Rivers Street Ale House

Enjoy Fun Events, Live Sports, and Great Specials at Rivers Street Ale House in Boone
Local Expert's Rating:
3 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The River Street Ale House is a Boone sports bar hot spot that has all the nighttime excitement you could ask for if you want to meet locals and watch games. It also serves tasty food and cold drinks throughout opening hours. Visit during the day for a family-friendly lunch or stop by at night for a fun-filled evening with the locals.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Sports bars are a great way to keep up with your favorite sports or to get in touch with the locals while traveling. River Street Ale House in Boone offers chances for both.

The biggest draw for locals to this bar is the numerous TVs offering live sports events through Sunday NFL Ticket. With 20 HDTVs around the eatery, you’ll easily find a spot to watch your favorite game.

Another big draw for locals is the selection of events this sports bar host. You will find something exciting going on every night of the week.

The restaurant shows NFL games on Sundays. On Tuesdays, you can try your hand at live trivia. Wednesdays offer bingo. Thursdays are college nights for students from nearby Appalachian State University. Fridays and Saturdays have live music. Plus, each day has drink and meal specials to make dining as enjoyable as the events.

If you have kids or want a quieter atmosphere, stop by River Street Ale House during lunch. You’ll get the same great food served at dinner without the crowds. During the day, this eatery is very family-friendly and even offers a kids’ menu. On the weekends, stop by for brunch featuring numerous creative mimosas or the all-in-one glass bloody mary brunch for two.

The menu includes all your favorite bar foods, such as fries, nachos, onion rings, fried pickles, wings, sandwiches, burgers, salads, personal-sized pizzas, and tacos. Options include something for everyone, even healthier salads, and soups. No matter what your appetite is, you’ll find a meal to sate it at River Street Ale House.

Whether you go for the events or the food, try one of the following favorites from the menu at River Street Ale House:

Doc’s Spicy Ale House Bloody Mary Brunch for 2
You may have seen over-the-top bloody mary drinks online. If you’ve ever wanted to try one of these Instagram-worthy meals, stop by River Street Ale House during the weekend brunch for a drink that delivers a full meal for two people.

The Doc’s Spicy Ale House Bloody Mary Brunch for 2 does not exaggerate its proportions. Served in a 32-ounce (1-quart) glass, the bloody mary is a spicy concoction with Tito’s vodka and sriracha instead of the usual tabasco sauce. The drink has a pair of limes, olives, and celery stalks for garnish, but those are not the only things atop the glass.

The most eye-catching garnishes of this drink are the pair of burger sliders, hot wings, bacon slices, and grilled shrimp. Each person of the pair who orders this gets a full meal simply by enjoying these garnishes atop the drink, plus a flavorful brunch drink.

Jumbo Wings
Of course, you must try hot wings when you go to a sports bar. The Jumbo Wings at River Street Ale House are one of the menu stars. Your options include both traditional and boneless. Plus, you have a variety of sauce and rub options, including, hot, medium, mild, Thai-chili, jerk, Carolina reaper, bourbon glazed, honey habanero, garlic parmesan, lemon pepper, and smokey honey mustard. Visitors praise both the traditional and boneless wing options.

The Bourbon Street Burger
The burger variety at this sports bar goes beyond plain or with cheese. The Bourbon Street Burger is one of the flavorful savory options available. It comes with caramelized onions, bacon, swiss cheese, and a sweet bourbon glaze. Like all burgers on the menu, the kitchen prepares this one fresh when you order it. Accompanying the burger, you can choose sides from fries, slaw, pasta salad, and wavy chips. However, many visitors recommend getting a side of onion rings or sweet potato fries to accompany your burger, for a change of pace.

River Street Ale House is a sports bar that provides fun activities and great food for locals and visitors. Stop by to get to know people from the area while having a great time at one of the bar’s many events. Or visit during the day for a quiet, family-friendly meal of traditional pub fare that appeals to all tastes.

Insider Tips:
-Prepare for crowds and long waits when visiting on game nights. Come during lunch or on another day if you don’t want to watch sports.
-This sports bar has both indoor and outdoor seating.