Thirsty Monk - Downtown
Taps: 35 / Bottles: 196
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
3.84/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
We ate lunch here and really enjoyed the atmosphere of this downtown beer bar. It has an upstairs and downstairs bar and each serves different types of beers. We sat upstairs and ordered lunch to go with our beer choices. The food is mostly small bites. I had a hot dog that was about half the size of a normal one but was very tasty. The guys had tacos and they seemed a little more substantial and flavorful. Beer selection was a solid 4. Value was very reasonable.
06-24-2014 21:37:15 | More by Jodi215
3.61/5 rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Caught them on Monday after the Memorial Day Weekend. They had run out of a number of Belgium drafts which was disappointing. The bartender in the basement (Belgium beer location) was nice and very knowledgeable. If I had been there on Friday night before, the beer selection would have gotten a higher rating.
05-28-2014 23:50:53 | More by meigs3
4.2/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Visited during Asheville Craft Beer Week on Sunday afternoon. With everything going on, I expected it to be packed, but finding a seat at the bar(s) proved a simple task. I started downstairs at the Belgian bar, had a few 5oz pours and then moved up to the American craft beer bar and had a few more. The selection on both levels is great, and I think it's neat what they are doing, keeping the Belgian and American beers separate, but I can see how it could frustrate some patrons who want a flight of all styles and have to go back and forth. I didn't try any food, but whatever they were cooking smelled fantastic. Service was great, very attentive even when it began filling up and seating became limited. Overall I enjoyed the pace and I was able to try several new beers, but I found their priced for 5oz pours a bit steep.
05-26-2014 22:12:42 | More by StrongRepublican
Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
96 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.