Drinks: Scenester bar

  • Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge

    7 Rankin Ave., Asheville NC

    254-4993
    rankinvault.com
    Directions
  • The Admiral

    400 Haywood Road, Asheville NC

    252-2541
    theadmiralnc.com
    Directions
  • We’re dropping the term hipster this year (it’s worn itself out) in favor of scenester. Earlier this year Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour announced it would open soon. When it finally debuted it seemed an instant hit. This service-industry bar has the combined decor of an ex-Dollywood restaurant and a former 365Day Christmas store with a little Jesus to top it off. Nativity characters velvet paintings and mostly red light bulbs create an atmosphere of Super Kitsch. The standard drink is a PBR/High Life and shot of Old Crow and the music naturally is sourced from their vinyl collection. Oh and note the phone number — it was specially chosen. — K.S.

    Tiger Mountain Thirst Parlour

    103 Broadway St., Asheville NC

    407-0666
    facebook.com/tigermountainthirstparlour
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