Best Rooftop Bars in Asheville

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!

1 | Hemingway's Cuba

Located: Cambria Hotel, Downtown Asheville

Vibe: Luxe outdoor lounge serving Cuban cuisine and cocktails

Photos by: Nathan Lopez Photography

Clothing by: Peace & Nice Boutique


Located: Coxe Avenue, Downtown Asheville

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

Photos by: Nathan Lopez Photography

Clothing by: Nest Boutique


Located: AC Hotel, Downtown Asheville

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

4 | The Montford

Located: Hyatt Place Hotel, Downtown Asheville

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

Photo by: Nathan Lopez Photography for styled shoot with local Asheville designer Rachel Weisberg

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.

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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