Downtown Asheville’s ever-growing selection of craft cocktail bars and wine markets make a night out on the town a varied, vibrant possibility. We may be too old for bar crawls, but bar strolls? That we can toast to.
Every night out should begin with a well-made cocktail. The polished wood and wide windows of Sovereign Remedies, plus matchless cocktail execution, make this the best bar to start the night.
29 N Market St #105
5 Walnut Wine Bar
With arguably the best wine selection in downtown Asheville and live jazz music most nights, this rustic wine bar is downtown’s pitstop for vinos everywhere. The bar is also home to one of the best cheese selections in town with its adjacent cheese shop.
5 W Walnut St
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7 Rankin Ave
Top of the Monk
Top of the Monk is the refined cousin of downstairs beer bar Thirsty Monk. Take the stairs to the rooftop bar, whose menu features fine, seasonal cocktails. With every drink you’ll receive a key to the postal box behind you, where you’ll find snacks both sweet and savory.
92 Patton Ave
Asheville Yacht Club
With a large selection of tiki cocktails and a tiki bar to match, this dive may seem out of place downtown—until you’re a few drinks deep. It’s the perfect place to finish up the night (or to keep it going).
87 Patton Ave