Well, The beers here were not the best in the world, but i guess its better than Bud. Food was extremely greasy. Had to use a napkin on the pizza. I did enjoy the chance to try new beers and they prices were reasonable
Large place in a Las Vegas style strip mall, just passed an King Tut’s tomb and the Elvis museum. I am not kidding. Generic chain interior, small central U shaped bar. Generic food. Standard service. Pretty mediocre beers. Brewery equipment visible in the back.
The brewpub was quite big and spacious. Unfortunately the brews were not that great. All the nine brews I tasted were from bad to adequate. The service was great and the food tasty. But in a brewpub the beers should be their best knowhow... A disappointment.
I was in a really bad mood after putting up with the traffic on the way up here, so that first beer tasted really good...At any rate, this was pretty much like all the other Smoky Mountain Breweries - Casual atmosphere, decent to good food, reasonable prices. I must say, however, that the service really stood out here. Maybe they are more used to dealing with cranky tourists, but everything was cheerful and upbeat and very efficient.
Smoky Mountain Brewery operates multiple brew pubs throughout East Tennessee, and is also part of a larger restaurant group. Their house brewed beers are somewhat pedestrian though a couple stand out in the crowd. This particular location is neatly tucked away in a small strip mall in the ever sprawling Pigeon Forge "redneck riviera". The food seemed quickly prepared from not-so-fresh ingredients. Unfortunately there are few beer options in the area, so make the most of it... or not.
This place isn’t too bad. I had their pale ale which was pretty solid for what it is. Also tried their baclk bear ale which was decent. Their food is better than their beer.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | July 14, 2009
One of the better SMB locations as far as beer selection. Has the full 8 beer lineup at this visit, only missing the nitro stout. Calzone was mediocre. Service was ok, nice building on a pedestrian only square.
Another location in the regional chain, but this one seems to be a bit more of a sports bar setting. Beers and service are pretty much the same as at all their locations - pretty average to occasionally lousy. The best thing you can say about all the SMB and Calhoun’s locations is: at least they only charge $2 a pint.
Larry (3) johnson city, Tennessee | August 18, 2008
Just ok food and average beers doesn’t make this place a winner in my book. The IPA is decent but I’d pass on almost all of the rest. Prices are decent.
Definitely a more comfortable setting than the Gatlinburg brewery. It’s pretty laid back, even when busy, and there are televisions freakin’ everywhere. Happy hour is a good deal, and the food is reasonable. The beer can be hit or miss, but there’s some decent enough stuff to sit down for a few pints. Oh, they have wine and other beers, too, if you would want that for some reason.