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 this month below.
Now open at 697 Haywood Road in West Asheville, Botiwalla Asheville is the third location of this Indian street food restaurant from Chef Meherwan Irani—the owner of popular Chai Pani in downtown Asheville and five-time James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast. The other two locations in Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC, have rave customer reviews. From chaat (finger foods and snacks) to sigri (dishes made on North Indian charcoal grills), you won’t want to miss out on these amazing flavors!
The Breakroom Rage Room
You’ve probably heard of rage rooms before, and now Asheville has one of its very own! The Breakroom Rage Room is a woman-owned and family-operated facility that’s the perfect night out with some friends. Grab a box with 10-12 breakable items (or bring your own!) and enter a safe and controlled environment where breaking and smashing things is absolutely OK. Relieve stress, have fun, let off some steam, and make new memories with this one-of-a-kind experience that lets you get it all out.
Salt Face Mule Brewing Co.
This long-awaited brewery, restaurant, and attraction, all rolled into one from the owners of Twisted Laurel, is finally open at 450 Weaverville Highway on the cusp of Weaverville and Asheville. Salt Face Mule currently features 36 holes of mini golf and will soon open a remote control car track and batting cage area! The brewery serves authentic Appalachian food with flair. Think brisket mac ‘n cheese and peaches and port sandwiches. Beer, food, and fun—what else do you need?
The River Arts District (RAD) Brewing Co.
Another brewery has popped up in Asheville, this time near the River Arts District area. RAD Brewing Co. boasts a substantial outdoor space where you and your friends (four-legged friends, as well!) are welcome to play games, hang out, and try one of their in-house beers, as well as wine, local cider, and ginger beer. You can find a food truck on the property some days and live music throughout the week. Check out their website for more details!
Archetype Brewing – South Slope
Archetype Brewing, a local brewery with two locations in West Asheville and North Asheville, has recently opened a new location in the heart of downtown Asheville in the South Slope Brewing District. Guests can enjoy their craft beer, curated cocktails, or wine offerings at this new spot, the first of their locations offering a full restaurant! The three-level restaurant space includes a rooftop bar that overlooks Banks Avenue. Remember: this location is not dog-friendly.
Mudpuppies Sports and Sushi Bar
The sports bars to beat all sports bars, Mudpuppies is the newest arrival to the Asheville scene with their new location in Arden, near the Asheville Regional Airport. Enjoy more than 40 TV screens broadcasting your favorite games, live music weekly, a menu full of fresh sushi and game-day favorites, karaoke and trivia nights, and a full bar of more than 30 taps, local brews, tasty sake, and fresh cocktails.