Asheville, located in the far west of North Carolina, has a different pace from the state’s other urban hubs, Raleigh and Charlotte. Its mountainside location makes it an ideal starting point for excursions on the Blue Ridge Parkway and into the Great Smoky Mountains. The main tourist attraction in town is the Biltmore Estate, home of the Vanderbilts. Many points around the city have gorgeous views of the surrounding landscape, including Chimney Rock. Asheville also houses the Western North Carolina Nature Center, a 42-acre facility dedicated to the area’s animal life and natural habitats. For a dose of culture, head to Pack Place Education and Arts Center, which hosts the Asheville Museum of Art, the Colburn Earth Science Museum and the Diana Wortham Theatre. The funky, artsy and eclectic downtown area of Asheville has over 30 locally-owned shops and boutiques and a trendy selection of restaurants, bars, and cafes. But where are the smartest and savviest heading out for a drink? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. If you’re wondering where the locals go for drinks and entertainment in the evenings, check out our list of the best bars in Asheville.
|Restaurants:||Hemingway's Cuba, Aux Bar, Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro…|
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|Cuisines:||Cuban, Contemporary American, American…|