Mystery, Intrigue, and Adventure
Elevate your date game to the next level or shake off the doldrums of the same old ladies’/guys’ night with:
The Conundrum. Asheville’s downtown escape room offers a fun, sensory adventure. You’re locked in a room - your choice of adventures includes: Who Whacked Wiseguy, The Attic of Abigail Falkirk, or the Brewery of Dr. Wunderbrugghen. Bring your friends and use your wits to root out clues, solve puzzles, and escape.
Haunted Asheville. The mountains around Asheville are haunted, as is the city itself. Haunted Asheville explores the city’s spiritual and sometimes bloody history, allowing you to tour the creepy history of this city.
Culture without Pretense
Feel like something more refined? Asheville has you covered, madame or sir.
Asheville Lyric Opera. This gem of a professional house offers a wealth of operatic and theater experiences. Immerse yourself in beautiful stories, angelic voices, and gorgeous ambiance.
Diana Wortham Theatre. You will find live theater, music, and dance from nationally touring artists. The intimate 500 seat “theatre” features everything from wicked banjo bands and comedic musicals to ballet and intriguing, inspiring keynote speakers.
NC Stage Company. There is certainly no shortage of exceptional live theater in Asheville. Visit the North Carolina Stage Company for compelling productions. NC Stage was voted best local theater 10 out of the last 11 years in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll.
Grail Moviehouse. Another great spot for those who want more options beyond the latest Hollywood blockbuster. The Grail is all about “alternative” cinema, and you’ll find films you can really sink your teeth into.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
You’re going to need sustenance to make the most of the great Asheville nightlife! Luckily, we have a variety of excellent restaurants, pubs, and bars.
Tupelo Honey. If you love from-scratch Southern food (and who doesn't?), stop here. And make sure to order the Blackberry Habanero Ribs. Trust us.
Other must-eats: Curate, the Marketplace Restaurant, Chestnut, Posana, and Zambra. Who’s hungry?
Thirsty Monk. Get your fill of craft beers and excellent pub grub. And if you’re not sure what a Tricky Monk or a Boojum Graveyard Fields is, ask your friendly server! It’s a welcoming place to try new brews.
Jack of the Wood. This neighborhood pub whips up fresh, locally sourced treats. From burgers and wings to more hearty and heartwarming dishes, like the Salmon Bienville or Jack’s Shepherd’s Pie, you’ll satisfy all your cravings - and wash it all down with some cold craft beers.
Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar. Cap off a terrific evening at Asheville’s legendary dueling piano bar. Our musicians put on a fantastic show, and no two are alike. Sing along, enjoy a creative cocktail, and savor a fun-filled atmosphere.
Asheville, North Carolina comes alive at night. We’ll see you out there!