From Moonshine Stills to Al Capone, Pillar Kitchen now has a nostalgic feel.
Pillar Kitchen, located inside our Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Asheville, NC, received Prohibition Era style decor. The wall that now divides a private dining room from the main eating area has a large mural featuring photos reminiscent of the 1920’s and 30’s, including Al Capone himself. Prohibition was a time when there was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. This lead to the illegal manufacturing and sale of liquor (known as bootlegging), along with the operation of “speakeasies” (stores or nightclubs selling alcohol), and the independent production of liquor in private homes (known as moonshine). This decor gives our customers a fun throwback feeling. But don’t worry, it’s a lot easier to get a table for some delicious food or a great cocktail than it was at a speakeasy back in the day. No secret doors or passwords needed for entry here!