This is by far and away the number-one nightspot in downtown Asheville. Bob Dylan, Hootie and the Blowfish, Modest Mouse, and the Beastie Boys have played here in a smoke-free setting for audiences of up to 1,100. In 2008 Rolling Stone named it one of the top-five rock clubs in the United States. For smaller events, it also has a great dance floor, with springy wood slats. There's a private club on the lower level called PULP.