Those lucky enough to call Asheville home are able to experience the best of two vastly different worlds, all while nestled within the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. There is a vibrant, thriving city life in the heart of downtown Asheville that has been built upon an eclectic arts and culture scene full of a variety of culinary options, unique craft beers, and studio artists. Steps away from downtown are a wide range of outdoor activities, from hiking & whitewater rafting to skiing & snowboarding in the winter. Take a deep breath of fresh mountain air as you sit outside your favorite brewery with friends and plan your next adventure. Will it be a morning drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall to enjoy the foliage? Or will it be a stroll down Lexington Avenue with stops in each of the unique, locally-owned shops? Enjoy the incredible experience of Asheville with any option!
At our core, we brew beer we want to drink on a regular basis, beer we can sit down and have multiple pints with friends. Our flagship and seasonal offerings are brewed to be balanced and approachable, how brewers have been striving to brew beers for thousands of years.
We are dedicated to the tradition of our craft but we aren’t saying we won’t experiment.
Brewing beers with a connection to the past is important to us. We love to brew traditional styles that honor the heritage of our craft and pay respect to those who have crafted beer before us. Yet, as an American craft brewer, we are elated to participate in the culture of experimentation that has developed here. With the opening of our second location, our South Slope Brewery will become an experimental hub, giving us the opportunity to explore creative and ambitious styles that we never had the capability to brew before. We will keg and bottle a wide range of ales and lagers that embody this new movement in craft beer while still making widely available the core, approachable beers that we have come to be known for.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously.
And just because we partake in a craft steeped in tradition, doesn’t mean we are stuffy. We firmly believe beer should be fun and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Our tasting rooms, our staff, our circusy packaging, all embody this spirit of fun and approachability.
But perhaps, most importantly, we think people and community matter.
We love taking care of our people and giving our staff an environment to work where they feel empowered, to make choices that affect how the company is run. We give regularly and often to charity, and strive to create environments where people feel comfortable coming together with friends. We hire local artists for all of our artwork and use local ingredients as often as possible. We desire to be connected to our home and to be woven into the interworking of this circus we call Asheville.
This is Hi-Wire Brewing.
The legendary Green Man has existed for centuries but it’s no myth that he’s been brewing great beer in Asheville since 1997. As one of North Carolina’s oldest breweries, Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales. Our offerings are consistently recognized for quality as well as loyalty to traditional English styles. Additionally, our brewers strive to bring innovative and exciting new flavors to beer loving folks.
…Continuing our evolution we have ambitiously constructed a 3 story, 20,000 sqft. packaging hall and specialty brewhouse that will include a “brewtique” and an indoor/outdoor taproom loft overlooking the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. When you visit, make sure to visit the original tasting room, Dirty Jack’s, as well as the new Greenmansion.
Burial, for some, is a necessary step to reach the afterlife. At Burial Beer Co., we see it as a celebration: of life, of the cyclical nature of harvest and of the brewing process. We find glory in the things that once were.
Our taproom is currently open Monday – Thursdays from 2PM – 10PM, Fridays 12-10pM, Saturdays from 12PM – 10PM and Sundays from 12PM – 10 PM.
This small, industrial space was once solely home to Burial’s one barrel pilot system – where we crafted over 200 batches from June 2013 to November 2014. Nowadays, we brew a bit more beer. At Burial’s taproom you will find our 10 barrel brewhouse (first brew 11/19/14) cranking our the favorites from 18 months of meticulous research and feedback.
We invite our loyal beer drinkers to partake in experimental beer drinking. We opened our doors to our humble beginnings June 2013. Since then, we poured special releases almost every weekend and continued to experiment while tweaking and perfecting recipes.
Our 40 Collier Avenue taproom will continue to house our 10 barrel brewhouse and our 1 barrel pilot system. Its the best of both worlds, allowings us to continue to kick out creative new pilot batches on a weekly basis. We also began to package 16oz cans of Skillet Donut Stout, Scythe Rye IPA, Shadowclock Pils, Haysaw Saison and Bolo Coconut Brown Ale in the beginning of 2015. Cans are sporadic, but are distributed to accounts in Charlotte, the Triad and the Triangle.
