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Drinks & Dining: Après Ski in Waynesville


Après ski anyone? The French term meaning “after skiing” has gained popularity for skiers and snowboarders alike. After a day on the slopes, tradition calls for gathering with friends to socialize and reminisce on the day’s adventures over drinks and tasty food. With Cataloochee Ski Area just next door, Waynesville is the perfect spot to do just that. Check out our list of ”can’t miss” spots for the perfect après ski festivities with your crew.



Sit Back and Sip

The Classic Wineseller

Enjoy a selection of wines from around the world and a select menu of food. Call to find out their schedule for live music. 

Bosu’s Wine Shop

Their shop and secret wine bar has weekly drop-in wine tastings and a selection of award-winning wines for every palate and budget.

828 Market on Main

Stop by to grab your own bottle of wine or six pack to take back to your cozy accommodation. Nothing like a relaxing night in and a toast to a successful day of skiing.


Snack on some Appetizers

Dough Boys Pizza & Wings

Slice into their signature NY style crust served with fresh toppings. Also known for their crispy wings with 5 saucy flavors, this place has fare perfect for sharing!

Haywood 209 Café

Enjoy American Diner classics like chili cheese fries, mozzarella sticks, and more. Still hungry? Check out their full menu of mouthwatering dishes and must-have fuel after a busy day of shredding some pow.


This place has a selection of apps that will blow your goggles off. Known for their pizza, tacos, and taps, Sauced has a unique blend of tasty cuisines for everyone to enjoy.



Grab a cold one

Boojum Brewing Co.

Voted “Best Brewery” in Haywood County for 5 years in a row, enjoy 16 taps of Boojum brews. Or indulge in their speakeasy-style Gem Bar with craft cocktails and wine!

Frog Level Brewing Co.

This micro-brewery is hoppin’ with 21 taps, pub fare, and live music. Sit inside or bundle up and enjoy their outdoor beer garden and music venue along the creek.

Blue Ridge Beer Hub

This place makes it simple: Shop. Drink. Brew. Visit their taproom for a taste of regional and unique beers or take home your favorites to enjoy. They also offer supplies for homebrewing and winemaking for those looking to try their own hand as brew master.


Experience Fine Dining

Frogs Leap Public House

Offering a unique farm to fork experience, the creative culinary geniuses at Frogs Leap Public House put a twist on southern food that will take your tastebuds on a wild adventure.

The Sweet Onion

Offering regional cuisine with a contemporary flair, The Sweet Onion offers something for everyone to love. Dig into a selection of southern cuisine or enjoy more traditional favorites – either way, your tastebuds will thank you.

The Chef’s Table

Savor the best wine country cuisine in the Great Smoky Mountains. Their owner and executive chef cooks with fresh, seasonal ingredients paired with an extensive selection of award-winning wines. Stop in for a fine dining experience, you won’t soon forget.


No matter how you prefer to après ski, we can assure you there is no shortage of options right here in Waynesville. Start planning your adventure or  book your perfect stay. Be sure to tag us in your festivities using #ExperienceWaynesville or @VisitNCSmokies.

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