Summer Sip: Asheville's Guide to Outdoor Drinking

Asheville boasts a range of outdoor drinking spots, perfect for soaking up the city’s scenic beauty in the summer while enjoying your favorite beverage. From rooftop bars with stunning mountain views to cozy patios nestled in the heart of downtown, Asheville’s al fresco drinking scene promises memorable moments under the open sky. Dive into our guide to discover the best outdoor drinking spots to sip, savor, and soak up the vibrant Asheville atmosphere.

Patio at Highland Brewing with hops growing up the rails
Asheville Guide to Outdoor Drinking
Image from Highland Brewing

Highland Brewing

At Highland Brewing find a relaxed atmosphere with multiple spots to enjoy craft beer, including The Meadow with live music and a patio and rooftop—making it the perfect spot to bask in the Asheville sunshine.
Highland Brewing | 12 Old Charlotte Highway | @highlandbrewing

The Roof at The Radical

Situated in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District, The Roof offers a laid-back ambiance where you can unwind and take in panoramic views of Asheville’s skyline.
The Roof at The Radical | 95 Robert Street | @theroofavl

Capella On 9

Perched atop the AC Hotel in downtown Asheville, Capella On 9 boasts a chic rooftop setting where guests can unwind with handcrafted cocktails, small plates, and panoramic views of the city skyline.
Capella On 9 | 10 Broadway Street | @capellaon9

Hemingway’s Cuba

With its vibrant atmosphere, lively music, and refreshing cocktails, Hemingway’s Cuba is the perfect spot to unwind and experience a taste of Cuban culture right in the heart of downtown.
Hemingway’s Cuba | 16 Page Avenue | @hemingwayscubaasheville

Sierra Nevada

Nestled in Mills River, Sierra Nevada offers a picturesque setting for outdoor drinking with sprawling gardens, spacious patios, and weekly live music at their outdoor amphitheater.
Sierra Nevada | 100 Sierra Nevada Way, Mills River | @sierranevadanc

The Montford

At The Montford, enjoy one of downtown Asheville’s best views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Indulge in delicious bites and refreshing cocktails, making it the perfect summer spot for outdoor drinking.
The Montford | 199 Haywood Street | @themontford

The Observatory

The Observatory offers a stunning patio with views of downtown and The Omni Grove Park Inn. With its botanical-inspired drinks and tasty bites, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a summer sunset.
The Observatory | 68 Patton Avenue | @theobservatoryasheville

Top of the Monk

At Top of the Monk, enjoy an elevated cocktail experience and panoramic views. Their skilled mixologists , house-made bitters and syrups, and fresh juices from their skilled mixologists.

Top of the Monk | 92 Patton Avenue | @topofthemonk

Wicked Weed Brewing

Perched in the heart of Asheville, Wicked Weed Brewery offers delicious craft brews and flavorful bites in a vibrant atmosphere. With its scenic outdoor seating area and innovative brews, it’s the ideal spot to soak in the summer vibes.

Wicked Weed Brewing | 91 Biltmore Avenue | @wickedweedbrewing


At WXYZ Lounge at the Aloft in downtown, unwind with crafted cocktails and delectable bites in a chic and inviting atmosphere. With its cozy ambiance, it’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the evening.

WXYZ Bar | 51 Biltmore Avenue | @wxyzbarandlounge

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