Drinks: Locals bar

  • The Bywater may be too far away for some but for others it’s just far enough to keep the patronage local. And in the middle of July when you’re longing for the middle of September (or perhaps January and February) when the streets shops and bars are less crowded with tourists one can always find solace at the Bywater. Just beyond the fence awaits live music (most nights) a food truck or a food busker and 18 mostly local taps to fill the 20-ounce pours. The majority of seating is outside — porch and backyard style — so there’s a weather ticker on the website to keep everyone up to speed. — K.S.

    The Bywater

    796 Riverside Drive

    232-6967
    bywaterbar.com
    Directions
  • DeSoto Lounge

    504 Haywood Road Asheville NC

    255-1109
    desotolounge.com
    Directions
  • The Prospect

    11 Buxton Ave.


    avl.mx/kc
    Directions
  • Westville Pub

    777 Haywood Road

    225-9782
    westvillepub.com
    Directions