The Thirsty Monk | Asheville, North Carolina
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The Thirsty Monk
World Class based on 99 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: Theydon_Bois (4) | 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)
Thirsty Monk Must Love Coconut IPA , Black Mountain Ciderworks Zephyrus , Foothills Foot Men Series: Red Rye Pale Ale , Highland Little Hump with Vanilla and Orange , Foothills Jade IPA 97, Thirsty Monk / Oskar Blues Trolley Crawl Belgian IPA , Blowing Rock Grandfathers Breakfast Stout , Thirsty Monk Monk in Black , Thirsty Monk CocoNorm , Haw River Newlinís Original Belgian Oatmeal Pale , Black Mountain Ciderworks Pomona 75, Thirsty Monk Cherry Gose , Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, Stillwater The Devil is People 91, Victory Anniversary 19 Ale Session IPA 87, Foothills IPA of the Month: February 2015 (Charlie) 80, Boojum Triclops Belgian Tripel , Blind Squirrel Belgian Tripel , Big Boss Prometheus Unbound , Founders Black Rye 98
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99 reviews for The Thirsty Monk
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  81%
 Selection  87%
 Food  74%
 Value  73%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Jmichael  (34) Asheville, North Carolina | January 21, 2008
Well, I know where my go to spot in Downtown is now. This place is great, from ambiance to selection. For what you can get in NC they have it. Great tap selection, a bottle list, and even a chalk board updated every day of bottled beers you can get by the glass. Cool Belgian cheese and chocolate plates, and the pricing is not as bad as you would think. Matching glassware is a huge plus, everything is great about this place. Very exciting times.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
AppVin  (4) North Carolina | February 15, 2012
We absolutely love these folks. Always a serious selections of well placed world class brews, served in properly rinsed glassware, by knowledgeable beer geeks. Great events just about every night of the week, mind boggling bottle selection as well. A must for sure and we do regularly, so we will probably see you there!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Ieatplates  (10) , | January 21, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Shelltown  (6) North Carolina | August 6, 2012
The best beer bar in Asheville no questions asked. Clean glassware, huge selection of draft and bottles. Very knowledgeable staff. Upstairs is an American pint house and downstairs is a Belgian theme.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
beernovice39  (249) Montana | June 4, 2011| Updated September 5, 2011
What an amazing place! Hopsickle on tap? Check. Rare Belgians? Check. Great food and service to boot. Top notch.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Butters  (185) Richmond, Virginia | October 13, 2008
Probably my favorite bar Iíve ever visited. I was fortunate enough to visit late on a tuesday night. So I was the only patron downstairs! Needless to say, the service was spectacular. My bartender, Zoe, was extremely friendly and, while not the most knowlegeable about beer, was hands down the coolest bartender Iíve ever come across. Iíve never seen so many belgians on draft. The Upstairs also had some rare regional beers. I could easily have spent an entire evening upstairs, and then gone back the next day for the downstairs. Prices were not unreasonable (especially if you do the flights for only $9). This place is a MUST.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 20/20
groovinhigh  (1) Asheville, North Carolina | June 28, 2009
One of the few Belgium beer bars in the USA downstairs and an American Micro bar upstairs. Constantly rotating tap list.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
b79turner  (42) Birmingham , Alabama | January 13, 2012
This is a bar for beer lovers! Period! Great selection, knowledgeable staff, I canít say enough good things about this place. If you are in the Asheville area...stop by, youíll love it!
rustan  (1) Asheville, North Carolina | February 9, 2008
A local bar that specializes in Belgian beers...this is too good to be true! This adds another layer of sophistication to this already beer-erudite town. Has a cozy grotto feel (although the walls could be darker), impressive selection of bottles and glassware. Beer by the glass is an unexpected nice touch. Would like to see more abbey style ales on tap. Look forward to many more sessions with the Monk!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (653) Denver, Colorado | March 5, 2008| Updated January 5, 2011
Clearly The Thirsty Monk has the widest Belgian beer selection in Asheville, so if I have that craving I will likely end up here. The dark, cave-like ambiance is a huge plus as well. The tap selection is fair with a reasonable selection of styles and just pricing. I found the prices for larger bottles to be rather high, reflecting about double the cost at a nearby bottle shop. I donít mind shelling out $10 or even maybe $12 for a 750ml of Allagash Trippel, but higher than that seems a bit much. That seems to be a common problem among a few bars downtown. Anyway, by sticking to the taps and some of the smaller bottles I was able to enjoy a wide variety of Belgian brews served in brand appropriate glassware while relaxing in the dark and keeping a fair bar tab.
I cannot believe I havenít updated about the Thirsty Monk.They have gone balls to the wall in the past two years. Of course, theyíve added an upstairs which focuses solely on American craft beer and they have also added a kitchen which serves up mouthwatering food. Thirsty Monk went from being a good bar that specializes in Belgian beer to being a force to be reckoned with when it comes to all things beer. Superbly bad ass place now. They have become a mandatory beer destination.

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