THE TOURS


Curious about our city and what that “Asheville vibe” is all about? Come on a rooftop bar tour with us! Catch a glimpse into the foodie and craft beverage scene, the history of Asheville, see the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and appreciate Asheville’s rich architectural history that all come together in one fascinating tour!

We offer such a fun and unique tour experience that the founder and owner of our company, Kaye Bentley, received the “Creativity in Business Award” for 2019 presented by the Western Women’s Business Center.

Come experience why Asheville continues to appear on so many Top 10 lists around the country. We are here to help you catch that Asheville vibe! Buy your ticket for a rooftop bar tour experience with us today.

We are excited and proud to be the first company to share our beautiful city that we love so much from the rooftops with you!

Experience a rooftop bar tour with us:

  • Enjoy 3 or 4 rooftop bars in one afternoon

  • Tours last 3 hrs (3 rooftop bars) or 4 hrs (4 rooftop bars)

  • See historical  photos from the late 1800’s & early 1900’s for an Asheville then and now perspective

  • Tours are 7 days a week, offered year round, rain or shine (outdoor covered spaces)

  • Can book a ticket day of tour (up to 3 hours before tour start time)

  • We offer great group rates, corporate packages, and custom designed tours

Asheville, long considered “The Land of The Sky”, is a vibrant city that visitors have flocked to since the 1800’s. We are beautifully located in Western North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the Great Smoky Mountains.  

Need recommendations on other things to do, places to eat, or to stay in Asheville or in the surrounding area? Ask our experienced staff. We are happy to help make your trip to Asheville the trip of a lifetime!


 

The Sky’s the Limit Tour

The Sky's the Limit Tour is an urban tour in the city of Asheville NC offered Monday-Thursday, Saturday & Sunday and visits a mix of 3 or 4 of these rooftop bars:

  • Capella on 9

  • SkyBAR

  • Hemingway’s Cuba

  • Wxyz (The Ledge)

  • The Montford Rooftop Bar

  • Pillar Rooftop Bar

**Pick the day that works best for you when you book. Exact rooftop bars on each tour differ depending on your tour day. Must be 21 years old and older to take this tour.

The Sky’s The Limit Tour: Monday-Thursday & Saturday: $45.00 (3 hrs, 3 rooftop bars)
Sun: $54.00 (4 hrs, 4 rooftop bars)

 
 
 

The Bird's-Eye View Tour

The Bird's-Eye View Tour is an urban tour in the city of Asheville NC offered on Friday and Saturday and visits a mix of three of these rooftop bars:

  • Wxyz (The Ledge)

  • The Montford Rooftop Bar

  • Social Lounge

  • Capella on 9

  • Pillar Rooftop Bar

**Pick the day that works best for you when you book. Exact rooftop bars on each tour differ depending on your tour day. Must be 21 years old and older to take this tour.

The Bird's-Eye View Tour: Friday: $45.00 (3 hrs, 3 rooftop bars)
Saturday: $45.00 (3 hrs, 3 rooftop bars)

 

 

Tour Perks

Enjoy perks offered only for our rooftop bar tour guests!

  • No need to go hungry while on the tour! Receive these great food discounts from our wonderful rooftop partners. Pillar Rooftop Bar- 25% off, Capella on 9- 20% off, Wxyz- 15% off. (discounts for food only).

  • Is Wxyz on the tour you've selected? Enjoy a free, four flight of beer with us at Wxyz Lounge.

  • The Rooftop Tour-Tini.... The best price on this refreshing signature cocktail for Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours created by and offered exclusively at Pillar Rooftop Bar.

  • The Bird’s-Eye View…. A reasonably priced and deliciously crafted signature cocktail from Wxyz made exclusively for Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours with locally created and distilled, Chemist Gin.

 

Each tour guest must sign a waiver of liability during the secure checkout process. If you'd like to review it before booking, you can do so here. 

Starting location for each tour is in the center of the city. Exact location with street address will be sent in a confirmation email once tour is booked.

THE BARS


Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours is excited to introduce you to the following rooftop bars that share the sky in this beautiful city.  Won’t you let us take you there? 

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The Social Lounge

A craft cocktail bar in the heart of downtown Asheville, also serving small plates in a unique rooftop patio setting. The Social Lounge is part of a renovated late Victorian building completed in the 1880’s when the railroad first came to Asheville. It attracts tourists and is also a favorite among locals.

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The Montford Rooftop Bar

The Montford is an innovative rooftop bar focusing on Asheville brews, craft cocktails, unique wine and local ingredients.

