PHOTOS Moto Vicious: motorcycle repair shop by day, bar by night on Asheville’s South Slope



Moto Vicious, a motorcycle repair shop 99 S. Lexington Ave. (behind Aloft Hotel), has opened a small taproom inside. The bar has been open for about two weeks.

Hunter Crombie first told me about his plan to open a bar inside his motorcycle shop a year ago. Now he’s finally made it happen. Among the bikes and engine parts, thirsty adventurers will find five beers on tap. Here’s more from my original post last year:

“There’s a great motorcycle community in Asheville, but they don’t really have a place to hang out,” Crombie says. With a small bar, indoor seating, as well as outdoor space in warmer months, Moto Vicious hopes to fill that niche, he says.

A few years ago, riders began gathering at The Wedge Brewery on Wednesday nights, Crombie says. “We love the Wedge, but we need a place to hang out in the winter.”

Crombie says he used to operate a motorcycle shop in Oregon and moved to Asheville in 2005. Henson has been in Asheville about 20 years. (Crombie is a former motorcycle racer, as well.) Crombie and Henson restore and repair bikes. They build custom bikes. They also sell a few bikes on consignment.