United States > North Carolina > Asheville
ebmalon (22) Georgia | May 31, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in for lunch and to kick off a beer drinking weekend in Asheville. Ambiance is good. Itís got something for everyone, the place is huge. The front windows open completely to create an outdoor feel which was great on a spring afternoon. Expected a more german influenced menu by the name, but the food is more local/regional which isnít bad. Menu is comprehensive. They did have a bratwurst special with house pretzel roll and kraut. It was awesome. Other food we tried was also very good. Beer list is quite long, although not a lot of local beer which was surprising and a bit disappointing for us. Nothing very unusual on the beer list, just lots of choices. Service was average. We had hoped for a local suggestion but got nowhere with that request. The server actually recommended I have a Smithwickís (lost points). I would certainly return here for food and ambiance. The beer you can get anywhere.
DialSquare (81) Tallahassee, Florida | July 6, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
stopped on a brief asheville trip. had an ok selection. wanted to find some of the local fare and seemed a little slimmer than expected. one of the catawawbaís on tap, one pisgah, a few other carolina brews - but lacking. otherwise had a fairly straightforward selection of american craft brew. we ate dinner and the food was pretty good. waiter didnít know anything about the beer though. ok overall.
phaleslu (352) 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.
agl108 (30) Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania | June 23, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stop #4 of Asheville bar tour. This place had the best beer selection of any bar I visited in Asheville. Tons of local beers here but also the best selection of other American micros. Crowd seemed different here than the other bars - more frat guy type of place.
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.
swoopjones (274) 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
dchmela (102) Orlando, Florida | September 8, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Decent place with a nice selection of local micros and imports, although I was hoping for a bigger german selection. Food was nice and tasty as well as very good servers. It just didnít stand out as someplace I must go to again.
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.
Qwasnoid (1) Asheville, North Carolina | June 8, 2008
38 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Horrible service. Iíve been 4 times, and every time I go the bartenders have been unneccessarily rude. Besides that, the atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. Great place to visit maybe if youíre from out of town. After repeated visits, its trendiness wears off. I swear I will never go again.
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.
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