Your family-friendly neighborhood public house & listening room

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 an 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.

1706, 2024

One of my favorite moments this week

June 17th, 2024|

There are so many precious moments I get to experience while working at the Canteen.

Here is one of my favorite moments this week.

Our Saturday evening music was wrapping up and Carrie and Jeff were performing their closing song.  Members of the audience started singing and harmonizing with them.  It sounded …

1206, 2024

Jenn and Owen perform their new album

June 12th, 2024|

Monday was a very special evening!  Jenn and Owen performed their new album to a garden full of community members.  It was so beautiful to be a part of the evening.

They are such a gift to the Canteen and our community, and …

806, 2024

One of my favorite moments this week

June 8th, 2024|

We see hundreds of people every week. We love the interactions we get to have in this public home.

We spend so much time sharing information about our music (because the artists who play here are so amazing, it is hard to believe sometimes how incredible the shows are) …

306, 2024

Our commitment to water quality

June 3rd, 2024|

Did you know we are part of an international water quality testing program? Every summer we test the water of the Little River on Wednesday’s. Folks access the river from our garden and enjoy playing in the cool, clear water. You can see the results …