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Magnolias Raw Bar & Grille
Magnolias has a full service beer, wine, and liquor bar open starting at lunch. The house band, A Social Function, play every Friday and Saturday night, playing cover music, '80s, '90s, rock, and whatever else is requested. The band starts at 10 p.m., stopping at 2 a.m. Students 21-and-up who bring their ID get in free on Fridays and Saturdays, and can enter in a $200 drawing on Friday nights. Also free to 21-and-up students with their ID on Fridays and Saturdays is the Cinjades Danceclub, adjacent to Magnolias, which features various styles of music.
The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club
The Orange Peel is a music club in downtown Asheville. It has a private 75-person club, PULP, in the lower levels, as well as the main stage and a smoking deck. It has been featured and highlighted in such publications as, "USA Today," "Southern Living," and "GQ." Various artists and bands have played there, including the Smashing Pumpkins, Ice Cube, Bob Dylan, Modest Mouse, the Beastie Boys, and more. It was named one of the top rock clubs in the nation by "Rolling Stone" in 2008.
Scandals Nightclub is in the Grove House Entertainment Complex. It is known for its drag performances and cabaret shows, as well as a large dance floor. Weekly events, including DJ dance parties, are available during the week and are posted on the Scandals website. Guests must be at least 18 or older, and bring a valid ID.
While Magnolia's (right next to Cinjades) has a live band, Cinjades has a fully-equipped DJ booth, playing the top pop, hip-hop, and Euro music. With two full bars and 4,500 square feet of space, Cinjades is a hangout for 21-and-up students. Friday is "College Night"; on both Friday and Saturday nights, students can get in free with their ID. Parking is free on the street and in the adjacent parking lot (on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays). Private events are also available for booking.
Club Hairspray is a private club named after "Hairspray." It was started in 1993 and features, along with the main bar, a backyard patio for smoking. It is open seven days a week; applications for membership are available online.
The Grey Eagle
The Grey Eagle is a listening room-style concert venue with events open to all ages (unless otherwise specified) for a cover charge and ticket prices for events. Different artists are featured, as well as events such as contra dancing. The bar serves beer and wine in addition to nonalcoholic beverages.
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Vincenzo's Ristorante & Bistro
Vincenzo's features live jazz, blues, and standards every night of the week. A nice, casual restaurant, it also features full-service alcohol.
White Horse Black Mountain
The White Horse is a music and arts venue just a couple of minutes from Montreat College. Past shows have included jazz, blues, Irish, master puppeteers, and more. It features open seating and snacks. The White Horse has server or bar service, fine beer on draft, and fine wines. Nonalcoholic beverages include soda, coffee, and tea.
Town Pump Tavern
After 8 p.m., only 21-and-up students are allowed in this bar. Town Pump often has live music.
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company
Known as the "Brew and View," this dine-in theater has $3 movie tickets, award-winning pizza, and beer on tap, all in one favorite location. Tours of the brewery are available.
The Shovelhead Saloon, a small biker bar, is a small beer-only bar, and includes a jukebox, karaoke, a poker machine, four pool tables, video arcades, four dartboards, and a horseshoe pit out back.
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The Drum Circle is an Asheville tradition. Weather permitting, citizens can gather to play, dance to, or simply enjoy the music. Some Montreat students enjoy joining the crowd; sometimes, they'll bring a drum or will dance for a few hours.
Because of its 24-hour service and close proximity to the College, Denny's is an ever-popular hangout for students, both under and over 21. The casual environment and menu (which includes $2 choices) makes it an ideal location for students to study or hang out.
Creatures Café was founded by Montreat alum Joe Dohmann. It's open to adults 18-and-over after 9 p.m. This Christian alternative to a nightclub is growing in popularity among Montreat students; it is an alcohol-free environment that offers coffee, soda, and "mocktails." Creatures Café sometimes gets speakers and artists to come in; in addition to the music and dancing, guests are welcome to play games and discuss the questions of life. It looks like an ordinary night club on the surface; however, the music, videos, and entertainment are intended to be thought-provoking and point people to Jesus.