As you know by now, Asheville is an incredibly special place. One particularly important reason you love our community is the local independent businesses.
Go Local Asheville currently serves over 560 local independent business members and over 4,000 Go Local cardholders.
Why is it important to support local independent businesses?
They are the backbone of Asheville’s economy. They are better positioned to respond to the needs of our community, our cultural organizations, and nonprofits, and are inherently tied to Asheville’s future.
More specifically, local independent businesses:
1). Grow Asheville’s unique character and inspire entrepreneurship.
2) Encourage decision-making and civic engagement at the local level.
3). Increase environmental resilience and responsibility.
4). Focus on collaboration and healthy competition.
5). Keep our dollars in Asheville’s local economy resulting in more jobs and increased wages.
6). Strengthen the local supply chain by replacing imported goods and services.
How does Go Local Asheville support the local independent business community?
1). By educating the community about the importance of buying from and supporting local independent businesses.
2). By offering businesses free membership
3). By selling Go Local cards to individuals that can be used for perks and discounts at over 560 local independent businesses.
We asked our business members why they chose to become a member of Go Local Asheville. The top reason they shared is pride in our local community. Our businesses care about keeping Asheville unique and the special place our visitors like to come back to year after year after year.
How can you buy a Go Local card?
The Go Local card cost $18 and is sold on-line and at businesses all over Asheville. To find out where, go to: Get Your Go Local Card | Go Local Asheville
How do you know who accepts the Go Local card?
Once you have a card, look for Go Local decals in stores, restaurants, shops and salons around Asheville. Or you can also go to our on-line directory and search by category, location, or collection.
Located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate just up the road from Hi-Wire's South Slope Specialty Brewery, which was the brewery's original location, Hi-Wire Brewing opened the 27,000-square-foot Big Top Taproom & Production Brewery in the summer of 2015.
The Big Top brings the brewing process to life by giving craft beer drinkers the opportunity to enjoy a pint of Hi-Wire’s approachable and balanced lagers and ales beside the tanks where they were created. This large, industrial-feeling space features ample seating, an outdoor patio, a bier garden, a permanent Foothills Local Meats food truck serving the best in local, pasture-raised meats with vegetarian options available, and it is home to most of Hi-Wire’s large events and beer festivals.
Hi-Wire also has a third Asheville location opening in summer 2021 – the Hi-Wire RAD Beer Garden – in the River Arts District that features an outdoor beer garden constructed from upcycled shipping containers attached to a 25,233-square-foot Hi-Wire distribution center.
Welcome music, science, and history lovers! The Moogseum is the museum that brings American inventor Bob Moog's pioneering legacy to life with interactive exhibits that include an immersive dome to experience how electricity becomes sound, a historical exploration of synthesizers, and the opportunity for guests to play both Theremins and Moog synthesizers. The Moogseum opened at 56 Broadway St., in the heart of downtown Asheville, on May 23, 2019, which would have been the inventor's 85th birthday. The museum's mission is to educate and inspire people of all ages, just as Bob Moog did himself.
A project of the Bob Moog Foundation, the Moogseum is a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience of the music, history, and science of electronic music that includes exhibits designed for playful exploration of sound, technology, and science.
Envision Moog's creative process by exploring the recreation of his workbench. Step inside an immersive dome where you can learn how electricity turns into sound when it goes through a circuit. Explore an interactive timeline of Moog's life and the history of sound synthesis which includes a music player with over 95 hit songs, from the 60s to today, that include Moog instruments. Dive deeper into the archival center, which features more than 1,000 pieces of rare archival material accessible by touch-screen kiosks, to explore 34 different historically important synthesizers in the Timeline of Synthesis exhibit. There are also rare memorabilia items on display, including one of the first theremins Moog built when he started his company in 1954.
The Moogseum shop offers an array of iconic items for sale to celebrate your visit as well as a curated collection of gifts for discerning friends.
Parkway Picnics offers luxury picnics in the heart of Asheville. All picnics are curated by local vendors, creating unique eating experiences for all occasions.
Jus’ Running is Asheville’s favorite running store. We have a huge selection of specialty running shoes, apparel, nutrition, supplements, and gear. Our knowledgeable staff will walk you through a thorough gait analysis and get you set up with the perfect shoe. We are your shoe fitting experts! Our staff is also an excellent resource for local running-related information, route advice, and general running knowledge.
Experience Asheville from the rooftops!
You’ll spend three hours exploring three of Asheville’s highly acclaimed rooftop bars on a tour with TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winning, Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours. Your tour experience includes spectacular views of our city’s Art Deco treasures from the 1920’s as well as the beauty of the timeless Blue Ridge Mountains. Each tour is led by our expert local guides sharing Asheville history from the rooftops as you enjoy a complimentary craft cocktail or mocktail (0% alcohol) at each stop including reserved seating, with transportation included. We allow plenty of time at each stop for additional drinks and food and local craft beer selections, so save your appetite for the tour! We'll even take the photos for you.
Daily tours offered year-round, rain or shine, with rooftop fire pits and covered or spacious indoor areas for great outdoor viewing. Group rates and private group tours are available. Discover what makes Asheville so unique from the rooftops with us!