The OG Watering Hole

Established in 2008, Wedge is a neighborhood brewery. This is the OG location – a legendary brewery in a dirt parking lot, in a (formerly) sketchy building down by the tracks. Now this is where you find the locals drinking some of the best beer in Asheville.

Bottle Riot is a neighborhood bar + listening lounge

Open daily
Extensive wine list
European beers
Wide variety of spirits
Small bites
Plenty of outdoor seating + free parking
Dog-friendly, weekly guest DJs, events, and more!

The Bull and Beggar is Asheville River Arts District first casual fine dining gem.

Offering the best of rustic European farmhouse and bistro cuisines, filtered through Appalachian traditions and products all concealed within a gorgeous warm industrial revamp that is reminiscent of a drinking and dining hall from the past. Fruits of the sea, local produce, house charcuterie, imported cheese, and heavenly meat cuts are all well represented. The service is gentle and informed, the wine is carefully curated and the drinks are stiff.


Connect. Experience. Transcend.
Award-winning salon known for artistic design

Offering flat-fee hourly session booking
+gratuity-free, add-on free, gender-free
+transparent, all-inclusive hourly pricing
+certified sustainable, green circle salon

Records in the RAD is the River Arts District’s official Record Store

Specializing in a Unique Selection of Vinyl and Local Art Work. The store is owned by members of the Haynes Family (ever heard of Warren Haynes… yeah, that family!) Check out their incredible section.

Unique destination in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District, with over 30 professional working artists studios, a brewery, dining and retail.


The WEDGE is the legacy of John Payne, sculptor, inventor, engineer. Although no longer with us in the flesh, John’s vision continues to inspire an entire generation of artists and visitors alike. John was always the first to help artists by giving them space to live and work, and by creating a community in which to flourish.