usher in the neXT decade by stepping back a century

A Speakeasy-Style Soirée in the heart of downtown asheville

Grove Arcade first opened its doors during the Roaring Twenties, the high-flying, hip-shaking decade that saw an explosion of prosperity and cultural expression all across America. Prohibition was in full swing, and rumor has it, underground tunnels around the Grove Arcade were used to smuggle alcohol. This NYE evening, transport yourself to a speakeasy from the Roaring Twenties featuring live jazz, decorations, craft cocktails, a photo booth portal, and hors d’oeuvres served by Flappers, with more details to be announced. As soon as you walk into the Arcade, you will be transported back in time for an unforgettable evening.

Revitalizing The Tonic That Built Grove Arcade

E.W. Grove made his fortune selling a medicine called Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic. To commemorate his legacy, we partnered with Chemist Spirits Brand Ambassador & Mixologist, Jonny Burritt, 2019 NC Restaurant & Lodging Association Bartender of the Year, to create a one-of-a-kind cocktail. A modern take on a classic combination, the featured drink of the evening has balanced notes of lemon-honey and sage with a sparkling gin beverage, served in a cold mason glass to pair perfectly with the evening.

Take In The Smooth Sounds of Jazz Echoing The Halls of The Historic Grove Arcade

Our evening will be accompanied by performances from Red Echo Lab and Justice Mann of Shabudikah. A high-energy, modern take on roaring jazz and pop classics, these melodies are sure to make you bust out The Lindy Hop or maybe some of thes other classics!

An Immersive Experience

This New Years Eve, prepare to be transported to a speakeasy straight out of the 1920s as soon as you enter the revolving doors of Grove Arcade.

hors d'oeuvres

Dine lavishly on locally-prepared hors d’oeuvres served by 1920’s-era Flappers

self-serving photo booth portal

Step into the photo booth portal supplied with 1920s-style costumes and props

special surprise gift for guests

Every guest receives a special 1920s inspired take-home gift

More to be announced!

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