My Own ‘Yacht Club’

It’s Hard to Find Such Terrible Service, Awful Bathrooms, and Uneven Picnic Tables Anywhere Else, But I’m Trying

Last weekend, I went to a new bar in my new town looking for an old feeling. Could the Asheville Yacht Club possibly measure up to my beloved Gowanus Yacht Club? I knew the answer would be no. But as a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York to Asheville, North Carolina, I had no choice but to check out the watering hole that shares a name with my longtime haunt.

When I first patronized the Gowanus Yacht Club (better known to its fans, and by my friends and family, as “the …