After you vote, reward yourself for doing your civic duty. Celebrate with the local candidates and political parties or watch the results while enjoying food and drink specials at Asheville eateries. Here are the gatherings we know about so far. If you know something we don’t, leave a comment, and we’ll add your spot to the list.
Buncombe County Democratic Watch Party
The Buncombe County Democratic Party will host an election night party with local Democratic candidates and supporters at Pack’s Tavern in downtown Asheville. The even begins at 8:00 P.M. and the public is welcome.
20 South Spruce Street
Buncombe County Republican Watch Parties
In Buncombe County, Republican candidates and supporters are gathering at Magnolias Raw Bar & Grill in downtown Asheville and at the Hilton in Biltmore Park. The gathering at Biltmore Park is being organized by 11th District GOP congressional candidate Mark Meadows. As of this writing, the Buncombe County Republican Party hadn’t responded to a request for more details on the get togethers.
Magnolias Raw Bar & Grill
26 E. Walnut St.
43 Town Square Boulevard
Less partisan affairs
Plenty of venues around town are also hosting less partisan affairs. Here’s a basic list of places that are hosting public election night gatherings.
77 Coxe Ave.
Asheville Pizza & Brewing
675 Merrimon Ave.
Look for the results on the movie screens.
The Asheville Public
175 Clingman Ave.
Highland Brewing (featuring The Lowdown food truck)
12 Old Charlotte Highway
237 Haywood St.
20 South Spruce St.
West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen
401 Haywood Road