With subtle influences from the roaring 1920s and the natural beauty of Asheville, District 42 invites you to celebrate your special moments with us. Relax on plush couches illuminated with vast lanterns and tucked between walls of beveled glass, or dine at beautiful wooden tables beneath geometric sculptures of wood and light. A larger table for conferences or family-style seating is elevated above the main floor. Hidden in an alcove near the bar, you’ll find low seating and tables surrounded by an 1891 map of Asheville, representing the original 42 districts of downtown and the namesake of the establishment.
To learn more about our various locations and private dining options please view our portfolio below and reach out to our Event Sales Team.
District 42® blends together small shareable plates, warm hospitality, and craft cocktails at the vibrant center of downtown Asheville, on the ground floor of the Kimpton Hotel Arras. Our all-day lounge and expansive bar is open seven days a week offering a mix of tables and soft seating.
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.
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.