When one local business closes in Asheville, another opens, which makes it hard to keep tabs on all the newest places to experience. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up some of the newest Asheville restaurants and Asheville bars for you to frequent on your next trip to our mountain town. 

Check out what’s new below. 

The Tiki Easy Bar
Discover the latest tropical oasis in Asheville! The Tiki Easy Bar is a thrilling new tiki bar and distillery from Hi-Wire Brewing. Step into a paradise of exotic cocktails and spirits crafted with passion and flair. Enjoy island vibes and savor delightful concoctions, like their Scorpion shareable fish bowl, all while soaking up the sun and leaving reality behind.

Regina’s is the newest restaurant from acclaimed Asheville chef Elliott Moss (previous owner and chef of Buxton Hall Barbecue and current owner and chef at Little Louie’s), and it serves elevated, classic cuisine right on Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Don’t let the exterior fool you; you’ll be immediately transported to a different decade filled with pink hues, vintage decor, and a timeless atmosphere when you step inside. Give it a try the next time you’re in town. 

The Draftsman
In the newly opened Restoration Hotel, guests and visitors can frequent The Draftsman—a bar, lounge, and extremely cool vintage bowling alley for you and your friends to gather. Feel like a local as you sip on a craft beer and listen to live music. Host your next event with good friends, great drinks, and a spirited game or two of bowling. This is one place in Asheville unlike anywhere else. 

The Hound
We can’t think of a better way to reuse an old Greyhound bus station than to turn it into a bar! Lovingly named The Hound, this new lounge offers a full bar with beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and small plates. Its beautifully designed interior and ample outdoor seating area make it an excellent spot for a night out or a casual meal. Order the Greyhound cocktail, of course, while listening to a local band!  

Little D’s Restaurant
Owned and operated by the friendly and energetic couple, Owen and Mindi McGlynn of Asheville Proper, a new restaurant in downtown Asheville, Little D’s set out to be a much different endeavor. The couple wanted to create an inviting and easygoing space just for locals in North Asheville, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown life. With similar menu items to Asheville Proper, such as wood-fired meats and seafood dishes, Little D’s focuses on cooking intentionally and creating straightforward and authentic dishes. 

Rabbit Hole at Sunny Point Cafe
The owners of the incredibly popular Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville have now opened a new bakery, garden, and micro-event space. Rabbit Hole is located behind Sunny Point Cafe and offers a delicious array of pastries, baked goods, and cozy beverages. While the location serves as a baking kitchen for Sunny Point Cafe, it’s also a place for a quick snack or drink for passersby or an excellent place for patrons to hang out while waiting for their table at Sunny Point Cafe. Go down the rabbit hole!