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Best Rooftop Bars in Asheville

Local fashion blogger looks over downtown Asheville's south slope from the Antidote bar rooftop as her duster from Nest Boutique blows in the breeze.

Rooftop season in Asheville lasts three seasons out of the year; one of the best perks of living in a temperate southern climate! From the best local rooftops you can watch our famous leaves bud, bloom, and burst into color practically year-round. You can enjoy preserved 1920s architectural details of the Art Noveau, Beaux-Arts and Deco periods that are hard to see from street level. And, last but not least, you can soak up all the Blue Ridge mountain views with a hand-crafted cocktail or craft beer in hand!

Most of our best rooftop bars are located in downtown hotels, with a couple more standouts at the Grove Park Inn. If you've never been to Grove Park, put it on your travel itinerary ASAP! It's full of history, has some of the best mountain views in the city, and is really kid friendly.


These are my five favorite rooftop bars and restaurants in Asheville!

Located: Cambria Hotel, Downtown Asheville

Vibe: Luxe outdoor lounge serving Cuban cuisine and cocktails

White couches and lounge furniture at Hemingway's Cuba in the Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville.
Two local lifestyle bloggers share Cuban cocktails on the rooftop of Hemingway's Cuba at the Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville wearing resortwear from Peace and Nice boutique

Located: Coxe Avenue, Downtown Asheville

Vibe: Speakeasy with outdoor fireplace, serving cocktails made with rare ingredients

Two local lifestyle bloggers share hand-crafted cocktails on the rooftop of Antidote Bar in downtown Asheville wear clothes from Nest Boutique.
Two local lifestyle bloggers share hand-crafted cocktails on the rooftop of Antidote Bar in downtown Asheville wear clothes from Nest Boutique.

Clothing by: Nest Boutique



Located: AC Hotel, Downtown Asheville

Vibe: Contemporary setting, outdoor fireplace, tapas-style menu featuring craft beer and cocktails.

Local style blogger sips rosé wine on rooftop of Capella on 9 at the AC Hotel in downtown Asheville.

4 | The Montford

Located: Hyatt Place Hotel, Downtown Asheville

Vibe: Upscale rustic decor with small bites and handcrafted cocktails.

Styled photo shoot featuring boho chic styles from Asheville designer Rachel Weisberg at the Montford Bar at Hyatt place hotel in downtown Asheville.

5 | The Edison

Located: Grove Park Inn, north Asheville

Vibe: Rustic pub decor, large outdoor terrace with fireplaces and TVs serving upscale southern comfort food, craft beer, and cocktails.

Couple shares local craft beers and a laugh at The Edison restaurant at Omni Grove Park Inn.

Do you think cocktails taste better imbibed on a rooftop, too? Where is your favorite outdoor watering hole in Asheville? Where YOU live?

Thanks so much for coming to spend time with me here on The Tony Townie today!


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