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Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Wedding Planning!

As we rang in the New Year with bull drops, champagne toasts and laughs amongst loved ones, hope seemed to fill the air in Black Mountain, NC. One thing felt abundantly clear: this is going to be a good year. 2023 holds the promise of continued community, family-friendly fun, inspired local art, live music, new restaurants and tastefully-crafted beers for Black Mountain residents and visitors. Here are the latest happenings:

Super Bowl – Sunday, February 12

The year’s biggest sporting event is right around the corner. Don’t miss out on the chance to gather with friends, eat incredible food and watch the game! Whether you’re looking for a spot to watch the game or grabbing snacks and streaming at home, we’ve got you covered.

Where to grab a beer and watch the game:

Lookout Brewing Company

Black Mountain Kitchen + Ale House

Trailhead Restaurant and Bar

Where to stock up on snacks and beer:

The Merry Wine Market

BAD Craft

The Grocery

Black Mountain Brewing / SMOKE

Black Mountain Cider and Mead

Foothills Grange

 

*Photo Credit: La Guingette

 

Valentine’s Day 

2023 Valentine Greenway Challenge: Black Mountain Recreation & Parks (BMRP) and the Black Mountain Greenways & Trails Committee are teaming up to launch the inaugural Valentine Greenway Challenge. The challenge will take place on Saturday, February 11 and consists of a 5K & 10K race to raise funds for the Black Mountain Greenways. Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners, top finishers in each age category, and top spirit award winners. Grab your partner, lace up your running shoes, plan your most festive outfits and start training for this awesome race! 

Bell Tower’s Valentine’s Day Dinner:  The Bell Tower above Open Oven Cafe will host an evening of Spanish tapas at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $75/person. Wine and cocktails will be available. Reservations are required and space is limited, so make sure to call or stop by Open Oven ASAP to secure your spot! 

La Guingette: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at La Guingette’s with deliciously prepared foods, including Salmon mousse canapé, braised short ribs with potato gratin, jackfruit pot roast on a bed of spinach quinoa, and tiramisu (vegan options available). Prefix dinner is available from 5-8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. $90/person – reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-888-434-7810.

Treat Yo’Self… or a Loved One: Black Mountain Massage and Wellness is offering ‘Give Some Love’ packages in honor of Valentine’s day. Book a singles ($145*) or couples ($245*) massage and enjoy a 60-minute integrative massage, complete with towels and your choice of cupping, hot stones, or Black Bear Botanical CBD oil. *Gratuity Included

See a Show: White Horse Black Mountain recently released news that David Lamotte will return on Saturday, February 11. An award-winning songwriter and artist, this performance is NOT one to be missed. Grab tickets for your significant other or best friend and celebrate Valentine’s Day in style at the show!

Foothills Butcher Bar Black Mountain is planning a Foothills Valentine Supper / ticketed event with multiple courses and a featured cocktail menu.

Dine out: Favorite date night destinations in Black Mountain include La Tapa, La Guinguette, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, Tayloe’s Oyster Bar, Black Mountain Kitchen + Ale House, The Pure & Proper, Red Rocker Inn and The Bush Farmhouse.

 

Photo credit: Amber Hatley Photography

 

2023 weddings:

For the lucky couples who got engaged over the holidays, it’s time to think about wedding planning. From wedding sites and venues to lodging and vendors, Best Little Beer Town has you covered.

Wedding venues: The Monte Vista Hotel or Lake Eden Events & Lodging 

Catering: Black Eyed Susan Catering, Black Mountain Bistro or Foothills Local Meats 

Flowers: Wilde Fleur Design or Elaine Young/Urban Farm Girl Flowers

Wedding cakes: Hey, Hey Cupcake

Lodging: Inn on Mill Creek, The Monte Vista Hotel or Red Rocker Inn

 

 

Restaurants update:

Black Mountain has no shortage of incredible, mouth-watering restaurants, cafes, breweries and eateries. As the selection of delicious food and beverages expands, the town maintains its charming character, walkable downtown and easy, convenient free parking. Stay up-to-date with new openings by following @bestlittlebeertown on Instagram and Facebook

The RailYard Black Mountain, a 1.2-acre downtown, open-air multiplex, is scheduled to open this spring with food trucks, shipping containers, a huge outdoor stage, event space for over 1,000 and one of the three largest bars in Buncombe County. Founded by local community leaders, The RailYard will be the home of PubCorps’ large-scale food packing events and exists to serve as a model for nurturing community connections, service and diversity in Black Mountain, Western North Carolina and beyond.

The Pure & Proper is now open! A cozy downtown eatery where diners will find something at any time of the day. From espressos and street waffles in the morning to sitting street side for a late lunch or a date night dinner and sipping craft cocktails with friends, The Pure & Proper is located at 114 E. State Street in a former 1940s Pure Oil Station.

Taco Billy’s new Black Mountain location is officially open! Located in the heart of downtown on Cherry Street, this delicious taco shop is a perfect spot for a quick meeting or meal with friends. 

 

Music:

There’s plenty of live music to take in at indoor and outdoor venues in Black Mountain. And there are over 50 independent places to get a craft beer! For the latest music calendar, visit www.bestlittlebeertown.com/things-to-do

Black Mountain Brewing 

Every Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.: Jay Brown

Black Mountain Kitchen & Ale House

Every Thursday: The Big Deal Band;  6-8 p.m.

Live music every Saturday night

The Bush Farmhouse 

Visit Facebook or Instagram for more info / latest music schedule!

Silverados 

Every Monday: Bluegrass Jam Mondays with Sam Wharton; 7-10 p.m.

Every Thursday: Line Dance Thursdays with DJ Razor; 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Every Wednesday: Open Jam with Hamza Vandehey; 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Every Sunday: Karaoke with LYRIC; 9 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Friday, January 27: Ricky Gunter Band; 9 p.m.

White Horse Black Mountain

Open Mic every Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Irish Music Circle on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 27: Reggie Harris; 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 28: Pinkish Floyd; 8 p.m.

 

Ongoing:

Black Mountain Ale Trail: For those wanting a deep dive into the town’s beer scene this holiday season, Black Mountain Ale Trail has guided brewery tours in a mini-bus, allowing visitors to learn about each brewery’s brewing process  – complete with beer tastings at each stop. This experience makes a great gift!

Black Mountain, NC is located just 16 miles east of downtown Asheville, 75 miles from Greenville/Spartanburg, 115 miles from Charlotte, 230 miles from Raleigh, and 210 miles from Atlanta. Black Mountain Hospitality Group is a collective of local business owners. For more information and a list of participating members, visit www.bestlittlebeertown.com or follow along on Instagram @bestlittlebeertown.