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. Our bar team led by Erin Hawley keeps the focus on the art of the craft cocktail while still keeping things fun and casual. 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.

Upcoming Events

There are no public events coming up at MG Road, but check our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be the first one to find out.

Past Events

Libation Migration – our two month-long initiative to bring visiting bartenders from all over the country (and continent) to pair with local chefs officially ended in October. 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.

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.


Recent Press

Mountain Xpress: MG Road invites Chef Gustavo Báez for a special Cinco de Mayo celebration

Mountain Xpress: High Spirits, A Guide to Asheville Cocktail Week

Stu Helm Food Fan: Meat is Murder – Eat Your Vegetables!

Carolina Epicurean: Fair Game Lodge Dinner at MG Road

Departures Magazine: Beer and Cocktails in Asheville, NC

Ashevegas: 5 Places to Hide and Eat in Asheville

Style Blueprint: Where to Eat, Drink, Sleep in Asheville

Mountain Xpress: Winter Warmers, Comforting Drink Recipes for Asheville’s Chilly Season

Liquor.com: Hot Toddies Around the World

Mountain Xpress: Back of House– Alyssa Mikus of MG’s Pop-Up, Miami Nights

Mountain Xpress: End of the Road: MG’s Libation Migration Pop-Up Series Draws to a Close

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.

Tell us what you’re thinking –
Email: info@mgroadlounge.com
Phone: 828-254-4363