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Address: 1410 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805-2824
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+1 828-299-7597
15:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 02:00

We are East Asheville's most friendly Neighborhood Bar..And we play...

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!

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Good beer, great company

My friend and I stayed across the road from this place and ended up wandering in. The bartender and patrons were all incredibly friendly and helpful, giving us tons of... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Alexandra K
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

My friend and I stayed across the road from this place and ended up wandering in. The bartender and patrons were all incredibly friendly and helpful, giving us tons of recommendations of things to do in Asheville. The beer is cheap, and they have loads of choices (just remember to bring cash). Great vibes, and great people

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was on the search for a friendly neighborhood bar., so when I read the reviews, this place sounded great! I was excited about trying it out. Oh boy....I couldn't have been more disappointed. it was late afternoon on a Friday during the winter but a very mild day. The sun was out; it was not cold at all and... More 

Thank MtnGirlontheMove
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is such an incredibly fun place. For several years now I have gone randomly here several times a year and always have the best time. They invented this game that you play in sand pits out back called Rootball. It is a sort of cross between horse shoes and bocce ball. But way more fun than either game ever... More 

1 Thank kevin r
greensboro, nc
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This little bar was next to the hotel we stayed in. Lucky for us we were there on Tuesday, also known as $3 draft day! Just a little disappointed that no one was playing root ball that night. Very good beer selection and a taco truck in the parking lot with great food.

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Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

My brothers and I were staying in the hotel opposite the Root bar. Saw the reviews on tripadvisor and popped into have a drink. We were made to feel very welcome. The locals were great fun and very easy going. Many a game of root ball was played and many drinks were had. We finally said goodbye to all our... More 

3 Thank julian1969uk
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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... More 

4 Thank Barbara V
Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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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... More 

3 Thank spaluv
Asheville, North Carolina
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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... More 

3 Thank dulcinyc

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