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Bars and nightlife in Rutherford County

Top bars

Seafood Restaurant
“Great food with awesome scenery! Overlooking Lake Lure and surrounded by mountains. Formal dining upstairs and casual dining downstairs. If I'm asked for only one restaurant recommendation, this is it!”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Views of Lake, Bar, sports bar and pool. Within the Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure, north end of lake.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Irish Pub (private, but easily available)--great food, great selection of beers, most nights there is entertainment .”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria 📍25 W Washington St. | ⏰ 11:30 a.m. – until on Mon. – Sat. // 12 p.m. – until on Sunday What we ate: 2 slices of classic cheese pizza. Why we loved it: These slices are literally bigger than our face, and Barley’s has some of the cheesiest, most delicious pizza around as far as we’re concerned. Price: $2.50/slice”
  • 11 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Same vineyard, different location. This one offers amazing views of both Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Right in downtown Forest City. American cuisine with a flare, plus full bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good steaks, good margarita! Did not like my black bean burger, too dry. Good for takeout. There is also a Larkin's on the Lake in Lake Lure, about a 30 minute drive, but the atmosphere out on the deck looking at the lake is wonderful and dog friendly! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Tucked behind the Geneva lodge, you will find this charming bar on the edge of the Broad River. Great views and charming local joint. It is very popular with bikers passing through the area.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Music venues

Irish Pub
“Irish Pub (private, but easily available)--great food, great selection of beers, most nights there is entertainment .”
  • 14 locals recommend
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