Why do we travel for vacation or leisure? It's because we want to experience something new and different from our normal.
We explore cities to hear the story that the city exists to tell. We encounter a city's character through its food, city mapping, people, public spaces, and more. All these characteristics have developed and evolved over time and learning more about them gives an enriched view into what a city has become.
In Asheville, this is what Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours sets out to do.
At first glance, these tours seem like a great way to explore Asheville while tasting nationally acclaimed cocktails – and they are! The tours are truly one of the best ways to see the city, mountains, and surrounding area from a bird's eye view. But what makes Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours incredibly unique is the history that owner Kaye Bentley and her team share while hopping from rooftop to rooftop.
You can see their love for Asheville as they talk through the tales of the city. Each story told and photo shown adds more and more character to the mountain town. From what has been, to what could have been, to what is, the guides are careful to bring Asheville's historical context to light by thoroughly connecting the past to the present. After the tour, guests will leave with a more enriched view of Asheville's history and a greater appreciation for all it has to offer.
The cherry on top of Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours is the atmosphere and drinks created at each bar along the way. Bars on the tour may include The Montford Rooftop Bar, The Social Lounge, Capella on 9, SkyBAR, Hemingway's Cuba, Wxyz Lounge, and Pillar Rooftop Bar. Local brews, fine wines, and delicious mocktails at each stop ensure there is a drink to please any palate. And with heated outdoor areas tours to these bars are available year around.
In early October 2019, Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours is adding DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville – Biltmore as a pickup location for their tours. With the bountiful history of the Biltmore Farms Dairy Bar and its ties to Asheville, the partnership is a perfect match. During the journey into Asheville in the Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours van, learn about the links Biltmore Farms Hotels has to the Cradle of Forestry, the dairy farm, and… Well, don't let us spoil the tour. Try this experience that encompasses so much of the best Asheville has to offer for yourself!