1) Asheville Has So Much Great Night Life
The sun rises over the Black Mountains and sets over Pisgah, providing one of the most picturesque city settings in the country. However, the city does not go to sleep when the day turns to night. There is not another city of its size with better nightlife than ours. Asheville is routinely featured in magazines and listicles for its dining. There more than sixty craft breweries in Buncombe County.
You can catch a show at the Orange Peel, the Grey Eagle, Asheville Music Hall, or one of the other dozen or so quality music venues. There is every kind of cocktail bar, from dives to the classiest establishments. How many cities can boast in a dueling piano bar? Asheville’s nightlife attracts as many tourists as the mountains.
2) Asheville Has the Best Food
We definitely do not have time to name all of the best food joints in Asheville, but there is a reason FoodandWine.com calls Asheville the Paris of the South. Our city is home to:
Tupelo Honey Café: Everyone knows about Tupelo.
Buxton Hall Barbecue: Chef Elliot Moss is famous for creating an eastern North Carolina-style BBQ restaurant in western North Carolina.
Red Stag Grill: European food inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel is just the best.
Hemingway’s Cuba: Where else would you find fine Cuban cuisine, but a city nestled in the French Broad River Valley?
Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack: They are neither kidding about being in a shack, nor having hot chicken.
Pack’s Tavern: Like Tupelo, everyone knows about Pack’s Tavern.
The Breweries: A lot of the breweries have great food
This list barely scratches the surface of the great food available here. You could spend a lifetime trying every buzz-worthy restaurant.
3) Asheville Has Incredible Outdoor Activities
Asheville is a destination for millions of tourists, many of which are here for the mountains. There are thousands of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Within an hour of downtown in any direction, you can find yourself in some of the most untouched backcountry areas in the South. A little way farther from town toward Cherokee, you may see a herd of elk.
There are rivers and creeks affording you anything from lazy tubing to whitewater rafting. There are more waterfalls in neighboring Transylvania County than there are people. That’s an exaggeration, but there are over 250 waterfalls – including famous Sliding Rock, a natural waterslide. There are not many other cities wherein you can pitch a tent in seclusion by the river, while still being able to see two breweries and several art studios.
4) Asheville Has the Best People
Whatever your walk of life, no one is going to look down on you in Asheville. People visit and live here to be who they are and have a great time. Great times are had by all kinds of people at Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar.
5) Asheville Has Off the Wagon
We love that we are here. Benjamin Reese grew up in Asheville and saw it become a vibrant city in the heart of the southern Appalachian Mountains. We are committed to providing the best interactive entertainment experience, serving the best drinks, and providing the highest quality service for locals and tourists alike. If you want to know more about Off the Wagon, drop us a line, or just come on in. We’re open Wednesday through Sunday, 7pm to 2am.