Slightly more psychadelic than other MM locations. Smallish bar off the one side with a good view of the Stmpsons and the abominable snowman. Beer list is mostly local, with both flagship and seasonal offerings from almost a dozen NC breweries. Pizza is OK. In the heart of downtown, very convenient.
This has to be the coolest Mellow Mushroom I’ve ever visited. It’s a wide open design with a large bar on the left hand side of the restaurant. They have about 30 regular taps and 15-20 regional seasonals written on a massive chalk board that runs the length of the bar along the ceiling. As with most Mellow Mushrooms the pizza is ghastly. they either overcook and burn the shit out of the crust or oversauce and it ends up soggy. If they’re really off their game you’ll get both on the same pie. This is also topped with an insane amount of Parmesan cheese. But beer is the key here and they have one of the best taprooms in the state.
Stopped by here as I got to the LAB before it opened and this was a block away. Oddly, this is the first Mellow Mushroom I’ve been to that looks like I’d expect a MM to look. Almost psychedelic decor with Alice in Wonderland motif and a bunch of other brightly colored stuff. Didn’t eat. Big selection of beers with a heavy emphasis on local and a few rarities. Very nice and helpful bartender. Decent beer prices, parking lots nearby.
This is hippie central with a very good beer selection for a pizza joint. They were offering Rogue Imperial Stout on draught along with a few other high alcohols. There are plenty of local brews to be had here and a decent amount of imports. Not my favorite place to come hang out, but probably just because Asheville is littered with above-par pubs and Mellow Mushroom also has a definite restaurant feel.
I started visitng the Mellow Mushroom chain when my sister lived in Albany, GA...it was the best and only craft beer location in town. When she moved to Atlanta I moved to Taco Mac for my chain craft beer bars. Nonetheless I continue to visit these locations as they are still often a good choice in certain areas where there aren’t many others. This Asheville location absolutely has the best most eclectic look and decor (looks like it was an old gas station once). The food always has a nice variety of reasonably decent food. The best thing is being able to taste a wide variety of local beer from their large numbner of taps. My only major gripe with this location...and it’s a big one...they were serving their beer "extremely" too cold. I’m from NJ and can’t get Bell’s Two Hearted by me...so it’s a favorite on the road...unfortunatlry I couldn’t taste it...just numbed my tastebuds!
This place far exceeded my expectations. 70 beers on tap, including 4 or 5 from each of the great local breweries- Wedge, Pisgah, Highland, etc. Lots of other NC beers, too. Great waiter who never let our glasses get empty and talked us into an outstanding pizza. I’ve never been to a Mellow Mushroom before but will be back if I get the chance.
Visited on a Monday afternoon. They have a huge outdoor seating area with a lot of psychedelic mushrooms and other crazy looking shit. Inside the crazy stuff continues. The bar is on the left side. All the beers on tap are on chalkboards above the taps. A lot bigger selection than expected with a major emphasis on beers from North Carolina. I tried a few new things. I’m not sure if they do flights. Since there were only a few new things to me, I did full pours. There was a great bartender working during my visit. She kept beer in front of me until I was ready to leave. Pricing was fair and consistent with the area. I would come back here, for sure.
This is a cool Mellow Mushroom with good pie and a great draft selection. Our server was nice, but a space cadet, and took forever. Still, we had fun (once we were attended to), and enjoyed the pizza and beer.
First time at a Mellow Mushroom. Great service and very tasty pizzas. Waitress was from Harrisburg, PA. She even brought me a couple of tasters of local stuff without me asking. Nice beer selection and decent prices.