Microbrewery in Bryson City

Nantahala Brewing Company

In a massive repurposed WWII military Quonset hut, this Bryson City brewery (pints from $5) counts well over 30 taps in its main taproom. Standouts include the Dirty Girl Blonde Ale, Noon Day IPA, and assorted exper…
Microbrewery in Brevard

Brevard Brewing Co

Though it’s right in the heart of town, this small local brewery (pints from $3.50) always seems to have a peaceful, welcoming vibe. It specializes in German lagers and pilsners, but also makes an American IPA, as w…
Coffee in Cherokee

Qualla Java Cafe

This welcoming little Cherokee-owned coffee bar, conspicuous for its towering pointed roof alongside the highway, is a good place to kick off the day.