The Thirsty Monk | Asheville, North Carolina
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The Thirsty Monk
World Class based on 88 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: BrettTaylor (2) | Affiliated user(s) here monkpub | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 150+

The Thirsty Monk

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New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 13 (2010 - * ) 97, Sierra Nevada Wolfinanny 86, Fonta Flora Wisteria Porter , Ballast Point bOOb Check Ale 57, SKA Hibernal Vinifera Stout 94, Green Flash Double Columbus IPA 97, Ilkley Siberia 77, Local Option Sweet Leif 76, Foothills Jade IPA 97, Beer Army Fat Cow Brown Ale , 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 89, Mort Subite Kriek 58, Fonta Flora Local Kiwi , Ballast Point Homework Series Batch #2 - Belgian Style Double India Pale Ale 87, Off Color Cat-Sip Hibiscus Gose , Foothills Cottonwood Endo IPA 78
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88 reviews for The Thirsty Monk
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  81%
 Selection  88%
 Food  74%
 Value  72%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  96%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
loveobeer  (13) Asheville, North Carolina | October 3, 2013
Super Awesome tap house American up-stairs Belgian Down Stairs extensive tap & Btl list clean taps great but taxed beer
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181  (76) Newark , Delaware | September 8, 2013
Hung out at the downstairs bar which seemed to be more European beer? Lots of variety of tap... from pale ales to barrel aged Barleywines. Great selection. Bar tender was cool and helpful with out being a douche. Half pours available. Chill atmosphere, with couches or stand around tables. Check it out! you wont regret it!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
tia  (72) Sandston, Virginia | September 1, 2013
Casual- lots of wood- front window open to street- a tad stuffy (air movement not vibe). Was fairly busy-- it took a long time to get our first round and they weren’t very friendly, but it got better once we grabbed a seat at the bar. Good selection with a bunch of different craft choices upstairs and the downstairs bar committed more or less to Belgians. Prices seemed on the high side for Asheville.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
JCB  (206) Durham, North Carolina | August 2, 2013
Well located joint, right across from Green Man on a main drag. Rustic and uncomplicated decor, beat wood floors and breweriana. Nice tap list upstairs and down, though not as local-heavy as I’d hoped (most of their stuff is in distro at home). Good service, attentive and knowledgeable for the most part. Didn’t try the food (which looked like standard grease) but a pretty solid beer bar overall.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
handsomejn  (48) Arkansas | June 8, 2013
I was disappointed. Only had one real shot at trying the place, and it was a Sunday night. Downstairs there is an amazing selection, particularly in bottles. They weren’t particularly busy, but way busier than one bartender could cover. Then when I wanted to order their famous bacon, it took her ten minutes to confirm the kitchen was closed. The next day I carved out a few more minutes to give them a second look, so I walked in the open front door, and was sent right out. Don’t open until 4? Disappointed!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor  (6) Radford, Virginia | May 31, 2013
What a place - totally spoiled me for selection of sour beers when I was there. Order the pint of bacon!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek  (123) Atlanta, Georgia | May 4, 2013
Great bar in downtown Asheville. The decor is neat, but kinda dingy. This is made up for by the comfortable feel, and the busy, but laid back, vibe. The servers were overworked, but were very friendly, when they had the time. The selection is great. Plenty of taps upstairs and down, including several rare and unusual things. The food is surprisingly good. The prices are great, too. All the beer on tap is similarly priced, and they offer half pours. This is a top notch beer bar, and I will return, if I can.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jmm635  (87) Havertown, Pennsylvania | April 10, 2013
Definitely a "must stop" during a trip to Asheville. Cool, laid back style from the American craft beer bar on the first floor. Even more awesome Belgian bar in the basement. The tap list at the Belgian bar has some rare selections and very high quality. The food was very tasty.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (262) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | February 4, 2013
Stopped in during my visit to Asheville. A nice large bar both upstairs and down with a large number of taps that had a nice combination of locals and others. Service was good and the bartender was quite friendly/knowledgeable. Didn’t try the food on my visit. Prices were good overall. Definitely a great beer bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz  (59) Glen Allen, Virginia | February 2, 2013
Interesting place. Upstairs American micros, downstairs Belgians and Belgian style micros. Food served upstairs is acceptable pub grub, but nothing outstanding, and the "kitchen," although totally open, isn’t much more than a revved up prep area with a single oven. But the beer selection is awesome - they have clearly worked hard to bring in some very rare and hard to find beers on tap. I can walk into a lot of places like this and only find 1 - 3 new beers to sample - here I had something like 10 or 11. And not all just odd North Carolina beers, these were from all over the place - Green Flash in California, beer from Italy, Belgium, Nebraska, etc. I would suggest going across the street to Jack of the Wood for food, and then hitting this place for beer. Hitting it hard. They also offered samplers of everything, and even provided a nice little piece of paper to write down and place your order, and then you got it back to scribble your notes. If only the food had been a notch better... Oh yeah, the service was trying its best, but they were woefully short staffed for the crowd that was present. Can’t blame the workers, they were trying, but whoever did the scheduling needed to add at least two more people to the shift.

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