Your family-friendly neighborhood public house & listening room

Zero-waste Taproom and Bottle Shop:  Over 150 beverages, alcoholic & non-alcoholic.  Live music every day.

We are an employee-owned cooperative & living wage certified.

Looking for events?  Click here to visit our calendar.

Events are held rain or shine.  In event of rain, events are held indoors.


Our music is free to the community.

Interested in supporting our arts program?  Donations are appreciated.

You can learn more about our program here.

Welcome to the Cedar Mountain Canteen

We are a zero-waste, employee-owned public house & listening venue located at the gateway of DuPont State Forest in Cedar Mountain, NC.  We are a family-friendly, pet-friendly (all dogs on leash please) public home on the Little River.

We have a variety of beverages including draft beer, wine and cider, and packaged alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (over 150 in our bottle shop.)

We host music 5 days a week and community potlucks most Thursdays and Mondays.

We strive to be a waste-free facility.  We ask that you pack in what you bring and to be prepared to take your pet waste with you as well.  We encourage folks to bring their own glasses and if joining a potluck we ask you bring your own reusable place setting.  We always have some available if you need them and are happy to share.

We have access to the Little River and it is a wonderful spot to cool off.

We welcome all!  We celebrate diversity and are always looking for ways to bring more of it to our public home and garden.  We welcome you and look forward to seeing you walk through the door.

We are living-wage certified.

1707, 2024


July 17th, 2024|

The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be a new food distribution location for the Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County.  They will distribute food every third Thursday of the month, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm, beginning Thursday, July 18, 2024, from 3pm to 5pm no questions asked.  You can even pick up …

907, 2024

A favorite moment this week and a not so favorite one

July 9th, 2024|

One of my favorite moments this week was being a part of hosting the Cedar Mountain Fire and Rescue Cookout fundraiser this past Sunday.  It was standing room only as the community came out to support these amazing neighbors.  We are so grateful to know them and to be a …

207, 2024

A favorite moment this week

July 2nd, 2024|

One of my favorite moments this week was listening to Jenn and Owen’s new album at home.  When Owen started his Monday evening song series, Jenn was his first guest.  Their music filled our space and our hearts and continue to.  Owen is now an employee-owner.

Jenn sang a lot of …

2806, 2024

Trivia Tournament Kick-off, Friday September 13th

June 28th, 2024|

Trivia is back and this year we have made some changes.  We will host a tournament that will span a few months.  We have a prize for the tournament winners we are pretty excited about.

We will share details as the kick-off gets closer.

We will host every Friday starting at 6:30 …