Tavern Hours: Tue–Thu 11:30am-10:00pm | Fri-Sa 11:30am-12:00am Closed Sunday/Monday / Kitchen Hours: Tue–Thu 11:30am-9:30pm | Fri-Sa 11:30am-10:30pm
190 North Main Street Waynesville NC 28786 828-246-9230


Rodeo Burger

Chedder, Frizzle Fried Onions and Spicy BBQ Sauce




 Drink Specials

Thirsty Thursday

$0.75 off

Pint and 12oz Pours


Welcome to Tipping Point Tavern!

We may be located in a small North Carolina town, but we’ve always dreamed big. From day one, it was our goal to brew great beer and create an inviting tavern to experience that beer. We have great craft beers on tap including our very own Punch in the Face IPA and over 25 well-kept bottled beers. It's all about passion for us. Passion for Great Beer…Great Food…and Great Service. It's why people from all over come to the Tipping Point Tavern to tip a few. We hope you’ll join us soon!
Great Food, Great Service, and Great Craft Beer is what we are all about…We are dedicated to making everyone’s visit a special and memorable one…Stop on by, say hello, and find your new favorite Craft Brew…

Our Flagship Brews

Drafts - $4.50/pint • $2.50/Half Pint Beer Flights - $5.50 • Growlers of TP Beer - $18 / Refills $14 • Crowlers of TP Beer - $8


Technically an Irish Red Ale. In America Red Ales and Amber Ales overlap. Most “American Ambers” have a distinct hop aroma. Chunky Gal focuses on the malt profile. A beautiful coppery/amber color. A nice balance between malt and hops but leaning towards the malt. Lots of Crystal malts give notes of caramel. This is an easy drinking beer with initial malt/sweetness and a roasted dryness in the finish.

ABV: 6%


A great beer for the beginner craft drinker. Light gold with moderate malt and very low hop profile. We add a touch of Honey Malt to balance the malt with a little sweetness.

ABV: 5.5%


A Robust Porter, dark brown with rich Chocolate/Coffee flavors. Also notes of Caramel and Toffee. Very low hop profile.

ABV: 6%


American IPA with lots of floral citrusy hops. Grapefruit, Orange and Pine are very strong up front with a heavy bitter finish. Light Golden color. Very low malt profile.

ABV: 6.7%


An American Pale Ale. Refreshing and very hoppy with notes of citrus and a clean bitter finish. Just enough malt character to compliment the hops.

ABV: 6.3%

Special & Seasonal Brews

Imperial IPA #3

Imperial generally denotes a high alcohol beer. Sometimes called Double, Extra or Extreme IPA. Dry hopping gives this IPA an intense hop aroma. Big hop flavors of citrus & pine. A “big” pale ale with just enough malt to add a hint of caramel and balance the hops. Alcohol is present but at the same time a very drinkable beer.

This is our third Imperial IPA. Each one is different. #3 Has a very complex grain bill. In addition to the base grains we used Vienna, Victory and a little Honey Malt. Bittering hops are Warrior for a nice bitter finish. Aroma/Dry Hop are Chinook and Cascade.

ABV: 8.8%

Slap on the Wrist ~ Session IPA

Session IPA’s have a low alcohol level and a strong floral hop aroma. There are no bittering hops added during the start of the boil as in a normal IPA. All of the hops are added near the end or even after the end of the boil. This gives the beer a strong hop aroma without the strong bitterness. Our session IPA is hopped with: Zythos Horizon Bravo Sorachi Ace

ABV: 4.9%




Saison brewed with Orange Peel and Coriander. Organic Tangerine Extract added during fermentation.

This Saison was fermented with a classic French Saison Yeast. The yeast gives a spicy and just slightly sour flavor. The addition of Coriander ads an almost hoppy character. The Orange Peel ads a touch of citrus and slight bitterness. The Tangerine dominates and compliments the other additions for a great warm weather ale.

