Happy Thursday, everyone! So, before I decided to navigate the terrifying waters of WordPress, I planned on doing a recap of our Asheville trip back in July, but then WordPress difficulties happened and we got sidetracked. But I figured better late than never, right?
When we decided to go to Charleston, Simon and I knew we wanted to stop in Asheville for a night either on the way there or back. We ended up going on the first day of our trip and it was much fun. We stayed in an Airbnb, doing the private room option. I’d never done that before and wouldn’t unless I was with Simon, but it ended up working out just fine, despite our nervousness! When we got in town, we headed to lunch at Asheville Brewing & Pizza Company, and then because it’s Asheville, the world of craft beer, we got beers at Burial Beer.
While we both like beer, I’d say Simon and I are much more of cocktail drinkers, at least more adventurous in that area, so we went to this bar I had seen on another blog – Top of the Monk. The drinks were so delicious and we had a great but low-key time there. Each time you order a drink, you get a key, which opens up these old mailboxes with different snacks in each!
We honestly spent a ton of time wandering around the city. We went to the Battery Park Book Exchange for a split second, walked in and out of stores including this pinball arcade. It was so cool – tons of super old pinball machines, but we didn’t play because it was like $20 per person! Ate dinner at White Duck Taco (so yum – recommend the fish taco!), and wandered to Wicked Weed Brewing. This was probably one of my favorites because it had a great vibe and I ordered a watermelon beer which was seriously amazing, and we played Heads Up with some really nice people from Ole Miss. Can’t go wrong with Heads Up, am I right?!
Had we had more time, I would have loved to go to Grove Park Inn for a drink at sunset. We were planning on doing this, and then it just seemed like too much of an effort to get an Uber, go all the way there, and then back to downtown. But definitely on my MUST list next time we go! There’s also so many more great restaurants in Asheville and other breweries I’d like to try.
If you’re on the fence about going to Asheville, I highly recommend! It’s definitely a city with a different culture than anything I’ve ever experienced, but that makes it really cool. Until next time, Asheville!