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190 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Phone: (828) 254-9521
Fax: (828) 254-9521x63
Bars & Cafes
What's a morning without coffee? Just drop by at the Dripolator Coffeehouse on your way to work and consume caffeine in its most delicious form. Formerly the Indigenous Tea Room, this place now serves up all kinds of teas, coffees, pastries, desserts and smoothies, as well as full meals. Another Dripolator Coffeehouse is located in Black Mountain, but the Ashville outlet is larger and has a full kitchen.
When the owners of Wicked Weed, the Guthy's and the Dickinson's started this brewpub, they wanted to revolutionize the concept of what people would know it to be. Within a short while of opening, the word about this place traveled through the city and its popularity quickly spread! The Wicked Weed restaurant is housed inside the same building as the brewery, downstairs in the basement. The menu features contemporary cuisine with international influences. Everything served here is crafted to go along perfectly with any of their beers. Guided tours are arranged for those who are interested in visiting the establishment.
A historic building with a curious past at the center of Asheville, Pack's Tavern is more than meets the eye. First built in 1907, the Hayes Hopson building served many purposes before its current incarnation as a lively pub, from a lumber center to a lively barbecue and bluegrass joint. Most interesting, however, is the network of underground tunnels connected to the bar that enabled bootleggers to smuggle whiskey undetected. Today, you'll find that the whiskey flows more openly, though the bar retains some prohibition-era charm with deco-style lights, exposed beams and wonderfully worn in banquettes. Make sure to check out some of the tasty burgers on the menu as well as a jam packed music calendar.
Beer lovers take note: the bar here is lined with 42 taps dispensing brew from the world over. The first of three Barley's built in the South, this neighborhood pub is the place to come for a casual night out with friends. The decor is typical pool hall, but here this is appropriate. There are several pool tables as well and dartboards around for entertainment while patrons sample the ales, stouts and pilsners. The pizza choices go far beyond pepperoni; toppings include sun-dried tomatoes, andouille sausage and tofu.
At Hannah Flanagan's you will find the locals turning up some of the finest Irish (and otherwise) draft and bottled beers available. This place offers an evening of fun and entertainment in a traditional Irish-style pub, located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Pub fare specialties include such dishes as Corned Beef & Cabbage and Shepherds Pie, a plate full of lamb, carrots and peas, covered by mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Enjoy the large outdoor dining area and catch live music throughout the week and weekend.
Nightbell is an innovative bar that aims to titillate a sense of magic and playfulness through its every aspect. The ambiance speaks of modernity and eccentricity, while the music and menu add to the overall sense of wonder. The drinks menu features an impressive selection of original cocktails, while the food menu revels in presenting some delightfully modern takes on traditional bar food. At Nightbell even your sweet tooth will be catered to, with an assortment of sweets and desserts that are as bewitching as they are delicious.
There are sword duels and then there are gun duels, but have you ever heard of a piano duel? It's exactly what you think it is - two highly skilled pianists facing off while the audience cheers on. They play songs requested by the audience and you may be surprised at how much they know. Trained to know thousands of songs ranging from contemporary hits to songs from fifty years ago, the humorous pianists will liven up your night, guaranteed. While enjoying the show, be sure to grab some of the most delicious drinks presented in the region.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Asheville on Pack Square, Bomba is the brainchild of Hector Diaz, owner of several renowned restaurants in the city. They offer an array of coffee, tea, beer and spirits, as well as sandwiches, hot dogs, small plates and light bites. Enjoy an espresso, americano, cappuccino or iced dirty chai out on their summer patio.
Green Sage is a cafe with a conscious, serving dishes made from only organic, fresh and local produce. While there are plenty of options available for those following gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diets, the cafe also serves humanely raised non-vegetarian options. The menu features burgers, sandwiches, wraps and much more, while beverages include some truly scrumptious smoothies, coffee, tea and juices. Green Sage is one of those rare establishments that places the health of its customers above all else, without losing out on taste.
Treat yourself to some serious jazz and smashing cocktails. Many special events including benefits, charity events, art openings and holiday celebrations are hosted at this bar. New Year's Eve, Helpmate Benefit, Valentine's Day, July 4th Anniversary and Mardi Gras are only some of the annual parties to look forward to. Music starts after 9p and the crowd gets into the groove by 10. Feel free to visit their non-smoking V.I.P. Lounge upstairs if you want to chill, or just dance all night to the swingin' Blues.
Twin Leaf Brewery is the dream venture of married couple Tim and Steph Weber. This microbrewery, located in the heart of downtown Asheville, is home to a rustic taproom that overlooks their state-of-the-art 10-barrel brewing system. Its interiors of wooden furnishings and picnic tables create an outdoorsy atmosphere. Their selection of Belgian beer, IPAs and stouts include house specials like Luminosity Tripel, Dark Matter Oatmeal Stout and White Noise Belgian Wit as well as experimental ones like Mexican Chocolate Stout. Don't miss their Beer Boot Camp and Beer Yoga events to uniquely combine your workout with a mug of beer.
Lex 18 boasts a historic address in downtown Asheville. It restores the charm of the prohibition-era saloon that it formerly was, replete with antiques and vintage lamps. On the menu are moonshine drinks, cocktails and local beer and wine. Chef Edwin Bloodworth creates an Appalachia-inspired menu with specialties like Beef Ribeye with mashed potatoes and bacon jam, and Maine Bay Salmon with sides. Enjoy live jazz performances through the week with an eclectic mix of genres like Gypsy Swing Guitar, Piano Jazz and Spanish, Andalusia and Latin Jazz.