Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
4.75/5 rDev +20.9%
What can I say about this place. Every time I come into town this is the place I always end up at least once. I love their beer, I have tried a number of them and have suffered the consequences, but you know it was worth it. They has such great beers from the Shiva to the Ninja and I have tried a few others in between. They also have a great selection of the harder stuff if you are so inclined and the pizza is some of the best around. They also have a t.vs everywhere a great milieu in general. I love the poppers too! I could rave on about this place for days but I will end here. Any one who hasn't been, go! They have some of the best in house brews in a town known for great beer!
02-07-2013 02:52:02 | More by humuloner22
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
I didnt overdo it and I hydrated, kind of, somewhat, apparently not enough, dammit, and Ive got some bad noise in my head. Theres somewhere Ive got to start getting going to but first things first; Cruel sunlight, Im breaking up with you, and now I must fix the head. Something greasy and McNasty, check, good friend Coca-Caffeine, check, a handful of check, still nothing doin but the loud rattle of the pain stick. Here, you take a turn at the wheel, I say aloud to no one knowing, and now as the road changes from highway straight off long to winding, hugging the mountain, taunting stalking river below to my right, up and around and up it seems, I know I am I think I might be nodding off, did I close my eyes for a 1/6 of a second or 6 seconds just then? And on the down from the mountain, a rest area just a few miles into North Carolina, I blinked or winked 40 minutes. The loud music has thankfully stopped but Im grrrroggy, though not too much that I cant navigate a slow descent into Asheville
Im in the parking lot second guessing coming here. I think this place is too busy for me. The exterior area to the left side of the door is a mural of UFOs bombing a city below, to the right, monsters battling robots, and above the door, a flying saucer impaled into the building (not painted, but actual as if it had crashed into the building). Its too much just now. I wander in, or maybe I wonder in, dont know, bars to the right and I tell her, Im going to need some food. She explains that I can order off the menu or I can eat off the lunch buffet. I opt for the lunch buffet because its right now and right there. Salad, pastas, an array of excellent pizzas, pizzas, pizzas, but it was the chicken dumpling soup that fixed me right up. Chicken dumpling soup, you saved my life, I will never forget what you did for me today. Plopped down at the end of the bar, angled, seats 9, theres much to see here. Theres a half wall right out front when you enter decorated with picture tiles of staff, patrons, regulars & friends, and 3 tables on the other side of it below a large painted sci fi mural (very Redbones) and a wall of collage, photos and pics (Theres a picture of the place when it used to be the town movie theater long ago, and then when it became Two Moons Brew & View, a movie theater/brewpub combo, before changing hands again to what it is now, but Ill get to that), and another half wall covered with TV remotes. Theres a rounded nook in each of the front corners, like chess piece rooks. One is painted in a castle wall motif, the other like a library, each hold 3 tables in them. The bar runs along the wall to the right with a brew room behind glass down on the end. Past that to the rear are another 3 booths below the Star Wars alien bar mural (Yes, Greedo; I was just coming to see your boss. Tell Jabba I have his money, at last) and the buffet area off that painted blue with a mosaic pattern of tiles & mirror shards (very cool). The wall behind the bar is painted green, with bottles, wines & growlers shelved here, plus brewery hats, shirts, mugs, etc. Pewter mug club mug horns line the wall above, and 3 TVs stacked in the corner. Tap selections shown on a board over the rear area entrance and a display of some 3 dozen bobble heads lining the area above. Drop lamps and exposed duct work painted a spotty blue-green covered with childrens stickers and those colored plastic alphabet & number fridge magnets you had when you were a kid.
16 taps on a 2 row box on the back bar, 8 of which are house taps. I asked if they did a sampler and she said No, but Ill let you sample whatever you want. The Shiva IPA had a nice crisp hoppiness; The Red Light Pale Ale started sweet and finished hoppy; the Rook Porter, full bodied, chocolatey; the Scout Stout, oaty, full bodied, smooth & creamy; the Rolands ESB, malty, rich & deep, very nice; the Scottish Ale was lightly sweet. The Porter, Stout & ESB were all very good, and the IPA & Pale Ale was no slouches either. The other 8 taps are a mix of imports (Guinness, Newcastle, Lindemans Framboise) and at least 4 beers from other local/regional breweries. Also a dozen + bottles (Duvel, Chimay Blue, SS Oatmeal, Holy Grail, Rogue Mocha, SNPA, Abita Purple Haze, Fraziskaner Hefe, 3 from Unibroue).
