|Flat Iron Building downtown Aheville
|Sculpture of flat iron
|Sky Bar on the Flat Iron Building
Since Mom has closed our other blog, moving it to Facebook and some of the followers are not on Facebook, she wanted to share some posts about life in the mountains. So hopefully we will post weekly (maybe) about what the beans have done during the week.
|Looking down to the 7th
This week our post is about the Sky Bar on the 6th, 7th and 8th floor fire escape of the Flat Iron Building downtown Asheville. The building was modeled after similar buildings in other cities and built around 1920-30. The Sky Bar is on the fire escape and Pop is known far and wide for his fear of heights so this was a hard sell to him. He loved it once there. After all the 8th floor s hard a skyscraper!
It is all very mysteriuos - you have to know where the bar is. There is only a sign next to the old fashioned elevator expalining about the bar - but then it makes it sound like it is a private club so most still won't think they can go up. The elevator is run by a young man who asks for an ID and then explains the bar - they even have one of those old metal gates on the elevator that he has to close before you go up or down.
|Lounge on 7th floor
Once up, there are more signs to tell you where to go and what to do. There is an indoor lounge on the 7th floor but otherwise it is all outdoors. Waitresses appear out of no where to take your order and disappear again. We opted for the 8th floor for a better view facing north. Marble surfaces offer a place to set your drinks and the floor is plated steel sheets so you can't see down below. No food is served - just cocktails, beer and wine. You can bring your own food and dine at the bistro tables on 7th floor.
Mom said it was breezy and cool and fun. This is for sure the second best place to view the sunset downtown altho they had to leave before that - Pop was worried about all the people coming for sunset that he didn't want to be on the fire escape. Oh well - some other day and without him!
|Wall Street restaurants
|One of many Art Deco buildings
|The lovely Smoky Mountains
Hope you enjoyed this and we will see you next week for more of the Carolina Mountains! Have a super weekend!