Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
2.93/5 rDev -25.4%
On a recent trip to Asheville the wife and I stopped in for lunch and a couple of beers. I have to admit that this is like no other brewpub that I have ever been to.
As others have said its an old theater turned into a brewery and they show movies still for a couple of bucks in one theater and the other theater is turned into a game room. There is a bar/dining area in the front and they had a pizza buffet available which we did not try. The whole place had a strange vibe about it. The walls were covered in murals of movies scenes and I believe that made it seem a little run down.
The food and service were so-so and the Shiva IPA was pretty good. Overall its worth a stop in just to see the place but I am in no rush to go back.
01-19-2007 19:00:57 | More by Caesar1pup
3.1/5 rDev -21.1%
First, the brews from this brewpub in Asheville are exellent, tried three and all were very impressive.
The atmosphere on the other hand was not, no character to the pub at all, flat, bland.
Did I happen to mention how good the beer was? ...exellent.
What can I tell ya? Offers so much promise but no help seems to be forthcoming
Did not try the food but it looked good and offered at a reasonable price.
If going just for the brew, you will not be disappoined....but not a place to hang with friends.
Six, maybe seven homegrown selections.
06-06-2008 22:41:28 | More by Shiloh
3.25/5 rDev -17.3%
Visited this place with a group of people from two homebrew clubs. Doug (?) headbrewer, showed us the brewery behind the bar. Very cramped! His new place looks like it will be a dream come true.
He was very informative, and seemed almost giddy to be doing what he does, who wouldn't be..lol! He made sure we got to sample his hard work with a huge smile.
Most of the reviews here I think descibe the place to a tee. We showed up with about 13 people on a Sat. a little after noonish. Not very crowed, nice. Lots of bright open space. Great murals of Star Wars scenes and what not. Lots to look at. Bar only had 3 or 4 beers on tap. We were informed that keeping up with consumption of this beer has been a "job". After tasting the beer, I can see why. Very pleased with their beer. We had the ESB, ESP, and IPA. All delicious.
Food was also good. We had the Biltmore pizza. It was the "everything" one. Nothing outstanding about it, as it was pizza, but it was good.
I will have to assume our group size was the reason our service was lacking, aside from keeping our beers full, that was a plus!!!! We had one waitress who took our order, then we didn't see her again. Back to the bar she worked, we had a couple other people help us, but service was slow! About 20 minutes for 2 pizzas, one which was not right. Order was taken right, kitchen just made wrong pizza. And those who got sandwiches had to wait about 40 minutes. Not sure waitress even put the order in. Management appologized, and made the neccesary adjustments, but considering the time of wait for the food, I'll stick with just having a pint or two here. I would suggest they try to find better service staff to match the quality of their beer. Although this may be all they have to choose from, as it seems the service industry is dwindling in our area too.
08-28-2005 14:26:34 | More by finepaws
3.28/5 rDev -16.5%
The beer list, while small, is quite good. They do a nice number of different styles from pale ales to the occasional pumpkin or other seasonal. The pizza is pretty good as well but what impressed me more than anything else was just the cool atmosphere (very cool stuff painted on the walls). I would recommend their brown as it was a tasty addition to my Feta and Chorizo pizza.
Oh, they also have a movie theater in the restaurant. From what I could tell on my visit the movies range from relatively new stuff to old classics.
01-24-2007 17:07:15 | More by Big78CJ
3.4/5 rDev -13.5%
Great atmosphere! Keep in mind its Asheville so don't expect speedy service. Beers are decent. Pizza is awesome as well as most of the options on the menu. All around its worth trying. The location on Merrimon Ave has $3 movies where you can order food/beer in the theater(=awsome). They also have a kids theater that plays cartoons and has arcade games and picnic tables/booths for when mom and dad needs a beer and kid needs to run around. Has outdoor seating as well to enjoy great Asheville weather. Best pizza in Asheville by far.
09-12-2012 20:02:03 | More by Brewsed
3.43/5 rDev -12.7%
We came here to get a growler because the Coxe Ave. location was out of growlers. This place is fairly simple to find. Biltmore Ave. turns into Merrimon and after you go under I-240 from downtown it will be about a mlie on the right. The place is painted with murals on the outside. There are two towers on the front corners of the building. The movie theater is in back but we did not go there. The service was typical for a bar. It was pretty busy but we did not have to wait long. They had all house beers on tap as well as a couple Highland, Catawba Valley and a couple others. This would be a neat place to catch a movie. I would stop in here again sometime. We did not eat here but the food looked and smelled good.
07-23-2006 13:48:15 | More by Enola
3.49/5 rDev -11.2%
Weird in a good way, appearance on the outside. Big building with two towers, that I think were made out of silos. Outside is painted in murals of different movie and tv characters. I noticed Wonderwoman. Inside is much the same in decor which gives it a lively atmosphere. It was a Sunday evening, and the place was packed. The quality and selection is about average for Asheville, but good for anywhere else. So I split the difference with my ratings. I didn't try the food, but next time I will try the pizza as it has won several rewards. Service is spotty but not bad.
Didn't get to spend much time here. I would like to go back to explore this place further and watch a movie.
08-21-2006 03:36:17 | More by wcudwight
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC
89 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.