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Sky Bar

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18 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 225-6998
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Unique bar that was actually a fire escape of a very old building in...
Unique bar that was actually a fire escape of a very old building in Asheville. An elevator man takes you up to the 8th floor and you can choose to stay on the level or go down to 7th or 6th floors. A great view for a sunset. Busiest on Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Views, Good Drinks, Poor Service

Stunning views after arriving in an old-timey elevator with an operator! The fire escape setting facing the western mountains is gorgeous but it's hard to get one of their $10 drinks due to poor service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Carolyn D
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We mainly came to the Sky Bar for the view of Asheville. The view was good, but nothing to be blown away by. The drinks were also good. However the service was very poor. We waited for 40 minutes on our check, and had to ask for it 3 times. One time the lady looked at us like we were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

I almost didn't come here during my stop to Asheville because of some of the reviews I read about drink prices, but I'm so glad I did. Drinks are not very expensive and even so if you are visiting, the view is worth it. There is a one drink minimum but that have a great variety. The staff comes to... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stunning views after arriving in an old-timey elevator with an operator! The fire escape setting facing the western mountains is gorgeous but it's hard to get one of their $10 drinks due to poor service.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The drinks are incredible and the view is unmatched, go there, have the sky thai, and take in the mountain air with someone you love

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I absolutely LOVED this place. The view is spectacular, the atmosphere is chic and the music is fantastic (think "lounge" style). Makes you feel like a million bucks. With three stories, up in the sky, a drink and cigar in hand---this place has become my favorite bar in Asheville. The bartenders come to you to get your drink order and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is great for a drink a days end. Way up in the Flat Iron building the views are great of the Grove Arcade and surrounding mountains. If you go when there is not snow everywhere like I did, they might even serve you a beverage.

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Candler, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We've been several times. It's a novelty. Nothing special about menu or drinks. Location, location, location is the key. Fun place to take friends for a few drinks before/after dinner or a show. View is spectacular. Service is friendly but slow when they get busy.

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Asheville, NC
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go for the view because there ain't much else. Small space, no seating, good drinks. That's all folks!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an outdoor bar that is located on what seems to be an old fire escape in the flatiron style building downtown. The bar is not always open so make sure you have a back up plan. When the bar is open it is in the evenings. The bar is open in the winter when it is not too... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Planned one night of our trip around going to this bar. Went to it, elevator was locked, and lady at coffee bar said it was closed / only open on summer weekends. Very disappointed and had to scramble to regroup our plans, as I had even checked their hours on Facebook and no mention of being closed in winter.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: (828) 225-6998

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Description

Unique bar that was actually a fire escape of a very old building in Asheville. An elevator man takes you up to the 8th floor and you can choose to stay on the level or go down to 7th or 6th floors. A great view for a sunset. Busiest on Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?