United States > North Carolina > Asheville
LilBeerDoctor (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 1, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A cool new brewpub in Asheville visited on a Wednesday afternoon at opening. The bar is very cool - it is long and twists around the center. The underside has glowing lights that shine on the seats and turn them alternating colors. Dimly lit with a nice music selection in the background. There were ~8 beers on tap with 1/2 pours available. Although I only sampled 2 beers, they were pretty decent (and better than suggested in prior ratings) and Iíd certainly be interested to try more of their offerings. The food is excellent (I had the duck confit strudel). A cool place with great food - I would definitely like to come back here.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | June 14, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool place, was completely open air on the early Sunday afternoon with lots of fans going. Nifty bar with color change neon. A good guy on the piano hammering out a few tunes. Food around me looked good but I didnít order any. The beer was solid, 5, normally 6 on tap, Porter and White were standouts.
Drake (608) Free Union, Virginia | March 5, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of Ashevilleís newest breweries. A fair bit of parking is within close walking distance. Not cheap. but free. Nice ambience... a merging of the old industrial look with exposed brick and an art studio vibe. They have a covered patio which looks like it would be nice on a day that wasnít as cold as when I visited. The food is tasty. Beers are solid, and the assistant brewer stated they are still tweaking recipes and getting used to the equipment, so the beers should get even better. The beers are cheap and the food is average priced. The bartender was nice and helpful and I had a LENGTHY talk with the assistant brewer. Good experience overall, and I hope they do well.
jandd1983 (218) Wentzville, Missouri | June 7, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in right after they opened for the day. Just wanted to try a sampler and have a quick snack. Our bartender was helpful, gave a few tastes just to see what we wanted to try. Cool place with indoor/outdoor seating. Well worth the stop.
dimenhetfield (56) , Florida | December 8, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
They have some tasty beer, but I havenít had the food yet. It may get a little crowded at night, but still a nice place to visit.
decaturstevo (158) decatur, Tennessee | February 9, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Large open bar with plenty of seating around for food. Outside seating when weather permits. Decent selection of taps. I was there just after they opened on a Saturday. Bar wasnít crowded but people were starting to fill the tables which gave me the impression that the food must be good. A place I have nothing bad to say about.
MlhopeTC (18) Orlando, Florida | October 24, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool place. Average beer. Great food. Super nice staff. They even pulled their projector screen down for us to watch a baseball game. Pretty much any sandwich option will be a winner, and the flights are cheap too.
Kinz (65) Glen Allen, Virginia | February 2, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Hit here for lunch. Big place. Cool curved bar. I should have pointed this out long ago, but literally everywhere we went in Asheville had loads of custom wood and metal work in it - this was no exception. Fermenters behind glass with lots of neon. The beers were just so-so, probably the weakest line up I hit in the town. But the food was great, and again, incredibly cheap. I had freakiní duck confit sliders and the soup of the day - and it was something like $5. Worth hitting for the food, if not the greatest beers, they werenít bad.
hellbilly (139) scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona | October 19, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
stopped in on 7/15/11 and again for lunch three days later.
bitchiní renovated location... very modern yet still soft and inviting...actually, it feels more like a trendy restaurant than a brewery... and no tvs! cheery service. food is above average for a brewpub.... maybe, good even. real frites + no fear of mayo= real food in my book. no doors in the bathroom + dyson hand dryers = awesome... the way every bathroom should be. 6 house brews plus two guest taps at the time... though the house stuff is very uninspired. great lab rat schwag!
DiarmaidBHK (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 29, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like it was a converted firehouse or something but unlike other places Iíve seen lately where you have a warehouse turned into a brewpub or a garage or a industrial facility this one does a great job of feeling like a neighborhood place. No tvís around so it does a good job of facilitating conversation. We went early Sunday so they had a piano player playing as we were eating. They had 6 house brews plus a big Belgian strong ale. The beers ranged from Solid to pretty damn good. By far the star of the offerings was the Oktoberfest which is listed in the database under Marzen. Just a beautifully balanced beer. They use a lot of hops for finishing so they had a dry, clean finish to them. They also have some of the cleanest and well appointed bathrooms Iíve seen and I love places that have installed those Dyson Blades in the bathrooms. You could argue there are brewpubs in Asheville with a better complement of beers, but this one was my favorite to visit on the trip.
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