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5 Walnut Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, Bar
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5 Walnut Street, Asheville, NC
+1 828-253-2593
14:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 14:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 14:00 - 02:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hit this place after a great dinner at another restaurant. It was Sunday night and they had a trio called purple playing. I do not drink wine but they had a good selection of beers. The place was small but cozy. Share places to sit at long tables. They had a cheese and meat place next door. Perfect

Thank Cindy G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an hour or so here before dinner. We had the window seat which was great because the weather was awesome and gave us great people watching. There was a crack in my boyfriend's glass but it was immediately fixed by the bartender. We also had local beef jerky from Hickory Nut Gap farm. Highly recommend that at only $3... More 

Thank Rachel E
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We discovered this place online as we looked for restaurants and bars near the Renaissance Hotel. A quick 5 minute walk out the back door of the hotel and we were in 5 Walnut. Our plan was to have a drink and a small bite before moving on for dinner. 3 glasses each of some tasty red wines and a... More 

Thank Joe C
South Carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Fell in love with this local place. All the servers and bartenders were so nice and very helpful regarding wine choice. Live music from the local music scene topped it off nicely. Easy listening guitar player that was just great. There is also a nice selection of beers on hand.

Thank Cobblestone
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Our waiter chose this spot for us to continue on with our evening and we were so happy once we arrived. We were there on a Thursday evening and Pleasure Chest was playing. If you like the blues/jazz sound, this group is for you. At one point the band members went outside playing on the street, which only heightened the... More 

Thank Marie64_13
Charlotte NC
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a great neighborhood restaurant filled with fun people and great staff. You can always count on listening and dancing to live music.

Thank MadeleineCharlotteNC
Gloversville, New York
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here for a mid-afternoon break on a warm day. Although it's a wine bar, everyone was drinking beer. There's a nice selection of draft and bottled beer, including local ones. The staff was pleasant, the atmosphere extremely casual. On nice days, there are bar stools at the front windows, overlooking the street, great for people-watching.

Thank Polly H
Vinho, Portugal
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Asheville is full of music, laughter, food and drink but you will be missing a treat if you overlook 5 Walnut. A small wine bar which serves great snacks, good wine and a selection of local artisan beers. The layout of the place is such that you will inevitably meet new people and sometimes make new friends. Be prepared to... More 

Thank Jo G
Elmhurst, Illinois
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great little place to stop in to listen to live music and have a glass of vino. Place is hip and fun, with great bartenders and a interesting mix of people. When the weather is cooperating the windows are all open and the place seems roomier. Nice location to everything downtown Asheville.

Thank Chooseynat
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great local music! But not that big so get there early because it will be very crowded on the weekends. Bring your dancing shoes!

Thank Rachael M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 00:00
14:00 - 02:00
14:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Walnut Street, Asheville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-253-2593

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?