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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

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Barley's Taproom & PizzeriaBarley's Taproom & Pizzeria
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

91 Reviews
Reviews: 91
Visits: 141
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 43
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

42 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3625
United States
phone: (828) 255-0504

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barleystappizza

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Reviews: 91 | Visits: 141
Reviews by morgan23:
Photo of morgan23
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

We went to Barley's Taproom after reading a couple of reviews on BA. They have a nice environment that is basically a big downstairs section and an upstairs section with pool, games, and smoking.

We never tried the food although it looked reasonable priced. They had a nice beer selection that included most of the standards as well as *several* of the local brews including beers from the Highlands brewery and Pisgah beers.

Unfortunately for us, wee arrived about 10 minuets before the live music set started. The music was not bad (basically a three man band with mostly amplified acoustic instruments) but we were really more interested in talking and the music made that very difficult. Again, its not that the music was bad, and it was at a normal time (maybe 8:00 pm), but we just weren't in the mood that night.

All in all, Barley's is a good place to go if you are looking for some reasonable food and a long beer list in the middle of downtown Asheville. (967 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of younggun
3.35/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Tons of local brews on tap, and the pizza was really good! (58 characters)

Photo of KingEdward
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Disclaimer, I am a Homer. Barleys is the standard by which I judge beer bars. Tap list and food always brings it. (118 characters)

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a wonderful place with great atmosphere to quickly taste a lot of the Asheville beers, so you can get an idea of which breweries to hit. Wait staff is extremely helpful, and pints are reasonably priced at $4 (spring 2015). Highly recommended! (Did not taste the food, which is why it's not rated). (307 characters)

Photo of Keelin
4.97/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of wapcap
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A good place to visit when in Asheville. Several floors to choose from. Food was good, not Sure if they source local or anything , but seemed to be made from scratch. Beer selection was good. Had several locals to choose from. Prices were fair and good. I'd definitely check it out. (284 characters)

Photo of Harvest06
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of iiaudio
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Was not aware this was a chain, it does not change my rating though. This place did not feel like a chain and felt right at home in downtown Asheville. I watched a football game here and was there for the better part of 4-5 hours. Pizza was good as was the beer selection. Lots of local and other NC brews available to try. We visited the pool room/bar upstairs as well as the downstairs dining room. Great service that was friendly and attentive. (447 characters)

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jeshryock
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Dsg10
4.9/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of emeyer
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Asheville, NC
94 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.