Your neighborhood public house & listening room

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

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 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.

John and Kim

312, 2023

Christmas Eve potluck

December 3rd, 2023|

We are hosting a Christmas Eve potluck again this year.

We look forward to spending time with our beloved community this Holiday season. Join us for a Christmas Eve community potluck from 3 – 8 pm. Please bring a dish to share and your own non-disposable place setting. If you cannot …

1511, 2023

Have Puzzles?

November 15th, 2023|

We always have a community puzzle in the works. We are a zero-waste public home and practice reuse and use second hand puzzles. If you have any you would like to share, we would be grateful!

1511, 2023

Come Out And Join Us! Nov. 18th 11am-5pm

November 15th, 2023|

The Mountain School of Strings & JAM are hosting a throw down competition November 18th. We are a sponsor and encourage folks to enjoy this afternoon of musical competitions. Performers of all ages will …

611, 2023

North Carolina, American and International Award Winning Beverages are in stock. Great holiday gifts! Let us curate a selection for you.

November 6th, 2023|

We love beverage competitions.  We follow them and get pretty excited about trying the winners.  A lot of beverages on our shelves and on tap are there because they have won awards, including non-alcoholic beverages.

If you are looking for a hostess gift or holiday gift in general or a beverage …

411, 2023

Winner of the World Cider Championship: Romilly Cidre is available. We are the only place in Transylvania county you can find it.

November 4th, 2023|

One of the best things about curating our selection of beverages is the people we have met and relationships we have formed.  We met Jamel of Harlem Distributing shortly after purchasing the Canteen and have formed a wonderful friendship with him and his wife.  We dearly enjoy their company.  Jamel …