1st Trip to Asheville, NC

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Jholley05, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. Jholley05

    Jholley05 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2011 North Carolina

    First off, I troll this site often and must say I learn a lot from you guys and gals. Now I feel it is time for me to post.
    I will be making my 1st trip to Asheville 4/13-4/15 and looking for places to go. Everything I see online I want to visit but I don't want to rush everything. What are some places I MUST visit during this stay? Right now I will be making visits to Thirsty Monk and Brusin Ales.
    Also if anybody going out that weekend won't mind a 1 extra buddy let me kno...
    Thanks in advance!
  2. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    You should be able to fit everything in. Plan your own personal bar/brewery crawl and enjoy a couple at each place. Save some of the bars for later in the night after the brewery closes. If you are staying in the city hit some of the stops that are just outside (Highland, Pisgah, even Wedge) before moving on to the ones downtown. You can walk to LAB, the Bier Garden, Greenman, Jack of the Wood, Oyster House, Thirsty Monk, Barleys, etc etc. in a matter of minutes.
  3. Loki

    Loki Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2003 North Carolina

    Are you going to Asheville just for beer or doing other things as well? I think whiskeytown's suggestions for hitting the outlying places first and then work your way downtown.

    There are some amazing restaurants as well, that have good beer. If you have the time and want a very nice dinner I highly recommend Fig. It only seats 20-30 people. The kitchen is so small they have to get almost all their ingredients in daily, and they have a pretty good beer list. It's in Biltmore Village.

    Also, the Lobster Trap / Oyster House has amazing seafood. And they brew their own beer.

    What time are you getting to Asheville? If you can make it during the day on Friday, I would go ahead and contact Highland to see if they will do a tour.

    Snake Oil Medicine show is playing at Pisgah Friday night, which is at the least a very interesting show. Plus Pisgah beers on tap right there.

    12 Bonez has awesome BBQ and ...wait for it... a good beer list.

    One place that whiskeytown left off was Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. / Asheville Brewing Co.

    It's really hard to go wrong. Almost every restaurant has at least Highland in bottles.

    There are some great breakfast places too, like Tupelo Honey and several more.
  4. Jholley05

    Jholley05 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2011 North Carolina

    Thanks whiskeytown, imma look into the the hours of the various breweries and plan accordingly.

    Loki, Im going strictly for the beer, I've been homebrewing for a few months now and want to experience a beer town early. Im taking the GRE thursday morning and traveling to Charlotte that afternoon. I hope to be Asheville Friday early afternoon so I can stop at Brusin Ales. Thanks for the restaurant suggestions. If 12 Bonez has awesome BBQ, im def hitting them up for dinner one night. Thanks!!!
  5. tclapper

    tclapper Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2008 Maine

    Just so ya know 12 Bones closes at 4. Highland is a good place to stop if you want to see a brewery. They have tours every day at 4 except sundays, and you get a guided tour around the brewery as well as tastings of all their beers for free.
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