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About Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro

Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro is a unique dining and bar experience offering an exciting approach to food and drink. Inspired by classic southern dishes, Chef Owen McGlynn sources from local farms to provide delicious New American fare. With one of the largest rum selections in NC, Storm has a flavor and style for everyone! We feature creative craft cocktails, pre-prohibition classics, local beers and delectable wines. At Storm, we believe that the most interesting places can inspire creativity, imagination and ideas. Places with an authentic style draw the most intriguing people, stimulate lively conversation and become a backdrop for the unexpected.

125 S Lexington Ave Suite 103
Asheville, NC 28801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours Full Menu:
Sun - Weds: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thurs - Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Late Night Dinner Menu:
Sun - Weds: 10:00pm - 1:00am
Thurs - Sat: 11:00pm - 1:00am

Bar Hours:
Sun - Sat: 4:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Hilliard Ave and Lexington Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 505-8560

Website:
http://www.stormrhumbar.com/

Parking Details:
Free Parking in our private lot on Lexington Ave across from our patio, look for the star murals on the walls!

Public Transit:
6 minute walk from the ART Station.

From the ART Station head south on Coxe Ave towards Aston St.

Turn left on Aston St.

Turn Right onto S Lexington and follow to 125 S Lexington Ave!

Executive Chef:
Owen McGlynn

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weekly Specials:

Sunday: Industry Night --- Half off all well liquor, beer, and glasses of wine!

Monday: Beer and Burger Night --- One draft beer and burger for $10!


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Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Special Occasion (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Cozy (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Romantic (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined a day ago

OUTSTANDING! Ambience, food, Service, etc. was terrific! The round table for the five people in our party was perfect for conversation. We will certainly be returning in the near future.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

Have eaten at Storm on several special occasions. It’s one of our go-to restaurants for fine dining in AVL. Each time it keeps getting better.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Awesome environment

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 (Western NC)·Dined 6 days ago

Storm has always been one of our Asheville favorites. The selection of rum and other cocktails/liquors is outstanding, as is the menu, which is inventive and mostly locally sourced. We never go there without ordering the chicken liver mousse -- silky and delicious, with yummy house made pickled accompaniments including jalapeños. All four of our entrees were wonderful -- from a small plate of beautifully seared scallops to a succulent duck breast to an excellent hangar steak and perfectly cooked swordfish. The service was impeccable, as usual, and a great time was had by all.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was our first time to this unique venue. Great ambiance and interesting decor held our focus. However, the food left much to be desired. We knew the menu was a short list of items - all the more reason why the options should taste GOOD. We had the chewiest filet I've ever had; it was not satisfying at all. We ordered the mac and cheese app - which is an odd app that came with no plate to eat it on. The brownie was like cake and could only eat half / it was blah. Decent service! Friendly and attentive. The restaurant is in a convenient location. It was a cold winter night when I ate there , but it appears they have outside seating as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good experience - good service, good food, nice environment. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good and drinks

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We @MetroWines LOVE Storm! The decor, the service, the drinks, the cuisine and the parking exceed expectations!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food and service (ALL working here) have always been top notch.
We enjoy the friendliness of everyone and always look forward to our next visit.
The ambiance is also warm and inviting....enhanced by the lighting and
candles throughout. Great job, Storm! Brad & DeeDee

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Organic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Under loved in Asheville but still very good!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I love Storm and tell everyone about it.
This particular night there was a group in the dinning room that one person in particular was quite disruptive and boisterous. This is of no fault of the staff at Storm, just one of those things I suppose.
Also, I had the swordfish, which I have had before, however this particular night it was over cooked.
All in all it was kind of an off night at the restaurant but this was just one night.
Overall our experience at Storm has been FABULOUS!
This one night will not change the fact that this will be our go to spot in Asheville for great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server was very attentive & knowledgeable about food & cocktails! there was lots of 'happy noise'-- the ambiance was cozy & warm.

The only issue was that the online menu didn't match the in house menu. Several items were not available. While i had to change my choice of fish dish from Mahi Mahi to swordfish, i enjpoyed my meal very much.

Tags: Fun
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went for Asheville restaurant week and wasn’t disappointed. Butternut squash soup and mackerel toast was well done and tasty.
Petite filets were done perfectly with great taste.
Definitely go back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice atmosphere, friendly and efficient staff along with delicious food combined to make a memorable birthday dinner . I would highly recommend this bistro.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Good service and good food. Noise level is high but we knew that from previous visits. Handled allergies very well

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Loved all of it! I went for the Monday $10 burger and beer- fantastic! I wish I had discovered this place earlier! It had a fun rustic atmosphere and great service :)

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food is always very good, consistent, great service, warm and cozy. Neighborhood Gem

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

One of our favorite date night spots. Awesome atmosphere and creative menu. Devil’s Oasis is an incredible drink! Can’t wait to go back.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Cheeseburger, fries, and a beer for 10$!!!!!! Wow

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Storm exceeded most of our expectations. The meal was reasonable for the price-point and due to weather, Storm was not very busy.

The only criticism we had was the choice of table. We ended up in the corner near 2 windows, resulting in most of the party being cold. If it had been a big deal, we would have asked to be moved and I’m sure Storm would have been willing to re-seat us.