Burial Beer Co. has begun its second expansion to an additional location, called Forestry Camp, and 20 barrel production brewery, urban farm, locally purveyed restaurant and two-story tasting room in South Asheville. The new production brewery is slated to be operational early this fall with the rest of the build out up and running in spring/summer 2017.
In 2009 Walt and Luke Dickinson sat at a craft beer bar and talked about the dream of opening their own brewery focusing on big, West Coast hoppy ales and authentic Belgian ales brewed to inspire those who drank them. There would be no looking back. Over the next two years, a preliminary business plan was developed and test batches were brewed.
In 2011 Walt and Luke’s lifelong friend Ryan Guthy and his parents Rick and Denise all sat down at the Guthy’s house in the mountains of Western North Carolina to taste Luke and Walt’s creations while discussing ideas and strategies for what would become Wicked Weed Brewing. After discussing and weeks of thoughtful research and soul searching the Guthys joined the Dickinsons.
Wicked Weed Brewing found a home at 91 Biltmore Avenue, a building that seemed destined for a brewery. So from the humble beginning of a hardware store basement, the dream of the brewery came to life.
American Folk Art & Framing opened on May 1, 2001, representing a handful of contemporary Southern folk artists and potters and began introducing and educating people about the dynamic and evolving folk art world.
We have enthusiastically and exponentially grown over the years. Now representing over 40 individual artists and potters, we reliably offer first time visitors and long established clients the unexpected; from new work to newly added artists. American Folk is proud to feature the work of established, nationally recognized self-taught artists & potters. Because we are always delving deeper and seeking new talent, we regularly review submissions and introduce the art of promising artists from around the region and the country.
We host art openings six times a year, providing an interface among artists and art enthusiasts. If you’d like to be notified of such events, please email our gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add you to our email list and let you know about opening receptions. We have created a sweet community over the years, and would love to have you join in and connect with other people interested in contemporary folk art.
While visiting the gallery or our website, notice the full range of framing that we offer. As preservation framers with loads of experience, we do all of the framing for our featured artists. This gives you confidence that all works are framed properly, with only acid free materials and UV light protecting conservation glass, among other attributes. We offer custom picture framing for everyone.
The Haen Gallery in Asheville opened in July 2006 with a show featuring Lynn Boggess, the unique and quintessential Appalachian painter. The gallery is owned and directed by Chris Foley, who moved to the Asheville area in 2004 with his wife Christine to be near their daughter and granddaughter. Chris was trained as a painter and sculptor and graduated with a BFA degree from Georgetown University. His involvement with graphic and fine art has been lifelong. In 1997 he co-founded Old Town Editions in Alexandria, Virginia with Mark McCormick-Goodhart, a photographic scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. The company has numbered among its clients The Library of Congress, National Portrait Gallery, The Museum of American History, National Park Service and World Bank and many others over the years. Presently, Old Town Editions is in the process of being purchased by its employees.
In 2013, Chris opened a new gallery, The Haen Gallery at Lumberyard Arts, in Brevard. Located in the historic Brevard Lumber building, Chris has kept the aged patina of the space intact, repurposing and enhancing the character of the building. Due to the size of the space, the gallery has the ability to have a heavy emphasis on sculpture.
Welcome to BLUE SPIRAL 1, presenting compelling works by artists and object makers of the Southern United States.
The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club is one of the Southeast’s preeminent concert venues. The club features state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment rarely found in a club of its size. The smoke-free facility has a beautiful interior, creating a fabulous setting for enjoying the premier musicians who perform here.
