United States > North Carolina > Asheville
DiarmaidBHK (712) Pennsylvania | December 22, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
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 thereís 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. Itís a decent enough place if you happen to be in the neighborhood to grab a pint but I donít see this as a destination place.
Braudog (690) Hampton, Virginia | October 7, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
We saw an advertisement that said this place had the biggest selection in town. I guess thatís 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 youíd see elsewhere in the country. Hot waitresses might make it worth stopping in.
NachlamSie (526) Denver, Colorado | February 3, 2006| Updated November 12, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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. Itís 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 doesnít have the more interesting imports that Hannah Flannagans may get or the more interesting NC brews that Barleyís frequently offers. Still, there are around 150 beers or so and anyone should find something good to drink here.
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | March 8, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
phaleslu (351) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 1, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer selection overall, though the taps didnít offer much that wasnít at Barleyís 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.
swoopjones (273) Buffalo, New York | November 18, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
stopped in for a couple. Nice tap & bottle selection. DFH, Pisgah, locals like Catawba, French Broad, Highland. Knowledgable staff. Menu looked decent but didnt indulge
Nate (264) Indiana, Pennsylvania | May 22, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in for a beer after some shopping. Nice selection of imports, micros, and local beers. Good service. Kind of a sports bar feel, a little dark. Do have some smokers in there, too.
beernovice39 (245) Montana | February 27, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Dropped in to check the tap list. It is extensive but had nothing to excite. Bottle list had a few for me to try. Younger crowd, big place etc. Would have enjoyed in my 20s.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | June 10, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Sportsbar and restaurant in the heart of downtown Asheville. Pretty cool place with big panel-type windows that open up to the street when the weather is nice. Watched a few World Cup matches as I sampled their draught selection. Lots of regional and local brews on tap from places like Pisgah and Sweetwater. The best I had was Oskar Blues Old Chub. Food was okay.
TURDFERGUSON (151) Carrboro, North Carolina | August 31, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent selection in a bar that almost feels like its in the middle of a mini-mall. Service has never been that bad for me here, but Iíve only been twice so I donít have too much experience with it.
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