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The Bier Garden

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The Bier GardenThe Bier Garden
BA SCORE
87
very good

22 Reviews
Reviews: 22
Visits: 41
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 200
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

46 Haywood St
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-2836
United States
phone: (828) 285-0002

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @biergarden

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Reviews: 22 | Visits: 41
Reviews by ckeegan04:
Photo of ckeegan04
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Walked in later on a Saturday night. We weer able to get a table in the non-smoking area and the place was packed. Very loud with lots of tv's tuned to the evenings sporting events. Tap list was big but not overly impressive with a mixing of locals and alot of your more mainstream national microbrews. Also plenty for the BMC crowd. Bottle list was pretty impressive as well. Prices were all reasonable and service was prompt. A little too loud and sports-barish for what my wife and I were looking for, but definitely a good place to stop by. (544 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of VeganUndead
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
4.24/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Food was phenomenal, and the selection of beer was very good by all means. Comfortable atmosphere, but the service was just a tad slower than I would have preferred. (165 characters)

Photo of Jfishe13313
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BishopJeseErl
4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Over 200 beers! Go here, it's awesome! (38 characters)

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of gefinley
3.78/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Macsimus
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of bcp5296d
4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of Goatdavemac
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of midlifec
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of memphischas
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Beer_4_brains
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of RyanAU
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Packlifenc
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of PaleHorse
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

I really like that this place has put a lot of effort into focusing on beer. They haven't slacked in other areas: plenty of big TVs, ample room on a week night, pool table, etc., but they have a good selection of good beer. I would recommend, and will go back. (260 characters)

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This place was right next to our hotel, so it was the last stop before crashing. It's pretty wide open and they have a wide selection, albeit mundane. Lots of macro and lots of low gravity craft. There's definitely something for most, but you won't find many sought after items here. They have pool tables, dart boards and lots of TV's, which makes it a lot like a sports bar. And I wasn't 100% sure, but I think it was connected to a mall? It was after hours so that door was closed off. Either way, it's a nice casual stop for a pint, better suited if you're staying in the vicinity, not necessarily as a destination. (619 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Vibe: This is more of a sports bar than a beer destination, but being Asheville it has a pretty good beer selection and as an added bonus the place opens at 11:00 am while many other bars in the city don't open until well later in the afternoon. I came in here around lunchtime on a Saturday and also returned later that evening. The evening crowd mainly seemed to be there to watch sports on the multiple TVs or play in the game room, some of which were drinking macro lagers.

Quality: Beers were served in the proper temperature, although one beer seemed to be coming off the keg flat. When I sat at the bar I received a snifter glass for a whiskey barrel aged beer.

Service: When I sat at the bar, the bartenders were very friendly and promptly came over to see if I wanted another beer. Service at the tables was a little slower.

Selection: The Bier Garden has 30 beers on-tap, approximately eight of which were from local Asheville breweries; a few others were also from North Carolina breweries elsewhere in the state. They also had an extensive selection of about 150+ bottled beers.

Food: I tried a couple of the appetizers, including the Bier Battered Vegetables, Smoked Gouda & Bacon Mac & Cheese, and Nachos. It wasn't overly fancy, but it was nice to have something to munch on while sampling beers.

Value: This place seemed a little bit pricier compared to some of the other bars in Asheville, but it wasn't expensive. It's not a bad selection if you are looking for a place that's open early or want to have a few beers while watching a game on TV. (1,567 characters)

Photo of MarcatGSB
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Kind of an interesting atmosphere, as it is located inside like an old downtown mall or something? Nice floors, and kind of a historic look.
They have a long wood bar, and maybe 30 taps or something. They have mostly local beers on tap, well representation from NC and the south Atlantic.
We sat at the bar, and the bartender was "courteous". She didn't really talk to us too much about beer, or anything for that matter. She wasn't exactly busy, but busy enough to not pay much attention to us.
We had some food, which was actually pretty disappointing. The Cuban was pretty bad, and the salad was past it's prime to be honest. Just another average stop in Asheville. (671 characters)

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The Bier Garden in Asheville, NC
87 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.