Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
Taps: 43 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 85 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ewright:
3.63/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The wife and I hit Barley's our first night in A-ville after a drive up from the Triangle. I had been here three years prior and sought this place out.
I was completely surprised that the downstairs (restaurant) section had almost nothing but NC beers on draft. There was one German hefe and a cider from NY, but everything else was from NC ... all over, not just the local WNC breweries. The only reason they don't get a 5.0 is because the selection was geographically limited, but really, I couldn't care less!
We were there on trivia night, so the place was a bit loud and crowded, even at 9:30p on a Wednesday night. The service was really poor. It took at least 10 minutes between ordering our beers and actually getting them. We each had two beers and shared an appetizer and were there for nearly two hours. We made the best of it and played cards while we waited, but if I had been there for dinner, or with the kids, the wait would have been intolerable.
The only food I've had there is the black bean hummus (three years ago) and the artichoke dip this trip. Both were good, if not spectacular. All NC beers were reasonably priced... cheaper than I typically pay for draft in the Triangle.
08-06-2009 00:28:52 | More by ewright
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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Asheville, NC
94 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.