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Imperiál is open! We are committed to health and safety standards, and are taking all measures necessary to keep our staff, community and guests as safe as possible.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask: email

Hours & Location

48 College St.
Asheville, NC

Monday: 5pm-12am
Thursday: 5pm-12am
Friday: 5pm-12am
Saturday: 5pm-12am
Sunday: 5pm-12am
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday



At Imperíal, we focus on giving you a delicious, seasonally-inspired cocktail with a minimum of fuss in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. The dinner menu features thoughtful, locally sourced dishes; regionally inspired by the dynamic ever-changing regions of Mexico.

VG=Vegan, (VG)=Vegetarian, GF=Gluten Free

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Formerly The Imperial Life, the space began as an upscale auxiliary bar to Table. It served many great years as a craft cocktail and charcuterie bar in downtown Asheville. As we have transformed 48 College Street to be the home of El Gallo, the upstairs bar has adapted. Imperíal is a fun and lively space, with an agave focused cocktail menu. There will be dining and music every evening, with a host of events and parties.

Private Events

Imperíal is happy to host private dinners and cocktail hours. Our main dining room and upstairs cocktail bar offer numerous options for event space and seating.

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