocktails and wine options, desserts, a gluten-free menu, and locally crafted beer, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your group. And with a comfortable, no-fuss vibe, it’s a great pick for guys’ or girls’ night out, dinner with family, or just a few hours of good food and friends. Plus, Smoky Mountain Brewery offers convenient locations in both Pigeon Forge and neighboring Gatlinburg, TN.
Locations in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg
Smoky Mountain Brewery opened its first location in Gatlinburg, TN, in 1996, and has since been offering microbrewed beers, pizza, wings, and subs and sandwiches with a laid-back atmosphere. And if you’re vacationing down the road, you can also stop in at their Pigeon Forge location tucked away in Lumberjack Square.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
At Smoky Mountain Brewery, you’ll have your pick of microbrewed beers. They’re created in small batches, so you get the best — and freshest — flavor in each glass. It all starts with high-quality hops, malts, cultured yeasts, handled and brewed with pure water by expert craftsmen. Smoky Mountain Brewery keeps 6 flagship beers on tap, rotates 4 seasonal beers throughout the year, and offers a Brewmaster Special that changes every few weeks…or until it’s all gone.
Smoky Mountain Brews
- Mountain Light
- Cherokee Red Ale
- Black Bear Ale
- Appalachian Pale Ale
- IPA (India Pale Ale)
- Seasonal beers + limited runs!
Beer To Go!
If you’re planning to hang out at the cabin and play some games, watch a ball game, or have a movie night, you can even get Smoky Mountain brews to-go! They sell 12-oz bottles, 64-oz growlers, 5-liter mini-kegs, ⅓ kegs, ½ kegs, and full 15½-gallon kegs. Pick your favorite and head back to a cozy mountain cabin for a fun night with family and friends.
What’s on the Menu?
Smoky Mountain Brewery offers tons of food options that pair well with their brews. Just ask your waiter or waitress for recommendations if you’re a little lost on their massive menu filled with wings, appetizers of all sorts, flavorful sandwiches, Italian favorites, plus classic Southern dishes and sides. They also offer gluten-free and vegetarian menus.
What’s the perfect pairing for ice cold beer? Wings, of course! At Smoky Mountain Brewery, get their Original WET wings or boneless wings tossed in their Sweet & Spicy Thunder Road sauce, or their NAKED wings with the sweet & spicy sauce, soy-ginger sauce, hot & spicy sauce, barbecue, blue cheese, or peppercorn ranch.
Appetizers on the Smoky Mountain Brewery menu go well beyond wings. You can start with fried mushrooms or pickles, cheesy garlic bread, egg rolls, spinach artichoke dip, or cheese quesadillas with salsa and sour cream…and the list goes on.
Subs, Sandwiches & Burgers
Their sandwich and sub menu includes favorites like the Reuben, the Philly cheesesteak, and a meatball grinder. Or you can check out their burgers, topped with everything from avocado and peppercorn ranch dressing to bacon and mushrooms.
In the mood for Italian? Try spaghetti with marinara sauce or meatballs, stuffed shells with ricotta cheese, or chicken parmesan. Or you can choose a build-your-own hand-tossed pizza or calzone with toppings like roasted chicken, spinach, black olives, pineapple, pepperoni, and banana peppers.
For entrees, you can get ribs, chicken, steak, or filet with garden fresh salads, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, fries, mashed potatoes, or broccoli with beer cheese on the side. Wash it all down with their craft beer, a soda, or some lemonade before finishing out the meal with a Key lime pie or one of their daily cheesecake picks.
Gluten-Free & Vegetarian
Have food allergies or eat gluten-free? They have a great gluten-free menu, offering sandwiches and subs, burgers, pizza, salads, sides, and steaks. Smoky Mountain Brewery also has vegetarian options like the Smoked Portabella Mushroom Salad or Smoked Portabella Mushroom Philly Sandwich.
Events at Smoky Mountain Brewery
Offering more than craft beers and good food, the Smoky Mountain Brewery locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge host talented artists for live music, team trivia, and Sunday football throughout the year. If you’re looking for a fun night out, check out these local favorites. You can grab a burger and a beer, listen to some live music, and enjoy some time with friends. The Gatlinburg location even has karaoke nights!
There are also tons of local events throughout the year in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, so you can always browse our blog to see what’s happening during your stay. Or you can find recipes to try out in your own cozy cabin.
Gear & Gifts at Smoky Mountain Brewery
Want a little piece of the Smokies to take home? Check out the apparel and gifts at Smoky Mountain Brewery. You can get a t-shirt or sweatshirt, grab a growler, buy a ball cap, or get a Koozie to wrap around your drink as you sit on your cabin’s porch and soak in the scenery. Can’t make it to the brewery this trip? Grab SMB souvenirs online.
Cabin Rentals in the Area
When visiting Pigeon Forge and planning your Smoky Mountain vacation, you’ll need a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Forget hotel and motel rooms — opt for a cozy cabin rental and live life like a local instead. At Pigeon Forge TN Cabins, we currently have 450+ options that can sleep anywhere from 1-60+ guests and offer only the best amenities, including stunning mountain views.
Want to bring your pet? Check out our pet-friendly rentals. Bringing a large group? Our whopping lodges are ready. Need something more affordable? Budget-friendly cabins are what you seek. Ready to splurge this time? Go for a luxury abode. Whatever you need and want on vacation, Pigeon Forge TN Cabins is here to help you plan a memorable cabin experience.
- Mountain/river/wooded/city views
- Outdoor hot tub
- Private indoor pool
- Indoor jetted tub
- Decks with rocking chairs
- Gas/charcoal grill
- Outdoor firepit
- Wood burning/gas/electric fireplaces
- Big screen TVs
- Blu-ray/DVD players
- Theater room
- Game tables
- Arcade units
- Wet bar
- Fully equipped kitchen
- King suites
- TV in every bedroom
- FREE high speed Wi-Fi
Book your cabin vacation with family and friends today with Pigeon Forge TN Cabins online or at 1.866.513.7885 — and plan to check out Smoky Mountain Brewery while in town! Grab a drink and a bite, then take a few souvenirs and kegs back to unwind at your cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains.