Top 10 Rooftop Restaurants In Asheville, North Carolina

rooftop restaurants in asheville nc
Rienz Althron
Rienz Althron 

Asheville is the largest city located in the western parts of North Carolina. The city is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which means there’s plenty of opportunities for its visitors to enjoy the beauty of North Carolina’s nature. Asheville is brimming with Airbnb tiny houses and historic hotels if you’re already planning your visit. Some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy here are ziplining, where you can enjoy the gush of the wind to your face and the views of the forest’s natural canopy; and going on the natural water slide of Sliding Rock located in Pisgah National Forest. Aside from the great outdoors, there are many indoor recreational activities to try here, too! Visit Asheville’s several museums, such as the Pinball Museum and the Asheville Mystery Museum. One of the reasons why we travel is to, of course, eat! And there are plenty of restaurants in this relatively small city, where you can satisfy both your tastebuds and your tummy! But if you’re specifically looking for eateries that have a rooftop dining option, then definitely check out the following best rooftop restaurants in Asheville, North Carolina.

1. Capella on 9

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

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Posted by Capella on 9 on Friday, February 26, 2021

Looking for a stylish place to hang out in Asheville? Make your way to Capella on 9, which happens to be a tapas bar at AC Hotel by Marriott Asheville Downtown. The restaurant features an elegant indoor dining area as well as a scenic rooftop terrace spot. They serve a small plate-style menu, focusing on locally and responsibly sourced ingredients and handcrafted cocktails. Live music is featured at the restaurant too. Guests are most welcome to slow down, munch on their food, and enjoy the spectacular views of the city.

Capella on 9

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

Website: Capella on 9

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 11am, 3pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 7am - 11am, 3pm - 12am; Sun: 7am - 11am, 3pm - 10pm

2. Antidote at Chemist Spirits

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

Posted by Antidote on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fancy a night of drinking in Asheville? Well, now you’ve found the right place! Antidote at Chemist Spirits is one of the best bars in town. It is fully a private club, meaning that they only serve alcohol. No food of any kind. If a unique drinking experience is what you’re looking for, then you must try this place out. It’s a great hangout spot, too, if you want to be someplace that isn’t crowded. Its rooftop patio welcomes up to 30 guests and has its own bar.

Antidote at Chemist Spirits

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

Website: Antidote at Chemist Spirits

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 2pm - 11pm

3. Forestry Camp

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

Forestry Camp is one the most unique dining spots that you will find in Asheville. It was originally built by the government as a barracks for those who helped with the construction of Blue Ridge Parkway and other public works. Burial Beer Co purchased the property in 2015 and turned it into a brewery and a mixed-use building. Forestry Camp is home to the Outpost, which offers shareable plates, sandwiches, and other snacks, and it has picnic areas and a rooftop deck.

Forestry Camp

Address: 10 Shady Oak Dr, Asheville, NC 28803, United States

Website: Forestry Camp

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

4. Burial Beer Co.

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Posted by Burial Beer Co. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Besides Forestry Camp, Burial Beer Co’s other and official flagship brewery is its namesake. Located on Collier Avenue, this brewpub with a rooftop terrace serves Asheville some of the best and most inventive beers you’ll ever find. The names of their products may be intimidating, but it welcomes palates of all kinds, especially adventurous ones! Their Imperial stout, named These Damning Theories of Nonesuch, is one of their bestsellers, along with the double IPA beer Philosophical Ideologies of Moralistic Indignation. Now, you’re getting curious, huh? Come to the brewery now and discover their other styles!

Burial Beer Co.

Address: 40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Burial Beer Co.

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

5. The Montford Rooftop Bar

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

The Montford Rooftop Bar is one of the best rooftop bars in Asheville, not just because of the sumptuous selection of food, but also because of its classy yet relaxed ambiance coupled with a gorgeous view. From drinks to cocktails, from take-aways to dine-ins, you can expect them to serve you with the finest quality offerings. If you don’t want to eat that much and a small plate order of one or two would suffice, then go for their Herb Frites or Roasted Beet Salad. If you’re with the gang, go for large plate orders of Spotted Trotter Hotdog, Bison Meatball Flatbread, or Mushroom Flatbread. Do you have a sweet tooth? They’ve got N.C. Apple Crumble, and chocolate brownies, too!

