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Beer Available At The Thirsty Monk (arranged by most recent)
Allagash Session Brett Ale 97, Stillwater The Devil is People 91, Victory Anniversary 19 Ale Session IPA 89, Foothills IPA of the Month: February 2015 (Charlie) 80, Boojum Belgian Tripel , Blind Squirrel Belgian Tripel , Big Boss Prometheus Unbound , Founders Black Rye 98, Hoppiní Frog Gangster Frog 98, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 98, Sweetwater Georgia Brown 60, Fonta Flora Wisteria Porter 89, Beer Army Fat Cow Brown Ale , Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98, Asheville Ninja Bread Man , Innovation Gingerbread Brown , Anderson Valley Winter Solstice 88, Oskar Blues Christmas Chub 84, Deep River JoCo White Winter , Thirsty Monk Electrum Autumn Ale
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rondphoto (151) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | March 7, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Super ambiance and a very welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Worth a visit!
professorpint (4) | January 28, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
In a city of local breweries The Monk stands out for its selection of rare U.S. micro brews and crazy rare European beers. I moved here from NYC in September and there are beers available here that I couldnít get at my favorite Manhattan (Tiger & Ginger Man) and Brooklyn (Spuyten Duyvil) beer bars.
Sometimes the service can be spotty, especially if busy, but thatís an Asheville (or perhaps southern) thing in general.
Food is above average and the happy hour food menu (4:00 - 6:00 pm) is a great bargain.
Overall, its my favorite non-brewery pub in Asheville, and in my top 10 for best pubs in U.S.
dimenhetfield (56) , Florida | December 8, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited with some friends on my most recent venture to Asheville. Good selection of drafts and bottles. I like the upstairs and downstairs decor. Another must for any beer lover.
tmongoose (83) Louisville, Kentucky | September 7, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
this was first there and first bar to visit in asheville. come in off of patton and it was like an ordinary bar. simple bar, and some tables. then i read the menu on the wall..i was hooked. they were in the midst of their 1st thirsty fest. some incredible beers. you can get half pours or pints and a beer flight if you choose. this was just the upstairs. you walk downstairs and its another bar complete with more belgium style beers than you can count. sarah, chris, autumn and craig are all awesome and knowledgeable about what they have. thanks for the weekend and the recommendations.
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.
DukeBrewDevil (41) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | July 21, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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 nicer...it 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.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | July 11, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
zizzybalubba (72) Raleigh, North Carolina | June 22, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
aracauna (76) Georgia | June 16, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
emacgee (62) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | March 24, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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