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SkyBAR

The Historic Flatiron Building. World Coffee Cafe’s SkyBAR. It all began here! This award winning rooftop bar continues to wow visitors from far and near. The SkyBAR is situated on multi level terraced balconies on the 6th, 7th, and 8th floors of one the most iconic buildings in the city, a 1920’s Skyscraper! Panoramic views. Classically crafted cocktails. Voted “Best Drink With a View” 2017 by Mountain Xpress’s Best of WNC.

 
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Capella on 9

Capella on 9, “Voted 50 best rooftop bars in the world” by US News and World Report. It boasts "head turning views" and brings a sleek, modern feel to the city skies. A big city look, with an intimate, small city feel. Capella serves  handcrafted cocktails and more, along with locally curated dishes. Small plates, big views….locally sourced and crafted with care.

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Hemingway’s Cuba

Hemingway’s Cuba serves up authentic Cuban cuisine and pays homage to the classic Cuban bar. Beautiful wall murals. The rooftop patio is spacious with large sitting areas with fashionably stylish decor and provides superb views of the city and surrounding mountains. Look for Hemingway at the bar....

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Wxyz Lounge (The Ledge)

Wxyz Lounge at ALOFT Hotel. The Ledge is an impressive veranda overlooking Biltmore Avenue in the heart of the city. A trendy bar with mixologists in the know! Mountain Xpress 2018: Voted  Best Hotel Bar, 2nd place. ALOFT hotel was awarded the Reader's Choice Award by USA Today for Pet Friendliest Hotel.

 
 
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Pillar Rooftop Bar

Pillar Rooftop Bar is located in the heart of downtown Asheville featuring local brews, hand-crafted cocktails and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Try a “Creative License” cocktail and have our bartenders make an innovative drink to fit to your tastes. Home of the Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours signature cocktail: The Rooftop Tour-Tini.

 

CUSTOM GROUP TOURS


Contact Us! We will set up the perfect rooftop experience for your group.

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FAQ


Is this a "drinking tour"?

Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours is excited to introduce you to the city from a unique rooftop perspective with some history added to the mix. Drinking while riding in our company vans isn’t permitted as you are being transported from one rooftop location to the next. If you choose to indulge in one or more of the incredible handcrafted cocktails, delicious locally brewed beers, and extensive wine lists that the rooftop establishments offer, we kindly ask that you please drink responsibly.

What is the age you must be to go on one of the tours?

Tours are for guests 21 years of age and older.

How do I purchase tickets for a rooftop bar tour?

After reading the descriptions of the tours offered, simply click on the "BOOK NOW" button to securely book your tour.

Do I have to climb stairs while on one of the tours?

Yes, there is only one rooftop bar location that requires climbing steps (Social Lounge). The building is from the late 1800’s. There are 10-12 steps to reach the rooftop area.

How long do the tours take?

Each tour takes 2.5 hours or 3.5 hours, depending on tour selected.

Where do the tours start?

All tours will have a starting location in the heart of the city of Asheville, NC. After booking your tour, an email confirmation will be sent to you that will include the location and street address for the starting point of your tour. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before scheduled start of tour to allow for check-in and to receive your wrist band to wear while on the tour. At end of tour, guests will be transported by company van back to the original start location of your tour.

Do I have to sign a waiver of liability before going on a tour?

Yes, each guest on an Asheville Rooftop Bar Tour must sign a waiver of liability. This can be done electronically during the secure online booking process.

Will the tours be cancelled because of rain?

Tours will be held rain or shine. We have umbrellas and ponchos available, if needed. Many of the rooftop establishments we visit have covered outdoor areas as well as open air areas. We understand that some visitors may only be in town for a short period of time and still want to have this rooftop experience even if there happens to be some liquid sunshine that day! We will, however, follow the lead of the rooftop bar locations we visit and keep you up to date on their individual inclement (bad) weather policies and adjust our tours accordingly.

Can I bring my dog on the tour with me?

We love dogs, but unfortunately we are not set up to accommodate you bringing your pet.

What if I have to cancel the ticket I purchased?

For regular tours of groups of 5 or more, you must cancel 3 days in advance to receive a full refund. If your group is 4 or less or individually purchased, you must cancel at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour time to receive a full refund. If canceling your ticket within 24 hours of scheduled tour time, no refunds will be given.

Do you offer special group tours/rates?

Yes! Contact us for more information. Some examples of groups we love to work with include businesses interested in a team-building experience, celebrating life events such as birthdays and weddings, and excursions for retirement communities.

Is it appropriate to give a gratuity to the tour guide and to the van driver?

A gratuity is not required. We work hard to let you experience Asheville in a unique and original way on our tours. We hope you love what we do! If you feel so inclined...any gratuities received will be warmly welcomed. :)