On most of our tours; whether it is a winery tour, pub crawl, or scenic tour, eventually the same question usually comes up: What are the food options…Where can we eat? A perfectly reasonable and understandable question; especially if you have been out drinking for awhile on a winery or brewery tour. On these types of tours food is definitely a good thing! Stopping to enjoy a good meal helps to slow the pace and intake of alcohol (since you are eating and not drinking) and makes the overall experience much more enjoyable. It is true that variety is the spice of life and if you are going to enjoy a bunch of different wines or beers, you need to pace yourself and enjoy some food too along the way.
The town of Hendersonville, North Carolina is a great place to visit. It is one of those places that is neither too small nor too large; it is just right. It is large enough to offer great restaurants, shopping, and culture but not so large that it loses its small-town charm. The downtown area is absolutely beautiful and is a great place to visit just about any time of the year. Walking up and down Main Street is always a wonderful experience and Main Street is a great place to start for the first time visitor. Despite the small-town charm, Hendersonville is large enough to boast a number of breweries within the city. Great breweries that are all making great beer that can go head-to-head against any beer from the “big city” breweries. This is not to put down the big city breweries but more to build up these smaller breweries. Their beers are good! If you want to visit Hendersonville and check-out some of these small pubs, here are four that we think make for a great pub crawl:
The microbrewery trend that has been slowly growing across America over the last decade has certainly not missed the Carolinas. Microbreweries are sprouting up all over the Carolinas and they are thriving! Each one offering their own unique and flavorful take on the centuries old art of brewing while creating an atmosphere where people can gather and enjoy their latest creations. Like many of the wineries of the Carolinas, they come in different sizes and have different offerings above and beyond their beer samplings. Some may just stick to the beer and offer light snacks to go with it while others may have full service restaurants with live entertainment, gift shops, etc. The variety and diversity of each brewery truly contributes to the experience and defines the vibe of the city that hosts them. What better way to spend an evening with your friends who like beer than visiting three or four (or more!) breweries one afternoon or evening. Let the Van in Black be your designated driver so that everyone in your party can enjoy themselves. You could drive yourself, but why? You define the locations and we get you there safely. Whether you want to tour breweries in Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville, Spartanburg, or any of the surrounding areas, the Van in Black is available when you need us.