The Montford Rooftop Bar

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

Website: The Montford Rooftop Bar

Opening hours: 5pm - 9pm (daily)

6. Thirsty Monk

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Thirsty Monk is a nice and cozy bar that is famous for its wide selection of beer, most especially their Belgian beer! Drinking here would feel like you’re somewhere in Europe. Other than the drinks, they also serve tacos, bacon, pretzels, nachos, and other food that go really well with a mug of fine-tasting beer! Wanna build your own burger? They allow their patrons to do so! Want some buffalo wings? You sure can get it with the sauce of your choice! Want to drink at the rooftop? You definitely can, for a more relaxing ambiance.

Thirsty Monk

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

Website: Thirsty Monk

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 1.30am; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

7. Pillar Rooftop Bar

What’s better than a rooftop bar? A rooftop bar with live music! Pillar Rooftop Bar does that for its patrons, and it also offers a menu filled with all-original mixes of cocktails, sustainable wine selections, and a great and relaxing ambiance to make your dining experience as memorable as it can be. From breakfast to dinner, they’ve got your back! They even serve hummus, barbecue, and pancakes, among others. If you’re not looking for alcohol and you just want your caffeine craving fixed, they do serve coffee, too! Want a healthier option? They’ve got tea, hot and cold!

Pillar Rooftop Bar

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

Website: Pillar Rooftop Bar

Opening hours: 4pm - 12am (daily)

8. Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar

If you want to have a taste of Cuban goodness and you don’t know where to go yet, then have a go at Hemingway’s Cuba Restaurant & Bar! The restaurant is the fruition of its owner, Tony Fraga’s desire to bring his night out dining experience in Cuba to Asheville. And to add to the Cuban influence of their food and drinks, they’ve got a rooftop where you can feast on your favorite Cuban meal, from breakfast to dinner! Do you want wine? They’ve got a wide selection of it — red or white — to accompany you and your friends while relaxing at their rooftop! Their desserts come in the form of churros, tres leches, and cheesecake, NY style! Go to Hemingway’s if you wish to experience rooftop dining in Asheville.

Hemingway's Cuba Restaurant & Bar

Address: 15 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Hemingway’s Cuba Restaurant & Bar

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

9. Social Lounge

Social Lounge is Strada Italiano’s sister restaurant which sits right next to it! That means you can order your favorite Strada Italiano meal and bring it to Social Lounge’s rooftop! They’ve got a wide selection of beers and wines perfect to combine with their shareable treats, such as their truffled popcorn, arancini, and fried potatoes. If you’re getting a little bit tipsy from their drinks, get some order of zeppole or chocolate torte that will allow you to drink even more of their liquors.

Social Lounge

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

Website: Social Lounge

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 3pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 3pm - 2am

10. Strada Italiano

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant that has a fantastic view of the streets below, then look no further because Strada Italiano is one of the few Italian restos that offer a rooftop view for its customers. All the Italian goodness, such as authentic pasta, salads, and pizza, you can order them here! Also, they offer a create-your-own pizza service where you can choose the ingredients you wish to put on top of your pizza! In addition, they have a wide selection of wines to choose from. If you’re bringing your kids with you, you’ll be glad to know that they have kiddie meals, too.

Strada Italiano

Address: 27 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, United States

Website: Strada Italiano

Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 11am - 3pm, 4pm - 9:30pm; Tue: 4pm - 9.30pm; Wed - Thu: 11am - 3pm, 4pm - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 3pm, 4–10:30pm

Dining and drinking on a rooftop is more pleasurable

Eleven Rooftop Bar at 757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, 10
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There’s something about rooftop restaurants that make them more preferable to dine or drink at. If you agree with that, then when you visit this Asheville, definitely visit and experience these top rooftop restaurants in Asheville, North Carolina!

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Rienz is a former office-based employee who entered the world of travel writing. His ultimate dream is to be able to travel the world and experience as much of it as he can. By pursuing his dreams,...Read more

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