What is a Social District 

A social district, made possible by updates to G.S.160A-205.4 & Chapter 18B, allows consumers to take an alcoholic beverage outside an ABC permitted establishment within a district approved by the local government. The social district legislation was created for restaurants and bars to recoup some of the millions of dollars lost to Covid-19 restrictions.


The Zoo City Social District spans from Sunset Avenue on both Fayetteville Street and Church Street, from North Street to Salisbury Street and Bicentennial Park. 


There are FIVE KEY RULES you must follow to participate in the Social District:
1) All alcohol must be purchased from a location within the district.
2) All alcohol must be in approved container with logo of business and district.
3) Alcohol cannot enter an ABC permitted establishment.
4) Alcohol cannot enter private property unless otherwise noted by social district logo.
5) Business participation is completely voluntary as there is no fee to participate

Participating Locations



Taco Loco

The Bun Hut

Carolina Tap House

The Flying Pig

Four Saints Brewing


Thursdays through Saturdays from 11:00am to 11:00pm.

What People Are Saying

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We are so excited for this new opportunity to support our local businesses even further with the Zoo City Social District! #SocialDistrict #downtown #Asheboro #DowntownAsheboro #ZooCity @Downtownasheboro

I’m so happy to see Asheboro changing for the better! This is the type of changes that are great for the community. Asheboro is finally becoming fun”


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