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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

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

121 Ratings
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 7.31%
Taps: 43
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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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4.14/5  rDev -2.4%

Barley's Taproom. Barley's Taproom. Why does that sound so familiar? Barley's Taproom. Wait. Didn't I... wasn't I just... that place yesterday, in Knoxville that made me all mad, wasn't that also called Barley's Taproom? Oh, it's a chain across a few states, in old renovated buildings, in towns that end in "ville". Now, had I known beforehand that this was the same in a group as the place from the day before, I surely wouldn'ta sought this one out but it's too late, I'm here, sitting at the bar, looking at the taps, looking at the taps, looking at the taps...

Big open space in an old appliance store from the 20's with a 12 seat straight wood bar to the rear on the left. A center 3' X 6' blackboard on the bar back wall lists the taps with similarly sized mirrors to each side, decorated with photos & holiday cards and bordered with foreign currency. The bottled selections line the unit way up high above and a shelf display with pint, tulip & Weisse glasses, mugs & growlers where no one is ever going to be able to get to them. Below, the taps running the length of the bar back wall spaced the whole way about a foot apart from each other. 2 dozen tables throughout the room and the raised beer hall style table I'm sitting at just adjacent from the bar. Pressed tin ceiling & trim done deep dark green, ceiling fans with lighting, wood plank floors, the walls wood slat lowers and painted beige uppers with old tin brewery signage & massive prints & mirrors here and there. Brewery T shirts displayed in the rear corner & 2 rows of tap handles displayed. Large front windows with drawn blinds but still giving great light to both sides of the vestibule entrance, trophies above and strung spruce & white Xmas lighting with red ribbons. An elevated stage area in the front left corner for live music.

The big board listed 28 taps here but I only see 21 taps, maybe the others are hidden or cleverly concealed. If the board (and beer menu listing the current tap selections) is accurate, than roughly 2/3 of the taps here are from North Carolina (Catawba Valley, Highland, French Broad, Pisgah, Foothills, Duck Rabbit), a very nice job showing the wares of the local & regional breweries. I had the Highland Gaelic as Mike (The Bue) has been going on about it since I told him I was coming down to NC. The rest of the taps down here consist of micros (Victory, Rogue, Sierra, Lost Coast, Thomas Creek, Magic Hat, Avery), a mead, a cider and a single import (Weihenstephaner Hefe), all taps priced by the pint or pitcher.

The bottle list holds some 40 choices, nearly half of them American micros (Anchor, Lakefront, Sierra Nevada, Left Hand, Abita, Victory, Lost Coast, Magic Hat, Otter Creek, Sam Adams, Pyramid), Belgians, English, Germans, and various beers of the world.

They've got another room upstairs, which opens later in the day, another large space with 4 pool tables up near the front windows, a foosball table and a bunch of dart boards. Towards the rear, a 12 seat "L" shaped bar pouring another 2 dozen + taps here, nearly an entirely different selection than that of downstairs, and in the same vein of strong representation of the North Carolina breweries.

Having done a lunch that saved my life at that other place before earlier, I abstained, but they do do food here; the standard apps, salads, wraps, burgers, sandwiches & subs, and pizzas (although I will add that I know "New York Style Pizza" personally and it doesn't live in Asheville, North Carolina).

Really good beer selection, 55 taps between the 2 floors. This place totally makes up for the Knoxville Barley's debacle.

slander, Feb 03, 2007
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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Asheville, NC
94 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.