When Dining in Bryson City, the Beer or Wine You Enjoy Might Be Locally Produced

Western North Carolina has developed quite a reputation for its craft beers. And it's not just Asheville that folks are talking about. Tourists and locals alike are enjoying the unique tastes of craft beers from breweries in Bryson City. Micro-brews are the hottest segment of the beer market and you can enjoy locally-crafted beer from these local breweries in many restaurants in the area.

In the early 20th century, North Carolina was the leading wine-producing region in the nation. Prohibition shifted the focus from the patient production of wine to the faster, more lucrative production of moonshine. Today wineries are flourishing again all across North Carolina.

Craft Brews, Breweries & Winery

Mountain Layers Brewing Company

Contact: Mark Pettit


90 Everett St.

Bryson City, NC 28713

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Phone 828-538-0115

Phone 651-368-0491

Located in the center of downtown Bryson City, the brewery has indoor seating as well as outdoor seating on a rooftop terrace with a beautiful view of the Tuckasegee River and the mountains surrounding the town. The brewery currently has a number of beers on tap, a hard cider on tap, and a variety of wines, sodas, tea, and coffee. Several local restaurants offer food delivery to your table.

Deep Creek Winery

Contact: Robert Acton


405 Jonathan Walk

Bryson City, NC 28713

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Phone 828-506-0133

We are a family owned winery that handcrafts wine in small batches to ensure the aroma and flavor for the best wine. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Tours and tastings available on request. Located off Galbraiths Creek. We are open Friday, 2-6 pm and Saturday Noon - 4 pm. Available for private parties.

Bryson City Outdoors Craft Beer Department

Contact: Ben King or Brett Hackshaw


169 Main Street

Bryson City, NC 28713

Phone 828-342-6444

Now a Taproom & Bottle Shop! Enjoy a craft beer or cider from one of our 10 rotating taps, or choose from a selection of 70+ cold bottles and cans. Grab a beer and shop for gear or just enjoy the cozy taproom atmosphere. Bring your lunch or dinner from anywhere in town and enjoy it at the bar or on our front patio. Throughout the year there will be food trucks nearby too! And, yes, we still have an awesome selection of over 200 beers/ciders to go.

Carolina Bound Adventures Craft Brews Tours

Contact: Mark Van Osdal


P.O. Box 61

Almond, NC 28702

Phone 727-267-7232

Our Breweries or Wineries Tours will give you the best of the Western NC area with a designated driver. Tours start and end in Bryson City and accommodates up to 6 people. Consider us your “Brew-ber Driver”!

Nantahala Brewing Company, Inc.

Contact: Joe Rowland


61 Depot Street

Bryson City, NC 28713 28713

Phone 828-488-2337

Nantahala Brewing artfully brews award-winning, unfiltered ales made with fresh hops, whole grains and clean, crisp Great Smoky Mountain water, from one of the purest, protected watersheds on the planet. Located just across from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in downtown Bryson City.

Tsali Cycles Craft Beer On Tap

Contact: Chris Royce


35 Slope Street

Bryson City, NC 28713

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Local 828-488-9010

Phone 828-284-0516

Stop by Tsali Cycles and you'll get more than just a bike rental, repair or first-hand trail information. We've got six craft beers on tap with a good variety from IPAs to pilsners to stouts — all from our Asheville to Andrews neighborhood. Beer tastes great after a ride or one of our Tsali Yoga and Spin classes. Enjoy food from home or a local restaurant. Open from 10 am - 5 pm, Monday - Saturday.