Thirsty Monk - Downtown
Taps: 35 / Bottles: 196
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
4.85/5 rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
An unpretentious beer bar partly hidden in downtown Asheville, and happily within staggering distance of a reasonably priced hotel. The purple exterior scarcely reveals what lies within. When you walk in, it looks like a typical neighborhood bar, beer advertisements for decor, a bit run-down. However, the laid-back appearance merely adds to the appeal. Their selection is absolutely amazing, including lots of brewskis I have never seen before. Do try some of the local brews! I haven’t tried any food yet, so my personal jury hasn’t assembled for that. However, their service is very good, alert and quick, friendly and welcoming. If you plan to stay in Asheville for any appreciable length of time, this is a must!
12-29-2011 02:55:04 | More by Cyberkedi
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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
Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
96 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.