I could see this place from my room at the Aloft, very convenient. We stayed upstairs for RBWG 2014, but the downstairs is a bit larger, more tables, and different selection. Staff kept up amazingly well despite the crowd, and even remembered most people’s names. Tasty pizza. Worthwhile stop.
Last stop of the night after a short-ish tour of downtown Asheville. Pretty cool old restaurant and bar with two levels. Downstairs is more of just your normal restaurant space and upstairs they have a number of bar games like darts and a handful of pool tables. Light stained wood everywhere. Plenty of seating and standing room. Very welcoming feel.
Beer list was good, though not amazing. Lots of local beers, certainly. A number from Asheville itself as well as North Carolina in general. Pretty large tap list as well, if nothing else. I believe the beers upstairs and downstairs are pretty much the same.
Could certainly see this being sort of a go-to, local hangout if I lived in the area.
Just was upstairs which is a decent bar with a bunch of pool tables and other games. Service is great, the bartender had a much better palate than I did when we shared some beers. Large interesting tap list and bottles to boot. Food and prices were average.
A nice pub and restaurant with a good selection of local beers. Barley’s kindly made their upstairs room available for the welcome reception of the RBWG 2014 and had put on a very good line up. I’ve eaten here in the past and seem to remember that the food was very good.
(Last visited 6 February 2014).
Visited during RBWG 2014. Very good spot. Lots of solid beers available on tap with a good emphasis on local breweries. Friendly staff. Good value. The pizza was damn good. Convenient location. Definitely worth a stop during a tour of Asheville - for a pizza meal would be a good call.
Barley’s welcomed RBWG ’14 with open arms by providing their upstairs bar for us to hold our first night meet and great. The tap beer selection featured many local and regional offerings, and the bar tender was attentive to us all. We dined on fresh baked pizzas that really hit the spot. As we left, we found the downstairs area fully engulfed in imbibers. This is a great place for a pizza and some beers.
October 2011. Got tips on this place from more than one local and wasn’t disappointed. Solid lineup of regional and other quality US beers, combined with a great pizza -- sounds like a plan to me! Shared a pizza made with spent grain dough and couldn’t complain a bit. Lots of North Carolina beers to choose from also made me a happy camper. Definitely would go back.
(Visited 06/2015): Barley’s Taprrom & Pizzeria is located in downtown Asheville on Biltmore. Street parking is available nearby.
There is a small sidewalk patio outside. The interior is two levels, with the downstairs featuring a long wooden bar along the left side, and long tables on the right. Upstairs is more of a bar area with pool tables and such. Lived-in feel with worn wood and breweriana on the walls. A row of tap handles is visible behind the bar, with a chalk board in the center listing beers.
As for the beers, there are over 30 on tap featuring nearby breweries like Oskar Blues, Highland, Foothills and New Belgium (ahead of schedule). Some regional beers available in bottles as well.
Service at the bar on a Friday afternoon was good. The bartender was familiar with the beer list, was friendly and made recommendations.
We did not have any food on our visit.
Overall this is a nice spot in Asheville, although it would be farther down the list of recommendations given there are so many other options with more compelling beers to try.
Located on the main drag in downtown Asheville. Nice wooden bar and high ceilings. They had 20 taps and over 40 bottles of mostly local and regional craft beer. The pizza was decent by local standards. As with most things here the prices were incredibly reasonable.
Nice place to sample local beers. Nice beerlists upstairs and down. Nice people. Ambience is very open. Did not try food. Decent pricing. What follows is my writeup from cvillebeergeekl.blogspot.com. Barley’s Taproom has two levels. Downstairs is a more family friendly restaurant style, with food available. Upstairs is a bar with darts, pool tables, etc. There are two separate tap lists, but both are high in quality. On the downstairs tapped list I eyed the Foothills India Brown Ale, but opted to go upstairs for pints of Wedge Oatmeal Stout and Pisgah Brown Ale. Maybe the best draft list I saw in Asheville.