We decided to switch up our routine and try a new place recently.  Burger Bar, the oldest of it’s kind in Asheville, was the destination.  And (would you believe it?) there wasn’t a burger in sight.

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If you were to look up “Dive Bar” in Webster’s, there’s a good chance you’d see a picture of Burger Bar.  This place is Asheville through and through, from the unassuming exterior to the good times that roll inside.  Don’t go if you have a hankering for burgers, though–the name comes from an owner’s surname many years back.
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There’s a great selection of beer, plus wine and cocktails if you’re into that sort of thing (which we are).  Like many Asheville bars, a super-cheap membership is required to enter, but it’s well worth the price of admission.
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Bring some coins if you’re into playing pool!  Tables are free until 7 pm.

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Mattie made friends with the drunkest bitch at the bar and our friend Natalie popped over to say hello!

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You will sometimes find buskers set up in front of Burger Bar offering tasty bites.  Legally, they can’t charge you, but accept donations instead.  Pay up, because the food is fantastic.

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On this particular night, a local chef was serving up slow-cooked homemade pork tacos topped with pico de gallo and cabbage.  We ate at the picnic tables outside to enjoy the weather.

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Tacos + Beer 4Ever

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Taco Devotee Chelsea was happy as a clam – she also recommends having a Paloma (tequila, grapefruit and club soda). Have a few of these stiff cocktails and you’ll be happy as a clam too!

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This was our first visit here, but it won’t be the last.  Xoxo, Burger Bar!

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