Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Asheville

2024 update

Enjoy spectacular views over the Blue Ridge Mountains, from some of the very best Asheville rooftop bars.

Rooftop Bar Asheville
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Asheville Rooftop Guide

Updated:April 5, 2024

Asheville is a charming city in western North Carolina, filled with historic architecture, award-winning cuisine, a vibrant arts scene, and some fantastic rooftop bars. But which is the best rooftop bar in Asheville? Well, that's what we aim to help you find out.

Here you’ll find all the info you need about each Asheville rooftop bar worth visiting. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the rooftop bar in Asheville best suited for you.

The list

9 best rooftop bars in Asheville

Rooftop Pillar Rooftop Bar in Asheville

Pillar Rooftop Bar

6th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail rooftop bar
  • Local, live music
  • $$$

Pillar Rooftop Bar Asheville is a crafted rooftop venue, set on top of Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Asheville. Here you find a stylish and bright indoor lounge that leads out to a comfy and cosy rooftop terrace, equipped with fire-pits and fine views over the Asheville skyline. Southern fusion small plates are served from the ground floor kitchen, along with seasonal and well-crafted cocktails, local brews and usually also local, live music.

Rooftop Capella on 9 in Asheville

Capella on 9

9th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Breakfast to vibrant nights
  • $$$

Capella on 9 is probably as close to a NYC-style rooftop lounge you can get in Asheville. With two different rooftop terraces offering fantastic views over both the mountains and the city skyline, here you can enjoy a tapas-style food menu with focus on locally sourced ingredients along with a nice set of tasty and handcrafted mixology cocktails. Come early to this AC Hotel rooftop to watch the magical sunset, and weekends for more poeple and higher vibes, with either live music or live DJs.

Rooftop The Montford Rooftop Bar in Asheville

The Montford Rooftop Bar

8th floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Craft cocktails
  • $$$

Perched at the very top of the DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville Downtown, The Montford Rooftop Bar offers a lovely indoor / outdoor setting of contemporary and rustic speakeasy. With a west-facing terrace offering panoramic and unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, here you can indulge in seasonally driven craft cocktails, local craft beers, as well as locally infused, Southern inspired plates and shareables.

Rooftop Hemingway's Cuba Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in Asheville
  • Highlights
  • Cuban food & drinks
  • Lovely views
  • $$$

Hemingway’s Cuba brings a large slice of Havana to downtown Asheville. A large and stylish indoor lounge, leading out to an equally spacious rooftop terrace with terrific views over Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains as a mighty backdrop. The Cuban influences are eminent in cocktails and food, but there is also local beers and wines. Come for Sunday brunch or just some nightly cocktails by one of the terrace fire pits.

Rooftop Top of the Monk in Asheville

Top of the Monk

3rd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Low key
  • Impressive whiskey collection
  • $$$

Located above the popular Thirsty Monk Brewery, Top of the Monk is the place to go if you want to swap Belgian brews to more elevated crafted cocktails. Part rustic and cozy indoor bar, Top of the Monk also comes with a lovely and airy Asheville rooftop patio. In a low key and intimate atmosphere you can enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, filled with home-made infusions and lots of attention, along with Asheville's finest whiskey collection.

Rooftop Highland Brewing Company in Asheville

Highland Brewing Company

2nd floor | East Asheville
  • Highlights
  • Local brewery
  • Family business
  • $$$

The oldest brewery in Ashville is found in East Ashville and offers a large indoor bar, concert venues and a rotating assamble of food trucks. But best of all, also a lovely rooftop terrace. Dig into 15 different beer selections on taps, and usually also some limited editions only available at the brewery. Expect a fun and friendly atmosphere, where community seating means you will probably make som new friends along the way.

Rooftop Social Lounge in Asheville

Social Lounge

2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Craft cocktails
  • Live music
  • $$$

Asheville's original, premier craft cocktail lounge is equipped with an excellent rooftop bar. Open afternoon / nightly for small bites and bar snacks (or full meals from sister restaurant Strada), the rooftop is mostly famous for its drinks. Crafted and creative house cocktails, a rotating list of 8 drafts from breweries around the region and a nice selection of wines is all available at the Social Lounge Asheville.

Rooftop W XYZ Bar at Aloft in Asheville

W XYZ Bar at Aloft

2nd floor | Downtown
  • Highlights
  • Urban lounge
  • Weekend live music
  • $$$

Found at the second floor of the Aloft Asheville Downtown, W XYZ Bar offers a modern and trendy experience in the heart of town. Renovated during 2020, the bar features a colorful indoor lounge, with a pool table and plenty of comfy seats, leading out to an outdoor terrace called The Ledge. Filled with pleasant, urban and trendy lounge vibes, the rooftop bar serves a full bar menu, featuring handcrafted cocktails and craft beers, along with tasty small plates.

Rooftop Antidote at Chemist Spirits in Asheville

Antidote at Chemist Spirits

2nd floor | South Slope
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail bar
  • Early 1900s setting
  • $$$

Set in a three-story building in the South Slope, Antidote at Chemist Spirits is quite a new bar, but comes with an early 1900s setting. The cosy indoor lounge is also complemented with an intimate Asheville rooftop terrace. Foremost a cocktail bar, here you can enjoy interesting, creative and delicious drinks made by the skilled bartenders. Enjoyed best on the rooftop, either in the sun or by the cosy fire-pit.

Rikard Fredricson
Rikard Fredricson

Rikard has spent the last 10 years exploring, enjoying, researching and working with rooftop venues. During these years he has visited more than 700 rooftops across the globe. The experience he has gained is used to create helpful, in-depth and accessible content, and to share his knowledge and rooftop expertise with fellow rooftop-lovers.

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