Get It Twisted

Saturday Nights at Twisted Laurel
Written by GS Jackson, IG: gweilojackson, SNAP: gweilojackson

Saturdays are usually the typical date night because that’s when the babysitters are available and couples can stay out all hours of the night and Netflix and chill on Sundays.

But do you want the same old same old? No! This is DATE NIGHT! You want a night to remember (or not remember) infused with bad decisions, sloppy making out with the person you love (or just met), and too many tequila shots.

If you are looking for that atypical date night with a wild, crazy edge – look no further than the non-club that turns into the biggest party in Asheville on Saturday nights – Twisted Laurel.

Photo credit: Twisted Laurel

Twisted Laurel Eatery and Lounge begins innocently enough early on Saturday evenings providing downtown the best of local brews and fresh Italian and Greek dishes but then around 11 PM – OPA!

Zucchini Noodle Chicken Parmesan dish. Photo credit: Twisted Laurel

The flashing lights and bass beats begin with the DJ family of Phantom Pantone ushering you onto the expansive dance floor (after the tables and chairs have been moved) with the likes of DJ Juan Blanco and G3MS on the 1s and 2s. That’s just the opening salvo!

To keep the party juiced, Twisted Laurel has some of the best bartenders in the city – including the infallible Rosa Moore – who is the gorgeous Goddess serving up your favorites with a sexy flair as the female version of Tom Cruise in the film ‘Cocktail.’

Moscow Mules for everyone! Photo credit: Melissa Westmoreland @bakinglawyer

With music videos lighting up the walls synchronized to the scratching and mixing blowing out of the speakers, it becomes a dance party and beckons you to show your moves. It never fails that every Saturday night there is a dance off between couples, girl versus girl, guy versus guy, and guy versus girl. So if you are up for the challenge – make sure you get some good hip hop dance class practice before you arrive.

Dance your Asheville off! Photo credit: Ra Star @mr_sinnombre

Don’t believe that Asheville can have a hot spot this crazy? Twisted Laurel even has babysitters for the bathrooms. Yes, it can become that wild.

Some advice for new couples – get there early – such as 10 PM – before the line begins to form. It will allow you to sit outside on the patio and get your buzz on and watch as the DJs prep to blow your mind.

Because when the party starts, the line gets twisted – all the way down College Street.


Downtown Asheville
130 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 552-3240
Mon-Thurs 11 – 10pm
Fri 11 – 11pm
Sat 11 – 2am
Sun 10 – 3pm

328 New Leicester Highway 110
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 785-1550
Mon-Thu 11 – 10pm
Fri-Sat 11 – 11pm
Sun 10 – 9pm

10A South Main Street
Weaverville, NC 28787
(828) 645-2700
Mon-Thu 11 – 10pm
Fri-Sat 11 – 11pm
Sun 10 – 9pm

Feature image credit: Twisted Laurel

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