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Innovation Brewing

414 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5548
+1 828-586-9678
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (35 reviews)
“bratwurst” (3 reviews)
“apple cider” (2 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pub
414 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5548
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Reviewed today

Park across the road from the Brewery! Excellent outdoor atmosphere! The burgers are always hot and fresh!!!! They are the best in Sylva!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jet12288148375
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Good sized space both inside and out. We had good service and its a comfortable brewery that just opened in Dillsboro. The IPA was tasty and they even had wine for me, which was nice. They have outdoor seating, a long bar inside, a relaxed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank R84W
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We stopped here for an hour layover with GSMRR. The restaurant next door was insanely busy and looked under-staffed, so we went to Innovation. Great choice! Really, a couple microbrews in their open-to-the-air bar, and you can also sit out back overlooking the river. Pleasant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 608dede513
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is a perfect brewery. They have indoor and outdoor seating, a food truck, it's next to a pizza place which will bring pizza to your table and the beer selection and service are incredible. Plus they have live music. The only issue is parking...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great brews and really cool place. Enjoyed the music as well! Good food st the food truck! Will be back when in the area.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank bikers9453
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Love that you can sample and every time I go, there's something different. Beer is reasonably priced. Fun date night. Really cool vibe, indoor/outdoor seating, and friendly locals. LOVE the foodtruck!!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We were we were looking for some place not a chain, and came upon this brewery with a food truck. The sandwiches from the truck were great and the beer was pretty good too.Had a burger and a bratwurst, and flights of dark brews

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dines_out_regularly
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Was on the way to WCU and decided to give this place a shot. Skeptical at first based on where it was, but was completely wrong. Food is great, staff is helpful and friendly. Beer menu has a good and wide assortment to try. Outdoor...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CFordham
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in the afternoon for a quick beer and sat outside. The wait staff was uniformly friendly and very accommodating. The atmosphere is very relaxed and there is a wonderful food truck next to the outdoor space. The beer is wonderful and locally brewed.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ReiseZielFL
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

First visit to Inovation Brewery. We were not disappointed. Small flight of their darker beers to try while sitting by the river. We were there early so had the place to ourselves. Porter and Stout was nice but my favorite ended up being the Brown...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John B
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Sarah S
April 18, 2017|
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Response from lgrem210 | Reviewed this property |
I think so? You can always sit outside.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 W Main St, Sylva, NC 28779-5548
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Sylva
  • Phone Number: +1 828-586-9678
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