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


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 Drink Specials

Well Drink Wednesday



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%




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%

Biking Viking Blueberry Blonde

Our Summer Seasonal begins with our Hiking Viking Blonde recipe with a little extra Honey Malt. Blueberries from Jackson County were added towards the end of fermentation. We let them soak in the beer for almost three weeks. We also had more hops then our normal Blonde to help balance the Blueberry sweetness. The end result is a very crisp drinkable summer fruit beer. Cheers!

ABV: 6.2%

Session IPA

Slap on the Wrist

Session IPAs 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:




Sorachi Ace

ABV: 4.9%


Guest Tap

Bold Rock

Carolina Apple Cider

ABV: 4.7%

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, Coca Cola BBQ, Chipotle Lemon Pepper Dry Rub, House Mild or House Hot Sauce. Served with Ranch Dressing & Celery. $11.50 1/2 order $6.75

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

Blackened 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 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, Feta 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 Cole Slaw and Coca Cola BBQ 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 Wrap

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

Cider Braised Chicken Wrap

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



Choice of: BBQ Chicken / Carnitas Pork / Baby Arugula, Black Bean, & Feta Cheese.
Served with House Recipe Salsa & Sour Cream $9

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. $11 - 1/2 Order - $7 

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

Carnitas Pork 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

Braised 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 & Red Pepper Caper Aioli. $13


$2.75 Each

Fries, Tater Tots, 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

Tuesday - 'tini Tuesday: $5 House Martinis and Tequilla Tuesday $5 Tequilla Drinks
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


Stella Can (12oz)




Corona Light
Blue Moon
Amstel Light


Angry Orchard (Gluten Free)
Estrella (Gluten Free)


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



190 North Main Street Waynesville NC 28786



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