High Country drinking and nightlife

Craft Beer in Boone

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Locals hunker down in this cozy, barn-like space, 2 miles south of downtown, for Boone’s best range of local and regional craft beer (pints $5) – 12 taps in all, as well as $10 craft cocktails. You can also enjoy ex…
Microbrewery in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Ale House

Blowing Rock's first craft brewery offers 12 taps of locally produced suds (pints $5), including a popular pilsner, DIPA and chocolate porter, in a 1940s lodge house.