The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Blowing Rock Draft House


The Blowing Rock Draft House is a brewpub just 1.5 miles from Interstate 40 at the historic Hollar Mill in Hickory, NC. The Draft House offers 20 house-made beers on tap, delicious appetizers, pub food, and wood-fired pizzas. Like their Ale House in Blowing Rock, their chefs construct menus incorporating their craft brews into locally sourced ingredients to create a dining experience unlike any other. They provide customers with a taste of the High Country, with a twist of the Foothills. They are open six days a week and serve lunch and dinner. The expansive taproom and outdoor beer garden provide ample space for live music, cornhole, and hanging out with friends and family.