The building on the corner of Biltmore and Hilliard Avenue holds many fond memories for the people of Asheville. From 1950 to 1962, Skateland Rollerdome was the place to be on Saturday night and hosted many birthday parties for children of Asheville. The downtown skating rink proved to be the perfect place for kids to have fun while moms and dads shopped in the department stores that once dominated the downtown landscape. Later, the building housed a series of R & B and soul clubs. Coincidentally, most of those clubs had colors in their names: jade, emerald, and orange. The Orange Peel was the best known of these establishments and had a reputation throughout Western North Carolina as the hottest nightclub around. Artists such as The Commodores and The Bar-Kays appeared on the carpeted, three-tiered stage, and when live music was not available, recorded disco and funk blared from the elevated DJ booth, which featured DJs from one of the few black owned radio stations in the country, WBMU-FM. The Orange Peel was the last club to occupy the location before it became vacant for many years. After a stint as an auto parts warehouse, The Orange Peel was reborn, thanks to Julian Price’s downtown redevelopment company, Public Interest Projects.
In its first three years as a music club, The Orange Peel was recognized as one of the best live music venues in the nation. Featured and highlighted in USA Today, Travel and Leisure Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, Turner South Cable Network, Rolling Stone Magazine, Self Magazine, Cosmopolitan, and most recently, in the May 2011 issue of GQ. The club is known for presenting up and coming new talent as well as showcasing legendary performers.
In 2008, Rolling Stone Magazine named the Orange Peel one of the top 5 rock clubs in the nation.
The Orange Peel underwent an expansion in late 2009 to bring its capacity to 1,100 standing, as well as to add a smoking deck on the north side of the venue and a new 75-person private club on the lower level, called PULP. PULP features a funky retro atmosphere with rotating local art displays on its walls, a full bar, and a high definition TV showing a live feed of shows as they happen upstairs on the main stage. It is open during all show nights, and also for solo and acoustic performances during dark nights upstairs.
Acts appearing on stage over the years at the Orange Peel have included Bob Dylan, Flaming Lips, Jack White, Blondie, Sonic Youth, Neon Trees, Arcade Fire, Joan Jett, fun., Ms. Lauryn Hill, Ice Cube, The Killers, Macklemore, Cyndi Lauper, Skrillex, Modest Mouse, the Beastie Boys, and many more. The Smashing Pumpkins did a nine-show run in June and July 2007.
By hosting not only concerts, but also benefits, galas, birthday parties, weddings, and even memorial services, 101 Biltmore Avenue has once again become a well-known address in Asheville. Ironically, The Orange Peel of the 1970’s billed itself as “The Original Orange Peel,”perhaps imagining a future for “The New and Improved Orange Peel“.
The U.S. Cellular Center Asheville (previously the Asheville Civic Center) has a long and interesting history which dates back over one hundred years. The USCC is known as a quality venue that hosts a diverse variety of events that reflects the creativity, uniqueness, and artistry that Asheville is known for. With over 200 days of events and drawing well over 200,000 people annually, the USCC continues to support the vitality of the region as a whole and the vibrant downtown of Asheville in particular.
Asheville Music Hall is the premier mid-size concert venue in Asheville, North Carolina which offers quality production for artists, events, and fans. With a 360 capacity Asheville Music Hall has hosted musical legends such as Ghostface Killah, George Porter Jr., Del tha Funkee Homosapien, and Disclosure as well as independent artists such as Papadosio, Everyone Orchestra, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, and Dopapod. Its an all-genres venue that provides an intimate, live music experience for all music fans.
What is the French Broad Food CO-op? We are a community-owned co-operative — a business owned by the people who work and shop here; a place where everyone makes a difference. From our days as a buying club of friends and families in 1975 to the bustling downtown storefront we have today, the CO-op has been a center for the community and a leader in healthful and natural living.
The French Broad Food CO-op is about a lot of things, but first and foremost it’s about you. You own it! You shape it! You make it grow! We appreciate your commitment to us from the bottom of our hearts!
Don’t miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle on every Friday night (April-October) in Pritchard Park downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! See the individuality and diversity of Asheville.
This is a free event. The drummers begin showing up around 6 PM (or sometimes as early as 5 PM) and the crowd builds until it ends at 10 PM. Don’t miss the drum circle… It will make you feel good all over! The drum circle has been active since 2001.