ABV: 6.5%

Orange Sun ~ American Wheat

A brilliantly colored, refreshing Wheat Beer. American Wheat Beers use American Yeast strains rather then German to retain more of the hop character and less of the Yeast Esters. We add just a touch of Coriander to compliment the Perle hops.

ABV: 5.7%

Guest Tap

Wicked Peel by Naked Cider

Wicked Peel Hard Cider is refreshing, crisp and delicious. It has a hint of sweet but not too much making it the PERFECT cider for a hot summer day. 

ABV: 6%

Our Menu


Tipping Point Uses Locally Sourced Products Whenever Available!

Chunky Gal Battered Chicken Strips

Choice of Dressing or Tipping Wing Sauce $9

Chips & Salsa

Extra chips or salsa $1 $5.50

Chips & Queso Dip

Chips & Queso Dip $6.50 Extra Queso $2

Tippin Wings

Choice of: Original Buffalo, Asian Sweet & Spicy, Coca Cola BBQ, Chipotle Lemon Pepper Dry Rub, or House Hot Sauce. Served with Ranch Dressing & Celery. $11.50 1/2 order $6.75

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chunky Gal Battered Jalapenos

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chunky Gal Battered Jalapeños. Served with Raspberry Pepper Jelly. $9

Chili & Salads

Tavern Chili

Cup - $3.50 Bowl - $7

Caesar Salad

Romaine Lettuce tossed with Herb Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, & Caesar Dressing Sm - $4.50 Lg - $7.50

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Amber Beer Battered Chicken Strips served on Romaine Lettuce with Roasted Black Bean & Corn Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Cheddar Cheese, Crispy Tortilla Strips & Southwest Ranch Dressing $12.50

Sesame Mahi & Baby Arugula Salad

Sesame Encrusted Mahi Mahi served on Baby Arugula with Cucumber, Sesame Sticks, Cashews & Sweet Onion Lemon Grass Dressing $14.00

House Salad

Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Cheddar Cheese, Red Onion, Cucumber, Carrots, Bacon, & Herb Croutons. Dressings: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, Raspberry Vinaigrette, 1000 Island, Sweet Onion's LemongrassSm - $5 Lg - $8
Add Grilled Chicken to any Salad…$5.50
Add Grilled Steak to any Salad…$7.50
Add Mahi to any Salad…$8.50


All sandwiches are served with potato chips. Add a side for $1.75

*Brewery Burger

8oz Porter Grilled Burger or House Veggie Burger served on a Grilled Brioche Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickle, & Choice of: American, Provolone, Swiss, or Cheddar Cheese.
Sauteed Mushrooms, Grilled Onions, Salsa, Jalapenos, or Grilled Peppers - Add 50¢ Price: $8.50
Applewood Bacon, Gorgonzola Bleu Cheese, Goat Cheese or Chili - Add $1.00

Plott Hound Porter Braised Pulled Pork

Plott Hound Porter Braised Pulled Pork Shoulder served on a Grilled Brioche Bun with Asian Slaw and choice of Coca Cola BBQ or Asian Sweet & Spicy Sauce. Price: $7.50

Tavern Reuben

Thin Sliced Corned Beef served on Grilled Sourdough with Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese & Thousand Island dressing. Turkey option available. Price: $8.50

Chipotle Turkey Club

Oven Roasted Turkey served on Grilled Sourdough with Lettuce, Tomato, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Swiss Cheese, & Chipotle Aioli. Price: $8.50

Chunky Gal Chicken

Chunky Gal Battered or Blackened Chicken Breast served on a Grilled Brioche Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, & Pickle. Choice of Dressing or Tipping Wing Sauce. Price: $8.50

Steak & Cheese

Thin Sliced, Grilled Steak served on a Grilled Hoagie with choice of Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms, American, Provolone, Swiss, or Cheddar Cheese. Price: $9



Choice of: BBQ Chicken / Bleu Cheese Pepper Steak / Baby Arugula, Black Bean, & Goat Cheese.
Served with House Recipe Salsa & Sour Cream $11

