BearWaters Brewing Company

101 W Park St, Canton
(828) 237-4200

Recent Reviews

Ion Acrylics

Ambiance, location, service 5 stars. Food 2 stars. The pimento bacon jam burger was vastly overcooked and was a frozen preformed patty. The bacon jam was mostly just bacon pieces. Not a good burger but the fries were good.

Jean-Georges Perrin

I loved the place, but…I tried their sparkling water and that was duly fun and original. You buy a glass for $1 and you can drink as much sparkling water as you want. That’s probably not why you go to a brewery, but for beer! I tried the Papertown Pilsner and matched my expectation.We also got a bretzel, which comes with mustard (I suspect Lusty Monk) and cheese. It’s big and tasty, don’t order one for each member of the party.Only annoying thing, we had to wait a long time and it was not crowded. It did not ruin the experience, but it was not bothersome. I still highly recommend it, might be the best attraction in Continental (outside of its two Advance Auto Parts 100ft apart).


Great local joint with quality beer with a wide variety of styles. Fresh cooked options and awesome location with indoor and outdoor seating.


Love it! We have been coming here every year for a few now, but they made some changes that need to be checked out. On a river, tons of outdoor seating, open air space inside, and now a new and improved menu. Flatbreads, burgers, nachos, and even fish n chips! Wish we had more time to come hang out at your swings and fire pits. See you next summer!


Like every other restaurant, Bearwaters is experiencing a severe shortage of help. But if you understand that and are patient, you’ll be rewarded with great service and delicious food much better than standard bar fare. I’m not a beer drinker, but I love coming just for the food. Every sandwich we’ve ever had there has been delicious!

Andrew P.

One of the friendliest breweries I've ever visited and I've been to A LOT. Visited after tubing the river for a few hours and was pretty fun. They would let you try whatever you were interested in and the beer was solid with plenty of style selections. Plenty of seating inside and out for whatever vibe you're going for. Got a pretty awesome t-shirt to boot! Highly recommend to make a day of the tubing that shares the parking lot and grab some to go beer!


After waiting 20 minutes for someone to come to our table last Saturday they then told us without apoiogising we stop serving food at 6 pm. Thanks for wasting our time to the clueless hostess and surly waitress. Don’t waste your time coming here.

David Oates

Great snack itemsVery good varied types of beerGreat spots by the river or insideDog friendly

Charlene Smith

Great place! Good vibe.Excellent options for drink and food.


It's a great home town brewery. I like supporting them and in turn they support the local community, great job guys. It's the only place I go.

Max McMahan

A frozen Bubba Burger? For like $12?? Come on. Pretty rough food quality. Glad they serve beer because you'd have to be drunk to eat here. Beer is...... okay. Not much to say about bearwaters except I'm pretty disappointed. You can skip this one, check out elevated in Maggie Valley or some of the other restaurants.


Stopped in for a tasting on our way home from Brevard, NC only to find they were closed on Mondays. The staff was there and insisted on pouring us a complimentary 8oz. We both got the pilsner, YUM, and sat by the river. Super chill place with obvious great humans! We’ll be back for another round some day!! Thank you again!!

Phillip Harris

Chicken tenders were good and the fries were okay. They had too much seasoning on them. I ordered sweet tea and it tasted like unsweetened tea. If it wasn't for that I would have given 5 stars.

Carla Smiley Zazzara

Amazing service. Awesome views. Great beer and food.

Sean Hoke

What a great brewery and super family friendly! They have a kids activity box that only cost $5 comes with a couple of snacks, a juice box, and some activities. First time seeing something like this offered at a brewery but it help keep my child entertained for awhile. Best money spent! Great place to enjoy after tubing with Pigeon River Outfitters which is right next door! Lots of seating and great views.

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BearWaters Brewing Company

101 W Park St, Canton, NC 28716
(828) 237-4200