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Lex18 - CLOSED

18 N Lexington Ave, near College Street intersection across from Top Shoes on North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2824
+1 828-575-9494
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Oct 31, 2016
“Delicious, romantic, different and fun!”
Oct 18, 2016
“My birthday ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
18 N Lexington Ave, near College Street intersection across from Top Shoes on North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2824
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We had just arrived in town, and lucked into a table due to a last minute cancellation. I would suggest reservations. The wait staff was dressed for the speak easy setting. The music added to the fun and different atmosphere. I enjoyed a moonshine cocktail...More

1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Great speakeasy. Great drinks. Great food. I love it ! Owners are Fab! Try and go on a night when the piano player is playing. Nice atmosphere.

Thank mspflys
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We've been here before and enjoyed it as it has a different atmosphere. Tonight however we had a 5:30 pm reservation. Arrived at about 5:25 as we always attempt to be on time for a reservation, only to find what appeared to be a shut...More

2  Thank dawna70
Lex E, Owner at Lex18, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2016

This is the first time in the two and half years where I must contradict the story of a guest and make a comment with no apologies.... Our restaurant is made beautiful, clean and well dressed everyday. We are one of the most unique restaurants...More

Reviewed October 1, 2016

Lex 18 in Asheville. This place bills itself as a moonshine bar and jazz club. Actually they make good craft cocktails. It also serves various types of moonshine (very popular with millennials). The food offerings are limited and strange. Live music every night with no...More

Thank airbag2011
Reviewed September 27, 2016

My fiancé and I attended a Vaudeville Dinner Theatre recently. It was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed lots of laughs with great cocktails and quality food. The staff is always engaging and aim to please. I highly recommend an evening here for locals and tourists...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this small restaurant and bar while out on Saturday night. The drinks were unique, creative and delicious. The owners, Georgia and Alan could not be more hospitable. They told us about their Sunday evening dinner show. We bought tickets and returned the...More

Thank travelfriendoh
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a themed establishment -- silent movies, costumed employees. Very Turn of the Century. This was a pleasant surprise. Definitely returning on my next trip!

1  Thank Rachael M
Reviewed September 21, 2016

This place is a lot of fun. The service was very good and fun as the staff is very theatrical. Our dinner was very good, great farm to table menu. The cocktail list had a great variety of craft cocktails with different twists. All this...More

Thank StacyandPat
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is adorable, playing very old black and white (silent) films, my group just popped in for some adult beverages, lemon champagne cocktail very yummy and refreshing and drinking all those suds. Old fashioned was pretty tasty the bartenders/mixologists got it going on! Service...More

Thank cprather
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We saw a Cuban band and had an excellent dinner. The owner is delightful. Staff is excellent. In Downtown Asheville.

Thank Sandy S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$8 - $35
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
5:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 N Lexington Ave, near College Street intersection across from Top Shoes on North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-2824
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-575-9494
  • E-mail
Lex 18 is a fine dining supper club dedicated to curating the beverage, culinary and jazz musical heritage of the Prohibition Era in Southern Appalachia. Our kitchen is dedicated to featuring fresh Appalachian meats, seasonal organic and wild foraged fruits, herbs and vegetables and preparing them with our renown Southern flair. Lex18"s historic bar is stocked with regional moonshines, local beers on tap and a fine selection of wines. Our resident mixologist is constantly perfecting moonshine based craft cocktails. We look forward to seeing you for a romantic supper or for your special small group event at Thomas Wolfe's favorite speakeasy 18 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina. We are open Tuesday - Sunday, and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for our lunch/brunch from 11:30AM-2PM. From 1907 to 1922 our restaurant was the famous speakeasy Eureka Saloon mentioned in Thomas Wolfe's novel Look Homeward Angel.
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