United States > North Carolina > Asheville
Beer Available At The Thirsty Monk (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point bOOb Check Ale 57, SKA Hibernal Vinifera Stout 94, New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 13 (2010 - * ) 98, Sierra Nevada Wolfinanny , Green Flash Double Columbus IPA 98, Ilkley Siberia 78, Local Option Sweet Leif 73, Foothills Jade IPA 97, Beer Army Fat Cow Brown Ale , Fonta Flora Wisteria Porter , Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA 98, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Lindsey’s S’more Porter 79, Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Troubadour Magma Special Edition 2013 Galaxy 97, Off Color Troublesome 86, Mort Subite Kriek 58, Fonta Flora Local Kiwi , Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #2 - Belgian Style Double India Pale Ale 86, Off Color Cat-Sip Hibiscus Gose , Foothills Cottonwood Endo IPA 78
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Jmichael (34) Asheville, North Carolina | January 21, 2008
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
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.
AppVin (4) North Carolina | February 15, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
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!
Shelltown (6) North Carolina | August 6, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
beernovice39 (248) Montana | June 4, 2011| Updated September 5, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
What an amazing place! Hopsickle on tap? Check. Rare Belgians? Check. Great food and service to boot. Top notch.
Butters (179) Richmond, Virginia | October 13, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Probably my favorite bar I’ve 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 I’ve ever come across. I’ve 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.
groovinhigh (1) Asheville, North Carolina | June 28, 2009
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of the few Belgium beer bars in the USA downstairs and an American Micro bar upstairs. Constantly rotating tap list.
b79turner (35) Alabama | January 13, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
This is a bar for beer lovers! Period! Great selection, knowledgeable staff, I can’t say enough good things about this place. If you are in the Asheville area...stop by, you’ll love it!
rustan (1) Asheville, North Carolina | February 9, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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!
NachlamSie (544) Denver, Colorado | March 5, 2008| Updated January 5, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
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 don’t 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 haven’t updated about the Thirsty Monk.They have gone balls to the wall in the past two years. Of course, they’ve 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.
ducdriverSF (4) | July 22, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
The crew at MonkSouth always make us feel welcome, especially Craig. Both Craig and Opus have made fantastic recommendations on beers to try. I love all of the food we have ever tried there. Hey, Barry! We need to get that KBS keg down South. Just consider it a present for the loyal customers from Myers Motorcycles. Hint, hint.
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