After the samples, I pinted a Stout and went esplorin. One of the theaters in the back is still in tact and then some. They do $2 movies here, 3 times daily, 4 times on the weekends. They tore out every other row of seats and replaced them with counter tables. You order your food at the back bar and they call out your name when its ready. Seating for 135, large framed prints of movie stills and staff pics on the walls, totally bad ass. What was the other theater is now a large gameroom, with a giant projection screen, pinball, video games, and a dozen booths & tables.
A homey, comfortable place, really nice, enthusiastic folks, food for the cure, and some great beers.
01-23-2007 02:44:34 | More by slander
4.43/5 rDev +12.7%
So I finally made it down to the other side of Asheville and got my butt in to Asheville Pizza and brewing. Now I didnt really know where this was, so driving down the street it kinda snuck up on me. Pulled into the lot and the place looks awesome. Nice little building with like a castle turret looking thing onthe right and some buildings with a spacehip crashing into them. Really cool looking outside, and nice to have its own parking lot in asheville. Walked inside and the place really is trip. Everything is uber decorated and just insane, a wall made ou of remotes, a big ass Terminator poster, Captain Kirk in the floor? Awesome. Deent bar right in front with a good amount of local taps. Lots of merchandise behind the bar. We made our way over into the aformentioned turret looking structure and grabbed a seat at the mexican wrestling theme table, which kicked ass. Ordered up a local, Torch Pilsner, which was very nice and served extremely cold which is always welcomed. Pizza was very good, quick service too. Overall this place was top notch. Great atmosphere, awesome beer and a kick ass staff and food. Price was cheap as well. I would definatly recommend stopping in if you are in town, especially if you have kids. This came off as a very family friendly type of place, which I always appreciate, as well as the non smoking inside. To sum it up this place is a trip!
07-13-2007 12:58:10 | More by mikesgroove
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
Stopped in here for lunch while in town for some concerts. Very good place to check out when in Asheville. This is a very unique restaurant with both a good pizza place in the front and a movie theater in the back.
I stopped by for lunch and saw lots of locals. Fairly busy, but not too bad. Had the lunch buffet and everything was good. Was disappointed they didn't refill things on the salad bar, but they kept the pizza stocked.
Beer selection was good. I tried one of their beers and was impressed. Also got a Catawba which is a harder beer to find in Asheville. Unfortunately, my wife was mad, my daughters were screaming, and I had to drive back to the hotel, or I would have spent more time here. Very cool place to check out!
07-02-2007 12:15:33 | More by Duster72
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
Coming here on the way to zip lining, it was tucked behind another business (maybe a fast food chicken chain?) and looked like a farmhouse. Bright blue with 2 silos on the outside, it didn't resemble a brewery until parking (and don't mind the spaceship that looks like it came down and struck the building!). Lets walk in and break this place down by each category.
Walking in, each silo was filled with tables. The one by the bar (where I sat) had a moon on the wall and then a crest of some sort hanging from the ceiling. Very random but cool. The bar looked like a Pipe Works game as it was painted behind the row of tap handles. Whoever was the artist here (for both the brewery AND tap handles/bottles/cans is very talented! Tons of color and detail pop out.
While waiting for my pizza, enjoyed the Red Light IPA and chatted with the bartender. Very friendly and suggested what other breweries I got to on my trip (cool they promote other local breweries).
Their selection was very nice on-tap but had to block out what they had in bottle... Coors, A.B., and Corona were all hanging out on the side of the bar and ruining it for me. One of the servers caught that I was looking at these and replied "it hurts me too".
We enjoyed the Biltmore Pizza and suggest you do the same! Tons of Green Peppers, Banana Peppers, White Onion, and Pepperoni filled this Hand Tossed pizza and enjoyed it with their home-made garlic sauce. MMM!!
With Asheville, NC being the "Beer Capital" of the Nation, I think they should receive the award of Pizza Capital as well! I suggest this place plus many others I've already visited in the area.
01-16-2012 16:46:28 | More by DCon
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC
89 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.