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Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Address: 1 Battle Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: 828-252-0020
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My most favorite place

I love this place. I love the books, the way it is decorated, the fact that you can bring your dogs, the desserts, the champagne, and the coffee. I want to go back to Ashville... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Charleston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I love this place. I love the books, the way it is decorated, the fact that you can bring your dogs, the desserts, the champagne, and the coffee. I want to go back to Ashville just so we can visit here again and we definitely will!

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Raleigh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is a lovely and unique place with so many books and champagne varieties that it would be difficult to not find something you enjoy! What made it even better for me was the cozy atmosphere and the fact that they are dog friendly. I wish they had a place like this in every town!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place is so cool. You are surrounded by shelves and shelves of book and have a bunch of comfy and quiet places to sit. The staff is friendly and attentive but no one bothers you. The coffee is rich and flavorful and the desserts are dynamite. Once you enter, you will be inspired to sit and write the great... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Came here for a Meet-Up group and was impressed. Excellent place for small groups to meet or for a drink while browsing their book selection. Would be better if light snacks were offered with coffee or wine.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

During the fall, we met college friends here for a before-dinner gathering. We sat in a quiet nook, surrounded by books (which we all love) at a lovely plate of cheeses and fruits and drank Proseco and beer! Perfect for old college friends. Only one drawback -- I had an allergic reaction to the old books and had to leave... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It is the best of a local meeting place, bookstore, coffee shop, sandwiches, and wine bar all in one. Depending on season and time of day, it is worth the effort to find parking and visit here. I imagine Battery Park has a great local following. It is dog friendly, kid friendly, you name it. There are even artist sales... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

and the champagne, wine, coffee. Please don't kick the dog sitting next to you on the floor, he gets to be there just like you. (although he's not suppose to sit on the furniture) It's not really a place for a meal, but it's a great place to kick back and look around an old bookstore and find a cozy... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Interesting and comfortable environment for relaxing and having a cocktail. We went twice in a 3 day stay.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This has to be one of the more original concepts. It's part coffeehouse,wine/champagne bar, bookstore, hangout. Dog friendly. You can grab a glass of wine, champagne, or beer and take your "browsing beverage" through the labyrinth of used books and cozy reading nooks. Check it out!

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Wisconsin
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108 reviews 108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Perfect place to meet up with friends or on a date prior to dinner. You're sure to meet some great people here. They have a great champagne list for bottles or half bottles, good selection of wine by the glass, and the coffee and tea is great. They are animal friendly here. It's such a unique and great place, I... More 

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