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Looking for a fun night out on your next trip to the Smokies? Hit the town and try out some of the awesome bars after a fun day of exploring the area! From bars with outstanding views to bars with amazing live music, Gatlinburg has it all! Here are 4 of the top bars in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains that you can’t miss:
1. Bar At the Top of the World
Nestled at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, the Bar At the Top of the World can be reached by Anakeesta’s Chondola ride or the chairlift. Pass the Dueling Ziplines and the Rail Runner Coaster, the first single rail mountain coaster in the country. Once you arrive at the Bar At the Top of the World, choose from their selection of liquor, specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. If you’re hungry afterwards you can stop by the adjacent restaurant, Smokehouse, and enjoy some delicious brisket!
2. Loft Lounge at Ober Gatlinburg
Kick back after a long day of snowboarding or skiing and enjoy a drink at the Loft Lounge in Gatlinburg! Regardless of your drink preferences, the Loft Lounge has something for everyone. Choose from domestic and craft beers, various wines, and incredible spirits all year-round. Make sure you don’t miss Ober’s annual Oktoberfest Celebration, where you can enjoy the best parts of German culture, such as the beer! There is also a food menu available at the Loft Lounge if you work up an appetite on the slopes!
3. Gatlinburg Sky Center
Chairlift up to the top of Crockett Mountain at the Gatlinburg Skylift Park to visit the bar at Gatlinburg SkyCenter. Located upstairs, this bar offers the best views and drinks to match! Sip on unique craft beers while you take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. If you get hungry, you can also order pizza, salads, wraps, and ice cream from the snack bar! With unbeatable panoramic views and delicious drinks, the Gatlinburg SkyCenter is definitely one of the top bars in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.
4. Ole Red
One of Gatlinburg’s hottest new bars is brought to you by country superstar, Blake Shelton! Ole Red is a restaurant and bar that featured classic and innovative drinks coupled with some awesome live music in the background. Enjoy country music’s up-and-coming artists while you sip on wine, craft and domestic beers, specialty cocktails, or even shots if you’re feeling adventurous! Try the Hillbilly Breeze or the Dirty Tractor cocktails or down one of their Holy Water and Shine shots, featuring Ole Smoky White Lightnin’ moonshine.
If you stop by any of these bars in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains on your next trip to the area, you’re guaranteed to have a fun night out! If you’re looking for a different drinking and dining experience, check out other Smoky Mountain restaurants that you can try on your next vacation!