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.

2204, 2024

Special Concert: Roberta Lea Sunday May 5th!

April 22nd, 2024|

Thanks to your support of our arts program, we continue to host amazing arts events free to the community.  We have an amazing show on Sunday, May 5th.

We are more than excited to welcome Roberta Lea to the Canteen!  Roberta is honoring us with a performance, and we are deeply …

1004, 2024

Weekly Community Participation Music Events

April 10th, 2024|

Every week, we host 3 events where folks can join in.  These are lively, dynamic gatherings.  You can join in or sit back and enjoy the music or visit with others and enjoy the music in the background.

Bring your instrument and join our hosts and let’s make beautiful music together.


604, 2024

We are Living Wage Certified!

April 6th, 2024|

We were honored with a visit from Just Economics WNC on Friday.  We applied to be certified as a living wage employer and we met the criteria and received our certification.

Usually, the team from Just Economics brings a decal so we can put it on our door to show our …

2003, 2024

Adult Ensemble JAM Camp a great success!

March 20th, 2024|

Thanks to everyone for making the 1st Adult Ensemble JAM Camp a great success. We are planning for an Adult JAM Camp 2 early next fall.
Thanks to all for your great performances on Thursday evening.
Keep on Picking,
Bruce, Haden, Owen and Richard
2003, 2024

Pre-Earth Day Celebration with Sherwood Forest Friends, April 13th, Starting at 11am

March 20th, 2024|

Sherwood Forest Friends and the Cedar Mountain Canteen are partnering together to bring an Earth Day program on April 13th at the Cedar Mountain Canteen.

Sherwood Forest Friends mission is: Celebrating and Preserving Our Natural and Cultural Resources.  The Cedar Mountain Canteen is an employee-owned, zero-waste cooperative that celebrates our local …