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Pack’s Tavern

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Pack’s Tavern is proud to be housed in the historic Hayes and Hopson building in the middle of Pack Square Park. We are a locally family owned and operated restaurant serving a deliciously eclectic menu. We pride ourselves on top notch customer service and an inviting atmosphere. Pack’s Tavern offers something for everyone as a restaurant, bar, tavern, event space, parkside patio, darts, shuffleboard, 13 TV’s, and free live music!

Pack’s Tavern offers outstanding service, the best drinks in town, and a large eclectic menu of over 60 items; everything from signature salads to hand formed burgers, from wonderful appetizers to fresh cut steaks and seafood in a friendly, hospitable atmosphere.

What else separates Pack’s Tavern from other establishments is our unique variety of craft beer. Pack’s Tavern’s knowledgeable staff will introduce you to the fascinating world of craft beer and its inherent complement to a great meal.


Established in 2010.

Built in 1907 and older than most of the more famous Asheville landmarks, the Hayes Hopson building has long served its community. It has served as a lumber supplier, an automotive supply company, and in more recent history, the renowned Bill Stanley’s Barbeque & Bluegrass.

But hidden behind steel doors in the basement lies a Hayes Hopson secret. These heavy doors open to a dark chamber that leads under South Spruce Street and once continued to adjacent buildings. The Hayes Hopson building has supplied lumber, auto parts, BBQ to Asheville but during the Prohibition years it supplied illegal liquor to local scofflaws (people who disobeyed the dry laws of the Volstead Act) via this underground passage.

The repeal of the Volstead Act in 1932 changed the laws in the early months of 1933 to allow the distribution and sale of alcohol. This new change made the Hayes Hopson building no longer needed for the vast distribution of the illegal whiskey through the Western North Carolina counties.

Meet the Business Owner

Steve W.

Steve W.

Business Owner

Pack’s Tavern initiated restoration efforts to the building in the summer of 2009. Much care was taken to expose the original brick, original tongue and groove ceiling and wood trusses, and to uncover the 100-year-old flooring. Today, you’ll find a tavern beautifully restored to Prohibition-Era grandeur.

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