#159 of 109 Asheville Restaurants

Pillar Rooftop Bar

Pillar Rooftop Bar – Where to Sip and Dine in Style While in Downtown Asheville
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown production, Pillar Rooftop Bar is a fantastic place to satisfy your cravings for an upscale fare. Their offerings start with tasty handcrafted cocktails, craft brews, and wine galore. Then, they add breakfast and dinner fare to the mix, allowing you to dine in style while enjoying incredible skyline views.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Are you in the mood for delectable skyline views paired with equally delightful food and drinks? Just take a trip over to the Pillar Rooftop Bar for all you crave. Located on the top floor of the Hilton Garden Inn, this fancy bar provides unmatched views of downtown Asheville and beyond. Want the absolute best seat in the house? Skip the sophisticated dining room in favor of a table on their heated roof deck.

Although the views alone are worth stopping by, you’re going to love all the items on their menu. Their seasonal craft cocktails, wine, and brews dominate the pages, for sure. Pure imagination goes into the creation of every handcrafted drink in the house, so you never have to worry about bland flavors or uninspired presentations. No matter what drinks you order, expect their artistry to rival the beautiful views, making every last item look as good as it tastes.

When you’re feeling more than a little snacky, this bar promises to serve up the breakfast and dinner fare you’ve been dreaming about. From a Fried Chicken Waffle Sandwich to Sweet Thai Chicken Flatbread, there’s a little something for everyone on their menu. In fact, the whole family is welcome to join you for the meal, including youngsters with a hankering for French Toast, Grilled Cheese, and the like.

Fan favorites on the menu:

Smores Martini
A definite fall favorite, the Smores Martini brings on the sweetness before moving on to a bold finish. This drink starts with the perfect mix of Irish crème and coffee. To that, they add rumchata plus marshmallow vodka to bring all the flavors together beautifully.

Pear-fect Evening
For all the best fall flavors in every sip, treat yourself to the Pear-fect Evening. This drink features pink gin mixed with both pear and lemon flavors. Then, to take those elements to the next level, they add spiced syrup right before serving.

The Cure
When hearty breakfast fare starts calling your name, The Cure is the way to go. This dish begins with the preparation of their flavorful fried chicken. Once that’s done, it lands on a biscuit along with a fried green tomato, sunny side-up egg, and bacon. Rich gravy goes over it all after that to complete your meal.

Crispy Fried Wings
If you love wings, wings, and more wings, you simply have to try their Crispy Fried Wings. To start your order, you’ll need to choose between their four sauces: BBQ, Hot Honey, Buffalo, and Garlic Parmesan. Then, they’ll fry up your wings, toss them in the selected sauce, and serve the platter with fries, carrots, and celery. Plus, you’ll get to bring it all together with either blue cheese or ranch dipping sauce.

Adult Grilled Cheese
The Adult Grilled Cheese is pure comfort food elevated by the richest flavors around. This dish features sourdough bread filled with gouda, cheddar, and provolone cheeses. They grill the sammie until golden brown and then serve it with a dish of luscious tomato bisque for dipping and sipping.

Do you love to paint or create other imaginative works? Pillar warmly welcomes local artists to display their artwork on their walls. Your works must elevate their vibe, so you’ll need to submit an application for their consideration. If all goes well, you’ll get your favorite pieces put on display for all to admire.

Insider Tips:
-No lunch service is offered here. Instead, they close up shop for several hours midday to clean up after breakfast and prepare for dinner service. Breakfast is served from 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM.
-Want to skip the meat? Ask about their vegetarian fare, like their super decadent Plant Based Pillar Burger.
-When you come in for breakfast, coffee is on the house.
-All their drinks change out seasonally, so check back often to see what’s new on the menu.