Thirsty Monk - Downtown

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

80 Reviews
Thirsty Monk - DowntownThirsty Monk - Downtown
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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:
94
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
174
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
6.56%
 
 
Taps:
35
Bottles/Cans:
196
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by tclapper:
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I've been stopping in regularly since moving into the area and there is always something good on tap. The upstairs bar has mostly American micros and usually one or two Euro micros thrown in the mix. The bottle selection is ok, there's a few gems in there but overall it doesn't seem too exciting.

The downstairs bar is all belgian style ales and definitely has its own vibe going on with some couches and being darker. The taps down here are always solid and the bottle selection can be even better. A ton of good beer here.

I've only eaten here once, and it was pretty good. I had sliders, lamb and beef w/bleu cheese, and both were good. I always take a look at the food menu when I'm here but most of the stuff on there doesn't stick out so I usually move on to liquid bread.

Overall this is a great bar, with good service. Just be careful if you plan on heading out late night early in the week because they'll close early if it's slow.

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of ox1574
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Excellent selection of both Belgian and American draft options. The Belgian bar downstairs is dimly lit and kind of feels like you're in a cave. The American bar is upstairs, and has your typical craft bar vibe with beer paraphernalia all around. They had Bomb! and Eric's Ale on tap, so I was happy.

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

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Thirsty Monk - Downtown in Asheville, NC
4.27 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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