The Thirsty Monk | Asheville, North Carolina
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The Thirsty Monk
Excellent based on 94 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: b3shine (3) | 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)
Blowing Rock Black IPA , De Dolle Oerbier 99, Hof Ten Dormaal BA Project 2014 (Dark Ale) Brandy 70, Hitachino Nest Anbai 85, BFM √225 Saison 99, Coronado Sock Knocker IIPA 97, Fonta Flora Brass Monkey , Fonta Flora Appalachian Ramp Table , SKA Mexican Logger 30, Fonta Flora Brutus , Fonta Flora One Piece , Fonta Flora Rust Never Sleep , Fonta Flora Mycelium, or Yours? , Stillwater Gose Gone Wild 100, Fonta Flora Saltasaurus Brett , Fonta Flora Mega Flora , Uinta Sumír 45, Starpoint Morniní Wood Belgian IPA , Petrus Aged Pale 96, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Gruit 82
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94 reviews for The Thirsty Monk
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  80%
 Selection  87%
 Food  73%
 Value  72%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (416) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 10, 2014
Visited late on a Thursday to find the place pretty empty except for a few other ratebeerians. I visited the downstairs bar. Itís a pretty casual spot, decorated with beer signs and other paraphernalia. Solid tap list. Decent locals, some random offerings from the likes of Sierra Nevada and Ballast Point. Prices were decent, service was fine. Overall, definitely a place to include in a tour of Asheville.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (549) Burnaby, British Columbia | February 10, 2014
Upstairs is American beer with lots of wood and bright. Downstairs is Belgian with lots of stone and dark. Both fun and great. Service was more help yourself and food was passable, but beer list and atmosphere were top notch.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah  (370) Utah | February 9, 2014
A must stop place. Nice tap list, friendly and prompt service.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (266) Parsippany, New Jersey | January 20, 2014
The Thirsty Monk is definitely the best beer bar in Asheville...and thatís saying a lot given Ashevilleís rising craft beer star. The selection is amazing...not to mention a fun upstairs bar and a really cool downstairs Belgium bar too. I found the staff to be very accomodating and willing to talk beer. Add to that some really good sort of eclectic upscale bar food...and you have a very winning combination. This is the place to go in Asheville to sample a wide variety of WNC beers as well as special beers from beyond NC.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
drowland  (172) Valdosta, Georgia | November 29, 2013
11/29/13. Stopped in briefly while visiting Asheville on 11/27. I would say this would probably be the place I would be hanging out at if I lived in town (in addition to Wicked Weed).

Bright upstairs bar, typical beer bar - signs everywhere, tap handles on the ceiling, etc. Downstairs is darker and nice, more chic, really cool.

Our bartenders were prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Great selection of local beers and others - a pleasant surprise.

I did not try any food (if they have any).

Expensive pours, honestly. Some were half pours reaching some surprisingly high prices.

Overall, I would say this is a must stop in town. I will definitely be back. Make sure to check the upstairs and downstairs taplists. One oddity is you have to tab out before switching floors. Not a huge deal, but just know that going in.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
wellkellsbells  (1) Johnson City, Tennessee | November 24, 2013
  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  (86) 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 werenít 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  (230) 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 Iíd hoped (most of their stuff is in distro at home). Good service, attentive and knowledgeable for the most part. Didnít try the food (which looked like standard grease) but a pretty solid beer bar overall.

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