Top 10 Rooftop Bars In Asheville, North Carolina

rooftop bars in asheville

Asheville is a city known for its extensive vistas, which is why it is called the “Land of the Sky”. It is only natural that some gorgeous rooftop bars have opened to highlight Asheville’s magnificent skyline. Asheville is famous for the dome-shape-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence, Biltmore estate artwork display, and Downtown Art District that is teeming with galleries. Elevate your Asheville experience as you witness the city’s beauty and historical landmarks atop some of the growing selections of unique rooftop bars scattered along the vicinity of the city. For your convenience, check out the top rooftop bars in Asheville, North Carolina.

1. Capella on 9

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Capella on 9 on Thursday, May 28, 2020

One of the emerging rooftop bars in Asheville is the elegant Capella on 9, which is nested on the ninth floor of the AC Hotel. With a gorgeous indoor lounge that leads out to two different rooftop terraces, Capella offers fantastic views of Asheville’s landscape that is best enjoyed with a drink or two. Their menu features Mediterranean-inspired tapas that focuses on locally sourced ingredients that are best paired with wine, beer, or Capella’s hand-crafted mix of cocktails.

Capella on 9

Address: 10 Broadway St f9, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Capella on 9

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7am - 11am, 3pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 11am, 2pm - 9pm

2. Antidote

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Antidote on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Antidote is a recently opened bar that incorporates an early 1900’s design that captures the allure that some of the longstanding bars have. It is located in a three-story building in the city’s South Slope District, beside The Chemist. Rest assured that you won’t be stepping into a crowded bar since only a certain number of guests are allowed at once, and seats are already assigned upon entrance. Their cocktail list is diverse and it is excellently crafted by skilled bartenders. They also offer craft beers and a carefully curated wine list.


Address: 151 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Antidote

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 3pm - 9pm (closed on Mon)

3. The Montford Rooftop Bar

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The cloud canopy over the patio looks pretty promising for a beautiful sunset tonight! We’ll be here from 5:00pm -...

Posted by The Montford Rooftop Bar on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Nestled atop the eight-story Hyatt Place Hotel, The Montford offers panoramic views of the stellar mountain scenery of the Asheville skyline. It is best known as one of the rooftop bars that boasts the best sunset views in the city. The Montford Rooftop Bar is also known for its limited cocktail list that features a curious selection of local brews and a carefully curated wine list along with locally infused snack bites.

The Montford Rooftop Bar

Address: 199 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: The Montford Rooftop Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 9pm; Fri: 3pm - 9:30pm; Sat: 11am - 9:30pm; Sun: 10am - 1pm, 4pm - 9pm

4. W XYZ Bar

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Happy New Year, Tempe! We are excited to announce that our W XYZ Bar has now reopened from 5-11pm daily. We can't wait to see you!

Posted by Aloft Tempe on Monday, January 4, 2021

If you are looking for a place to listen to live band performances with an amazing rooftop view, then W XYZ bar is the place for you. Perched atop the Aloft hotel, W XYZ bar provides a stunning view of downtown Asheville. Check out their Sunday night live and listen to a series of concert performances of various artists as you enjoy craft cocktails, craft beers, and small plates on their outdoor observation deck that provides an amazing view of Biltmore Avenue.


Address: 51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 3pm - 10pm; Sat: 10pm - 12am

5. Top of the Monk

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Monk friends and family -- as we're in a time of extreme uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we feel it’s important to...

Posted by Top of the Monk on Friday, March 13, 2020

Probably the most acclaimed entry on our list, Top of the Monk has been recognized as one of the finest cocktail bars in the southeast. It is designed as a mid-century speakeasy bar that features handcrafted cocktails and an impressive selection of whiskeys. Their noteworthy cocktail mixes include the Leonid with applejack, harlequin orange liqueur, and grapefruit bitters. The bar is located on the roof-deck patio of the Thirsty Monk, which offers a stellar view of south Asheville and its nearby mountains.