Cider Braised Chicken Nachos

Apple Cider Braised Chicken, Refried Beans, Jalapeños, Pico de Gallo, Lettuce, and Cheddar Jack Cheese. Served with House Recipe Salsa and Sour Cream. 1/2 Order - $7 | Substitute Steak: $3.50

Blackened Mahi Tacos

Three Flour Tortillas with Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Cheddar Jack Cheese, & Sour Cream. Includes Cilantro Lime Rice & House Recipe Salsa. $10.50

Fajita Steak or Chicken Tacos

Three Flour Tortillas with Sautéed Peppers & Onions, Lettuce, Pico de Gallo, Cheddar Jack Cheese, & Sour Cream. Includes Cilantro Lime Rice & House Recipe Salsa. $10.50

Plott Hound Porter Braised Pork Burrito

Plott Hound Porter Braised Pork Shoulder, Cilantro Lime Rice, Black Beans, Sautéed Peppers & Onions, Pico de Gallo, House Recipe Salsa, & Sour Cream wrapped in a Flour Tortilla with Ranchero Sauce, & Pepper Jack Cheese. Veggie Option Available. $10

Smoked Chili Chicken Burrito

Apple Cider Braised Chicken, Black Beans, Pico de Gallo, Cilantro Lime Rice, Baby Arugula, Guacamole, & Smoke Chili Aioli wrapped in a Flour Tortilla. Veggie Option Available. $10

Grilled Chicken Enchiladas

Three Grilled Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas topped with Ranchero Sauce, Grilled Tomato Salsa, & Sour Cream served with Cilantro Lime Rice & Black Beans. Veggie Option Available $10

Chunky Gal Fish-n-Chips

Amber Beer Battered North Atlantic Cod served with Fries, Asian Slaw, & Red Pepper Caper Aioli. $13


$2.75 Each

Fries, Tater Tots, Asian Slaw, Crispy Cajun Brussel Sprouts, Fried Corn, Refried Beans, Cilantro Lime Rice


Raspberry Cheesecake $6.25

*Notice: May be cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Always great food, wonderful service. IPA's selection good for western NC. One of the top 10's in the mountains.
Tracy M.
Food was good and service was great. Good place to watch world cup soccer without things getting too crazy.
Jack Hinnen
I love this place. The food is great, the beer is greater and main street is so much fun.
A Google User
Bruce H.
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.
Malcolm Gladwell from The Tipping Point


Daily Specials

Monday - Margarita Mondays - $5 House Margarita
Tuesday - 'tini Tuesday: $5 House Martinis
Wednesday - Oh Well! Wednesdays: $4 Well Drinks
Thursday - Thirsty Thursdays - $3.75 Draft
Friday - Fireball Fridays - $4 Fireball
Friday - Working Man's Special - $2 PBR
Saturday - Hangover Cure - $5 House Blood Mary & Mimosa
Saturday - Date Night Special - 1/2 Price Wines by the Bottle

Bottles and Cans


Bud Light
Coors Light
Miller Light
Michelob Ultra Light
High Life




Corona Light
Blue Moon
Amstel Light


Angry Orchard (Gluten Free)
Estrella (Gluten Free)
Stella Can


Highland Gaelic Ale
Guinness Can
Dale’s Pale Ale Can
Pisgah Pale Ale Can
Mama’s Lil Yella Pilsner Can


Dogfish Head 90 Minute


Crabbies Ginger Beer



Emerald Bay White Zinfandel $5

Il Cantico Pinot Grigio $6/22

Les Jamelle Sauvignon Blanc $6/22

99 Vines Chardonnay $6/22

Leese Fitch Chardonnay $8/30

Cuvaison Chardonnay -/$64


Steeple Jack Cabernet $6/22

Rockbrook Merlot $6/22

Darkhorse Pinot Noir $6/22

Gnarley Head Authentic Red $7/26

Stick Beak Cabernet -/$60

About Us


Jon Bowman
Owner/Head Brewer
Dan Elliott
Doug Weaver

The Men behind the Beer: Partners from the beginning. This boundless team is responsible for bringing you Great Food, Great Beer and Great Times!



190 North Main Street Waynesville NC 28786



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