A convergence of great food,
SPIRITED cocktails & Feel-good VIBES
District 42® blends together small shareable plates, warm hospitality, and unique cocktails. Our all-day lounge and bar in downtown Asheville, the vibrant center of historic Pack Square, is open seven days a week offering a mix of tables and soft seating. Locally owned and operated by husband-wife team Peter and Martha Pollay founders of Mandara Hospitality Group and occupies the Southeast corner of the Kimpton Hotel Arras.
You’re invited to sit back and relax in our lounge or outdoor patio while you delight in great food and libations made with house-made juices, regionally sourced bitters, and just a dash of downtown Asheville’s celebrated history.
Our sister restaurant Bargello®, located on the same floor, features an irresistible casual fine dining experience infusing culinary influences from around the entire Mediterranean region.
A part of Mandara Hospitality Group, the District 42 company culture is founded upon our commitment to nurturing the well-being of our staff, customers, and community. Wholeheartedly dedicated to supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace, we actively work against racism in all its forms.
Reservations are not required. So head downtown, have a seat and relax.
Lounge and Bar in downtown Asheville
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MY FAVORITE DRINK
IS THE NEXT ONE.
From Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald to O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, and Wilma Dykeman, this city has been a magnet for people who thrive in its creative, literary, and energizing environment. We wanted to bottle that sense of place where this history could converge at the very core of our location and be celebrated among friends.
Named after the original 42 lots running along Biltmore and Broadway Ave, District 42® is an ode to the past, present and future narratives of downtown Asheville.