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Under $100: West Asheville, North Carolina

by Katie Skrzek

Dec 2, 2019

The Biltmore Estate, Asheville © Florentino David | Dreamstime

Destinations / North America

West Asheville is separated from downtown Asheville by the French Broad River. The hip area is home to unique boutiques, restaurants, breweries and other shops. Spend time exploring West Asheville on less than $100 a day.


Start your day right with breakfast at Biscuit Head. Specializing in — you guessed it — biscuits, the restaurant serves Southern-inspired dishes for every appetite. Entrées cost about $5–11. Spend time browsing the shops on Haywood Road. Here you’ll find a variety of vintage stores, record shops, art galleries and other unique boutiques.


Grab lunch at Nine Mile. A favorite among locals, the restaurant boasts a vegetarian-friendly Caribbean menu. Entrées cost between $7–12. Stop by Asheville Retrocade to play some old-school games. You’ll have access to video games, pinball machines, skeeball and other games for $10, all you can play.


Have dinner at Haywood Common. The new American restaurant draws from seasonal, local fare to craft its menu. Spend about $20. A trip to West Asheville isn’t complete without a stop at a brewery. Grab a beer or two at Archetype Brewing. Pours range about $3–6.


See some live music at The Mothlight. You’ll find a variety of acts with prices about $8–20. There are many dive bars in West Asheville. Visit The Double Crown for a nightcap. The spot is open until 2 a.m.


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