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The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)

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The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery)
BEER AVG
3.57/5
Based on:
43 Beers
108 Reviews
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 42
Visits: 100
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

39 N Lexington Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
United States
phone: (828) 252-0212

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Place added by: mikesgroove on 01-11-2010

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Reviews: 42 | Visits: 100
Reviews by TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Huge place in Downtown Asheville, large cavernous room with two full bars and lots of seats.

Seven selections on tap, I had the Amber, the IPA and the Pale. All were basic, but very good. There was a nitro berry stout that didn't look appetizing at all, I'd avoid that.

We split some nachos, huge portion and very good. There is a backstage area for comedy shows and the like that is very popular. This place gets packed early and often.

Service was good and quick, very friendly.

Overall, a little touristy but worth a stop, come see a show too. (553 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of ox1574
2.89/5  rDev -23.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Decent selection, although a few of the menu-offerings were sold out. Cool atmosphere and fantastic food. (105 characters)

Photo of Jfishe13313
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Jackofallbrews
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

This time we tried out Lexington Avenue Brewery, also called The LAB. We had passed this place several times on our wanders through town, but had saved it for a later evening as it was closer to our hotel. Even on a Tuesday night the place was fairly busy, but we found some seating fronting the sidewalk. The day had been warm and the inside of the brewery was a bit stuffy, but our seat allowed some nice cool evening air to circulate around us, as well as some great people watching as folks walked past. The place is fairly big, with an extensive bar. I liked the feel of it, and can tell there was some good money put into the business.

Our server at LAB was very good and helpful, always a plus in my book. We ordered a sampler so we could try all the beers and some truffled fries that were tasty but difficult to eat as they were shaved so thin. The beers were pretty good overall, with only the cream ale really striking me as not great. My favorites were the light and refreshing Belgian table beer, and the Three Threads Porter, both very respectable beers. This place is worth a visit while you are wandering around Asheville. (1,148 characters)

Photo of gefinley
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mluchies
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of stevejjune
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Keelin
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of mwar
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Of all the breweries in Ashville, this one is the most unique. More of an upscale vibe. (87 characters)

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of ari32
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Mikestaf
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Fordknox
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Peasephoto
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Location and environment was great, beer was average at best. They did have a broader menu than the traditional bar food, I had a steak and it was good. Overall it was a bargain for the price, but flights were more expensive than most others in time. They do trivia on Monday nights which was a lot of fun (305 characters)

Photo of RavenForBeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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The LAB (Lexington Avenue Brewery) in Asheville, NC
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.