Must-see nightlife in Asheville

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    This ever-progressive brewery gives experimental batches of Belgian-leaning styles – farmhouse saisons, strong dubbels and tripels – a Southern kick in…

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    If you need the funk, you gotta have that funk…and you'll find at it at the East Coast’s first taproom dedicated to sour, wild ale, Brett and funky beer…

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    Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar

    A charming champagne bar, sprawling through several opulent vintage-furnished rooms of a glorious old downtown shopping arcade, with every nook and cranny…

  • Wicked Weed

    Henry VIII called hops ‘a wicked and pernicious weed’ that ruined the taste of beer. His subjects kept quaffing it anyway – just like the lively crowd in…

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    Wedge Brewing

    Unlike the spit-shined, well-oiled breweries elsewhere in Asheville, the grungier Wedge in the River Arts District is happy to keep things edgy. The beers…

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    Trade & Lore

    Deft baristas dole out serious java in this trendy downtown coffeehouse, drowning in industrial cool but leavened by occasional fits of vintage furniture…

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    Thirsty Monk

    This scruffy but lovable downtown pub nails a fine drinking trifecta. Downstairs you’ll find 16 taps and nearly 200 bottles of Belgian ales; at street…

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    O. Henry’s

    Open since 1976, North Carolina's longest-standing gay men’s bar is an Asheville institution, with ‘Take the Cake’ karaoke on Wednesdays – winners earn a…

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    Set in what used to be a mechanic’s garage, this popular South Slope brewery offers a choice array of easy-drinking brews. Its taproom makes a mellow spot…

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    Westville Pub

    There's no better spot in West Asheville to bond with local 20- and 30-somethings, over a bottle or two of organic ale, than this veteran neighborhood bar.