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Sky Bar

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18 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 225-6998
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Today
8:00 am - 10:00 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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
It's a bar with a great view... that's about it.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Joe D
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Candler, North Carolina
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  • Late Night
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Candler, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Covington, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were in Asheville for a girls trip, saw this place from across the street and wandered over. I was hesitant to deal with a wait (though it was a short one) but was surprised at the good time we had. Crowds and small spaces are typically not my thing, but from the elevator ride to the view to the... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Overpriced bar trying to be something you would see in a larger city but in Asheville it just feels pretentious and out of place.

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Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is an Asheville must do! Step on the old time elevator to the top of the building - remember to tip the elevator worker! Drinks are a little on the pricey side - about $10/each - but made well and worth every penny. If the weather is bad or you don't feel like sitting outside, they also have a... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Tried to go for the view and drinks at 5:00pm before dinner. We had no idea the elevator was a required part of the "experience" so we took the stairs. Apparently that's a big no no but it was the very rude way the doorman told us that was disappointing. We also had our teenage son with us who was... More 

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Erwin, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Located in a beautiful old building. You ride an old elevator to the bar with beautiful views. The outdoor seating is very limited but worth the wait. The service and drinks were good but the view was wonderful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Besides the view, the sky bar was horrible. The service was low, inaccurate, and pretentious. The food was overpriced, and the wait was long. We were cramped in a small area on a fire escape, which was used as a balcony. The drinks were overpriced and weak. There are many wonderful places in Asheville to go to for a nice... More 

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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?