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The Root Bar

Closed Now: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Nice beer selection

This little bar was next to the hotel we stayed in. Lucky for us we were there on Tuesday, also... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
greensboro, nc
via mobile
The Root Bar is a unique, truly Asheville experience.

If you're ever looking for something you can ONLY do in Asheville, NC, you can find it at The Root... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2011
Asheville, North Carolina
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27 Feb 2018
“Great Local Bar”
7 Jan 2018
“Ugliness and unfriendly bartender ever!!! 01-07-19 approximately 8:30 pm.”
We are East Asheville's most friendly Neighborhood Bar..And we play rootball.Welcome to the world famous Root Bar in Asheville NC. We are located on the eastern edge of Asheville NC at 1410 Tunnel Rd. or exit 55 off the 40. We are a non-smoking...more
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1410 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-2824
+1 828-299-7597
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Invited by a friend to go hear her band play. Was totally surprised by a small bar off the neaten path in Asheville. NC Not only was the entertainment great with rock and roll music there was a dance floor, pool tables, outdoor games, and...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Place is ugly and seems very dangerous! i will never take my wife or friend there in this life time!!! Ugliness and unfriendly bartender ever!!! 01-07-19 approximately 8:30 pm.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

My friend and I stayed across the road from this place and ended up wandering in. The bartender and patrons were all incredibly friendly and helpful, giving us tons of recommendations of things to do in Asheville. The beer is cheap, and they have loads...More

2  Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I was on the search for a friendly neighborhood bar., so when I read the reviews, this place sounded great! I was excited about trying it out. Oh boy....I couldn't have been more disappointed. it was late afternoon on a Friday during the winter but...More

2  Thank MtnGirlontheMove
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is such an incredibly fun place. For several years now I have gone randomly here several times a year and always have the best time. They invented this game that you play in sand pits out back called Rootball. It is a sort of...More

2  Thank kevin r
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

This little bar was next to the hotel we stayed in. Lucky for us we were there on Tuesday, also known as $3 draft day! Just a little disappointed that no one was playing root ball that night. Very good beer selection and a taco...More

1  Thank dtraveler29
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

My brothers and I were staying in the hotel opposite the Root bar. Saw the reviews on tripadvisor and popped into have a drink. We were made to feel very welcome. The locals were great fun and very easy going. Many a game of root...More

5  Thank julian1969uk
Reviewed 16 January 2013

If you're coming to Asheville and you want to see Asheville the way locals see it, well visit The Root Bar! It is an Asheville landmark because of a game called Root Ball. Invented and played here at The Root Bar, the game is a...More

5  Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 11 June 2012

a friendly and safe spot for a gal to stop in and have a cold one, listen to some good tunes, and meet decent, smart, fun people. I love that there are always other women there, and my husband can or not meet me. Just...More

4  Thank spaluv
Reviewed 13 February 2011

If you're ever looking for something you can ONLY do in Asheville, NC, you can find it at The Root Bar! The drinks are strong and affordable, and there's an AWESOME game out back called Root Ball, which was invented in Asheville, NC! I love...More

5  Thank dulcinyc
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garrett g
21 December 2015|
Response from biermann |
Quality Inn is at 1430 Tunnel Rd.