I have a confession to make… I can’t stand the taste of beer. I think it’s entirely too bitter and in 5 years of legally drinking (never mind the years before that) I have yet to find a beer that doesn’t turn my stomach. I remember the day my “grandbig” in my sorority told me I should try cider and I have been hopelessly devoted ever since.
My palette has gotten (slightly) more refined since my college days so when I heard about Gypsy Circus Cider in Kingsport I had to try it out. Let me tell you… it did not disappoint! My favorite cider was the “Queen of Swords” because it’s perfectly sweet enough for me. “Queen of Swords” can be purchased in cans at local grocery stores so if you see it then give it a taste! They also make a delicious mead called “Flower Child” with the distinct honey flavor that meads are known for and the fresh taste of hibiscus flower. “Flower Child” rocked my world. I had never tried mead before and now I have a new drink obsession. I haven’t even told you the best part… every Thursday night is BINGO night! This old lady is stoked.
They have old school board games and Nintendo so if I lose Christopher while we’re there I know just where to find him. I’m not good at video games but who doesn’t love Mario and Yoshi? Yoshi was definitely my favorite.
Altogether, Kingsport has a lot of hidden gems and Gypsy Circus is a must do! Forget what you heard when you were little. You should definitely run away to Kingsport and join the circus!
High Voltage was located nearby in downtown Kingsport next to a transformer. Christopher was amazed the power company let them build a bar so close! They have live music, corn hole, and a family friendly atmosphere like Gypsy Circus. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that at both places people had their kids and were having fun together instead of an all adult crowd.
Until next time,