Top of the Monk

Address: 92 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Top of the Monk

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri - Sun: 4pm - 1:30am

6. Highland Brewing Company

Highland Brewing Company
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Highland Brewing Company is the very first craft brewery in Asheville. Up until today, it is still regarded as one of the best places to enjoy a beer in North Carolina. Their beer selections may not be as diverse as other breweries, but it is still bountiful and includes a solid selection of beers such as the Gaelic ale and the cold mountain winter warmer, brews that are hard to find anywhere outside Asheville. Their rooftop bar is able to accommodate up to 300 individuals and it is open for reservation for private events like weddings, rehearsals, and corporate events.

Highland Brewing Company

Address: 12 Old Charlotte Hwy #200, Asheville, NC 28803, United States

Website: Highland Brewing Company

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm

7. Social Lounge

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No more cold! Where else in town can you get a rooftop view of the heart of downtown without worrying how cold your hands are? We’ve got an updated space and plenty of deliciousness to warm you up.

Posted by Social Lounge on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Social Lounge is known as Asheville’s original craft cocktail lounge. The bar adjoins its sister Italian restaurant Strada, wherein both the bar and the restaurant are headed and owned by chef Anthony Cerrato. The bar’s menu is comprised of a selection of house-crafted cocktails that consists of a rotating list of eight drafts from breweries located around the region, a good selection of international wines, small bites, and bar snacks to go along with your drink. During the weekends, the Social Lounge also serves brunch. Have a taste of their al fresco mimosas, omelets, and flapjacks that serve as a perfect start to your day.

Social Lounge

Address: 29 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Social Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 2pm, 3pm - 10pm

8. Willow's Dream

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Posted by Willow's Dream on Sunday, November 10, 2019

Probably the most peculiar of the rooftop bars is Willow’s Dream, which is located on Broadway Street in Asheville. Willow’s Dream is primarily a hair salon and a gift shop, but it comes with an exciting twist. As you wait your turn for a haircut or manicure, you are given the liberty to grab a beer and check out their rooftop patio. They also hold concerts and open mic festivities occasionally in their rooftop bar.

Willow's Dream

Address: 64 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Willow’s Dream

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 7pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 8pm; Sun: 10am - 7pm

9. Pillar Rooftop Bar

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Posted by Pillar Rooftop Bar on Thursday, September 10, 2020

Also known as the “botanical rooftop bar” due to its location, the Pillar Rooftop Bar is situated atop the Hilton Garden Inn. It boasts an amazing southward scene and provides a nice view of the First Baptist Church and the Beaucatcher Tunnel. This bar is focused on synthesizing a unique experience with their southern fusion small plates from the rooftop kitchen, combined with their seasonal and expertly-crafted cocktails, local brews, and international wines. It also features fire pits and retractable garage doors that help the bar to adapt to any kind of weather.

Pillar Rooftop Bar

Address: 309 College St 6th Floor, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Pillar Rooftop Bar

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 9pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

10. Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar

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Posted by Hemingway's Cuba Asheville on Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Hemingway’s Cuba was founded by Tony Fraga, a Havana-native who grew up enjoying meals at Floridita, which is a historic fish restaurant and cocktail bar that was often visited by Ernest Hemingway, resulting in the genius name of Hemingway’s Cuba. It is perched on the fourth floor of the Cambria Hotel. Hemingway’s Cuba brings a slice of Havana to Asheville as it blends Cuban cuisine with Asheville’s elegance. The restaurant serves authentic Cuban cuisine and the bar is best known for its cocktail signature Cuban daiquiri, which is regarded by some as the best daiquiri in the world.

Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar

Address: 15 Page Ave 4th Floor, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Hemingway’s Cuba Restaurant & Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 11am, 4:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 7am - 2pm, 4:30pm - 10pm; Sun: 7am - 2pm, 4:30pm - 9pm

Enjoy Asheville's magnificent vistas

Asheville is surrounded by a slew of gorgeous views all around. Immerse yourself in the city’s beauty and satisfy your taste buds as you have the time of your life on your next visit to Asheville.

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