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 87, Mort Subite Kriek 59, 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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tia (72) Sandston, Virginia | September 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JCB (203) Durham, North Carolina | August 2, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
handsomejn (47) Arkansas | June 8, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
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!
BrettTaylor (6) Radford, Virginia | May 31, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
What a place - totally spoiled me for selection of sour beers when I was there. Order the pint of bacon!
GTAEgeek (121) Atlanta, Georgia | May 4, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jmm635 (86) Havertown, Pennsylvania | April 10, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
deyholla (261) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | February 4, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Kinz (58) Glen Allen, Virginia | February 2, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jbruner (92) Athens, Georgia | January 30, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice double story beer bar; the upstairs is very open, including an open air viewable kitchen, while the downstairs has a cellar vibe. Service was good, attentive and nice, seemed very knowledgeable about what they were serving, more so downstairs than up. Great selection, American craft upstairs with a lot of local and/or hard to find, and great belgian list downstairs, on tap and in bottles. Food was decent, nothing to write home about, but it gets the job done when you have had a few pints. Prices you would expect to pay for the beer you’re getting and the city you’re in. Great place, a must stop for beer connoisseurs.
Cliff (56) Avon Lake, Ohio | November 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I was excited to try the downstairs "Belgian Bar" but it was rented out for a Goose Island private event. The upstairs was quiet, only a few other customers. Nice selection of American craft beer, most of which was somewhat local. I ordered a pizza and while it was good, the description sounded better than the end product. Prices were on par with the area. The bartender was good but not overly friendly, which I don’t mind. Overall another great beer spot in Asheville.
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