A convergence of great food
& SPIRITED cocktails
District 42® blends together small shareable plates, warm hospitality, and craft cocktails at the vibrant center of downtown Asheville. Our all-day lounge and expansive bar is open seven days a week offering a mix of tables and soft seating. District 42 is independently owned and operated and occupies the Southeast corner of the Kimpton Hotel Arras. Our sister restaurant Bargello® features Mediterranean inspired cuisine, infusing culinary influences from around the entire Mediterranean region.
We invite you to sit back and relax in the lounge or outdoor patio while you share great food and libations made with house-made juices, regionally-sourced bitters, and just a dash of downtown Asheville’s celebrated history.
Our company culture is founded upon our desire to nurture the wellbeing of our staff, customers, and community. We are committed to supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace and are actively working against racism in all its forms.
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.