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South Slope, Visit the Brewery District in Asheville

For those of you who have visited Asheville and seen it all, there is a new neighborhood on the rise. South Slope, boarding downtown to the south, is experiencing a revival with new breweries, dessert spots and other attractions. We invite you to stay at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage and experience the vibrant Brewery District.

South Slope, during the turn of the century, went thru its first boom with the rise of personal cars; the neighborhood was the first one in Asheville designed with the car in mind. With wide streets, dealerships and auto mechanic shops it experienced fast growth thru the 1920’s. As the city grew and auto businesses moved to the outskirts of the city South Slope declined. During the 1970’s thru the 1990’s the neighborhood reached its lowest point with boarded up businesses and overgrown lots. This all changed at the turn of the century with a boom in Asheville’s Beer scene.

south slope craft beer tasting in Asheville

The Brewery District has seven breweries all within walking distance of each other. Some of the local favorites are Green Man, Funkatorium and Twin Leaf. Green Man has been brewing legendary English Style Ales since 1997. Funkatorium, offshoot of Wicked Weed Brewing, offers a wide selection of sour and wild beers. The tasting menu is created to complement their beer selection and wooded beer caskets give this venue an old world feel. The new kid on the block is Twin Leaf Brewing. With an exciting beer list, beer yoga on weekends and a selection of group games, this brewery is pushing the limits.

This neighborhood is not beer only. Vortex Doughnuts offers hand crafted, locally sourced doughnuts and beverages. French Broad Chocolate Factory has daily self-guided tours of the facility and chocolate tastings. Happy Body offer Pilates and Yoga workouts. Finally Ben’s Tune Up is brewing American Sake at the Hilliard Avenue location.

South Slope is the new exciting part of Asheville that is waiting to be explored. After a day of indulgence return to a luxury room at our Asheville bed and breakfast. We are looking forward to seeing you!!!!


Hello everyone, spring is in full bloom here at 1889 White Gate Inn & Cottage. We are proud to announce that our Inn made the list of “Best Memorial Day Weekend Getaways” at; the article features properties from all around the United States. There are still rooms available for this weekend, so please check with us to finalize your plans.

Stay Midweek & Save

The best rates can always be found midweek! Come for a weekday getaway and save on our weekend rack rates. You can also use that extra savings to book one of our special romance packages or enhancements.