Libation Migration is on – Every Monday at MG Road.


Welcome to MG Road

MG Road is a creative cocktail bar & lounge, located just around the corner from Chai Pani, at 19 Wall Street in downtown Asheville. In our kitchen we host a rotating roster of both upstart & renowned chefs and pop-up concepts. Currently we are hosting three different weekly events: Libation Migration, Miami Nights, and Studio Inferno (see more info below).

Our bar team of Jesse Ratliff, Erin Hawley, and Alex Flynn keep the focus on the art of the craft cocktail. The team balances technique & tradition with a level of creativity & innovation that’s been written up from Food & Wine Magazine to The Times of India.

With acclaimed cocktails, local craft beers, eclectic wines from around the world, innovative & fun food, warm hospitality, and a stylish yet intimate and comfortable setting, MG Road is redefining the idea of the neighborhood bar.

Fall Events at MG Road

MONDAYS: LIBATION MIGRATION brings a new bartender each week from a different North American city to Asheville. We pair them with local guest chefs to create food inspired by the visiting city. Through Libation Migration AVL will be treated to guest bartenders from such far flung destinations as Boston, Brooklyn, Montreal, D.C., and even Omaha, Nebraska.

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: MIAMI NIGHTS with chef Papaya Valdes (aka Alyssa Mikus) & DJ Franco Niño. Each month, chef Valdes cooks cuisine inspired by different neighborhoods and cultures of her hometown of Miami. She kicked it off with Cuban, moved into Jamaican, and rumor has it Columbian and Venezulan are up next. The bar team matches Valdes’ passion with equally impressive cocktails inspired by Miami and DJ Franco Niño brings the Miami sounds.

FRIDAYS: STUDIO INFERNO: Disco Dance Party. Every Friday with DJ Wade Drunk. Need we say more?

Recent Press

Mountain Xpress: Libation Migration: New popup pairs local chefs with bartenders from across the U.S., Canada

Asheville Scene: MG Road Launches the Summer of Sandwich

Mountain Xpress: The Thunderbird’s Final Flight

Mountain Xpress: Elliott Moss and Nate Allen team up for Thunderfork

Garden + Gun: The Year in Restaurants- The Thunderbird

Mountain Xpress: Launch of the Thunderbird

Wall Street Journal: Mixed Drinks on Tap: Faster Manhattans, Negronis and More

USA Today: Six small cities with big food scenes

The Local Palate: Rock On with Punk Wok

Thrillist: 7 of The Most Underrated Food Cities in America

Food and Wine Magazine: How to Flavor Cocktails with Indian Spices

Punk Wok: Inside Chef Elliott Moss’ latest pop up venture

The Times of India: Exporting Indian Flavors

Food and Wine Magazine: Why Food Lovers are Loving Asheville

Asheville Scene: Punk Wok Rolls On At MG Road

AVL vs ATL Celebrity Chef Throwdown at MG Road

Eater: Angus Brown Pops Up in Asheville

Want to Party like a Bollywood star?

A stunning setting, world class mixologists, acclaimed chefs, the Chai Pani group’s signature warmth and hospitality – a party anywhere else would be simply uncivilized.

From a Bollywood dance party, to a Downton Abbey-esqe soiree, to a comfortable and cozy night out with friends, MG Road has you covered. We’ve handled art showings, fashion shows, wedding rehearsals, album release parties, film festivals, fundraisers, and everything in between. We can’t wait to host your next special event.

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Phone: 828-254-4363