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Two Gay Bars in One
O. Henry's is the longest running gay bar in North Carolina. 35 Years strong, it has recently undergone a complete renovation with new ownership. Taking on a comfortable lodge-like look with a cool vibe, O.Henry's continues to offer up a great friendly staff that draws locals and travelers alike. There' always something happening at O.Henry's. The Best Music, Music Videos, Games, Special Events and the Best Daily Drink and Daily Events Specials in town. O.Henry's also houses a cool industrial bar in the back called The Underground. It plays host to multiple special events from Hip Jazz & Blues, Female impersonation Shows, Dance Your Ass Off Parties and provides a home for the WNC Leathermen. O.Henry's is a great neighborhood gay bar where you know you can always meet your old friends and make some new ones.

Tags: 30-somethings, 40-something, Over 50 crowd, Neighborhood Bar, Happy Hour

237 Haywood St
Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 254-1891


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  •   Trashy, Seedy, Horrible Service
    WendellM ·

    May 6

    As a city renowned for its tourism industry, I was not expecting the premiere gay bar, O'Henry's, to have the worst quality of service of any bar to which I've been. Not surprising was that with such service the bar was empty on a Friday night, during a Drag Race watch party no less. I arrived for the viewing party, having never been here before, excited for the next episode and ready to have a good night. I waited at the bar for a drink with 11 other people and 5 or 6 others at tables scattered throughout. I was served after 20 minutes of waiting, 8 drinks, 2 of which were to the same guy, and 6 of which (including 1 of the two drinks to the were to that one guy) to people who had been clearly waiting less time than me. After those 8 drinks was a few minute pause so that he could check his phone, and clean a bit. When he finally acknowledged my existence he was overly curt, and made me the wrong drink entirely. Furthermore, as the drag queen hosting the sparsely attended viewing party passed out an audience participation quiz she walked straight past me... Went out of her way to walk in front of me, not hand me a sheet, and right to people who were clearly locals. Then made an announcement asking if she has missed anyone. I raised my hand, and her next statement in the mic? (paraphrased) "Oh good I didn't, but I smoked weed before so I'm a mess." This bar was unfriendly, unwelcoming, the service was piss poor. I would recommend not paying for a membership at this bar, as the one time $6 fee is too much to ask for the product being offered.

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