At Fusion Pilates Asheville we share a vision for spreading the life changing benefits of Pilates, Gyrotonic, and complimentary healing modalities to people who are passionate about learning about their body through movement. Instead of putting our clients through the same repetitive choreography where we “tune out, and push through it”, we encourage our clients to actually TUNE IN to their bodies, and experience the power and potential of their mind-body connection. Our instructors with decades of experience are constantly practicing, refining, and exploring new avenues which keeps the practices that they offer to their clients alive and evolving. We empower each client with a solid movement foundation, and then systematically layer more challenges that maximize your athletic and movement potential for your own unique set of circumstances and goals. We offer a wide range of differentiated instruction because we see that a “One Size Fits All Fitness” approach is severely limited, and falls short on results.
We have a passion for sharing how cutting edge science meets ancient movement practices to maximize not just how your body looks, but how it actually feels and performs on a daily basis. No matter your movement goals, we can help you reach higher levels of performance as defined by YOU!
We believe that the practice of yoga can benefit everyone and has the potential to enrich all aspects of life. At One Center Yoga, we offer outstanding yoga instruction in the lineage of B.K.S. Iyengar to help students of all abilities, ages, and body types become stronger and healthier in body, mind, and spirit. Our classes in Iyengar, Purna, alignment, and therapeutic yoga focus on the correct alignment of the body.
This approach maximizes the physical benefits of the poses and minimizes injury. As stated in Sutra 11.46, as translated by B.K.S. Iyengar: “Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit.” In the state of mindfulness that arises, we can become aware of our authentic self and our connection to others: together, we are one.
Asheville’s front yard where the historic past meets the future. Named in 1900 after George Pack for his donation of land to be used as a public park, Pack Square Park underwent several transformations over the years. Sophisticated yet spontaneous, the park links the diverse culture of roaming troubadours, festivals, theatre, and family gatherings. The art deco City Hall and other historic buildings surround paying tribute to a colorful past. Bronze pigs and turkeys trot by a Civil War Monument on their way to market, while Urban Trail markers guide visitors from one adventure to another. Native trees and plants grace the park. Handmade ceramic tiles decorate a stage where musicians and dancers regularly perform. Water features draw people to each section of the park, keeping it active day and night. A whimsical handrail encircles an observation point and compliments the stately marble Veterans’ Memorial nearby.
Stepping onto the Double Decker Bus has a very distinct effect on people. For children, it makes them feel like grown- ups. They get to be the captain of a vessel that only encourages their imagination. For people who are already grown up, it makes them feel like kids. However, regardless of age, the bus ignites something special in every customer who walks through those red doors and the result is always positive. A cozy red bus nestled into a cozy quaint town makes everyone feel at home. The vintage surroundings paired with organic Notorious Coffee Roasting Co’s coffees from all over the world and local desserts made with love is the recipe for one of Asheville’s most beloved staples.
This particular 1963 Lodekka model Double Decker bus came from Bristol, England where it performed its intended job as a public transportation vehicle in the 1960’s and 70’s. It wound up in Atlanta, Georgia in the 1970’s, where it not only took its passengers from point A to point B, but also claimed the reputation of a party bus. It finally landed in Asheville at 41 Biltmore Avenue in 1999 and has been a coffee shop ever since. With the Double Decker’s old age, a modest corner in an unparalleled town has become home. With every season, the carefully manicured patio brings an important personality to downtown Asheville. The décor is aged and refined on both decks. Upstairs seating is comfortable and will accommodate at least 25 people. It’s a great place to people watch and take in the view. A beautiful maple tree rooted in the center of the Double Decker’s courtyard blushes orange and red in the fall and allows our soft fluffy snow to rest gently upon its limbs in the winter. As weather permits, we have occasional live performances by local and out of state musicians held in our courtyard or even upstairs in the bus. Sitting at a stone table, enjoying the notably eclectic music buzzing from one of many surround sound speakers is, to locals and tourists alike, a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Top that off with the peaceful sounds of water flowing from our three lovely fountains and your day is complete.
