Bottle Riot Announces Temporary Closure

Updated: Feb 3

River Arts District Gathering Spot to Close Wednesday, January 13 and Reopen Sunday, February 14

ASHEVILLE, NC (January 11, 2021) – As temperatures dip and the battle against COVID-19 continues, Bottle Riot announces a temporary closure to ensure staff and community safety. Doors will close Wednesday, January 13 and reopen Sunday, February 14. During the closure, patio enhancements will be made to upgrade outdoor seating and ensure customer comfort while socially distancing. Improvements include additional lighting and heaters for those cooler Asheville nights. Interior modifications include enhanced sound absorption to allow for lower level conversation. Guests are invited to enjoy a parting glass from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. through close of business Tuesday, January 12 and stock up on their favorite bottles at retail to-go pricing. “We’ll miss our customers, but we feel the time is right to press pause, focus on staff and guest safety, and do our part to help curtail the spread of the virus locally,” says co-owner Lauri Nichols. “We’re planning to reopen at 2 p.m. on Valentine’s Day to mark our third anniversary and welcome everyone back,” she adds. Bottle Riot offers an expansive and ever-changing list of hand-selected wines, deliciously obscure European beers, and gourmet bites. The unique beverage menu celebrates family-owned wineries, winemakers, and brewers from around the world producing exceptional products with minimal intervention using sustainable, organic, and/or biodynamic growing practices. Bottle Riot is located in Wedge Studios (lower level) at 37 Paynes Way in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. For additional information, including enhancement updates, visit Connect at,, and

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