The Migration is complete. Big thanks to all our visiting bartenders and chefs.
Libation Migration – our two month-long initiative to bring visiting bartenders from all over the country (and continent) to pair with local chefs has completed. It was a truly wonderful experience to bring all these great and talented folks to Asheville, and we feel honored to have hosted them. We laughed, we cried, we drank a lot of bourbon.
The Faces of Libation Migration (from left to right):
FIRST LINE: Dan Lynch (Sweet Cheeks), Justin Burdett (Local Provisions), Kat Hunter (Bourbon Bar), Kristian Niemi (Bourbon Bar), Luke Edson (The Berry & Rye)
SECOND LINE: AJ Pitner (Buxton Hall Barbecue), Megan Barnes (McClellan’s Retreat), James Albee (Sovereign Remedies), Fabien Maillard (Le Lab)
THIRD LINE: Gabrielle Panaccio (Le Lab), Nohe Weir-Villatoro (King James Pub), Travis St. Germain (Clover Club), Brad Farran (Clover Club)
FOURTH LINE: Rebecca Monday (Curio), Miles McQuarrie (Kimball House), Chris Hathcock (Gan Shan Station), Alyssa Mikus (MG Road)
Check out our videos from the Migration below, and learn how to make some great whiskey cocktails using Bulleit whiskey – our partner throughout the series.
THE LIBATION MIGRATION PLAYLIST:
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 weekly events including Miami Nights and Studio Inferno (see more info below).
Our bar team of 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.
Our beloved barkeeps of yesteryear Pat Hinson & Kyle Gray Beach are behind the stick together once again. Chef Joe Marple will be serving up greasy roadside eats and Pabst Blue Ribbon will be stocking us up the the coldest beer in town.
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?
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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