Perm (8) Tryon, North Carolina | December 19, 2007| Updated January 8, 2008
The thing I enjoy about Barley’s is the great array of local brews on tap. Of 26 American taps, 17 are from NC breweries bravo! (there is also a German tap, currently Ayinger Brau-Weisse). 42 bottles round out the selection (and I believe there are a few more taps upstairs). This is by no means the widest selection of beers available in Asheville, but hey you can only drink one beer at a time, right?
A wonderful atmosphere. We got to hear top-shelf local bluegrass on a Tuesday night, free of cover. Good food (nachos), and the waitstaff is excellent. Not too smoky, either most of the smokers head upstairs.
My favorite place to visit everytime I am in town. Restaurant and bar downstairs and another bar and about 4 pool tables upstairs. Pizza is pretty darn good too. This place has the most NC brews on tap in the state. Good service, friendly people. Highly Recommended.
Pretty big place, with different beers on tap upstairs and down. Tried a bunch of Pisgah, French Broad, and Foothills beers here. Nice atmosphere, with a seemingly good crowd. The bartenders seemed to be pretty knowledgeable about the beer, and nothing seemed overpriced. The pizza was pretty good as well. Seems like a great place to have dinner and try new local stuff on tap. I enjoyed it.
jobyone (15) Charlotte, | August 8, 2007| Updated February 4, 2008
Barleys has always been a great place for beer and food. With around 50 taps there is always a nice selection. While they always have a lot of local brews they do get some from all over the country and world. There is a nice laid back atmosphere but it can definately get crowded with waits for food not uncommon.
If all you want is beer head upstairs for a different tap selection. While smoking is allowed it is rarely smoky except at peak busy periods.
I tend to get the same bar tender who is very knowledgeable and friendly.
Since NC changed it beer laws they also now get high gravity beers which disapear quickly and are only poured in 10 oz glasses.
The pizza is great.
The only thing I would like to see iproved is the bottled beer selection which is a bit ordinary. Of course Asheville has other places for that.
I used to drive 110 miles to go here so it is safe to say I like the place alot.
I kind of stumbled upon this place while in Ashville a couple of weeks ago. Started in the downstairs bar and was very pleased with the selection of brews. After two downstairs I decided to go upstairs and to my surprise they had Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout. Wow! That alone was worth the trip. The only thing that would have made this better was if it was non smoking.
Hey, it’s Barley’s. What can I say? Two story building with a good selection of different taps on each floor. Good pizza, too. I think I prefer the atmosphere of the Knoxville Barley’s, but the beer at this one is way better. Good place.