Nestled within the Tennessee mountains and situated adjacent to the Paramount Theatre on State Street in historic downtown Bristol, Whiskey Rebellion offers road weary travelers and adventurous locals alike a dining experience that is exciting and unexpected. It is a steakhouse with fresh perspective on Southern cuisine, incorporating fresh, locally grown seasonal produce.
This highly spirited establishment is a tribute to the past, a time when individuals fought for their right to be masters of their spirits. Whiskey Rebellion exists to celebrate the right to enjoy a good glass of whiskey, while allowing patrons to be part of a modern culinary revolution. They’re not modest about their robust collection of whiskey and bourbons, including pours directly from barrels exclusively bottled for this site.
But the food – oh the food! Their ever-changing menu has a unique perspective on Southern cuisine. They source as much as possible locally and create some of the most mouth-watering dishes you’ll ever have the pleasure of devouring. Steaks are naturally one of the features, but the various seafood offerings and other expertly prepared dishes make this a menu to be envied.
I have been invited to one of the private functions hosted there. Let me tell you, if you ever get the chance, don’t miss it! Whiskey Rebellion promises to give their patrons a reason to return to this culinary crossroads again and again. A colleague of mine, in his own inimitable way, simply calls Whiskey Rebellion “the coolest bar downtown”. I certainly don’t disagree with him!