Bhramari Brewing: 101 S Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC
Funky brewery that has the cool can designs we see in many Durham bars. I hear they have a fantastic NE IPA called “Hop & Lock” (ha!) that we should try.
One World Brewing: 10 Patton Ave #002, Asheville, NC
Has a NE IPA named “Baby James IPA”
Sierra Nevada: 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River, NC 28732
The tour is amazing and the brewery is gorgeous. Try their new NE IPA named “FOMO IPA”.
Highland Brewing: 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803; the rooftop deck is big and has a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.
Wedge: 5 Foundy Street, Asheville, NC 28801 — West Asheville; free peanuts, right beside 12 Bones Smokehouse
New Belgium Brewing: 21 Craven St. — West Asheville; nice building and outside area; not the most exciting beer
Sovereign Remedies: 29 N Market St, Asheville
Hip, multilevel bar with a vintage vibe serving craft cocktails & locally sourced New American fare.
Capella on 9: 10 Broadway, 9th Floor, Asheville, NC
Rooftop cocktail bar; a little swanky, but supposedly has fantastic drinks.
Little Jumbo: 241 Broadway, Asheville, NC
Has a “Manhattan service for 2”; 4 variations of G&T; and something called Water Lily that I want to try
Top of the Monk: Cocktail bar above Thirsty Monk; good, but crowded. Has a small outdoor space.
The Blackbird: 47 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown Asheville, NC
Refined Southern food and craft cocktails. The dessert menu looks amazing, too.
Chestnut: 48 Biltmore Avenue Asheville, NC
New American eatery for seasonal bites & homemade treats in restored 1920s digs with a full bar
White Labs Kitchen & Tap: 172 S Charlotte St, Asheville, NC
Cúrate: 13 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Famous for tapas
Hole Donuts: 168 Haywood Road; Scratch-made donuts to order; long lines; Open 7:30am – 2pm
Vortex Donuts: 32 Banks Ave; Open 7am – 5pm Sunday – Friday, 7 – 7 Saturday
Taco Billy: 201 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806; near Hole Donuts. I LOVE this place – great breakfast tacos.
Early Girl: 8 Wall St — Southern food; breakfast/brunch, 9a – 9p
Sunny Point Cafe: 626 Haywood Road
Biscuit Head: 733 Haywood Rd; all biscuits, awesome ham and bacon
King Daddy’s chicken & waffle: 444 Haywood Road; West Asheville
12 Bones: 5 Riverside Drive (bbq, M-F 11am -4pm, closed Sat & Sun); awesome ribs!
Little Bee Thai: 45 South French Broad Ave., Ste 190
Salsa’s: 6 Patton Ave — Mexican & Caribbean
Barleycorn Pub: 697-A Haywood Rd — pub food from around the world
Laughing Seed Cafe: 40 Wall St; try the fried-avocado tacos; Ⓥ
Rosetta’s Kitchen: 116 N Lexington Ave; vegan eats and kombucha Ⓥ
Points of Interest and Activities
Zen Tubing: 608 Riverside Dr., Asheville, NC
Bring a cooler of beer and snacks
Asheville Pinball Museum: 1 Battle Square, Suite 1B. Asheville, NC 28801 — across from the Grove Arcade; $15 entry, but games and pinball are free inside; Friday 2:00 – 9:00, Saturday Noon – 9:00
Grove Arcade: 1 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 — cool indoor shops and food; artsy
Battery Park Book Exchange: 1 Page Ave #101, Asheville, NC 28801 — cool bookstore and cafe