Thirsty Monk - Downtown

BA SCORE
95
world-class

177 Ratings
Thirsty Monk - DowntownThirsty Monk - Downtown
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(828) 254-5470 | map
monkpub.com

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Added by thirstymonk on 05-03-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
6.56%
 
 
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 80
Reviews by rodrot:
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4.14/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great place to visit for Belgian beer lovers and to my knowledge the only bar of it's kind in NC. This establishment is located off Commerce street near the intersection of Patton and Coxe avenues in downtown Asheville. Not much to look at from the outside other than a small sign of a monk near the entrance and the fact that it's located in a big purple building. The inside decor however is nice. Lots of wood and pseudo stone walls give the place a very European look and feel. The selection is excellent. 15 Belgian's on tap and many more in the bottle. I didn't see anything in the beer menu that was not Belgian in style. I didn't eat, but the menu looked pretty limited. Several styles of baguettes, a cheese plate and a few desserts was it. I came for the beer though, so no big deal. Without a doubt, this place is a must visit when in the area.

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Photo of Thollos
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of nwhittin
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.93/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of StoutLover14
4.86/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.24/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Hayden34
4.74/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Johntomk
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
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 dwagner003
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of wapcap
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of klgh07
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bcraft11
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of target88
4.4/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.26/5  rDev -23.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
4.27 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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