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Cocktail Lounge

Welcome To The Vault Lounge

Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge opened in July 2008 and immediately became a favorite local hangout. The Vault was on the cutting edge of Asheville's cocktail scene, offering a creative cocktail menu featuring fresh and unique ingredients. The drink list rotates seasonally and is well-known for the house Margarita and the Cucumber Martini

Chef Scott Wallace's food menu features farm-fresh, local products, hormone-free meats and offers a wide variety of fare, from salads and sandwiches to nachos. The delectable Vault Burger features 100% grass-fed beef from Hickory Nut Gap and Cheshire Pork bacon from North Carolina's Heritage Farms. The Vault originally staked its claim as having the best burger in Asheville by winning the first annual WNC Battle of the Burger in 2014. The following year, The Vault upheld its title by winning the People's Choice award at the 2015 Battle of the Burger, and brought home the title again in 2016.

Located in the Imperial Life Insurance Building near the corner of College Street and Rankin Avenue, The Vault features a custom walnut bar, local draft beers and patio seating. The namesake bank vault, built by the Mosler Safe Company, has a table perfect for groups up to 12 people. The Vault is locally owned and operated, opens daily at noon and serves amazing food, local beer and custom cocktails nightly until 2 am. HOURS: MONDAY - SUNDAY 12PM TILL 2AM

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We also feature constantly changing food specials.

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See What People Are Saying



in Asheville 3 Years in A Row.

BEST BURGER in Asheville! And great local spot for cocktails…don’t tell the tourists

- Briana Benkoczy Essick
MIke Kerrigan love Rankins Vault in Asheville NC

Absolute best burger in THE WORLD. Holy smokes. Thanks for having us!!

- Mike Kerrigan
AVL citizen times loves rankin vault

The Vault, on Rankin Avenue, offers American food and a full late night bar, drawing a mix of people to its cozy lounge.

- Asheville Citizen – Times
bon appetit loves the vault lounge in asheville

Where the Gooey Bacon Cheeseburger will practically takeyou home and tuck in.

- Bon Appetit Magazine

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Rankin Vault - Cocktail Lounge

Rankin Vault – Cocktail Lounge