Having opened in 2014, Vortex Doughnuts and Coffee is proud to call Asheville home. Vortex is deeply committed to providing Asheville with the highest quality, hand made doughnuts on a daily basis. Every ingredient is thoughtfully chosen to provide the best tasting experience while supporting local and regional farmers, suppliers, breweries and more. Brewing 1000 faces coffee from Athens, Georgia, Vortex offers a classic menu of espresso drinks alongside a signature drink menu as well as great drip and pour over style coffees.
We are an independent, family owned company founded in 1999. We strive to produce high quality, fresh breads and pastries for our retail and wholesale customers. We source products from local businesses when possible and we believe in giving back to our community through donations and interaction.
An Asheville staple for more than 10 years, City Bakery serves some of the best sandwiches, salads, and soups in town. Artisan Breads, scratch-made pastries, cakes and desserts as well as great breakfast selections are available 7 days a week.
From the hearts, minds and palate of the folks who gave us Limones comes En La Calle (translation: in the street) – Limones’ little sister bar whose sole purpose is to put a smile on that beautiful face of yours.
bartaco is inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and Southern California. we are upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. we are freshly-squeezed juices, specialty cocktails and beer out of a bottle. bartaco evokes a visit to a stylish beach resort and creates an unforgettable experience.
Locally owned and operated since opening the doors in April of 2010, Pack’s Tavern and “the Yellow Truck” have grown into a known staple in Asheville’s downtown scene. As natives of Asheville, Pack’s co-owners, Ross & Amanda Franklin and Tom & Whitney Israel alongside the late Stewart Coleman and his wife Gay have taken great pride in creating a place that brings back the old town feel and history of Asheville. Pack’s Tavern is proud to be housed in the historic Hayes and Hopson building in the middle of Pack Square Park. Built in 1907 and older than most of the more famous Asheville landmarks, The Hayes Hopson building has long served its community. It has served as a lumber supplier, an automotive supply company, and in more recent history, the renowned Bill Stanley’s Barbeque and Bluegrass.
It would be difficult to find business partners with backgrounds more different than Elliott Moss and Meherwan Irani. Their partnership hinges on the passion that food invokes: the history it recalls, the techniques it uses, the shared experiences it produces. After meeting at a Blind Pig Supper in 2013, their mutual love of food and Asheville inspired them to team up and open Buxton.
Buxton Hall finally opened in August of 2015, with Moss tending the pits, and Irani bringing his experience as a restauranteur to the operation. Together, they’re revitalizing Carolina barbecue history, demonstrating that tradition tastes good.
Cúrate literally means ‘cure yourself’ in Spanish. We believe in the curative effects of sharing good food and wine with family and friends. Shared plates create conversation, enhancing memories and unfolding stories.
You can feel our philosophy at work the moment you arrive. Whether you are grabbing a quick bite before one of Asheville’s many art or music events or lingering over a fun-filled evening with friends, our goal is the same. To serve the best of Spanish food and wine and win your heart with our genuine hospitality.
Spain’s dining traditions are steeped in history and culture. So it’s no wonder that Cúrate is located in the heart of Asheville’s historic downtown. The building that houses Cúrate was constructed in 1927 and served as Asheville’s bus depot for decades. After thoughtful renovations by local artists in 2011, the building is once again transporting guests… this time to the flavors of Spain.
Long before working and training under some of San Francisco’s most talented chefs, Hugo Ramirez was raised on the intense and varied flavors native to his hometown of Mexico City. In fact, he still calls on his mother for the secrets of traditional Mexican dishes, which he reinvents in innovative and surprising ways. At Limones, Hugo’s love of Mexican food is combined with his training in french-influenced California cuisine.
Rhubarb is a place where you can simply lean in and enjoy the company. A place where food and drink are at their uncomplicated best – creating personal memories and shared experiences.
Salt & Smoke is located within Burial Beer Co’s beautiful patio. Order from our kitchen window and enjoy your food inside the brewery or under the sun on the outdoor patio! Salt & Smoke has an ever changing menu that explores the link between old world european traditions and our chef’s southern roots. The streamlined menu utilizes the bountiful products of the region, highlights charcuterie, and promotes honest food that lends excellent pairings to Burial’s innovative brews.