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Thirsty Monk - Downtown

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Thirsty Monk - DowntownThirsty Monk - Downtown

123 Ratings
Ratings: 123
Reviews: 74
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

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

4.14/5  rDev -3.9%

Great place to visit for Belgian beer lovers and to my knowledge the only bar of it's kind in NC. This establishment is located off Commerce street near the intersection of Patton and Coxe avenues in downtown Asheville. Not much to look at from the outside other than a small sign of a monk near the entrance and the fact that it's located in a big purple building. The inside decor however is nice. Lots of wood and pseudo stone walls give the place a very European look and feel. The selection is excellent. 15 Belgian's on tap and many more in the bottle. I didn't see anything in the beer menu that was not Belgian in style. I didn't eat, but the menu looked pretty limited. Several styles of baguettes, a cheese plate and a few desserts was it. I came for the beer though, so no big deal. Without a doubt, this place is a must visit when in the area.

06-09-2008 21:56:42 | More by rodrot
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Great environment to drink a beer. I love the lower level dungeon. It makes me feel like I am drinking a beer in some Trappist monastery hidden away in some small village in Belgium. But, in fact you are at the confluence of the Asheville beer cosmos. In any direction you can walk or stagger to innumerably great places to drink or eat once you leave this place. Regardless if you love this place it is a good place to begin your bar crawl through downtown Asheville.

08-30-2014 04:43:31 | More by humuloner22
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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
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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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Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
95 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.