585 Hwy 9
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Phone: (828) 669-9950
Fax: (828) 669-1165
Bars & Cafes
Spicing up the live music scene of this small town, White Horse Black Mountain hits the right tone with the music lovers in and around Black Mountain. With a capacity to host 225 spectators at a time, it is more than just an intimate venue for concerts. It offers the comforts of a bar where you can sip on cold local brews and global wines as well as gives you an option to get your own food from the nearby restaurants. Apart from live music, the venue holds numerous other events related to art, drama, poetry and movies, thus leaving no room for complaints. The venue doesn't accept reservations of seats, so make sure you walk in here early and grab the best seat.
No, not root beer, Root Ball. Root Bar Number One claims to be the birthplace of Root Ball, a game involving tossing a ring and a ball. It is a popular sport at the bar, especially on the weekends. Yet Root Ball is not the only entertainment. Root Bar Number One is a live music venue, getting a wide variety of acts playing only original music most Thursday and weekend nights. They have a large selection of beers hailing from Europe. Try their house beer, Longleg fuggles-hop Ale, or Bad Elf, only available during the holidays. With so much originality, it is a bar like no other.
A beer aficionado's paradise, Highland Brewing Company takes you on a journey to the roots of beer. Enjoy a brewery tour or indulge in a pint of their ever-evolving selection. The selection of ales and brews are fascinating, with inventive varieties like oatmeal ale and mocha stout. Crafted to perfection, it's no surprise Highland boasts accolades aplenty.
A historic building with a curious past at the center of Asheville, Pack's Tavern is more than meets the eye. First built in 1907, the Hayes Hopson building served many purposes before its current incarnation as a lively pub, from a lumber center to a lively barbecue and bluegrass joint. Most interesting, however, is the network of underground tunnels connected to the bar that enabled bootleggers to smuggle whiskey undetected. Today, you'll find that the whiskey flows more openly, though the bar retains some prohibition-era charm with deco-style lights, exposed beams and wonderfully worn in banquettes. Make sure to check out some of the tasty burgers on the menu as well as a jam packed music calendar.
Though this rustic, lovely building was actually once a stable, it now houses a wonderful restaurant with terrific food. Located on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate at the stable courtyard, the Stable Cafe offers of good ol'stick to your ribs foods like burgers, fries, chicken and homemade desserts. Soda, beer and wine are available to quench your thirst. There is a kids menu available as well. They are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
There are sword duels and then there are gun duels, but have you ever heard of a piano duel? It's exactly what you think it is - two highly skilled pianists facing off while the audience cheers on. They play songs requested by the audience and you may be surprised at how much they know. Trained to know thousands of songs ranging from contemporary hits to songs from fifty years ago, the humorous pianists will liven up your night, guaranteed. While enjoying the show, be sure to grab some of the most delicious drinks presented in the region.
Beer lovers take note: the bar here is lined with 42 taps dispensing brew from the world over. The first of three Barley's built in the South, this neighborhood pub is the place to come for a casual night out with friends. The decor is typical pool hall, but here this is appropriate. There are several pool tables as well and dartboards around for entertainment while patrons sample the ales, stouts and pilsners. The pizza choices go far beyond pepperoni; toppings include sun-dried tomatoes, andouille sausage and tofu.
When the owners of Wicked Weed, the Guthy's and the Dickinson's started this brewpub, they wanted to revolutionize the concept of what people would know it to be. Within a short while of opening, the word about this place traveled through the city and its popularity quickly spread! The Wicked Weed restaurant is housed inside the same building as the brewery, downstairs in the basement. The menu features contemporary cuisine with international influences. Everything served here is crafted to go along perfectly with any of their beers. Guided tours are arranged for those who are interested in visiting the establishment.
At Hannah Flanagan's you will find the locals turning up some of the finest Irish (and otherwise) draft and bottled beers available. This place offers an evening of fun and entertainment in a traditional Irish-style pub, located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Pub fare specialties include such dishes as Corned Beef & Cabbage and Shepherds Pie, a plate full of lamb, carrots and peas, covered by mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Enjoy the large outdoor dining area and catch live music throughout the week and weekend.
What's a morning without coffee? Just drop by at the Dripolator Coffeehouse on your way to work and consume caffeine in its most delicious form. Formerly the Indigenous Tea Room, this place now serves up all kinds of teas, coffees, pastries, desserts and smoothies, as well as full meals. Another Dripolator Coffeehouse is located in Black Mountain, but the Ashville outlet is larger and has a full kitchen.
Treat yourself to some serious jazz and smashing cocktails. Many special events including benefits, charity events, art openings and holiday celebrations are hosted at this bar. New Year's Eve, Helpmate Benefit, Valentine's Day, July 4th Anniversary and Mardi Gras are only some of the annual parties to look forward to. Music starts after 9p and the crowd gets into the groove by 10. Feel free to visit their non-smoking V.I.P. Lounge upstairs if you want to chill, or just dance all night to the swingin' Blues.
Green Sage is a cafe with a conscious, serving dishes made from only organic, fresh and local produce. While there are plenty of options available for those following gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diets, the cafe also serves humanely raised non-vegetarian options. The menu features burgers, sandwiches, wraps and much more, while beverages include some truly scrumptious smoothies, coffee, tea and juices. Green Sage is one of those rare establishments that places the health of its customers above all else, without losing out on taste.