Local Brews, Fresh Food & ‘70s Music Await at Fightingtown Tavern

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Rock on while sipping Appalachian brews, tapping your toes, and having a blast with your partner, family, or group of close friends at Fightingtown Tavern — on your Blue Ridge Mountain vacation in North Georgia. Among the restaurants in Blue Ridge, GA, this local tavern exudes a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with chill vibes that welcomes old pals and new friends to hang out and relax. 

Playing 1970s rock ‘n roll from open to close and offering free play on the dartboards and shuffleboard, this Blue Ridge bar is funky and lots of fun! With occasional themes, like Margarita Mondays and Trivia Tuesdays, Fightingtown Tavern adds even more entertainment to your visit. While not an old tavern, this Appalachian alehouse offers the quintessential charm of a classic pub that cares about your experience and prides itself on excellent service. The next time you find yourself in need of a pick-me-up and a good time in Blue Ridge, stop by this mountain tavern. 

Laid-Back Atmosphere 

When you step inside Fightingtown Tavern, you’ll be greeted with a smile and an invitation to let loose and let go of all your worries and cares. Boasting the largest deck in downtown Blue Ridge plus a spacious patio — both dog friendly — this Appalachian tavern offers outdoor seating as well as indoor dining with tables and a rock-themed craft bar. 

Whether you’re dining in, chatting with the bartender, or hanging out with your puppies on the patio, comfort food with a chef’s kiss is what you’ll enjoy at this downtown tavern in Blue Ridge. Giant TVs inside and outside play the latest sporting events, and ‘70s rock jams all day. You can throw darts or shoot shuffleboard while drinking a local cider, IPA, or porter. And there’s character and charm here you won’t find anywhere else in the North Georgia Mountains. 

Looking for a place to bring the kids? While youngsters are more than welcome to join you, keep in mind lyrics aren’t censored, and it can get a little rowdy at this mountain bar. For a family-friendly atmosphere, try Harvest on Main, Southern Charm, or Chester Brunnenmeyer’s Bar & Grill instead.

Fresh Food at Fightingtown Tavern

Made from scratch using local ingredients — typically sourced within just 22 miles — the menu at Fightingtown Tavern is sustainable and delicious! With a modern twist on classic pub flavors, appetizers, hot plates, sandwiches, and grass-fed beef burgers, the bar food alone is worth a visit. 

Plus, this tavern in Blue Ridge, GA, doesn’t even own a freezer or microwave, and there are no preservatives — so you know the food is super fresh! And yes, there are gluten-free options. Whether you order takeout or dine in, expect nothing short of spectacular with every bite. 

Our favorite item on the menu? Try The H.O.B.B. Nob, an upscale grilled cheese with smoked Ham, caramelized Onions, smooth Brie, and Bourbon apple butter! Side options include house-cut fries, Mexican street corn, bacon mac ‘n triple cheese, honey chorizo black beans, chipotle coleslaw, and sweet peach baked beans…mmm. 

Pro travel tip: just want a taste of the Fightingtown Tavern experience? Hop on a Blue Ridge food tour!

Tavern Menu Favorites

  • Jumbo chicken wings — served with every sauce under the sun
  • House pork skins — made-to-order with house dill ranch & peanut sauces
  • Grilled pear & arugula salad — peppery with feta, pistachios & honey lemon dressing
  • Phish & chips — beer-battered fish with crispy fries
  • The H.O.B.B. Nob — pure toasted cheesy goodness
  • Twisted taco — monthly taco with new frank toppings!
  • Not a Reuben — Southern brisket with chipotle cole slaw on rye
  • Georgia’s pride — signature bourbon-poached burger with melted goat cheese
  • Megadeath — 2 of everything + extra bacon between a Krispy Kreme donut!

Local Farms in Partnership

  • Bear Creek Cattle Company
  • Enchanted Springs Trout Farm
  • Blue Ridge Honey

Craft Beer, Spirits & Cocktails

At the Fightingtown Tavern bar, there are 10 taps with a rotation of Georgia and Blue Ridge brews plus over 20 bottled beer options from around the world. Prefer shots of tequila, straight bourbon, or a deep amber whiskey? This full bar has it! You can also grab a glass or bottle of wine, from moscato and pinot noir to sauvignon blanc and merlot. House mixes and cocktails with freshly squeezed juices are equally popular, and you can even order a draught flight — with 4 tastings on tap!

Top Draughts on Rotation

  • Bibo Pilsner — Creator Comforts Brewing
  • Cannon dragger IPA — Burnt Hickory
  • Fightingtown ale — Fannin Brewing Company
  • Hard cider — Mercier Orchards
  • Hell’s holler porter — Grumpy Old Men
  • Southern sessions blonde ale — Jekyll Brewing

Fav House Mixes

  • Green gimlet — gin, lime, basil, house syrup
  • Ultimate ‘rita — tequila, orange liqueur, lemon, lime
  • The grateful dead — vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, sprite, raspberry liqueur 
  • Whiskey a go-go — orange, grapefruit, Jack Daniels, IPA

‘70s Rock & Roll Music + Games

All 70s music all day — that’s what’s in store no matter when you visit Fightingtown Tavern! If you like funky beats and classic rock, this is the pub for YOU! Feel free to tap your toes, twirl your partner, and shake your groove thing between sips. Singalongs are popular, and you can often spot wait staff getting into the melodies and guitar solos. 

For more fun at this downtown tavern in the Blue Ridge Mountains, play darts or shuffleboard at no extra charge! There are also TVs playing seasonal sports throughout the day. This place offers an upbeat space to catch up with old friends, take your spouse out for a memorable date, and meet new folks. 

Giving Back to the Community & the Planet

Not only was Fightingtown Tavern built with as many reclaimed materials as possible, but this Blue Ridge pub also has a passion for taking care of the planet and our local community. Along with using locally sourced ingredients and implementing eco-friendly practices, any overstocked items are donated to a local food bank. They’re also partnered with a few non-profit organizations to help more people and animals. And if you bring a receipt of your donation — you’ll get a FREE side item with your meal! 

Partnered Non-Profit Organizations

Eco-Friendly Practices

  • Compostable containers + recycled grocery bags for to-go orders
  • Vinegar-based cleaning supplies + planet-friendly cleansers
  • Efficient lighting & hand dryers + low-flow toilets
  • Cardboard, paper & plastic recycled
  • Organic materials composted or donated to farms

The Details

Mon-Tue — 4:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed-Thu — Closed
Fri-Sat — 11:00 a.m. – Midnight
Sun — Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Note: the kitchen closes 2 hours before the bar & reservations are not currently accepted. 

511 East Main Street 
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Note: this Blue Ridge tavern sits on top of Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company Georgia.


Fightingtown Tavern

Cabin Rentals Near Downtown Blue Ridge

Pay less for an Uber lift home, keep to-go orders fresh and hot, or take a shorter drive once sober to your nearby Blue Ridge, GA, cabin rental — where you can soak tired muscles in a bubbling hot tub under the stars and wake up to gorgeous mountain vistas from your private deck! 

Swap stories around the firepit or enjoy a nightcap by the wood-burning fireplace. Keep the fun times rolling in the game room and grab drinks at the wet bar. And heat up tavern leftovers for lunch in the fully equipped kitchen the next day. 

Whether you book for the weekend or stay for a while, Georgia Cabins for YOU has 120+ cabin rentals of all shapes and sizes across North Georgia to suit your vacation wants and needs.

Good food, exceptional cocktails, great music, and a whole lot of fun — rock on at Fightingtown Tavern in Blue Ridge, GA!