The Orange Peel
101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
I have been to many shows here and have always underwhelmed. They can really dial the sound in on bands, but other shows like hip-hop and electronic stuff blows to listen to there. The bar is very much like the urnal at a baseball field, uninviting and you only go there if you have to. For it being in beer city USA it seems pretty middle of the road, especially if you have paid a good amount to get in. As for the staff at the door they are very upfront upon entry that they are taking your stuff, but very helpful afterwards to reunite you with your stuff. Besides you can always go back to your car.