Nightlife and Aprés Ski in Beech Mtn
When the sun goes down, there’s plenty of fun under the stars. The town of Beech Mountain provides an ample supply of nightlife and aprés ski options. Visitors can opt for intimate pub experiences, classic bars with mountain motifs, or a full-service nightclub with dance floor and occasional live music. Most venues also offer food service with typical bar food & munchies. So the next time you elevate your vacation with a getaway to Beech Mountain, be sure to check out the after-dark options in Eastern America’s Highest Town. Below is an alphabetical listing of on-mountain nightlife venues. Days and hours of operation vary by season.
Alpen Restaurant & Bar – Cozy fireplace bar in the Beech Alpen Inn. A great place to relax by the fire in winter, or enjoy a drink on the patio in summer. Bar patrons have access to the full restaurant menu, and three flat-screen TVs keep everyone tuned into the big games. An additional treat is a Sunday concert series on the back lawn. Phone number: 828.387.2252.
Beech Mountain Brewing Co. – The only brewery on Beech, Beech Mountain Brewing Co. has the capacity to brew up to 100 gallons per day and is open year round to serve skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers and other resort visitors. The brewery features distinct ales created on-site under the guidance of brewer Sean McCoy. McCoy is a skilled brewer with a creative palate. Heading the list of beers is the 5506 Pale Ale, followed by the Cream and Scotch Ales, along with a rotating selection of season ales. Patrons may purchase these high-quality craft beers by the pint or the growler. Beech Mountain Brewing Co. is open Thursday through Sunday. Please call ahead for hours of operation. Phone number: 828.387.2011.
Beech Tree Bar & Grill – Located in the Alpine Village at Beech Mountain Resort, the Beech Tree is a great nightspot with two levels of fun. It’s a short walk from the slopes or a short car ride from anywhere in town. Amenities include a full-service bar, pub menu, dance floor and a stage for live bands. Phone number: 828.387.2011.
Bullwinkels Sports Cafe – Where good folks meet for hearthstone pizza, pasta and spirits. Bullwinkels is located in the former Moose Lounge at the Top of the Beech Inn. It combines a charming rustic atmosphere with modern amenities. Watch sports and other events from every angle on 50-inch TVs, with a 100-inch main screen. NFL Sunday Ticket provides plenty of football during the winter and the bar is also air-conditioned in summer. Phone number: 828.387.2354.
Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria – This popular spot is more than just a pizzeria & dessert bar. The Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria also has full bar service, plus choose from more than 100 varieties of domestic and imported bottled beers. Or simply chill out with an ice-cold mug of draft beer or a relaxing glass of wine. Bar closes nightly at 10:00 p.m. Phone number: 828.387.4000.
Mile High Tavern – The Mile High Tavern creates a buzz with its 20-foot open-flame outdoor fire bar. It’s a great place to warm up apres ski. Once inside, the Mile High Tavern has more eye-opening features. There’s a billiards room with flat-screen TVs, a separate restaurant area with multiple fireplaces, a state-of-the-art dance floor and THE largest bar in Beech Mountain. There are more than two dozen NC craft beers on tap, along with mixed drinks, specialty vodkas a nice selection of wines. Live music and guest DJs on a semi-regular basis, with dancing nightly. Beech’s late-nite spot! Phone number: 828.387.4171.