Public School Asheville, new bar, coming to Banks Avenue on South Slope


Public School Asheville is a new bar going in at 32 Banks Ave. on Asheville’s red-hot South Slope. From FB:

Opening Spring 2014, Public School is a neighborhood bar located in the South Slope of Downtown Asheville. Patio and indoor seating, daily drink specials, and signature cocktails. Bring your dogs, we love them! Stay tuned for updates and watch our progress on Facebook.

The location is the old Standard Paper building, which is being divided up. Vortex Doughnuts is also going into the building. Twin Leaf Brewing just opened at the corner of Banks Avenue and Coxe Avenue. And there’s major new developments planned in the same area.

Public School on Twitter.

Thanks to loyal reader Jennifer Saylor for the heads-up.


Joshua Martin March 27, 2014 - 1:34 pm

I wonder if the Zona lofts or something else like it will get revived. It’s be great if the Sourh Slope boom includes a couple decent apartment buildings so people live there too and make it a more complete neighborhood.

IceNine March 27, 2014 - 2:05 pm

There’ve been several articles on this website regarding this.

PBnJ March 27, 2014 - 9:01 am

when are they kicking off their kick-starter campaign I wonder?

Big Al March 26, 2014 - 9:53 pm

I believe “Public School” was the name of the bar owned by Timothy Oliphant’s character in “The Office”, season 7.

So the worst thing I can say about the name is that it is un-original.

Eric March 26, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Terrible name? Are you kidding? I think it’s amazing! Really looking forward to this place opening. Great location, and you can bring your dog! This is a win for downtown Asheville!

jtroop March 26, 2014 - 9:18 pm

yeah…. everybody chill! this place serves alcohol! they can call themselves anything they want…… as long as they have alcohol!

JTC March 27, 2014 - 9:20 am

yayy! It will be nice to have another bar, bar in that area. I love beer just as much as the next person but sometimes you need some liquor! The prospect gets a little competition.

ashevillain March 26, 2014 - 1:05 pm

That’s a really bad name for a bar.

I’m no prude, but seriously. That’s awful.

Z March 26, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Seriously! Who the hell came up with that idea? I suppose it will be full of kids in the afternoon and evenings, while their parents zone out with a drink and stare at their iphones.

hauntedheadnc March 26, 2014 - 1:14 pm

I’m still upset that “Nuns on Top” got changed because people were offended.

Vortex Doughnuts March 26, 2014 - 11:25 am

Yah! Building permits are rolling out. The party at 32 Banks is just getting started.

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