Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery at Mars Hill Theatre

Grab a tasty beer and hunker down with some live music at the Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery located in the historic Mars Hill Theatre (at 70 N. Main). The Mars Hill Theatre originally opened in 1947 and was recently renovated and reopened in 2019 as a bar and venue. The brewery is a local favorite as there are frequent events going on at the venue including live music, movie nights and trivia nights.

The venue is very family-friendly and there are an assortment of games (including corn hole) to enjoy with beer in hand. The upstairs loft offers some comfy lounge seating or grab a seat at the many available theatre-style seats.

Beers are brewed right on site! Beer enthusiasts will be delighted to see the massive brewing tanks lining the theatre wall and can even go right up to them to see what is being brewed inside. 

A selection of bar food is also available, the nacho platter is a particularly great pick for groups as the serving size is MASSIVE. For those looking for a smaller meal try their pulled-pork sandwich. Better still, want to take some beer home? Have the Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery fill up a growler for you.

The Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery is perfect for your next night out with friends and family. Performers are always excellent and the spacious venue allows bar-goers to still comfortably enjoy their drinks without being drowned out by the live music. For more information and to keep up with their frequent events check out their facebook page or visit their website at the link below.

“The staff is fast and friendly. The Theatre atmosphere is beautiful and historical. The bartenders are amazing (Tip em well!). The Pulled pork nachos are to die for!!! The Pimento cheese is some of the best I’ve had. Also, the brewers make an amazing Scottish Ale! This place is 10/10.” – Cassidy B.

“What a great location for a brewery. The locals like myself seem to love it, and the beer is delicious. I like that it’s one of the only places to go for cask beer too. Friendly and helpful staff, and the food is amazing. I highly recommend checking it out.” -Mitchell W.