Flat Top Brewing Company is Banner Elk’s Craft Brewery. We specialize in Refreshingly Elevated beers that are of the highest quality while being easily drinkable. Flat Top Brewing Company is committed to bringing the best beer possible to the marketplace. This commitment begins with the pure mountain water we use in each and every batch of beer we craft. As any brewer can tell you, great water makes great beer and Flat Top Brewing Company embraces this ideal. Our formally trained team of brewers is not afraid to experiment with new techniques and different ingredients in order to bring exceptional beers to the High Country and beyond!
The Banner Elk Winery & Villa is the jewel of the High Country. Nestled in the awe-inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands the High Country’s original winery.Banner Elk Winery has set the standard for crafting wines in the High Country that stand among the finest in the country. Our vineyards offer engaging Wine Tastings and a glimpse into what the storied High Country Wine Region is truly made of. Stop in and enjoy a unique wine experience. The scenic grounds offer guests a chance to relax, enjoy the day, and experience some of the best wine in North Carolina’s High Country.
Fine dining eclectic “wine country” menu features American, Italian and Japanese dishes with fresh farm to table ingredients by award winning chef Nicole Palazzo. Casual yet upscale atmosphere, the restaurant is perfect for a family dinner or a night out with friends. Reservations highly recommended. For more info, go to their website.
140 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk, NC (downtown Banner Elk above Sorrento’s Bistro)
With seven big flat screens, Barra allows you to see your favorite sports teams or major events in an upscale setting with family or friends. Inside, a Boston style wood bar is complimented by Miami style art decor with a mountain Indian flair. Outside in the courtyard, gather and sit around the fire pit and enjoy a cocktail. For more info, go to their website.
140 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk, NC (Village shops by Sorrentos)
Find your Mexican favorites including tacos, burritos and guacomole and of course, margaritas.
4501 Tynecastle Hwy #1, Banner Elk, NC (Tynecastle Shopping Center near stoplight at NC 105)
Casual counter-serve fast food chain known for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with many health-conscious options. Great stop for picnic goodies.
3579 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC (Food Lion Shopping Center)
Locally owned and operated coffee shop at the base of Grandfather Mountain (in front of Lowes Foods). They serve Hatchet coffee, roasted locally in Boone and carry a rotating selection of fresh-baked pastries from Stick Boy Bread Co and a large variety of loose leaf teas by Adagio. For more, go to their website.
3990 Hwy 105 S, Ste 10, Banner Elk, NC
This café procures the highest quality of seasonal ingredients for their rotating daily menus. They value the handmade and fashion from scratch details as small as their aioli and dressings, to house made focaccia and pastries, slow roasted meats and naturally fermented pickles. For more, go to their website.
4004 NC-105 #8, Banner Elk, NC (Grandfather Shopping Center near ABC Store)
Ride to the top of Sugar Mountain on the Summit Express chairlift with panoramic views all the way. On many summer weekends (Fri-Sun). Read more.