Sip and Stroll: Craft Beer and Wine

Asheville, North Carolina is a mecca for craft beer and wine enthusiasts, with a plethora of breweries, wineries, and bars to choose from. If you’re staying at Arras Vacation Rentals and looking for a fun night out, there are several great options nearby, within walking distance.

The Thirsty Monk

This is one of the most popular and oldest craft beer bars in Asheville featuring an impressive selection of local and international craft beers. The vibe is cozy and inviting. Discover over 20 beers on tap and a rotating selection of seasonal brews.


  • Belgian: Westmalle Dubbel
  • Local: Burial Beer Co. Shadowclock Pilsner
  • International: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
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    Wicked Weed Funkatorium

    If you enjoy sours and funky beers, this spot is for you! Located in the hip South Slope, it features over 50 taps and a constantly rotating selection, so there is always something new to try. Grab a brew on the spacious outdoor patio.


  • Sour Red Ale: Oblivion
  • India Pale Ale: Pernicious
  • American Stout: Dark Age
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    Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

    This Instagram-able spot is an electric bookstore with wall-to-wall books and cozy nooks and a champagne and wine bar! Discover over 60 different champagnes and sparkling wines to choose from, as well as a small selection of still wines.


  • Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial
  • Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut
  • Jansz Premium Cuvée Brut
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    5 Walnut Wine Bar

    This cozy wine bar features open-air sliding windows overlooking the hustle and bustle of downtown. Enjoy live music while sipping on a glass of wine from their extensive wine list, and take in the energy of the city.


  • Sparkling: Try the daily special
  • White: Sauvignon Blanc – 15 Pascal Jolivent, “Attitude”
  • Red: Malbec – 14 Graffito
  • Cider & Mead also available
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    *Please note that the menus at each establishment are subject to change, so these specific beer and wine recommendations may not be available at the time of your visit.

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