Voted best seafood restaurant in Western North Carolina every year since opening in 2005, a visit to Asheville is not complete without a stop at The Lobster Trap. Located in the heart of downtown, we bring you fresh seafood flown in daily, fresh beer from our own Oyster House Brewing Company, and fresh music from local musicians every night. Come experience fun dining where the mountains meet the sea.
Pubs & Micro-Breweries
When looking for a good place to spend happy hour, Asheville residents have myriad options. Below is our community guide for Asheville's wonderful pubs and innovative micro-breweries.
Perched atop the new Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown, enjoy Asheville’s largest terrace-wide rooftop bar. We take “beer garden” to an elevated level. Our hand-crafted cocktails and locally-sourced beers can be enjoyed on our rooftop, all of which are served with a side of spectacular mountain views. Warm yourself by the outdoor fire pit or indulge in the indoor ambiance inspired by America’s industrial roots. Wherever you choose to relax, we guarantee you’ll feel right at home from the very first sip.
Vinnie’s features “Old School” neighborhood Italian food reminiscent of Brooklyn, the Bronx and the North End of Boston. Vinnie’s is casual and family friendly. The aromas of home cooked Italian food along with the rhythmic sounds of Martinis being shaken to chilling perfection sets the tone for a night of fun and laughter. The menu runs the gamut with classics like Lobsters Fra Diavalo, Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Peppers, Veal Marsala and Linguini and Clams, Pizzas and Heros. Family style dining is also available.
Where the Smokey Mountains meet the British Isles. Handcrafted beers and wine & spirits. One of Asheville’s favorite places to come and relax, listen to music, and enjoy fresh, locally sourced pub fare. Menu offers a broad selection of delicious meals. Located below the Laughing Seed Restaurant at 95 Patton Avenue.
With a menu designed by renowned chef Owen Lane, Butcher Bar and Kitchen is a family-friendly destination for eat-in or take-out, grabbing a pint of local beer or a casual cocktail after work, or swinging by to pick up fresh grocery staples or your weekly Meat CSA package from our butcher counter.
Located in the historic Hayes & Hopson building in the heart of Downtown Asheville’s newly renovated Pack Square Park, this locally owned tavern offers outstanding food in a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. Whether taking in our large eclectic menu in the beautifully restored interior, watching your favorite sports on the 10 big screens, enjoying some of Asheville’s greatest musical acts, or enjoying on of the more than 30 brews on tap while relaxing on the parkside patio; at Pack’s Tavern you will experience an atmosphere that is uniquely Asheville.
Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again. South location at 1829 Hendersonville Road, also located downtown at 12 College St.
From Pillar, Asheville’s only rooftop bar serving “garden-to- glass” cocktails, to locally featured artists in our gallery, the Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown delivers memories like no other. Steps from downtown entertainment, breweries and shops, guests experience the city at their fingertips. When it’s time to unwind, enjoy the discerning service of the farm-to- table Iron Hen Cafe or the supreme comfort of our Mountain View bedrooms.
Located at 46 Haywood Street, inside the Haywood Park hotel atrium, TheBier Garden has been an Asheville favorite since 1994. We offer aselection of over 200 beers from around the world as well as your local micro-brewed favorites. To complement the largest selection of beer in WNC is a extensive food menu, including fine dining entrees, a pub menu, late night menu , children’s menu , wine menu and a full bar.Sunday brunch served 11:00 am -2 pm. 2 game rooms, 11 TV’s and a 15foot TV to catch the big game! Open daily 11:00 am – 2:00 am.
Critics from Southern Living to The New York Times are salivating over this new twist on Southern cuisine. Dine inside the charming restaurant or amid the vibrant street life on the sidewalk while enjoying the distinctive beer and wine list. Breakfast entrees always available, and dining until 11 p..m. on weekends. Our goal is to deliver a 10 on our Scale-of-Full-Flavor-Awesomeness, add several heaping helpings of fun, and be true to our internal credo: A Tupelo Honey experience should be a thousand times better than ordinary. A million times more delicious than you imagined. And worth coming back to for seconds, time and time again.