All things considered, Storm was overall a pleasant experience. Definitely worth repeating.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our first visit, and we will definitely be back. Our party of 4 had reservations (Open Table), and we were glad we had them. Inside is a huge, curved bar which curves around the partially open kitchen, and was full during our entire stay. Dining tables occupied the left half, and had a very cozy, inviting atmosphere. We were promptly seated by a friendly hostess for our 6:30 PM reservation, and over the next 30 minutes, all tables were occupied. Most of the patrons looked to be in the below 40 age group so the bar atmosphere was vibrant, and the dining area fine for comfortable conversation. Our service was excellent and friendly. The wine list had a limited number of by-the-glass selections, and our server couldn't provide any tasting notes, but did offer to let us try any. A good list of local craft beers is available. Judging from the size of the bar, and the array of bottled spirits behind it, I assume any mixed drink or cocktail would be available. The menu was divided into snacks, small plates, and dinners. We had a snack (3 cheese macaroni with bacon, and roasted jalopenos which was delicious), then shrimp and grits, and goat cheese filled gnocci with fennel sausage, leeks and topped with a fried egg. Both were excellent. We ended by sharing the warm brownie and ice cream, on chocolate ganache and peanuts. I was particularly delighted to find that French press coffee is available, both decaf and regular. There is lots of outdoor seating, so I feel this will be a great choice also when the weather warms. We will count Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro now as one of our favorites in Asheville.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really enjoyed the food, service was good but due to the spacing of the tables (way too close to each other), the server had a difficult time reaching over us to serve another table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great! Food was good. Enjoyed our meal.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I was in town on a girls trip with my daughter and wanting something local with atmosphere. I read about the restaurant and was so glad we went. I was so impressed with every aspect of this restaurant . So unfortunate that I live so far away!!! If we ever make it to Asheville again it will be on our list of places to go!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved everything about this place.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! The food was outstanding. We got 5 different plates and shared them and they were all outstanding. The service was also great. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an excellent dinner with awesome service. We look forward to coming back on our next visit to Asheville.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

One of our favorites as we are local to Asheville:). We had family in town for Christmas and knew they would enjoy it. We usually sit outside in warm weather. The only downside to our visit was that the seating was VERY CROWDED! Conversation for our group of six was difficult and the table behind me was so close I kept bumping my chair into the person behind me. A table or two should be taken out!! But the drinks and food were delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was exceptional. I had the mussels small plate which was a good meal itself. The broth was delicious, the mussels were a good size, but the bruschetta was out-of-this world in taste (could have had more of that!). My husband's steak was perfectly seasoned. He is also a rum connoisseur and enjoyed the rum flight--and can't wait to try more of the quality rums on the menu. My only suggestion--it was my husband's birthday and I noted this in the Open Table comments section. It would have been exceptional service for the staff to have acknowledged this if they had reviewed the notes. Otherwise, why does Open Table have this section?

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Place is very nice looking and service was nice. The food was really salty overall. We had some small plates to share and had planned to move to dinner, but decided to close out. We drank so much water to try and get over the saltiness. The best thing (that wasn’t salty) was the mussels dish. Cocktails that we ordered were not impressive- the mojito had a bit too much ginger and the Mai Tai was served without the dark rum layer on top. They added the layer when we brought it to our servers attention.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Family holiday

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent experience! The food and service was outstanding!
Ema, the server, did a wonderful job with the menu and busy dining room!

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very good food. Four of us split the mac and cheese small plate with panko and jalapeño. My wife and I had very good mild venison and excellent rice middlings, along with cherries and kale. The other two split braised short ribs, crispy pork shoulderand goat cheese gnocchi small plates, which both liked a lot and would order again. A little bobble on service, in that the waitress didn’t realize we were one of her tables at first. Later, the gnocchi was very late in arriving, as were several drink orders. But she made up for it by comping our desserts, so all was well in the end. I think this was a bit of an abberation, as service in the past has always been great. The noise level in the place is somewhat elevated, but it is tolerable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Quick, friendly service at affordable prices with a delicious drink menu

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good service and great atmosphere. However, three of the four entrées we ordered were overcooked, and the other was relatively tough. For the price, we felt like we could do much better elsewhere. This restaurant was recommended by a national publication as the place to try in the state of North Carolina. I think we were misled.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food & the staff are great. I love the wreckfish & the bread pudding for dessert. Doug behind the bar makes great classic cocktails. Pic taken by the fireplace, cozy.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We have dined here many times - from hamburgers to grilled octopus - the food is excellently prepared and beautifully presented. We have not had a bad meal. The wait staff is intelligent and engaging. It is an old building and a bit dark, and some of the furniture goes from shabby chic to just rickety. But on nice nights - they have a lovely side patio. In a town of good restaurants you should try this one.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disapppointed that they ran out of the crispy pig ears. seemed a little early (7pm Sat) for that to happen

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Visiting mom at hospital and found this place on open table. Great atmosphere, attentive staff, and thoughtful meals. Rum selections are very good and well priced. I suggest one of the several flights.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing. We will return next Thanksgiving. We purchased a gift card for relatives. One issue. One in our
party ordered a white wine and was brought
a red.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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