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“Best Dive Bar in Asheville!”
Review of The Root Bar

The Root Bar
Ranked #21 of 44 Nightlife in Asheville
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Owner description: 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 environment with accommodations out back for those of you that do smoke. We welcome well behaved dogs. We equipped with a wireless network connection for everyone to use and have plenty of seating for all our computer-savy root-friends. We feature live music and have a full bar. And we have rootball! Found exclusively at the Rootbar, we have three outside rootball courts in the back for your playing pleasure. Rootball is a combination of bocce ball and horseshoes. It is a truly unique Asheville experience!
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Dive Bar in Asheville!”
Reviewed 15 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 combination of boche ball and horseshoes. You can even take a Root Ball set home with you. With 3 courts out back and plenty of friendly people to show you how to play, you'll have a great time!
The bar itself is truly a dive bar. But don't let that scare you away. Only local beer on tap, a full bar, friendly bartenders and great customers, this is what makes the Root Bar a great place to hang out.
So head on out to east Asheville (right off I-40 exit 55) play some root ball and have a cold local brew,. You'll be happy you did!

Visited January 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Oteen "cheers" pub.”
Reviewed 10 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 a good time, and a nice outdoor spot to chill. great to get out of the house, and still find some interesting and bright conversation in a funky atmosphere. I don't play root ball but love to watch.

Visited June 2012
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4 Thank spaluv
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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Root Bar is a unique, truly Asheville experience.”
Reviewed 12 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 the Root Bar, and I personally think that Asheville would do well to have a few more bars just like it.

Visited February 2011
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5 Thank dulcinyc
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