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When Creatives Collide

Peek inside the minds behind our brand and the history that has made us into who we are today.

It's been over seven years since Sovereign Remedies first opened its doors to welcome guests and treat them to evenings of genuine connections, superior cocktails and decadent food.


It's no secret it was an immediate hit, and just like that, a new Asheville 'must' was born. Thriving year after year, our highly celebrated cocktails gained a reputation that would bring visitors from all over the country to our cozy corner. Everyone looking for their slice of Sovereign love until the pandemic happened.

That's when Charlie Hodge, owner and creator of the space, first met Brian Konutko, our now creative marketing director. And even though this time was tainted with fear and uncertainty, they both saw that it could also be an opportunity to start anew.

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Reignition of the brand.

Lead by Charlie's strong vision, Brian quickly and seamlessly took over our online presence, not only helping realize the new aesthetics design that would become an essential part of the space's everyday tangibles such as menus, coasters and signage, but also all of the photography and creative writing for our websites, social media and press.

Meet Brian Konutko, the one-stop shop wonder.

With over fifteen years of experience in the field and industry, Brian's expertise in communication, media and design allow him to cover all the bases and do whatever needs to be done to share the message and tell our story. Walking the line between the worlds of business and art in perfect balance.


"It's a poetic approach to marketing, one that is based on captivating the audience with beauty and delighting them with layers of detail, a genuine message and quality work." - Says Brian.

And that he does. Everything you see here was created by him. From photography, graphics, art, videos and articles to web design and even all of our website upkeep and back-end SEO.

Strategy and content creation is his second nature. And with an amazing team working together to provide that unique Sovereign Remedies experience, Brian's source of inspiration stays as ignited today as it was nearly two years ago when he first met Charlie.

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Explore more of Brian's work​.

Sovereign Remedies is part of Hodgepitality, a restaurant and bar group that also owns and runs Asheville Beauty Academy and the Getaway River Bar. Brian is the media creator for all locations, adapting to each bar's brand and style as needed.

queer+ nights
Drag Everything

Asheville Beauty Academy is all about being extra, and there's nobody more extra than Drag Queens & Kings. So here's a list of weekly Drag Events that we proudly present.


Karaoke with Ganymede 

Every Tuesday 10pm to 2am

Drag Bingo with Calcutta

Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday 8pm to 10pm

Kiki Thursdays Drag Show & Party

Every Thursday 8pm to 2am

Life's a Drag Brunch

Every Sunday 12pm-2pm

Dance Parties

Dance the week off every Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10pm to 2am with amazing local DJs that know how to keep the AVL party going.

Drag Brunch

Join us each Sunday for a Brunch buffet accompanied by a sensational Drag show hosted by award winning performers.

Doors at 12pm

Comedy Shows

Live Laugh ROFL with two stand up shows every week featuring hilarious local and out of town comedians. 

Late Night Food

Enjoy Chef David Van Tassel’s menu aimed to satisfy those midnight munchies. Offering just what you need, handmade and delicious comfort food for the late night crowd, the Parlor is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday until 2am.

Asheville Beauty Academy 28 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801

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