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Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

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Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

675 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804
United States

(828) 254-1281 | map

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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 69
Reviews by ewright:
Photo of ewright
3.93/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

This is a funky little joint a few minutes from downtown. Up front is a pizza joint and bar with a decent selection of their own beers. In the back is a functioning movie theater!

I was a bit disappointed when I was there ... my top two choices (Ninja Porter and Shiva IPA) were both out. I ended up having the ESB (nice, middle of the road amber ale) while the wife had their "ESP" (extra special pale ale) which was basically the ESB with an extra dose of hops.

The pizza was excellent, the onion rings ok (I favor the really thin ones with a little breading ... these were thick with heavy batter). Definitely worth seeking out this place.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I don't really know what to make of this place. I guess the concept is pretty good, as you can apparently get your food and beer and watch a movie in the theater section. If that's your kind of deal. When we went there for lunch, I didn't realize this was the case, and now upon looking back, it seems even weirder as there was a field trip or something going on and a swarm of middle school kids came flocking out of the theater section while we were there. This is a brewery? Okay then. Anyway, taking the place at face value, we snagged a seat in the outside area, but still had to order at the bar. The bartender was essentially not attentive at all, ignoring me to chat with his buddy. But eventually he made his way over and I put my order in. On the plus side, there was a good amount of beer to choose from, and sampler flights were an option. The brews weren't great, but certainly not terrible. My sampler included an IPA, a Burton ale, a rye amber, and a coffee porter. Good range of styles here. The food was okay, but nothing really to right home about. Basic stuff, burgers, quesadillas, pub grub, etc. And pizza, of course.

I'm glad I checked this place out, but I most likely wouldn't go back. There are so many better breweries and beer venues in Asheville, making this one easy to pass over.

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Photo of esktime
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

So if the point is to grab a pizza, some beers, and see a movie, very well done. The pizzas were pretty darn flavorful. The atmosphere was a disaster. Chaotic at the front - lots of open tables but a long line to get in. We were seating in the game area, which had a Lord of the Flies feel. All of that being said, a decent selection of brews to try - though they don't do samplers because its too busy. Huh? Beers were good ( not great). I'd go back, but hopefully at a time when the place was less packed.

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Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Busy due to movie theater, service can be excellent or lacking. Great beer, large selection of taps, varied menu and good food.
We frequent on Tuesday's for their special, $2 for their canned beer and $2.50 for a HUGE slice of pizza, and they make very good pizza

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Photo of BlakeD007
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Amazing venues...both the downtown and the movie house on merrimon. Great place for dinner and a movie. A real Asheville experience. Beer is good, not great, but the food is amazing and the atmosphere is even better.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of yaksurf
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Brackh
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Went here on a Friday night with bad weather. The inside was completely full. Still sat our group fairly quickly. Food and drinks came out quick. Food was great. Pizza is fairly priced and incredible. IPA's were pretty standard. Perfect Day IPA was good. They had a beer called Carolina Mountain Monster (maybe) that was really good as well. Good selection and worth the trip for sure.

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Photo of evan35
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jfishe13313
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of bcp5296d
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Mikestaf
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kingpin1010
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of chigator
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of qcghost
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of joe1510
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

The last stop of the night brought us to Asheville Pizza and Brewing. As a matter of fact it was a happy accident finding this place. We were about to call it quit's and walking back to find a cab stumbled across a huge beer garden with a giant projection screen playing a rerun of that days Tour de France stage. We were drawn in as if by a tractor beam, not even sure what the place was at first.

Sitting outdoors we were immediately waited on by a friendly waitress that was quick to offer advice on both food and beer. Grabbed a pizza that was good drunk food if nothing exceptional and a pitcher of porter. The porter was enjoyable. It was a great night outside and being able to watch the Tour while eating pizza and drinking beer outdoors topped it off nicely. I'd recommend this place. It's a good time and good atmosphere.

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Photo of lilygilder
2/5  rDev -48.6%

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Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. in Asheville, NC
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