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Place Score: 87
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar ]

197 Hilliard Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3616
United States
phone: (828) 575-9675

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Bare bones type place. No bells and whistles. Basically a brewery with a bar as an afterthought. Worth a visit for sure!

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4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.43/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Located in the burgeoning South Slope District – really, the Brewery District, if you ask me – and a short walk from Wicked Weed is my next stop, and a recent addition (2013) to Asheville, Hi-Wire Brewing. The building is a nondescript beige structure that could have been a body shop in a future life. Adjacent to the entrance is a red garage door beneath a large red sign with the name of the joint; there seems to be a small town circus theme going on - complete with a high wire acrobat.

Inside is a small but comfortable tasting room void of any frills or pretentions. A tiny bar manned by a single server. There is a scattering of tables about. To the left one can observe the brew tanks and the hustling brewer scampering to and fro in the worthwhile task of making quality beers for thirsty patrons. Hi-Wire Brewing is no high falooting brewpub serving Belgian endives and onion compote; this is a working brewery.

It is a working brewery that makes four year-round beers (Hi-Pitch IPA) and several rotating styles, in other words: a good array for everyone. Of course, the prices are very reasonable; a pint will set you back about $4.00, a flight of six goes for $6.00. There are so many excellent brewers in Asheville, so make time for them all.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Was dead and it looked like we were interrupting the bartenders TV watching. A few taps to chose from so we did the sampler. The barrel aged stout was very good, but that was all that stood out. You can get their bottles at most stores in town, so not a must visit.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

Hi-Wire is another downtown Asheville brewery set in a little warehouse. The exterior well kept with some large windows throughout. As you walk in you walk through some bar tables to get to the actual bar that seats, probably, 16-18 people. The space is open with the brewing equipment to the left of the bar, a small operation. There was a good sized crowd in the darkish bar the night I visited. 9 or 10 tap handles adorn the wall behind the bar with 6 House brews and a few guest taps.

I was immediately waited on when I found a spot at the bar and ordered, asking for a water as well. A roll of the eyes and an exasperated response informed me that I had to get my own water over in the corner somewhere. I ordered the IPA and my buddy ordered something else, both of which were mediocre at best and forgettable. As a matter of fact about halfway through both our beers we decided to up and leave. The bartender, again, seemed like it was a hassle to do her job as I payed.

The spot is decent, the beer passable, but the service left much to be desired. I would give the beer another shot if on tap at another establishment but I can't see myself returning to the source.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Nice atmosphere. Open front with brewing equipment on the floor with industry decor. Six of their beers (four year rounds and two seasonals) and three guest beers on tap when I was there. Beers are solid line up; I enjoyed the pale ale and IPA. Great place to relax and grab a brew on a summer night.

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Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville, NC
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.