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, including our current extended restaurant takeover, Picnic Club: MG Road’s Summer of Sandwich.

Our bar team of Jesse Ratliff, Kyle Gray Beach, and Erin Hawley, 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.

Picnic Club: MG Road’s Summer of Sandwich

The Thunderbird recently came to an end at MG Road, but we’ve picked up right where that acclaimed pop-up left off with yet another inspired food concept. We present to you: “Picnic Club: MG Road’s Summer of Sandwich,” a new menu of highly crave-able, highly satisfying dishes that aims to complete long summer days of enjoying the simple pleasures of life: a good swimming hole, a good hike, warm sunshine on your skin, and delicious sandwiches in your belly.

In tandem with the new food menu launch, the bar crew at MG Road has launched a new menu of summer classic cocktails, as well as a new menu of shots & shandies to complement the summer heat.

Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm – 12:00am
Closed Sunday

Recent Press

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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Email: info@mgroadlounge.com
Phone: 828-254-4363