#15 of 101 Asheville Restaurants

SkyBAR at World Coffee Cafe

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SkyBAR - Sip Upon a Star
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Looking for a unique, open air place to enjoy a cocktail while taking in Asheville’s spectacular sunsets? Look no further than SkyBAR.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Located in downtown Asheville, this unique, open air bar is part of Asheville’s historic  Flatiron Building. As part of World Coffee Cafe, their antique elevator and friendly doorman whisk you up to the eighth floor of this landmark building for views on four separate terraces  for some of the most incredible views of the Western horizon and Smokey Blue Mountains. Plus a wine, local craft beer and cocktail menu to suit everyone’s fancy!

In recent years, Asheville has become a booming hub for foodies, cocktail connoisseurs, artists and nature lovers alike. With its ever increasing culinary endeavors, a burgeoning cocktail and local craft beer scene as well as a thriving artistic community, it’s only natural that a place SkyBAR celebrate all that Asheville has to offer. Boasting miles of panoramic vistas in the heart of the downtown scene, it’s easy see why all the locals think that Asheville is an unforgettable escape from the daily grind and why SkyBAR is the place to soak it all in.

This unique venue is situated on multiple fire escape terraces atop the historic Flat Iron Building, allowing guests to either choose formal seating or casual drinks on several levels. Their menu includes cocktails, beer, wine and light appetizers.

The menu offers up light appetizers that go well with their wide variety of cocktails and drinks such as hummus plates, chips and salsa, pizza, soups and even a charcuterie board. Additionally, since SkyBAR is located on top of the World Coffee Cafe building, patrons of the bar can also enjoy delicious baked treats from the cafe from cupcakes and brownies to parfaits and turnovers, cookies and croissants to baklava and cinnamon rolls. And more!

SkyBAR’s wine and beer list is extensive while their cocktail list has something for everyone. Classic drinks to the latest cocktail trend, and even coffee, lattes and sodas for those passing on alcohol during their visit.

SkyBAR by day is a great way to enjoy downtown. Enjoy a cocktail, eat a light appetizer, and gaze across all of Asheville. From the various terraces, you can look out on downtown as well as some of the best views of the Asheville mountains.

However, SkyBAR by night is pure magic! Get there in time to experience Asheville’s spectacular sunsets as the mountain views, both at dusk and at night are a must see when in downtown. High above Asheville, it’s where the city comes alive in the evenings .With open and covered terrace views, take in that fresh mountain air with a tasty treat and a scrumptious sip!

fInsider Tip:

  • There is no indoor space so on chilly days, be sure to dress accordingly. And don’t forget to get your picture taken under their sign as a souvenir, it comes complete with the year!