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Area Night Life

A day in the beautiful High Country doesn’t have to end when the sun sets over the Blue Ridge Mountain horizon. Enjoy a night on the town!

The presence of Appalachian State University attracts many high-caliber music acts of varied genres to the Boone, Sugar Mountain, Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, and Blowing Rock areas, with regular performances scheduled at a number of area restaurants and other venues.

Plenty of sports bars abound when you want to catch the game or simply enjoy a more laid-back atmosphere. And if you want to cut a rug or sing your heart out to a room full of strangers, there are opportunities for that, too.

 

THE LOCAL

The Local is the hottest spot in Boone for great food and fun times. No one is a stranger here, and there’s a little something for everyone.  The Local is a home away from home, where family and friends can come to enjoy a meal, crafted in-house from fresh ingredients, play a game of pool on our billiards tables or relax in our lounge area on comfortable couches with drinks and appetizers.  Sports enthusiasts can watch their watch their favorite sporting events on our large flat screen TVs.  And, for all those who love to dance… The Local hosts LIVE music performances.

 

 

CAFE PORTOFINO

A favorite of Boone locals, Café Portofino is located in a 100-year- old building on Rivers Street, once the original maintenance station for the historic, Tweetsie Railroad. Completely renovated, with a friendly, open kitchen and a cozy dining room, we offer
5-star dining in a casual atmosphere. The menu is an eclectic mix of sandwiches, pastas and steaks. Café Portofino features daily culinary specials and fresh seafood. For those looking for a new pasta dish, try the house specialty Spiced Sirloin over penne pasta with Portofinos signature arrabiatta sauce. The extraordinary wine list compliments the culinary experience and all ABC permits.

 

 

 

COBO SUSHI BISTRO AND BAR

CoBo Sushi Bistro and Bar is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that not only includes the Japanese art of sushi, but also has plenty of non-traditional and contemporary menu items. We have a fun-loving, casual, yet elegant atmosphere that welcomes all.

 

 

 

RANSOM

AT RANSOM, WE ARE ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY.  WHEREVER YOU COME FROM, WHEREVER YOU ARE GOING, WHEN YOU ARE IN BOONE, NC, YOU ARE A LOCAL AT RANSOM CAFE AND PUB. WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, WHETHER IT BE LOCALLY ROASTED COFFEE AND BREAKFAST, OR A COLD BEER, FULL BAR, PIZZA, BURGERS, AND WINGS. WHAT’S EVEN BETTER, EVERY PURCHASE SUPPORTS CLEAN WATER PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD.  COME CHECK US OUT, ENJOY A GREAT MEAL AND DRINK, AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER FOR SOMEONE ELSE ALONG THE WAY.  CHEERS!

 

 

 

 

RIVER STREET ALE HOUSE

We are a restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue located on Rivers Street in downtown Boone, NC adjacent to Appalachian State University.  We feature an extensive selection of craft beers from our region and around the world.  We believe in serving the highest quality food using the best ingredients available and locally sourced items when possible.  Our 20 high definition televisions ensure that every seat in the house is the perfect seat to catch the game. We have NFL Sunday Ticket with all NFL games, live music on the weekends, and Tuesday Trivia Night.

 

 

 

MACADOS

The first Macado’s restaurant was opened in 1978 by Richard Macher in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. It soon became popular for its eclectic ambiance of cartoon, antique, and local nostalgic decor, as well as its wide array of hearty yet modestly-priced sandwiches, subs, and entrees.

 

 

 

VIDALIA RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

Upscale Casual Restaurant located in historic downtown Boone.  Refined but casual nook serving contemporary Southern cooking & diverse wines in an intimate space.

 

 

 

MELLOW MUSHROOM

Mellow is a state of mind, a culture, a way of being. Our mission is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative environment. We are the originators of hand tossed, stone baked classic southern pizza. Our spring water crust is unique and flavorful, and all our pies are made with high quality, fresh ingredients. Our philosophy is to elevate the dining experience with a higher order of pizza. Mellow out…

 

 

 

 

WILD CRAFT EATERY

Patio Seating in Lovely Downtown Boone – Locally & regionally sourced Meats & Veggies – Delicious Vegan, Vegetarian & GF Edibles