Top 5: Places to Visit in West Asheville

by Katie Skrzek

Dec 22, 2018

Asheville, North Carolina © Sean Pavone | Dreamstime

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Located across the French Broad River from downtown Asheville, West Asheville is a trendy neighborhood popular among artists and the younger crowd. There are many quirky shops, bars and restaurants on Haywood Road. Make sure you stop at these spots on your next visit.


Asheville Retrocade

The bar and arcade boasts dozens of games, including pinball machines, skee-ball, video games and air hockey. Pay $10 for free play all day. Retrocade is open to all ages until 9 p.m., after which you must be 21 and older to enter.


Biscuit Head

Biscuit Head is a breakfast and lunch spot with a second location downtown. The popular restaurant is known for its namesake biscuits as well as a jam bar and gravy flight. Expect to wait in line.


The Brew Pump

The Brew Pump is the city’s only gas station bar. There are several local beers on tap next to the functioning gas station. Food trucks frequent The Brew Pump. There is an outdoor beer garden to enjoy during nicer weather.


Nine Mile

As a change from the city’s southern cuisine, Nine Mile offers vegetarian-friendly Caribbean dishes. Popular among locals, the restaurant also serves local beers, wine and cocktails.


One World Brewing

Asheville has no shortage of breweries. Stop by One World Brewing while you’re in West Asheville. Open daily, try a flight to experience more beers. There is a second location downtown.

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