Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top

4.5
15 Reviews
$30 and under
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Join us at Hi-Wire Brewing in our new IGLOOS!!! Available during the winter months at Hi-Wire Brewing's Big Top Production Facility & Taproom in the heart of Biltmore Village.

Have a group coming to town? Reserve an igloo for $25 for 90mins in a cozy and COVID safe environment. Groups are limited to 6 people per igloo. If you don't want to pay for a reservation, you can come straight to the brewery to see if one is available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 15 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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John
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Excellent staff, drink, and food truck. They are taking covid seriously and provide plenty of space to spread out and enjoy yourself.

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WalterB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We were in the igloos and had a great time. We would recommend it sipping beers in one. Definitely a different experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The beer was AWESOME. The experience was pretty expensive, including $25 for an igloo rental and some mystery beers on our tab that I didn’t question at the time, so this might be a special occasion type brewery as I can’t remember spending this much at another Asheville spot without food involved, but I still loved it. I’d put it in the top 3-4 breweries in Asheville which is saying a lot, given the standard here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience going to a brewery during Covid! Rented an igloo and loved it! Definitely recommend!!!

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GriffinT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

DIdn't realize that there was no kitchen in the brewery, just a small food truck with limited items. Not worth the $25 reservation for an igloo.

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Ashevegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Not very well organized. Took 15-20 min of our reserved time waiting in line to set up a tab, then waiting in line again to order a pitcher. No table service in the igloo, so there was a lot of time waiting in line for beer. The igloo experience itself was very much a disappointment. It was wet inside from condensation and clammy. Being charged $25 for an igloo that you only use when not in line is kinda of a bummer. The beer itself, as always, was amazing.

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lisam
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food1service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the privacy of the igloo and the outside experience during a rainy cold day! We planned on eating at the food truck and were disappointed and surprised when they closed before 6pm on a Saturday evening.
We would rent it again as long as we brought our own food.
thank you :)

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Robert
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just passing through Asheville and we enjoyed sandwich in an igloo. Everything great!

Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top
Responded on February 8, 2021

Thank you, Robert!

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vipTwoRobins
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We got bad info on when the food truck would open and had to leave and get take away from a close by location is the only reason I gave a low mark on food. We really love this venue.

Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top
Responded on January 21, 2021

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for your review and feedback. For next time, outside food is always welcome, and our on-site food truck is open Thursday-Monday. Cheers!

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vipChad
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We rented one of the igloos at Hi-Top. They were clean but there was nothing to them. They are just clear bubbles sitting over a picnic table. They are not heated and they needed some decorations. A little disappointing but they do give you some privacy.

The drinks were great and service was great also. I would definitely go back but it needs “something” to add to the atmosphere to make it nicer and more fun.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There is no food. None. I paid $25 to reserve an “igloo” that was freezing with no heaters. There’s no service. All they have is beer. From out of town and had no clue.

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MariaR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to hi-wire. We reserved an igloo to better enjoy our time and the space in complying with social distancing. It was really cool and we had a nice time enjoying the AMAZING options they had on tap. There was a food truck on site and they were awesome too!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our igloo was amazing! We will be back. Clean, warm, wind wasn’t an issue and it was such a cozy fun experience!

JB
JustinB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best COVID protocol I've encountered. The beer was excellent as well. So was the food from Foothills.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

The Igloo wasn’t really worth renting, the tables inside them are skinny, rickety, and uncomfortable. The food was from a food truck and was just kinda what you’d expect from a food truck. The beer was alright, just not our favorite. The staff was nice, but didn’t seem very organized.

FAQs

Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top is rated 4.5 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.