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craft ales + kitchen

EDISON, craft ales + kitchen, is an innovative bar and restaurant, focusing on local craft beer, hand-crafted cocktails, and casual Southern comfort food with an Asheville flair.

The recently opened EDISON brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown with expansive indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. EDISON serves NC craft beers, small batch bourbons, hand-crafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun, and artistic setting. EDISON has partnered with Oscar Wong of Highland Brewery to develop and brew a signature Centennial Ale, an American style pale ale, while the mixologists have developed a cocktail menu to include creative inventions and twists on classics that incorporate housemade bitters and elixirs. 

EDISON is the ideal place to meet for a bite and a beer or craft cocktail, or satisfy your hunger fully with locally-sourced dishes. The menu is a collaboration between chefs and local partners utilizing local ingredients to develop tastes such as housemade whole milk ricotta with sweet peas, chicken cracklins with salt & vinegar dust, Carolina scotch eggs, fried whole okra, chicken and waffles with local honey, grilled head on prawns, and veal meatballs with toasted pine nuts, gorgonzola, and porcini mushrooms.

EDISON also showcases more than just the artistry of food and drink. Several nationally renowned artists, who celebrate the creativity of the area and call this community home, are showcased in the indoor dining room. Artists include: Akira Satake - Modern utilitarian and craft pottery, Nancy Joyce - Contemporary American multi-media painter, George Peterson - Arts & Crafts wood carvings and Gabriel Shaffer - Folk art.  To learn more about the Artists click here.

EDISON is located at The Grove Park Inn and harkens back to the frequent visits of inventor Thomas Edison with a rag tag group who called themselves the Vagabonds. The Vagabonds consisted of Edison, Harvey Firestone, and Henry Ford, all of whom shared a love of camping and the great outdoors. Just after the Inn first opened in 1913, the threesome began a summer tradition of stopping at The Grove Park Inn on their way to car camp in the Smoky Mountains where they would set up camp with all the comforts of their celebrity-style homes.  Reservations are not required in the bar.

*20% Gratuity is included on parties of 8 or more.

As our dining guest, you will receive three hours of Self-Parking with our compliments or if you prefer to utilize Valet Services, your may do so for a charge of $15.

Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-11:00pm

Friday: 4:00pm-12:00am

Saturday: 11:00am-12:00am

Sunday: 11:00am-11:00pm

Parking Rates:
Self-Parking: 0-3hrs Complimentary, 3-6hrs $10, 6-24hrs: $15
Valet: $15