Thirsty Monk - Downtown

Thirsty Monk - DowntownThirsty Monk - Downtown
Thirsty Monk - DowntownThirsty Monk - Downtown
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

92 Patton Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3315
United States

(828) 254-5470 | map
monkpub.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.28
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
181
pDev:
10.51%
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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 181
Reviews by dirtylou:
Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Surprisingly have not reviewed this joint, after many memorable (sans memory) nights spent in the basement here.

As many have indicated before, two levels, with the basement slanting towards Belgium and almost always more appealing from an atmosphere and selection standpoint.

Great bottle selection and selection of belgian and import taps are definitely wisely selected. There is no question this is the best 'beer bar' in Asheville. Unfortunately, it's not always the most Asheville-centric but you can get that at Barleys, if you can bear that place.

The vibe is great too - basement is sprawling with lots of room to sit, stand and fade into darkness

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zonian1
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -29.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of socon67
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Thollos
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of nwhittin
4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.39/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of StoutLover14
4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.24/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Hayden34
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Johntomk
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

This was a must stop on my tour of Asheville. Open doors in the front allow fresh air to flow. I found a seat at the long bar. There were tap handles hanging from the ceiling along with brewery flags and signs. Loads of stickers on the cold box behind the bar. Downstairs is a Belgian Bar, but I didn't venture down. Kitchen is just off the bar.

There were about 40 beers on draft covering American and Belgian breweries. There was 6 house beers on draft here, and I enjoyed a few of them on my visit. Service was good but not overly friendly. Overall this was a worthwhile stop.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of wapcap
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A great place in Ashville. They have several locations. I visited one of the other locations and than this one. This location is awesome and worth checking out. The selection is quite good and the bartenders quite knowledgeable. Worth several visits!

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Photo of Tate21
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of klgh07
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
Place rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 181 ratings