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The High Country
The Town Tavern
Address: 208 A. Faculty St, Boone, NC
Locally owned and located just a couple blocks from ASU’s campus, The Town Tavern has good music, great food and cold drinks. Come in any Sunday to catch your NFL game. Known for amazing daily bar specials, you can’t go wrong at The Tavern!
Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Address: 163 Boone Creek Dr, Boone, NC
AMB is the newest addition to the local High Country scene, and what an addition it is. This sustainable local business doubles as a microbrewery and bar and is committed to serving the best beer around. Come taste these locally brewed ales for yourself!
The TApp Room
Address: 421 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC
As the name suggests, The TApp Room loves all things ASU. Recently renovated in 2011, this bar is always prepared for a game day rush with 12 craft beers on tap. Daily food and drink specials along with rotating draft specials also make The TApp Room a must for a good time in Boone. Located across from the Convocation Center.
Address: 489 W King St, Boone, NC
Boone Saloon is a High Country nightlife favorite. With shows scheduled most Thursdays- Saturdays, it is a go to on the music scene. Tuesdays are for tacos at the Saloon, only $1.25 for a chicken, beef, pork, or veggie taco. High Life Drafts go for the same price, and are $4.25 for a pitcher. Bar munchies are also available in addition to a mean lunch menu.
Open until 2am every night, Boone Saloon is a great place to see some live music and hang out with friends. All shows are 21 and up after 10pm, but by day this is a great joint to grab a bite to eat, play a little pool and enjoy live music with rotating tap changes every Wednesday with small batch special brews. Located in the heart of Downtown Boone.
Address: 1087 West King St, Boone, NC
Forget only going out on the weekend, Galileo’s keeps the fun coming all week long. Come out on Sunday nights to catch the latest episode of The Walking Dead on the big screen. Next, Mondays are for trivia, then $4 burger and beverage on Thursday, and Friday closes out with karaoke. Sunday brunch is served from 10 to 2.
The Rock Sports Bar & Grill
Address: 276 Watauga Village Dr, Boone, NC
The Rock is the place to be for all things sports in the High Country. With 40 HD TVs you’ll never miss your team play. Specializing in appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, dogs and more, the Rock caters to the biggest of game day appetites. Also offering 36 bottled beer selections with 10 on tap as well as drink specials every day, you can’t go wrong at the Rock. Located near Wal-Mart.
Murphy’s Restaurant and Pub
Address: 747 W King St, Boone, NC
Murphy’s Restaurant and Pub is a great little bar located in downtown Boone. Sporting plenty of pool tables, live music and great food, this little gem has become one of the best hot-spots for the friends to grab a bite, a brew and a few rounds of pool. It even features a huge back porch, the perfect place to enjoy the weather.
Address: 970 Rivers St, Boone, NC
A fabulous restaurant by day, a tap room and great bar scene by night. Café Portofinos’s tap room is open until 2 a.m. most nights and features pool tables, drink specials, great food and even darts. With a casual atmosphere and great dining, Café Portofino is something you don’t want to miss.
Address: 179 Howard St, Boone, NC
The Local is the hottest new spot in Boone for great food and fun times. No one is a stranger here and there's little something for everyone.
Sports enthusiasts can watch their watch their favorite sporting events on our large flat screen TVs.
And, for all those who love to dance... The Local hosts LIVE music performances on Friday & Saturday nights.
Address: 140 Azalea Cir #109, Banner Elk, NC
Barra, the sports bar, tequila bar, cigar bar and outdoor fire pit offers a late night menu until 2 p.m. With seven big flat screens, Barra allows guests to see their favorite sports teams and major events in a unique, upscale setting with family and friends. A Boston-style wood bar is complimented by Miami style art deco and mountain Indian flair. Stop in for a drink and a bite courtesy of the friendly bartenders and waiters.
Banner Elk Sushi Club
Address: 140 Azalea Cir #108, Banner Elk, NC
The Sushi Club Restaurant in Banner Elk offers late night lounge and dining with fine Japanese cuisine in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.. On Wednesday nights, enjoy live jazz music and stop by on the weekend for a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. The Sushi Club adds a big city flare with dancing after hours in the small quaint town of Banner Elk.
Address: 502 Main St W, Banner Elk, NC
Zuzda Restaurant and Bar is a “tapas style” chef-owned restaurant offering 125 small plates for an alternative dining experience. With a wine list that is as extensive as the menu selection and all ABC permits, Zuzda is open late every single night of the week.
Address: 7956 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC
Twigs Restaurant and Bar in Blowing Rock offers delicious continental cuisine in a cozy mountain atmosphere and more than 133 bottles of wine to satisfy any palate. The restaurant and bar is open late with life music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Address: 4527 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC
Nick’s Restaurant and Pub in Banner Elk features great late dinner options like burgers, quesadillas, steaks and more along with full ABC permits. Nick’s also offers karaoke for guests on Friday nights beginning at 8 p.m.
Address: 8960 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC
Canyons in Blowing Rock serves dinner from 11 a.m. until late at night. First opened in 2001 Canyons consistently offers eclectic cuisine, drinks, live entertainment and a great view of the mountains.
Six Pence Pub
Address: 1121 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC
Six Pence Pub in Blowing Rock offers a taste of England right here in the High Country. Open Sunday through Thursday until 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until Midnight, Six Pence offers a full bar with 14 draught, import and microbrews on tap.
The Bayou Smokehouse and Grill
Address: 130 Main St E, Banner Elk, NC
Banner Elk’s own Cajun connection is open late with favorites like brisket, po’ boys, cocktails, and more than 75 beers. The Bayou Smokehouse and Grill offers beer, wine, unique gifts and more in beautiful Banner Elk.