Top 5: Cocktail Bars in Asheville

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 4, 2019

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Top 5 / North America

While Asheville, North Carolin,a may be known as a craft beer destination, there are plenty of places to explore if you prefer a cocktail. Check out these five spots on your next visit.


The Crow and the Quill 

The Crow and the Quill feels like you’re stepping into a vintage-loving friend’s living room with its bookshelves and antique furniture. Whiskey is the specialty here, but there are plenty of classic and unique cocktails to try. With its name subtly written above the door, it’s easy to pass by the bar.


Imperial Life

Imperial Life is located above Asheville’s first farm-to-table restaurant, Table. Popular among locals and tourists, the bar utilizes fresh, local ingredients. Opt for a perfectly crafted classic cocktail, or a signature drink.


Sovereign Remedies 

The chic bar and restaurant specializes in craft cocktails and unique menu items like crispy pig ears and bone marrow tater tots. You’ll find spins on classic cocktails and seasonal drinks. Open nightly until 2 a.m.


Rankin Vault 

The dimly lit spot’s cocktail list rotates seasonally. Choose from a variety of signature drinks and martinis starting at $7. In addition to drinks, the bar is known for its burgers and is open until 2 a.m. nightly.


Top of the Monk 

Located above the Thirsty Monk beer bar, the bar serves up classic cocktails and snacks in snack drawers which you can retrieve using a key. There is a patio area overlooking the mountains, weather permitting. Open nightly, the bar gets crowded on weekends, so be prepared.


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