Thirsty Monk - Downtown
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Reviews by morgan23:
4/5 rDev -7.2%
We went to the thirsty monk on a Friday night upon the recommendation of a beer enthusiast that we happened to meet on the street in down town Asheville, and I'm glad we did.
There is an upstairs section that serves mostly American micros, and a downstairs section that serves mostly Belgians. We went downstairs and got a couple of the Belgians.
The place was almost entirely empty (including myself, three friends, and the bartender, there were maybe 8 people downstairs, and just a bartender upstairs). The bartender was knowledgeable and made recommendations for us. Since there was almost nobody in the bar, everybody got to talking and it was a friendly environment.
Although their selection wasn't huge, everything that was on the list was very good quality, including a Belgian IPA (a style that I had never heard of before).
All in all, the Thirsty Monk is a good place to hang if you are looking for Belgians, or if you are in the mood for a *quiet* evening in down town Asheville.
12-21-2008 19:35:14 | More by morgan23
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -6.3%
This is the pub that opened my eyes to what a decent downtown Asheville has. Earlier reviews give it higher marks for the basement taps, but I think they do a good job upstairs as well.
It is one of the many good beer pubs Asheville has, I always visit TM when wife is wandering the craft stores or festivals.
I also like the fact that younger bar staff treated a middle aged guy pretty well, friendly service.
The also do some food, good, but go mostly for the beer.
08-14-2014 02:01:21 | More by JLSIV
3.93/5 rDev -8.8%
An open bar upstairs with lots of seating a good selection of American taps both local and regional we chose to sit downstairs where they serve Belgian sours and barrel aged brews had a nice cellar feel downstairs with a coffee house feel cool and dark with a smaller bar than upstairs and a different vibe a nice selection of sours with all the samples you would like to try , TM is a good stop especially downstairs bot nothing over the top upstairs but recommended
08-10-2014 15:17:52 | More by gatornation
3.33/5 rDev -22.7%
This seems like the kind of place that used to be great before Asheville was a great beer town. The upstairs bar was 85% American beers that are widely available nationally (or nearly nationally).
Sour fest was going on downstairs when I visited, and that selection was somewhat lacking for a bar that's supposedly world class. It was not busy, yet the bar service was slow. If you live in a decent beer town, skip this place.
08-07-2014 03:53:58 | More by eerickson7
Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
95 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.