Rooftop bars Asheville

Complete guide to the 7 best rooftop bars in Asheville in 2019.

Made by the world's leading experts on rooftop bars

Enjoy spectacular views over the Blue Ridge Mountains from some of the best Asheville rooftop bars. This charming city in North Carolina has a lot to offer, but which are the best rooftops in Asheville? That's what we're here to give you. Here you’ll find all the info you need about each rooftop. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. Just scroll down and find the Asheville rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Last updated: November 5, 2019
Rooftop Pillar Rooftop Bar in Asheville
Pillar Rooftop Bar
$$$ 309 College Street
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Botanical rooftop bar
  • Local, live music
A 'botanical rooftop bar', set on top of Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Asheville. Here you find a stylish and bright indoor lounge that leads out to a comfy and cosy rooftop terrace, equipped with fire-pits and fine views over the Asheville skyline. Southern fusion small plates are served from the ground floor kitchen, along with seasonal and well-crafted cocktails, local brews and usually also local, live music.
Rooftop Capella on 9 in Asheville
Capella on 9
$$$ 10 Broadway St
  • Highlights
  • 9th floor
  • Amazing views
  • Breakfast to vibrant nights
  • Crafted cocktails
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 watch the magical sunset, and weekends you for more poeple and higher vibes, with either live music or live DJs.
Rooftop Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar in Asheville
Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar
$$$ 15 Page Ave
  • Highlights
  • 4th floor
  • Cuban food & drinks
  • Lovely views
  • Fire pits
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.

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Area:East Asheville
Rooftop Highland Brewing Company in Asheville
Highland Brewing Company
$$$ 12 Old Charlotte Hwy
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Local brewery
  • Family business
  • Fun & friendly
The oldest brewery in Ashville is found in East Ashville and offers a large indoor bar, concert venues and a rotating assamble of food trucks. But best of all, also a lovely rooftop terrace. Dig into 15 different beer selections on taps, and usually also some limited editions only available at the brewery. Expect a fun and friendly atmosphere, where community seating means you will probably make som new friends along the way.
Rooftop Social Lounge in Asheville
Social Lounge
$$$ 29 Broadway St
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Craft cocktails
  • Live music
  • Weekend brunch
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.
Rooftop SkyBar in Asheville
$$$ 18 Battery Park Ave
  • Highlights
  • 8th floor
  • Fantastic views
  • Casual
  • Classic building
Take the old fashioned elevator to the 8th floor of the historic Flat Iron Building, and find the seasonal World Coffee Cafe SkyBar. Voted "Best view with a drink", it should be no surprise that the vistas over Asheville and the surrounding mountains are fantastic. Relaxing, casual and with a speakeasy vibe, SkyBar serves classically crafted cocktails, local beers, affordable wines and a tapas menu.
Area:South Slope
Rooftop Antidote in Asheville
$$$ 151 Coxe Ave Suite 20
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Cocktail bar
  • Early 1900s setting
  • Fire pits
Set in a three-story building in the South Slope, Antidote is quite a new bar, but comes with an early 1900s setting. The cosy indoor lounge is also complemented with an intimate 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.

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Rooftop bar Asheville

Rooftop-grade: 7/10
Prime season: April-Oct
Residents: 100 000
Climate: Humid subtropical

The climate in Asheville is humid subtropical which means long and pretty hot summers and shorter mild winters. And that is good news for all rooftop bars in Asheville. The climate contributes so that the rooftops can stay open almost all year around.

Though not a huge city, there are still lots of great terraces located in this city. Most offer fantastic views over the surrounding mountains.

While Asheville is known for its breweries, and local beer is a given on any rooftop bar, there is also a lot of them offering great mixology.

About Asheville

Asheville is the 12th-most populous city in the state of North Carolina. Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, if offers a beautiful and dramatic natural setting. Before visiting rooftop bars you can go on hikes and enjoy other experiences out in the wild. Music is also a large part of the city, with seasonal festivals and numerous nightclubs and performance venues.