Whether it’s your first time at the Symphony, your first time in Asheville — or you’re just in need of some fresh ideas — the Asheville Symphony is here to help you enjoy your night out. Turn up the volume on your visit with some uniquely Asheville options, including one (or more) of our wonderful local business partners.


The Asheville Symphony is proud to partner with some of Asheville’s best restaurants and bars. They serve Symphony patrons all year long; now they are doing more by supporting the Symphony as advertisers and sponsors.

At our core, we brew beer we want to drink on a regular basis, beer we can sit down and have multiple pints with friends. Our flagship and seasonal offerings are brewed to be balanced and approachable, how brewers have been striving to brew beers for thousands of years. Click here to learn more.

Located in the Historic Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville, Modesto offers Rustic Italian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients and fire from our Mugnaini oven. Modesto features a full bar and extensive wine list, all Italian. From appetizers to house made pastries, it’s where the bosses meet for lunch and bring their favorite guests when they are hungry for all things delicious. It’s where we eat, drink, network, and celebrate great ideas. If you haven’t been to Modesto… you must. And if you have, we’ll see you back, soon. Meet me at Modesto. Click here to learn more.

Celine and Company Catering was founded by Celine and Michael Lurey in 1993. They remained a leader in serving Asheville’s finest catering cuisine since. Starting as an expression of Celine’s love of entertaining and an outlet for her locally-known and sought out cuisine. The business has grown tremendously over the years. In January of 2015, Celine and Michael chose to embrace the freedom of retirement and sold Celine’s namesake business to long-time Chef, Kim Lloyd. Click here to learn more.

White Labs Kitchen & Tap melds the science of fermentation with the culinary arts. Pairing our delicious beers with fermented foods! Enjoy wood-fired pizzas made with 72-hour slow-risen beer yeast dough, house-made fermented sauces, farm-fresh salads and other beer-infused dishes and desserts. Click here to learn more.

Asheville has some fantastic local craft beers; we showcase something different. Our goal is to provide unique offerings that aren’t the same beers served at other bars around town. We handpick each selection of world-class craft beer from around the globe while paying special attention to quality and history. Plus, catch exclusive collaborations with local breweries only at The Whale. Click here to learn more.

Culinary inspired, locally and globally infused, and experimental at its heart – we at Bhramari Brewing Co. want to always create what inspires us so that you might be inspired as well. Find balance, find whimsy, and discover something completely new in every sip of a Bhramari brew! Click here to learn more.

Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse is inspired by the comfort of Japanese street food and a passion for American BBQ. Click here to learn more.

A New York Deli in downtown Asheville? You betta believe it! Brought to Asheville from his childhood in New York and named after his Mama, Zellas Deli is the newest concept from Chef Michael Reppert and John Tressler. With tasty sandwiches and soups and all the meat and cheese and chewy buns you care to eat, Zella’s is hot buns and tasty meat on the corner of 48 College Street. Click here to learn more.

Formerly The Imperial Life, the space began as an upscale auxiliary bar to Table. It served many great years as a craft cocktail and charcuterie bar in downtown Asheville. As we have transformed 48 College Street to be the home of Zella’s Deli, the upstairs bar has adapted. Imperíal is a fun and lively space, with an agave focused cocktail menu. There will be dining and music every evening, with a host of events and parties. Click here to learn more.

Drawing from Italian family recipes, Gemelli crafts scratch-made Italian food in a convenient, European-inspired eatery in West Asheville. From maritozzi (an ancient Roman pastry) and frittata to fresh salads and house-made pastas, sauces, and Sicilian-style pizzas, we serve the authentic flavors of Italy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with grab-and-go bites. Whether you’re coming for a morning meeting or dinner date, everyone is family at Gemelli. Click here to learn more.

Highland Brewing Company is the largest independent, family-owned brewery native to the Southeast. With a portfolio of beers that honor tradition and blaze new trails, we are proud to be Asheville’s pioneer in craft and a leader in southern beer. Click here to learn more.

A restaurant can be a place of exploration, a discovery of something different. It can also offer restoration, a feeling of genuine nourishment, and even homecoming – a place of connection within a community. At Gan Shan West, we seek to nourish you, our guests. We focus on a diverse array of Asian comfort dishes in a relaxed neighborhood environment. From Ramen to Rice Bowls, we invite you to dine in, eat at our outdoor courtyard, or take your food to go. Click here to learn more.

The Blackbird’s goal is to delight guests with cooking grounded in the traditions and ingredients of the Carolinas creating an affordable and vibrant menu – Modern Southern with a “nod” to tradition. Click here to learn more.

“Strada” means street or boulevard in Italian. The restaurant calls to mind a traditional neighborhood trattoria. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the ambiance is welcoming, casual and romantic. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, Strada is the perfect place to enjoy an evening with friends or dinner for two. The menu includes dishes representing all regions of Italy, including Chef Anthony Cerrato’s traditional family recipes. Additionally, gluten-free and vegetarian options are all made to order and feature locally sourced ingredients local producers. Click here to learn more.

High Five Coffee Asheville: serving delicious coffee, tea and pastries with intentional and kind service in downtown Asheville, Montford and Woodfin. Click here to learn more.

Located in the historic Grove Arcade, Huli Sue’s BBQ & Grill is serving up a fresh Big Island spin on Texas Barbecue and Smoked Brisket. Dine on island time enjoying Hawaiian flavors, fresh fish, signature island cocktails, big country cakes and the best BBQ in Asheville. We look forward to seeing you. Mahalo! Click here to learn more.

With our west-facing location, The Montford Rooftop Bar is Downtown Asheville’s only rooftop bar with unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer seasonal craft cocktails, local beer, unique wine and light fare using local, Western North Carolina ingredients. Come check out our contemporary, rustic speakeasy and enjoy the spectacular views! Click here to learn more.

Baked Pie Company is a place where everyone is welcome to sit and visit, read a good book and make a new friend! Our daily goal is to make you smile and feel at home! Come by for a visit and say hello. Click here to learn more.

Established in 2008, the Wedge is a neighborhood brewery with two locations in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. The Wedge serves as a gathering place for people of all ages and walks of life to laugh, exchange ideas and drink Wedge beer. Click here to learn more.

Founded by two friends with roots in the Carolinas, Crave Dessert Bar draws inspiration from our region’s incredible depth of culture, food, drink, people and history to offer our guests an unforgettable experience. Click here to learn more.

The Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar offers the marriage of two of earth’s finest pleasures, books and wine, side by side. Peruse thousands of books in dozens of categories while sipping a fine wine, sparkling wine or Champagne. Click here to learn more.

We specialize in crafting hospitality and cocktails, with extensive knowledge in cocktail history; customized cocktails a-la-minute; heritage preservation techniques and sustainability; pairing spirits-based beverages to food, and designing & batching cocktails for speed and elegance including cocktails on draft, punch by the bowl, and bottled cocktails. We also have cultivated a proficiency for developing flavorful, low-alcohol “session” cocktails, non-alcoholic adult beverages, and fermented sodas because we believe every guest deserves a well crafted, eyebrow-raising beverage, regardless of alcohol content.


Coming in from out of town? We highly recommend you stay the night with our official hotel partner (just a few blocks away from Thomas Wolfe Auditorium) and experience all that Asheville has to offer — before and after your trip to the Symphony.

Kimpton Hotel Arras
7 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC 28801

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