We saw an advertisement that said this place had the biggest selection in town. I guess that’s technically true. The food was decent, and I guess so was the beer list ... not the strongest regional selection, but yes they do have a long list, many of which you’d see elsewhere in the country. Hot waitresses might make it worth stopping in.
It does look like a bit of an indoor bier garden with separate rooms for pool tables and darts. The bar in on the left side from the Haywood street entrance. They have a number of taps although as others have said there’s a lot less emphasis on local craft as their is on national craft. They have a large bottle list but nothing to rare or easy to find the way the organize the list. The food is solid pub grub. It’s a decent enough place if you happen to be in the neighborhood to grab a pint but I don’t see this as a destination place.
Tip: park in the Rankin Ave. garage directly across the street on level 5. This is very cheap parking which is a very short walk to the door. This place really loans itself to a spot to hang out with a group of friends. It’s always bustling with activity and there is a large projection TV in the middle of the lobby area. The beer selction is very extensive, but doesn’t have the more interesting imports that Hannah Flannagans may get or the more interesting NC brews that Barley’s frequently offers. Still, there are around 150 beers or so and anyone should find something good to drink here.
Within walking distance of several other Asheville stops. Not really much of a taphouse vibe, as it seems to be in an office building, but windows in the front did lead to a nice, open feel. My server was helpful, very knowledgeable about the beer list and exceptionally friendly, and I overheard the server of the table next to me also being friendly. They have lots of regional craft beer on tap, including some lesser available local beer, as well as lots of US and foreign selections. While I only had North Carolina beers while there, the tab only came to about $10 which was nice. I did not take advantage of the food menu. Definitely a recommended stop.
Good beer selection overall, though the taps didn’t offer much that wasn’t at Barley’s or Mellow Mushroom. Slow service and a little pricier than the other bars in town. Still definitely worth a stop on an Asheville bar tour.
Spacious interior is nevertheless cozy because of the partitions. Service is very good, friendly and welcoming without being too familiar. Beer selection is quite extensive, with emphasis on local brews - you may find something rare. Food is a cut
above bar average. Definitely worth a visit if you live in Asheville or will be spending some time there.