91% love it
Established in 1975
This friendly neighborhood bar is great to meet old friends and make new ones.
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    • EDS
      EDS Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My first gay bar experience was here. So I'm bias in how I feel about it. I've had a lot of great memories in this place with lots of friends and guys I've met over the years growing up in this town. It's got a small town gay bar feel to it and lots of locals. The vibe is low key and a great place to just hang out and chat with a friend or two, most of the guys I meet hear are friendly and easy to chat with. Now-a-days its the only establishment that actually feels like it has a decent gay population (particularly on weekends and events) in Asheville...so it's the only place I consider going to if I want to be in a gay populated environment. It's not going to be the most up-scale environment if that's what you're looking for. But it will be low-key and homey, with patrons from all age groups.

    • WendellM
      WendellM Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Trashy, Seedy, Horrible Service
      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.

    • jrob
      jrob Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Southern Comfort?
      I was visiting Asheville the weekend of July 25 and 26, 2015 and after reading the reviews, decided to stop by O'Henry's for an afternoon cocktail. As I walked to the front door I noticed a white Toyota Prius parked near the front entrance with a confederate flag draped on top. While I do believe in everyone's right to express their beliefs, since I am an African-American male, this display made me uncomfortable, so I decided to have my drink elsewhere. I'm writing this post so other African-American patrons will be aware.

    • kuduz
      kuduz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I visited for the first time last night..oh what a night it was! I don't get out much and don't know many people in town but everyone was so friendly there! $3.50 Bloody Marys on Sunday are awesome!

    • sweetbebe
      sweetbebe Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Cheap drinks and great bartenders! I love the dance parties on the weekend

    • josephexists
      josephexists Over a year ago

      Not Pretentious
      The Underground can be cool.

    • derick.boyd.1
      derick.boyd.1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great place for a drink and to dance your ass off.

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    • Pueppchen
      Pueppchen Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice big bar
      Went there on a Sunday evening

    • mcmurtrey
      mcmurtrey Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Comfortable place to have a drink and meet the locals
      Check this place out if you want to meet some great people from Asheville.

    • asheman14
      asheman14 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Being new to this city this was the first Gbar my new friends brought me to and coming from Philly, I was actually really impressed. Everything seemed new, it smelled clean and the music was decent. I plan to go back at a later time to see what the crowd is like, because we went very early. I like this place a lot!

    • Ksustud8
      Ksustud8 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Was NOT impressed!
      Well maybe it was because we arrived at 9:00 on a Wed night in Jan but it was lame. 8 ppl in the place, bartender was not very friendly. Had 1 drink and left. The music they had playing was good. Think it was the same music we played in our Atl bars in 2006-07.

    • jacobsecor
      jacobsecor Over a year ago
      Loves it

      wow :)
      I have been to O, Henrys alot on my vacation time in asheville and the club is awesome :) .

    • jonsling
      jonsling Over a year ago
      Loves it

      OOOOhhhh, Henry !!
      The remodeled and crisp New look of O'Henry's and The Underground are great for meeting friends to chat, play pool, dance your ass off or watch the hot male pole dancers dance theirs off...no attitude...just a fun place to unwind.

    • Under new ownership as of August 2011.
      I am an employee here and after 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. Also, check out The Underground in the back, if I do say so myself, its pretty awesome!