Our favorite: chilling in a cool Asheville bar, of course.
Craving a Cold One? Don’t Make It a Corona
Asheville, North Carolina does not suffer from a lack of cool bars. Thanks to COVID-19, we can’t hang out like we used to - but that doesn’t mean there is no fun to be found. Many of the city’s establishments are open for takeout and have limited capacity seating. Off the Wagon also offers a unique stay-at-home Dueling Piano Bar virtual Saturday night.
You can join us on Facebook for a live show every Saturday at 9:00 (EDT) until we open back up for the in-person experience. We promise excellent music, entertainment, drinks, and AC will all be on the menu.
If y'all keep wearing your masks, practicing social distancing and applying judicious amounts of sanitizer, we’ll be able to meet back up soon. When we do, be sure to stop in for a night you will never forget. (You can even request Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Summer In the City”... our musicians know it well.)
You can also stop in at these other great Asheville bars, pubs, and eateries:
- Montford Rooftop Bar
- Thirsty Monk
- Asheville Yacht Club
- Walnut Wine Bar
- Burial Beer Co.
- Green Man Brewery
- The Orange Peel
- Sky Bar
- Jack of the Wood
- The Golden Pineapple
How else can you beat the heat in Asheville, NC this summer? Try:
- Linville Caverns. At a chilly 52 degrees, you’ll cool down while touring the awe-inspiring scenes carved into the NC mountains. Get there early to purchase tickets and be sure to bring your mask.
- Blue Ridge Parkway. Take a drive on one of the most stunning routes in the country. Enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your AC’d car, but by the time you climb the parkway, the temperature will drop a good 10 degrees! Perfect for a picnic.
- Sliding Rock. This is a natural waterslide near Brevard. What could be better than sailing down a 60-foot rock waterfall into a delicious 55-degree pool? Again, arrive early to beat the heat - and the crowds.
- Green River Gorge or French Broad River. These are both great locations for a lazy river tubing excursion. Want something more hardcore? Go whitewater rafting at Nantahala River for a good workout and cool down.
- Mt. Mitchell. This is the highest peak in the eastern part of the country, and the highs reach only to the 60s and low 70s. You can drive to the top and enjoy the views from the observation deck.
- Shop but don’t drop. Maintain chill at Asheville’s many diverse, air-conditioned galleries and eclectic shops. Be sure to stop by downtown and Biltmore Village.
A Safety Reminder
We know you’re tired of hearing it: but please stay safe! The sun and heat are not the biggest dangers we need to consider this summer. Avoid large crowds and gatherings, practice social distancing, wear a mask when out in public (and then wash it when you get back home!), wash your hands regularly, and use hand sanitizer when soap and water aren’t available. If you plan an excursion, contact the venue/location/business to make sure they’re open and to make reservations, if necessary.
We want to see all of you when we reopen.
What are your favorite ways to beat the heat? Make sure you swing by Off The Wagon when you want to beat the summer heat.