Sovereign Remedies - craft cocktails, great food, and a beautiful setting in downtown Asheville.
Monday: 10:00AM - 2:00AM
Tuesday: 4:00PM - 2:00AM
Wednesday: 4:00PM - 2:00AM
Thursday: 4:00PM - 2:00AM
Friday: 10:00AM - 2:00AM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 2:00AM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 2:00AM
About Sovereign Remedies
Sovereign Remedies was opened in October of 2014, by Charlie Hodge and his partner Sunil Patel bringing together years of work in the hospitality industry with years of farming the land. Sovereign Remedies is housed in the New Medical Building on North Market St. A seven-story building, it was once was office space for Asheville’s doctors and dentists, a drug store and barber shop, it now houses a wide variety of law, engineering, and environmental protection agencies, as well as our dear friends at Herbiary.
Somewhere between warm and regal the space is filled with visual treasures of vintage service-ware, rich black and gold curtains, and locally built furniture and fixtures by Iron Maiden Studios. The 14-foot high windows dominating two of walls, allow for plants to thrive by filling the room with natural light during the day. At night soft lights and candles create an inviting glow for guests and passersby. Since opening in the main room Sovereign Remedies has expanded with a dining area in their mezzanine and worked with the city to utilize former street parking for an outdoor patio.
Where the name "Sovereign Remedies" is coming from
The term Sovereign Remedies was discovered while reading about the great history of the Appalachian Mountains. As the area did not allow for easy access many families found and created their own medicine; this proprietary knowledge was known as each family’s Sovereign Remedy. This concept fuses perfectly with venue's ethos in that the cherished bottles those early settlers filled with local medicinal herbs to care for themselves and their families reflects the way we bring together the local bounty of the Appalachian region to care for the restaurant's guests and visitors, their own Sovereign Remedy.
The story of success
After establishing themselves as a place to enjoy a superior mixed drink, crafted with the best ingredients, as well as a place that served bar food with the highest commitment to local, organic and humanely raised meats Sovereign Remedies took a big step towards expanding their culinary offerings. In the fall of 2016 they met Chef Graham House, an Asheville native, who joined the team, bringing with him the skills and passion to elevate thoughtful bar food to the exceptional culinary program they have today. Working together Graham and Sunil bring great excellent food from urban-sprouted seed to your table.
In the Summer of 2017, Joe Nicol came on board as bar manager. A native of Florida, he has helped running multiple successful bars and restaurants. Throughout his career, Joe has made Diageo World Class Top 75 bartenders (2017) and won multiple state and national competitions including Fernet, Jameson, Old Forester, and Ketel One. Since his arrival in Asheville, his ability to connect with others in the community of Asheville, and in the cocktailing world, has been a huge asset to the success of Sovereign.
Sovereign aims to be a bar for anyone hoping to have a divine experience, whatever that may mean for them. Sovereign is a space where everyone is welcome to come and have a beautiful experience. Sometimes it’s enjoying a cocktail solo while relaxing on their patio and overlooking Asheville from a calmer corner of town. Other times it’s coming for a delicious dinner in the North Room. For some local service industry folk, it’s waking up with Sovereign Remedies after a busy weekend and enjoying a hearty Monday brunch in their barroom, while the rest of the world starts their work week. Sovereign Remedies provides solitude in many different ways, for many different people. It is a place where you can both see the same folks every day at the same time, or they are also a space that a newcomer can discover while wondering the outer perimeter of downtown.