Hours & Reservations
Forestry Camp Bar & Restaurant opened its doors on Friday, September 27, 2019. Our hours follow the below schedule. The kitchen will close one hour before the establishment closes.
10 Shady Oak Dr. Asheville, NC 28803
a note about reservations
Here at Forestry Camp we offer two distinct experiences under one roof. The first-floor bar and communal hall offers a multitude of beverage options including coffee, beer, wine and cocktails, as well as a menu of Basque inspired pintxos or bar snacks. No reservations are needed or offered for this experience, which includes the outdoors areas and roof deck. We urge you to order at the bar as table service is limited. The second-floor dining room is reservation only and full service. Walk-ins are welcome based on availability. The food menu upstairs is also inspired by the traditions and spirit of the Basque Country but is exclusive to the full-service experience.
On Saturdays and Sundays the brunch menu will be served to both floors from 10am to 3pm. The second-floor will remain reservation only during brunch and walk-ins are welcome based on availability. Our dinner menu will become available at 5pm.
For information about booking a private dining experience, please email us: email@example.com
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What is Forestry Camp?
In order to understand what Forestry Camp is now, one must first understand what Forestry Camp once was. The camp (6 buildings on 2 acres) was built by the U.S. Government briefly after Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on April, 5 1933. The CCC was part of his New Deal legislation, combating high unemployment during the Great Depression by putting hundreds of thousands of young men to work on environmental conservation projects. The men stationed here helped construct the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, along with many other public works, until the program concluded in 1942.
The property remained almost completely dormant until it was purchased by Burial Beer Co. in 2015. Over the course of the next few years, revitalization was completed on 5 of the 6 buildings. They now house a production brewery, corporate offices, and multiple barrel-aging facilities. After painstaking efforts to preserve the original structure, the 6th and final building became home to Forestry Camp Bar & Restaurant.
The main goal of this endeavor is to connect Ashevillians with the great craftsmen and women that make some of the best consumable on Earth. The best brewers, vintners, distillers, roasters, chefs, bakers, farmers, artists (and more!) will be celebrated here. Their stories will be told, and often, they themselves will be in attendance to help educate guests on the immense value of their creations.
Chef Brian Canipelli (owner of Cucina 24, James Beard nominee) will helm the kitchen and apply his skill and creativity to a seasonal, Appalachian-raised menu inspired by the traditions and spirit of the Basque Country. From the moment you walk in, the old soul steeped in the bones of the structure will entice you. As you experience the details within, the flavors of today, the ingenuity of modern craftspeople will inspire you. But it's the moment you depart, when you realize the great potential of the the future, that you will see the world just a little bit differently.
This is Forestry Camp.