Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 9.58.52 AMPublic 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.



  1. Joshua Martin says:

    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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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

      • 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.

  5. ashevillain says:

    That’s a really bad name for a bar.

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

    • 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 says:

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

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

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