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Sky Bar

18 Battery Park Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (Five Points)
(828) 225-6998
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Ranked #117 of 635 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
Neighborhood: Five Points
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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Morganton, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Sky Bar is a delightful place to have a drink and watch the sun set. We arrived just as the colors reached their peak and enjoyed a drink. Even if you miss the sunset, the view is wonderful: the dark blue mountains make a perfect backdrop for the city lights.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The location is the main selling point for this. Watching the sunset is pretty awesome! The bar is small and really (to my knowledge) there is no real bar with exception the 2 balconies and a little seating area inside. If you dont sit outside there seems little point to go. We just had drinks (it is not cheap) Our... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is where you need to be for one of the most spectacular sunsets you'll find! Grab a delicious drink and head to the balcony. Pay attention!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The bar is on a fire escape with a great view of the city. The ride up is on an old elevator with a "driver". Not many of these anymore. The drinks are good, but the service is generally slow. The waiters have a lot of climbing to do. It is a fun place to visit and have a drink... More

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Candler, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I'm a local but didn't know about this place until my wife and I happened upon the sign outside the building while walking downtown. The hostess in the lobby was very informative and convinced us to go up and take a look. I can't comment on the food because we didn't order any. We stayed on the top floor and... More

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Louisville
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited the week of August 4th with my wife. This Sky Bar is billed as a roof top bar, at least the website's we researched- "The Sky Bar offers drinks with an amazing view from the top of the Flat Iron Building. It's mostly outside, so not open in winter months" This is a fire escape, close to the top... More

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Marathon, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we were greeted warmly and were very impressed with everyone's friendly service, especially by our elevator operator. He wasn't joking when he recommended water when you first arrive. The drinks are strong and delicious. When in Asheville it is something to experience at least once. Nice view of downtown Asheville and the drinks were... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great place for a drink with someone special while you enjoy scenic Asheville. A very cool concept that was well executed. Who would have thought that a fire escape could be a great spot for craft drinks? You gotta' try this place out at least once. Great service and atmosphere!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The views were fantastic and the drinks unique and very tasty. This definitely isn't a place to go if you want fast service but the servers were very friendly regardless. Lobby hostess and elevator operator were also very friendly and welcoming.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the strangest martini bar I've ever been to. You experience starts with the list operator. He elevates you to the 9th floor of the Flatiron building, and gives the protocol -- there are no bartenders at this bar; you just pick a spot and a server will take your order and make your drink. The view of the... More

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