If you’re a partier, there is a lot to do at night in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Their vibrant night life includes bars, a club, and many late-night attractions.
Below are 14 nightlife activities for partiers visiting the Great Smoky Mountains area.
1. Iron Boar Saloon
The Iron Boar Saloon is a must-see for partiers in the area. This sports bar has a motorcycle theme and a wide variety of bar foods. They offer cold beer, appetizers, burgers, and wings. Iron Boar Saloon even has gluten-free food options for those with gluten sensitivities.
This bar also has their own homebrew, Iron Boar Lager. Originally brewed for Pigeon Forge bikers, this homebrew provides a unique drink experience for visitors to the area.
2. Bluff’s Grill and Tap
Bluff’s Grill and Tap offers a variety of food and drinks. Their facilities include a full bar, patio with outdoor fireplace, and games like billiards and darts. On weekends, this bar is home to a variety of live entertainment and music.
Their menu offers specialty burgers and the usual bar fare. These burgers make a great late dinner for foodies.
3. The Roaming Gnome Pub & Eatery
This unassuming Irish-themed tavern is located in a strip mall. The Roaming Gnome has a vast beer selection and TVs broadcasting a variety of sports. If you’re wanting to watch the big game or grab a drink with friends, this is the place to do it!
In addition to the usual bar food, this pub offers specialties like the Gnome beer and the Gnomad sandwich. This specialty sandwich is loaded with fried chicken, ham, bacon, and cheese served on a brioche bun. The Roaming Gnome also offers a great selection of burgers, flatbreads, tacos, and more.
4. Funky Budha
Funky Budha (spelled with one “d” instead of two) offers a great location for partiers to drink and dance the night away. They offer Asian-American food and a wide variety of alcoholic beverages.
The highlight of this bar is in its lounge, open patio, and dance floor. Funky Budha is open until three in the morning, meaning you and your friends can enjoy drinking and dancing into the wee hours of the morning.
5. Smoky Mountain Brewery
Smoky Mountain Brewery is a favorite of locals because of its live music, great food prices, and drink variety. They offer live music performances several nights a week, as well as team trivia and open-mic nights. In addition to live music and activities, the bar area also includes TVs ideal for watching sports.
This brewery offers a wide selection of drinks such as local micro brews, wine, and cocktails. Locals recommend their Velas Helles and their Cherokee Red Ale.
6. Dick’s Last Resort
Dick’s Last Resort is a themed restaurant known for servers with sass and witty banter. They offer personalized hats, funny jokes, and a great dining experience. Their drinks, cocktails, and food items are served late, making Dick’s Last Resort a great dinner spot for partiers kicking off a night of fun.
7. Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Crawdaddy’s is a Gatlinburg restaurant that offers great late-night food options. A balcony above the parkway offers a great spot for enjoying both views and people watching. On the weekends, this restaurant offers karaoke, drawing crowds of friends.
The food offered includes seafood, Cajun cooking, steak, pasta and oysters. Whether you’re looking for a good meal or a place to kick off your nightlife activities, Crawdaddy’s is your place.
8. Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom is a local restaurant known for its delicious pizza, sandwiches, and a wide selection of beer. They offer a great bar area, perfect for visitors watching the game.
They offer house specialties like the Holy Shiitake Pie and the Kosmic Karma pizza. Although Mellow Mushroom is a chain available in several states, the locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are worth visiting.
9. Davy Crockett’s Distillery / Ole Smoky Barrelhouse
The Ole Smoky Barrelhouse, once known as Davy Crockett’s Distillery, is open later than any other distillery in Gatlinburg. You can sample and purchase authentic Tennessee whisky with friends. Take a bottle back to your hotel room or cabin rental to enjoy after the distillery is closed.
10. Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg
Ghost Walk tours are available at 9 PM, 10:30 PM, and midnight. On these tours, you’ll learn about local folklore, legends, and ghost stories. Enjoy a spooky night along the streets of Gatlinburg looking for local ghosts.
These late night tours are perfect for couples, groups, and parties. You’ll see a side of Gatlinburg that isn’t visible during the daytime, making this tour a must-see event.
11. Ripley’s Davy Crocket Mini-Golf
This mini-golf course is open late. Although it offers family friendly entertainment, it can also provide a fun and friendly backdrop to your night out with other adults.
12. Puckers Sports Grill
Puckers Sports Grill has the slogan, “Eat, Drink, Play.” With that slogan, you’re bound to have fun at this sports bar. This bar is a local favorite that’s also enjoyed by tourists to the area. They offer happy hour specials, pool tables, dartboards, and TVs playing sports channels.
At night, this grill offers DJs, karaoke, and dancing. Whether it’s your first stop or your last, this grill will be one of the highlights of your late night experience.
13. Country Tonite Theatre
The Country Tonite Theatre offers family-friendly variety shows with music, comedy, and dancing. You don’t have to be a fan of country music to love this theatre. With shows most nights at 8 PM, this is a great stop to kick off your night of fun.
14. Impossibilities: Magic, Mindreading, & Mahem!
Erik Dobell, a master mentalist and magician, presents a show full of magic, mind-reading, and mayhem. This family-friendly activity can also serve as a thrilling start to your nightlife activities. These shows are held at the Iris Theater at the Historical Gatlinburg Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg. Prepare to be amazed by Dobell’s incredible skills!