New Small Businesses in Asheville, 2021


New Small Businesses in Asheville, 2021

  • Elizabeth Devido

    UNCA writer and WNC magazine intern bringing the best of Asheville to readers.

Asheville, North Carolina is a city of creativity, innovation, and endless opportunities for locals and newcomers alike. And just as this city gives to its residents, we would like to give back by highlighting five new local small businesses for locals and visitors alike to check out.


Daddy Mac’s Down Home Drive

Nothing beats a cocktail bar with burgers. With a sizzling menu of traditional American foods from fried pickles to BBQ meatballs to their signature Daddy Mac burger with smoked brisket and pulled pork, it’s a mouth-watering experience. The restaurant is open all week starting at 11:00 am and located at 161 Biltmore Ave Asheville, NC 28801. 


Mountain Metalworks Asheville

Everyone wants to find “the one” when shopping for the perfect ring, and Mountain Metalworks Asheville offers customers the chance to design their perfect gem. The shop mixes the excitement of buying a wedding ring with the creativity the city is known for. The shop is located at 22 London Rd. Asheville, NC.



Bold Rock Asheville

Established this year in 2021, Bold Rock's new location provides a casual dining experience of burgers, beer, fries, hard cider, and more! Open all week starting at 11:30 am, it’s the perfect spot for a laid-back meal, fun atmosphere, and a full bar with great company. The brewery is located at 39 N Lexington Ave Asheville, NC 28801.



Down Dog Dog Bar & Yoga Studio

Opened this year in April, this off-leash dog park invites canines of all shapes and sizes to join at the bar and on the mat. Offering unique yoga classes as well as space and equipment for both two-legged and four-legged locals, it’s the perfect place to bring your furry best friend. The bar is located at 51 Sweeten Creek Rd Suite 2, Asheville, NC 28803 and opens at 4:00pm.



Featuring a buffet of fine dining and fresh Indian cuisine, this new local eatery is a perfect spot for any meal. The menu includes a wide selection of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees ranging from delicious paneer makhani to mouth-watering mango shrimp tandoori. Local Asheville eats don’t get much better than this. The restaurant is located at 28 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 and opens at 11:30pm all week.