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Thirsty Monk - Downtown

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Thirsty Monk - DowntownThirsty Monk - Downtown

122 Ratings
Ratings: 122
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.9%
Taps: 35
Bottles: 196
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

92 Patton Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3315
United States
phone: (828) 254-5470

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @monkpub

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(Place added by: thirstymonk on 05-03-2008)
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Reviews by morgan23:
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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:
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13%

08-27-2014 13:56:30 | More by ncstateplaya
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

08-24-2014 02:01:43 | More by dailyminefield
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-14-2014 01:16:55 | More by elkinbrown
Photo of BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

08-11-2014 17:00:58 | More by BigGingDrinker
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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
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

08-08-2014 01:10:06 | More by memphischas
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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
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West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

08-03-2014 02:46:31 | More by emeyer
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Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
95 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.