With over 20 years serving the Asheville area, and it’s 16th year winning the Mountain Xpress vote for best pizza in WNC, Asheville Pizza is one of the best know pizza joints in Asheville. They were one of the first microbreweries in the area, with 9 year-round brews sold at all three locations. The original ABC was opened in 1995 on Merrimon Ave. in North Asheville. Over the last 20 years they have opened two more locations on Hendersonville Rd. in South Asheville and on Coxe Ave. just outside of downtown.
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The Merrimon location, is know as the Mothership, as its the original location, where all the Brews have been created. Its also got a movie theater inside, and the tickets are only $3! Most of the time, the movies are recent movies, no longer in theaters, but not available to the public for purchase yet. It’s one of the most kid-friendly pizza places this side of the UK, and like most places in Asheville, the outside dining area is dog-friendly as well. Of course, if you don’t feel like going out or dealing with traffic, you can have your pizza and beer delivered to you!
If you happen to be downtown with your friends and family and want to have some adult fun, head to the Coxe Ave location. This location serves as the production facility for the company, every can, bottle or keg made by the company is produced and shipped from this location. This location also features a full bar, life size Jenga, and cornhole under the covered patio, (If you don’t know what cornhole is, ask a local friend, it’s fun!)
The newest location is in South Asheville at the intersection of Gerber and Hendersonville Rd. Opened in January 2012, this location has a limited carry-out menu, but like the other locations, pizza and beer are number one. All three locations serve pizza, and beer, as well as a pretty good selection of pub food. Personally, if you do go to a movie at the Merrimon location, I recommend getting some nachos and cheese sticks! For more information on Asheville Pizza & Brewery, stop by any of the 3 locations, or visit them on the web at: www.ashevillebrewing.com.
Asheville Wine & Brewery
77 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801