Thirsty Monk - Downtown
Taps: 35 / Bottles: 196
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Deuane:
4.4/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Have visited TM multiple times during my visits to Asheville.Seems like every time we are in town The Monk has something special going! This time around was BrewGrass eve and they had, a first east of the Mississippi cask of New Belgium, a keg of Founder's Canadian Breakfast Stout, Ballast Point Sculpin and Duck-Rabbit Brown ale barrel aged in Raylin Cabernet Sauvignon. NICE!
This place is great, a quality Belgian bar downstairs and a quality American craft bar upstairs. Wow...this place has it all.
Service has always been solid despite the place usually being crowded and busy!
This is not a place to come and eat a meal....but if you get the munchies they offer a nice line of snacks---darn good pomme frites, and an excellent cheese plate.
If you are visiting Asheville and are looking for a one stop shop beer bar look no further than The Monk. Without question my favorite watering hole in a city filled with good watering holes!
09-29-2009 11:40:02 | More by Deuane
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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.