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)
De Dolle Oerbier 99, Hof Ten Dormaal BA Project 2014 (Dark Ale) Brandy 66, 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 85, New Holland Barrel Aged Blue Sunday 13 (2010 - * ) 98
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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 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
ducdriverSF  (4) | July 22, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DukeBrewDevil  (41) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | July 21, 2010
Stopped in after lots of heavy drinking, so I didnít have too many beers here, but the place was cool. The upstairs was more rundown than I expected, but did have some nice casual seating areas with board games, and of course, a large, eclectic selection of local and domestic micros. Downstairs was much feels like youíre walking into an old-school underground tavern filled with the best Belgian taplist Iíve ever seen. Iíd love to spend more time here next time Iím in Asheville.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
lithy  (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | July 11, 2010
Cool place upstairs and down. I wish they had a bigger tap list as bottles are always so pricey, but they had some very interesting stuff available and were running some nifty flights themed by type of beer or brewery.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
zizzybalubba  (72) Elizabeth City, North Carolina | June 22, 2010
Recently visited The Thirsty Monk and at first I was not overly impressed. The street level entrance leads you into the main bar which has a diner-like feel. The tap selection was fairly impressive enough but I had hoped for more. The basement, however, is where I totally understand the hype surrounding this place. One of the coolest bar settings this side of Belgium and with an impressive array of Belgian beers. Prices were reasonable and the selection was impressive for the area. Worth the hype and a must visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna  (70) Georgia | June 16, 2010
Just like the fabled Brick Store to the south in the metro Atlanta area, The Thirsty Monk has two floors with one floor focusing on American craft beer and another floor focusing on Belgian ales. One difference is that for The Thirsty Monk, the American beer is upstairs and the Belgian beer is downstairs. Another difference is that you actually have to go the different floors to get the different beers, unlike the Brick Store where the bartender will send down or up for the beer that isnít available at their floorís bar. Thatís a little annoying. The beer selection is great and the bartenders were good, but my macaroni and cheese was a little bland.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee  (62) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | March 24, 2010
I like the two tiered aspect with the mostly US craft stuff up top with some all Belgian/Belgian inspired brews downstairs. Nice sidewalk view with the option to sit on benches outside. Some cheeses and such. Some great deals on Belgians downstairs, found a 750 of Brouscella Grand Cru for about 25 dollars which was nice. A couple of interesting things upstairs. Could have a lot more interesting stuff.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
RobChase  (6) Florida | December 27, 2009
Fantastic spot to grab a few pints, relax, and learn about whats good locally from the super friendly and knowledgable staff. First visit was for a Sam Calagione event, which was utter chaos. Every other visit has been busy, but not overwhelmingly so. Killer selection upstairs and down.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Gmku  (27) Iowa City, Iowa | December 6, 2009
Decent little place in the heart of lovely Asheville. Caters to the high gravity lover, with particular attention to Belgian ales. Unfortunately everything is rather expensive (around 7-8 bucks a pour!), so I wouldnít say this is your best everyday Asheville beer-drinking value. For that, head to the Wedge, young man.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare  (114) Columbus, Ohio | July 6, 2009
best of the bars we visited on a brief asheville trip. had a monday special tap sampler deal - smutty nose star island, avery 15 and left hand st vrain. good selection of american craft brew on the top floor and a decent selection of belgians on the bottom - what you would expect: rochefort, westmalle, cantillon, etc. talked to the bartender a bit and seemed iffy knowledge-wise. service was helpful and good overall though. food turned out to be surprisingly good: tapas, beet salad and mac and cheese were top notch. cool place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
phaleslu  (403) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 1, 2009| Updated February 17, 2014
Great bar in downtown Asheville, right in the heart of it all. The downstairs bar focuses on Belgians, while the upstairs is mostly American craft stuff. There were so many beers Iíd never had, so I was delighted they offer flights of four. Higher prices than other places in town, but not like NYC or DC or SF. Service was good, though they accidentally charged my card twice. I always stop here at least once when Iím in town. Great bar.

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