For a county that is steeped in tradition, you won’t go wrong at Nocturnal Brewing located next to the square in downtown Hayesville, NC. As the square in downtown Hayesville, NC begins to come back to life with several great restaurants and stores, you really don't want to miss Nocturnal Brewing.

The building itself used to be a former car dealership, but was remodeled in 2018 by owners, Grace and Brittany Redding. You will still find large garage-like doors that open up onto a spacious screened-in patio. A side patio is also available for folks who like to venture out with their furry friends. From pretty much anywhere you sit, even from the expansive bar, you can look out at the quaint old courthouse with the Appalachian Mountains peeking over in the background.

Nocturnal Brewing offers traditional American ales, but also offers a variety of specialty brews that lean towards both fruity and sour. A favorite is the IPA “The Hayes.” The “lil Bhang Bhang” is made of Carolina grown malt and local honey is also great if you prefer a hefeweizen. Many of the ingredients for both the brews and the food are local. Strawberries and watermelons come from SMM Farms in Hayesville and much of their beef comes from Brasstown.

What we like most about Nocturnal Brewing is their changing menu. The items enhance the season with great hearty dishes like butternut squash in the fall to light dishes such as their kale caesar salad in the warmer months. Nocturnal Brew also is one of the few restaurants in Clay County that offers vegetarian and vegan menu items. Their tofu tacos are one of our favorites.

Nocturnal Brewing is a great choice for dining out whether you want a quiet table for two or a large table for eight or ten. Nocturnal Brewing offers not only regular live music and trivia, but also special release beer tastings and dinner events. If you are visiting Hayesville in Clay County, NC Nocturnal Brewing is a must stop. As permanent residents of Clay County, we are regulars and love the farm-to-table menu. It is great to know that we have such amazing diversity in food options in our small town of Hayesville, NC. Visit their Facebook

Nocturnal Brewing, 893 Hwy 64 Business, Hayesville, NC 28904, (828) 305-7337