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Bars and nightlife in Watauga County

Top bars

American Restaurant
“Bistro Roca is located off the beaten bath of downtown Blowing Rock. It is a casual bistro to enjoy the company of friends and family while relaxing with easy cuisine and drink.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The food here is consistently delicious! There is also an arcade on site for added fun! You can dine inside or out. We love Sorrentos.!”
  • 23 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“This is my go-to for great food and a casual atmosphere in Boone. The brussel sprouts are the bomb! I also recommend the woodfire pizzas. Great bar as well.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Opened in May 2013, CoBo Sushi Bistro and Bar is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that not only includes the Japanese art of sushi, but also has plenty of non-traditional and contemporary menu items. We have a fun-loving, casual, yet elegant atmosphere that welcomes all. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Great place! In the summer they sometimes have live music and Cornhole games. Also after eating dinner , visit the shop upstairs for cool souvenirs and local beer (can buy individual beers) and wine. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Craft beer pairs with wood-fired pizzas & seasonal fare in a hip space offering frequent live music.”
  • 27 locals recommend
“Another destination restaurant well known for it's wild game, ambiance and service. Farm to table, fabulous food in a rustic old mountain home.”
  • 23 locals recommend
“We loved hanging out here early on Friday evenings with other families and folks from the university. They have delicious bar food. Taco Tuesday is amazing.”
  • 21 locals recommend


“Best garlic & parmesan wings you will every eat! Cool artwork and they have karaoke select nights. Good bar/grill for watching sports events. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Night Club
“More refined-upscale, farm to table cuisine. Nice selection of wines and great ambiance. Upstairs across from the Bayou. Reservations are advised. Menu is online. Can be seated inside or outside the venue. Casual to Formal. Large groups gather outside at the posh gathering firepits/community square. Great place to meet and greet.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Great coffee shop from super conscious buyer of beans. Locally roasted by the bald guy himself.”
  • 2 locals recommend