The Thirsty Monk | Asheville, North Carolina
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The Thirsty Monk
World Class based on 88 ratings
Type: Bar

92 Patton Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina United States 28801 [ print map ]
828 254 5470 | facebook | twitter

Hours: M-Th 4pm-12am, F-Sa Noon-2am, Su Noon-10pm

Mayor: BrettTaylor (2) | Affiliated user(s) here monkpub | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 150+

The Thirsty Monk

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Beer Available At The Thirsty Monk (arranged by most recent)
New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 13 (2010 - * ) 97, Sierra Nevada Wolfinanny 86, Fonta Flora Wisteria Porter , Ballast Point bOOb Check Ale 57, SKA Hibernal Vinifera Stout 94, Green Flash Double Columbus IPA 97, Ilkley Siberia 77, Local Option Sweet Leif 76, Foothills Jade IPA 97, Beer Army Fat Cow Brown Ale , Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA 98, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Lindsey’s S’more Porter 79, Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy 97, Off Color Troublesome 89, Mort Subite Kriek 58, Fonta Flora Local Kiwi , Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #2 - Belgian Style Double India Pale Ale 87, Off Color Cat-Sip Hibiscus Gose , Foothills Cottonwood Endo IPA 78
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88 reviews for The Thirsty Monk
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  81%
 Selection  88%
 Food  74%
 Value  72%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34  (377) Chicago, Illinois | April 12, 2014
Cool atmosphere, very chill. Nice chatty service. I’d like to hang out here but there just wasn’t enough locals to make it interesting, really a weak list. Disappointing.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Boudicca  (617) London, England | April 12, 2014
The Thirsty Monk has an impressive range of beers with at least 20 on tap and about 200 bottles. Upstairs it’s spacious and airy, whilst the downstairs room is like a dungeon - long, dark and narrow with lanterns, a large Belgian flag and lots of little models of monks. It’s very much like a Belgian brown café in fact. There’s also a small patio at the front. (Last visited 9 February 2014).
3fourths  (1271) Boulder, Colorado | February 27, 2014
Central Asheville dedicated beer bar. Belgian imports and Belgian styles downstairs. Anglo-American stuff upstairs. Saw a lot of barrelled and strong beer on the menu. Struggled to find something to drink. Picked a NZ pale ale from an English brewer which was oxidized :/
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (559) London, England | February 14, 2014
I had a great time here. They have an extensive draft list featuring beers from the local area in addition to esoteric stuff from around the USA. They offer a four-beer flight, which was handy. Great value. Friendly and attentive service. Very convenient location. Well worth seeking out if you are in town.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (320) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 10, 2014
Visited late on a Thursday to find the place pretty empty except for a few other ratebeerians. I visited the downstairs bar. It’s a pretty casual spot, decorated with beer signs and other paraphernalia. Solid tap list. Decent locals, some random offerings from the likes of Sierra Nevada and Ballast Point. Prices were decent, service was fine. Overall, definitely a place to include in a tour of Asheville.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (232) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 10, 2014
Upstairs is American beer with lots of wood and bright. Downstairs is Belgian with lots of stone and dark. Both fun and great. Service was more help yourself and food was passable, but beer list and atmosphere were top notch.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (300) Utah | February 9, 2014
A must stop place. Nice tap list, friendly and prompt service.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (225) Denville, New Jersey | January 20, 2014
The Thirsty Monk is definitely the best beer bar in Asheville...and that’s saying a lot given Asheville’s rising craft beer star. The selection is amazing...not to mention a fun upstairs bar and a really cool downstairs Belgium bar too. I found the staff to be very accomodating and willing to talk beer. Add to that some really good sort of eclectic upscale bar food...and you have a very winning combination. This is the place to go in Asheville to sample a wide variety of WNC beers as well as special beers from beyond NC.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
drowland  (172) Valdosta, Georgia | November 29, 2013
11/29/13. Stopped in briefly while visiting Asheville on 11/27. I would say this would probably be the place I would be hanging out at if I lived in town (in addition to Wicked Weed).

Bright upstairs bar, typical beer bar - signs everywhere, tap handles on the ceiling, etc. Downstairs is darker and nice, more chic, really cool.

Our bartenders were prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Great selection of local beers and others - a pleasant surprise.

I did not try any food (if they have any).

Expensive pours, honestly. Some were half pours reaching some surprisingly high prices.

Overall, I would say this is a must stop in town. I will definitely be back. Make sure to check the upstairs and downstairs taplists. One oddity is you have to tab out before switching floors. Not a huge deal, but just know that going in.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
wellkellsbells  (1) Johnson City, Tennessee | November 24, 2013

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