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18 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 225-6998
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Ranked #170 of 646 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Dining options: Late Night
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.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
12 helpful votes 12 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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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60 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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Mohrsville, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Sky Bar is located in the Flat Iron Building. This is such a cool old building & you board an old elevator to get there. Note space is limited & you may have to wait but it is worth the wait for a drink with an awesome view. When 3 people come down, 3 people can go up, they want... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

You cannot go to Ashville without going to Skybar! Their drinks are delicious and creative and you will thank us when you see this sunset. It's perfect. So great to watch with a freshing cocktail and the one you love!

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Additional Information about Sky Bar

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

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