Asheville is known for its great beer culture, but if you’re looking for something a little different tonight, head out to the grand reopening of Vanuatu Kava Bar. They moved from their old location on Lexington to 15 Eagle Street a few weeks ago, and they’re finally ready to show off the new space. Everyone is invited to come in for a drink and a bite, and to enjoy some fine homegrown music.
Festivities at the Kava Bar kick off at 4 pm, with the free kava flowing and free food for all, including a brand new menu item that, according to Kava Bar owner Andrew Procyk, is “a dish served to family members of the founding president of Vanuatu’s family, to rave reviews.” I’m not sure what it is, but I can’t wait to try it. Be sure to check out the amazing new art on the walls, and hang around a while-the music starts around 9 with Space Medicine, The Foreels and Max Melner Orchestra. With this combination of musicians, you never know what’s going to hit your ear, but it’s guaranteed to blow you away.
Stop in tonight-Vanuatu Kava Bar is located at 15 Eagle St, right off Biltmore, where Ophelia’s used to be. No cover, no drunken cowboys, just a good time with great friends. For more information about the Kava Bar or to find out more about kava itself (briefly, it’s a perfectly legal herb that makes you feel happy, usually consumed as a kind of tea) visit their website at vanuatukavabar.com.