I thought this was a smoking establishment when I first walked in, but it was just backwash from the open rear. Long bar, dark interior, some barstools on the sidewalk out front. Despite a 30+ taplist I found nothing interesting, just the same flagships of the larger local breweries that every bar and gas station seems to have. Too scruffy and dank to entice me to eat, and no one else was either at 7 PM on a Friday night. Best skipped.
Disappointing. Good beer selection for sure, but their options are not presented so that you can see all of them. No chalkboard, no tap list that they actually update. The staff didn’t know about the beers they had on tap. They weren’t sure if they had Pisgah Red or Red Devil, and they thought "Dank Tank" was a beer name, and they couldn’t tell me which Dank Tank it was, nor would they go look at the keg collar. Otherwise they were friendly, but basically ignored me the entire time. The food wasn’t bad, but it was bland and presented very messily. Parking behind. At least it wasn’t too expensive. Decent neighborhood bar ambiance, but they really need to clean better. Lots of old dirt in the service area.
reviewing from notes, visited 12/20/2011 - Very cool neighboorhood pub with a everybody knows everybody vibe. Clearly the local hangout in West Asheville. They have roughly half their 20 tabs dedicated to local/regional craft brew which you like to see. Food was decent, typical pub food.
The very definition of a neighborhood bar. It seemed like everyone knew each other. The massive bar takes up something like half the space of the room. They have 20-22 taps most of them craft, half of them from North Carolina. There wasn’t anything outrageously rare or anything. The food was decent, typical pub grub. They also a lot of live music as well as a side room with pool tables. If I lived in West Asheville I would probably hang out here some.
Funky, off the beaten path place (not that off the path for beer lovers though, as Hops and Vines is right down the street) with a small but wonderful rotating selection. Not that 22 taps (when all are functional) is skimpy. They keep some crazy bottles on hand too. In two trips there I have been incredibly pleased with the draft list, which is blissfully local for the most part. This is a true community pub that brings in a wide variety of people. Good music depending on the bartender in charge, good food too. Service varies but never bad. Casual doesn’t begin to describe it, have fun!
A nice neighborhood dive. It was the first decent place to open the this transitioning neighborhood and remains a local staple. Good wings and other pub fare, and decent beer, though they lack the wider selection of some Asheville bars. You’ll find enough to keep you happy, though.
Suttree (222) Knoxville, Tennessee | April 11, 2011| Updated November 23, 2011
I liked this place. Kind of a hole in the wall, with a long bar on one side and booths on the other, and pool tables in another room. The bartender greeted us when we came in and was friendly and helpful. the food - Bison sandwiches with horseradish sauce was really good. The selection was small, but well chosen (except for the ever present PBR tap. I’m getting really sick of this cliche, to be honest). I hope we can make this on our regular Asheville stops.
Ingy (4) candler, North Carolina | August 27, 2007
Killer wings and a darn good beer selection. Smoke free and in the hippest part of Asheville. A locals scence for sure, but a nice place to kick back, sip some cold ones, eat a bit and catch some live music. The real deal.