Asheville Brewing Company

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3.71/5
Asheville Brewing CompanyAsheville Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

73 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
United States

(828) 255-4077 | map
ashevillebrewing.com

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 06-20-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Reviews:
282
Ratings:
1,097
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
118
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
6.38%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 118
Reviews by mechamifune:
Photo of mechamifune
2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here for the first time during a recent trip to asheville. Obvious college atmosphere upon entry, as there were groups of kids playing bag-o in the outdoor section.

Wasn't immediately sure whether it was seat yourself or wait to be seated, but as we didn't see any open seats except at the bar it didn't really matter. Still, we stood near the entrance for close to 5 min without any of the staff saying a word to us. Finally one of the waitresses came over and sat us at a table that had just cleared.

They had, I believe, 5 of their beers on tap at the time, and a couple on their menu that i asked for they no longer had. All the beer was servicable but nothing all that distinct. The fact that now, a few months later, i can't even remember which was my favorite, should give some indication as to the how memorable anything was.

Pizza was ok, nothing great, or even as good as the pub dog in baltimore that i had just visited a few weeks prior. To top that off, the waitress charged us for a large pizza when we had ordered a medium. When i brought this to her attention, she told us that "the mediums here are larges" or something to that effect. She still wouldn't change the bill though, and I didn't see the point in arguing.

Leaving the service out of it though, it's a pretty average brewpub all in all. If i was still in college i'm sure i would have been there frequently. As it is now, i doubt i will be returning.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of BowmanR
4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.76/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of macshark
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Hayden34
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I really enjoyed the beer and the food was fantastic, but the service was absolutely horrible. I'm almost positive our server was stoned out of his mind, which would've been cool IF he would have remembered to check on us occasionally. I would return for the food and beer but definitely hope I get a different server next time.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Graham19840
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of DLS168
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Rifugium
3.76/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

I much preferred this location to the pizza place / brewery / theater ABC. The restaurant is pretty generic, but the outside area has more character to it. Much like the other location, there is a good amount to choose from beer-wise, and a good range of styles, and the tap list is different. My favorite here was the apricot gose, which came as quite a surprise. The food is about the same: sandwiches, pizza, etc. Service was fine.

Bring a designated driver and do a bar hop. All within easy walking distance: Funkatorium, Tasty, Asheville Brewing, Burial, Green Man, Twin Leaf. It's hard to beat this neighborhood as far as beer venues goes. I'd say this is the true heart of Asheville right here.

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Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Walking in there is a smallish bar that is L shaped and can seat 10. Some booths and table fill the rest of the place including a slightly divided room in the back. Plenty of natural light from the windows here. A blackboard lists 15 beers on draft. Only had one Shiva IPA here and it was decent. Ordered some appetizers which were mediocre. Service was friendly but a bit slow, but there was a good crowd here.

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Photo of redfish2942
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ha-sheem
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Bcraft11
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of target88
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

My visit was on a Tuesday afternoon for a business trip. We were looking for somewhere to bide time and this brewpub seemed like a good choice. They have a nice outdoor area that is almost the size of the restaurant...looks like it would make a decent music venue, but currently hosted one family, several hipsters with dogs, and a couple of bums. We decided to eat inside because of the dogs and bums.

The brewery was very representative of Asheville with tattooed employees and a very social crowd. Maybe we chose the wrong menu items, but the beer and food were both just OK. Still not a bad place to relax, but with so many breweries in Asheville, I would pass over ABC next time.

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