Thirsty Monk

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1836 Hendersonville Rd
Gerber Village
Asheville, North Carolina, 28803
United States

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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.67
Beers:
19
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
47
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.01
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
4.24%
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Reviews by mlockman:
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mlockman from Indiana

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Food menu is more limited compared to the other locations, though the selection is hands-down the best in town. From the upstairs "American Bar" to the "Belgian Bar" downstairs in the cellar-like basement, there are more taps than you can shake a stick at and even more bottled beers. In fact, I even found an Ommegang Adoration in early July that had been kept cold and still tasted as fresh as ever.

Jul 08, 2015
More User Reviews:
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bb-magic from Florida

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Oct 14, 2016
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tazzman from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Jul 22, 2016
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HeartofMiami from Florida

3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Jul 11, 2016
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Jason_cs from Florida

4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jan 10, 2016
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Nov 22, 2015
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McAndrew from North Carolina

2.81/5  rDev -29.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Oct 17, 2015
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target88 from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Oct 06, 2015
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Jfbetten from South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jul 22, 2015
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SkiBumbo from California

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Jul 17, 2015
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PassMeAZima from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jul 04, 2015
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greencovesteve from North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Apr 12, 2015
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jshusc from South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Mar 09, 2015
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BGsWo22 from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Mar 02, 2015
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chiefbender from Georgia

4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Feb 24, 2015
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Macsimus from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Feb 02, 2015
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bcp5296d from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Jan 12, 2015
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Aug 07, 2014
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Mantooth from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Jul 18, 2014
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macuistin from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Jul 07, 2014
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AngusOg from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Jan 28, 2014
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WNCBeerMan from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

This a true beer lovers bar. Currently providing a small selection, but usually a very high quality selection. Locating soon to a bigger venue where the selection will be larger. Currently food choices are better than typical bar food. If you want a friendly pub atmosphere where a lot of regulars hang out, this is the place.

There are two things about the south location that exceptional... The overall beer choices they include on their everchanging lineup, and the fact they are also a microbrew pub. Their brewer is one of the best in the area, and he is very creative. Their beer is only available at the south location, but worth the trip to try out Norm's creations.

They are moving in the spring of 2013 to larger space where I hope the food will be as good as the beer and they can keep their neighborhood pub atmosphere.

Feb 06, 2013
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mbrown26 from North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Had a great time at MonkSouth. Had St. Bernardus Christmas in the appropriate glass and then a pint of Founder's Dirty Bastard.

Bar-keep was nice and helpful. Recommended the Dirty Bastard.

A: Great atmosphere. If I was opening up a bar focused on beer, this would be something I would aspire to.

S: Service was great. Man tending the bar came over more than once to check on us. Friendly and knowledgeable.

S: Selection was great for South Asheville. I think 30 taps of all kinds of styles. Divided into American and Foreign brews. Lots of bottles.

F: Can't really comment on the food. Did have the cashews, which had a great spicy and sweet combo.

Never been to the downtown store, but if you're in the South Asheville area, this is worth a try.

Dec 07, 2010
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mikesgroove from South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

As if having the Monk within an hour of my house wasnt good enough, they opened a satellite branch 15 mins closer to me :) I stopped in here on my way home the other day to check it out as I had never been to the new location. It was about what I had expected, though the location is a bit different and not really the way I would go through town. Great selection of at least 25 taps and more bottles then I could count. Good mixture of Belgians, locals and classic american crafts. Prices were decent and the place was laid back and chill. Overall it is not a replacement for the original monk, but it works very well. If I lived in this side of town I would be doing back flips.

Jan 18, 2010
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1111k from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I visited the relatively new TM-South on 12/14/2009 after 9:00PM. It was a slow Monday night. The thirty tap selection was good. Ommegang was represented well. I was told the downtown location on Paxton has an even better selection of taps. I had the St. Bernardus Christmas, Pirrate and French Broad Wee Heavy-Er Sctoch Ale all in appropriate glasses. At 9% to 10% ABV these selections were warming and hit the spot. The bar-keep was knowledgeable and helpful. He provided me with some small samples of other selections. The kitchen was closed which was a disappointment. I was told the kitchen closes at 9:00 even though the menu states there are late night options consisting of a cheese board, house marinated olives, baked soft pretzels and nuts. I was allowed to have warm mapley spiced cashew nuts which were fine. According to the previous reviewer there are about 100 bottles available. I did not see that many bottles. It appeared there were about forty-five. The TM-South seems to be priced right from I have experienced in larger cities and is worth visiting.

Dec 16, 2009
Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC
Brewery rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 47 ratings