195 Hilliard Ave.Asheville, 28801United States
Once an auto garage (as the name suggests), this restaurant and late-night spot is a shrine to carefree living. Its huge courtyard is filled with novelty sculpture and plant life, and inside, a massive chandelier hangs above a tiny, no-frills dining room. These folks make sake; they host dance parties; they cook fun, Asian-inspired bar food. Indeed, Ben’s is popular for good reason.