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Pack's Tavern

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7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 6.35%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 40
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

20 South Spruce Street
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
United States
phone: (828) 225-6944

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(Place added by: Imstillthegman on 10-13-2010)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaswilson2, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of JLSIV
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

Located near the courthouse, parking can be a pain, use the lot in back.

Although some seem to take issue with the heavy listing of NC beers, if you are looking to try NC beers Asheville and Pack's is your town.

This is also a more "mainstream" restaurant. if you are leaning more towards dinner, this is a good bet.

If the worst thing said is that this bar champions NC local brewers, then I am going back. I had good service, good food, and a lot of craft taps.

This is at the opposite end from Thirsty Monk's, so if you walk and shop this is a nice turnaround point!

JLSIV, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Mantooth, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ZEB89, May 23, 2014
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%

After walking around dwntn Aville, my last stop was at Packs. The location is a bit off of the beaten path, like a block, but still seems rather remote.

Very much like a seminal sports bar; lots of TV's with Top 40 music blasting over the speakers.

Asheville becomes repetitive to a point: I love the enthusiasm about supporting local breweries, but it seems as though every pub in town has the same fucking beers from the same local breweries. One grows weary of that very soon. I suppose that is the culture of Asheville, but some "imported" variety would be nice.

The Asheville Brewing Company beers were only $3 so I chose the Ninja Porter and it was serviceable. Not a bad place but nothing special in the Asheville beer scene.

SaCkErZ9, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of JdoubleA
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%

A- HUGE place. Two bars. Quality workmanship throughout. Has an old-school feel to it. I've only been there once, but I will definitely go back.

Q- Nothing to complain about.

S- Bartenders did a good job of taking care of us on a busy night. Had an issue with the bill that was resolved without a hint of exasperation from either bartender involved.

S2- Mostly locally-focused taps, but there are plenty of them. They have an adequate amount of other beers too.

F- The nachos that I had were probably the best I've ever had, but that's all I've had so I don't know about everything else.

V- In line with Asheville.

JdoubleA, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Stopped in to meet up with some BAs the day before Brewgrass 2010.

Pack's is located about a block from the courthouse, a couple blocks east of Barley's. The space is newly renovated in an old building. Lots of wood and exposed brick, old church pews repurposed in the waiting area, exposed ductwork, etc. Huge too, with a long bar on the main floor, high top tables and plenty of booths. There is also a large downstairs bar that was closed on our mid-afternoon visit. All in all, a fine looking place to spend some time in.

A fine tap list is populated mostly by craft beers, though there are fake crafts like Shocktop and Blue Moon. Most of the crafts are local, with selections from Pisgah, French Broad and Craggie among others. I discovered Nantahala IPA here so well worth the trip. Victory and Bells also had taps here. There are bottles too but I did not need to check the list out with all the Western NC tap choices I can't get at home.

Service was pleasant. The menu looked fine but we did not eat here. I'd stop back.

HV

sholland119, Nov 19, 2010
Pack's Tavern in Asheville, NC
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.