Citizen Vinyl is a communal space housing a record press facility, café, bar, recording studio & analog art & record store – located in the historic Citizen Times building in downtown Asheville. This grand civic space serves to celebrate the history of manufacturing & craft – alongside the current state of music, food & beverage within our local community.
Session Café and Bar:
Part of the experience at Citizen Vinyl is a vinyl-themed café and bar, headed up by a team that is dedicated to keeping the heart in Asheville. The team of Mark Schmitt (chef), Clare Cameron (bar lead), & Eric Robbins (coffee lead) are collaborating on a playful menu that finds the soulful spot where nostalgic deli classics meet WNC’s vibrant local food scene. Come see why the Citizen Vinyl experience is one of Esquire's top bars in America.
Session Café and Bar features Coffee & Espresso from Counter Culture, Pastries made in house and hosting locally-crafted pastries on a rotating basis. Session offers a vibrant breakfast menu from 9a-12n everyday, with brunch specials on Saturdays. A Full Sandwich and Sides Menu (Available until 4p), with light fare and Amari-focused Cocktails, wine, beer and a Full Bar from 4pm until closing. Join us from 9am - 7pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays; Fridays & Saturdays 9a - 9p.
We are able to source our ingredients locally thanks to: Hickory Nut Gap / Sunburst Trout Farm / Farm to Home / New Roots Market Garden / Highgate Farms / Pigman Goods / Chop Shop Butchery / Lees One Fortune Farm.
Coda Analog Shop:
Our vision extends beyond record manufacturing to becoming a nexus for creative collaboration. We have teamed up with two of Asheville’s celebrated makers, Justin Rabuck and Brandy Bourne of Horse & Hero gallery and The Big Crafty, who are curating a collection of local and regional art to complement the vinyl vibe and the mid-century ambience of the building.
Coda Analog Shop showcases a rotating roster of Western North Carolina artists alongside new and used records for sale and an assortment of Citizen Vinyl merchandise. The retail space offers everything from freshly pressed records and home decor to the perfect gift for your friends and family.