5 Asheville Breweries Eateries That You Must Try

Sweeten Creek Brewing Sandwich Shop in Asheville

When you think about Asheville breweries, the first thing that comes to mind is craft beer of course. But after a short time, and a few brews, your stomach starts to kick in and put in a food request. You can always go to a restaurant that features plenty of local Asheville beer, as so many places do. Barley’s Pizza for example is a staple in downtown Asheville, and although Highland Brewing started their operation in the basement, they have never actually brewed any beer themselves. Instead they have a pizzeria that hosts craft beer taps from the local area, as well as specialty nationwide taps.

Bhramari Brewhouse in Asheville NC

Many of you want that brewery experience. In the past, breweries kind of strayed away from food for the most part. Some did not want to seem competitive with eateries, while other just didn’t want the responsibility of food. Because if the food is not great, the beer begins to not taste so great either; consistency is important. So they either offered bar snacks or maybe even featured one of the local food trucks.

Now several breweries in Asheville are serving some delicious food options, and we even caught ourselves going there for the food first, and drinking a brew as an afterthought.

Here are the Asheville breweries-eateries that you must try:

  1. Sweeten Creek Brewing – they have their own brews on taps as well as several guest taps, and they are all good! But the sandwiches are out of this world. This spot will easily become your favorite sandwich shop. (featured in photo 1)
  2. Bhramari Brewhouse – talk about some amazing food and brews, this place has it all. You do not want to come to Asheville without stopping here for a beer and something to eat. (featured in photo 2)
  3. Wicked Weed Brewing – this place did not go from zero to hero by mistake. It was a calculated plan of stellar craft beer, mixed with a bunch of food options.
  4. Lexington Avenue Brewery – a local hangout in downtown Asheville that features many craft beer taps, a menu with lots of food, and one of the best people watching patios in the area.
  5. Asheville Pizza & Brewing – what goes better with a bunch of local craft beer taps than pizza? This spot has always been on point, and perfect if you are looking for a pizza & pub food spot that specializes in brewing their own beer.

10 Asheville Breweries – Beer Tour Map

10 Asheville Breweries To Visit by AskAsheville.com

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Highland Brewing Company: 35.571062, -82.498190
Green Man Brewing: 35.588727, -82.553015
Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top: 35.571010, -82.546052
Lexington Avenue Brewery: 35.596120, -82.553419
Wicked Weed Brewing: 35.591695, -82.551084
Bhramari Brewhouse: 35.591396, -82.551988
Burial Beer Co: 35.588049, -82.553796
Asheville Brewing Company: 35.591719, -82.555308
Oyster House Brewing Company: 35.578984, -82.588865
Wedge Brewing Co: 35.586144, -82.566320
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Highland Brewing Company
Highland Brewing company is the first craft brewery of Asheville North Carolina
12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803
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Green Man Brewing
Green Man Brewery in Asheville North Carolina is one of Asheville's original breweries
27 Buxton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Hi-Wire Brewing - Big Top
Hi-Wire Brewing has a new location near Biltmore Village that is definitely worth a visit.
2A Huntsman Pl, Asheville, NC 28803
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Lexington Avenue Brewery
Lexington Avenue Brewery is has several brews on tap as well as lots of food
39 N Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Wicked Weed Brewing
Wicked Weed Brewing came on the scene and has grown tremendously with their craft beer
91 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Bhramari Brewhouse
Bhramari Brewhouse is one of Asheville's newest breweries offering great food and an outdoor patio
101 S Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Burial Beer Co
Burial Beer Co. has been around for a few years now and continues to brew some incredible batches of beer
40 Collier Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Asheville Brewing Company
Asheville Brewing Company started as a pizza joint, expanded to become a brewery, and offers some great beer choices
77 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
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Oyster House Brewing Company
Oyster House Brewing Company is a little spot in West Asheville that you should check out if you are on that end of town
625 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
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Wedge Brewing Co
Wedge Brewing Company is located in the River Arts District and is a must-visit in town
37 Paynes Way, Asheville, NC 28801

There is a lot of craft beer all around Asheville and Western North Carolina, but if you cannot drink them all, here are 10 breweries that you should definitely pay a visit to:

  1. Highland Brewing
  2. Wedge Brewing Co.
  3. Green Man Brewery
  4. Asheville Brewing
  5. Hi-Wire Brewery
  6. Burial Beer
  7. Oyster House Brewing
  8. Bhramari Brewhouse
  9. Lexington Avenue Brewery
  10. Wicked Weed Brewing

See the map above for a full list of coordinates and directions to guide you to each of these great Asheville Beer places.

Also LIKE the Asheville Beer Community page on Facebook!

And See the Asheville Brewery page on AskAsheville!

The North Asheville Craft Beer Trek

Heading north from downtown Asheville on Merrimon Ave, there are a few key stops you may want to make when on the hunt for great beer on tap.

1. Luella’s Barbecue – One of our favorite places for barbecue in the Asheville area. Lots of craft beer on tap and also a full bar. Bar area and full restaurant.

2. The Bywater – This place is the Beer Only bar. Lots of taps and also wine and cocktails available. Great Asheville Beer setting and crowd. No food available, beer snacks periodically, allows outside delivery from places like Favilla’s NY Pizza, Valet Gourmet, etc. This is the only bar on the list that is not on Merrimon Ave, but it is worth the small detour.

3. Asheville Pizza – Great selection of local craft beer from their brewery and also several guest taps. Pizza everywhere, also a game room and movie theater. Nice place for the whole family.

4. Avenue M AVL – 14 taps, an outside patio, a full restaurant and a nice lounge area. Great food and cocktails.Tuesdays are local craft beer on tap night and trivia night. This is one of our favorite eating spots on the northside of town. Try the beef medallions appetizer!

5. Northside Grill – Lots of beer on tap including several local craft brews. Also a full restaurant, pool tables upstairs, jukebox and 2 bars. This is the last stop north before heading past Beaver Lake and into the Woodfin community.

6. Mother and Son Bistro – 3 beer taps and getting ready to possibly go to 8 locals and craft beer. No bar area, only tables inside and outside, but a beer bar may be coming soon. Full restaurant with many baked goods and desserts. Local beer used periodically in certain special cooked dishes. This is the furthest spot north before hitting Weaverville, where Blue Mountain Pizza and Jack of Hearts will be reigning and our choices when we are out that way.

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