Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

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91 Reviews
Barley's Taproom & PizzeriaBarley's Taproom & Pizzeria
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

42 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3625
United States

(828) 255-0504 | map
www.barleystaproom.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
148
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
5.46%
 
 
Taps:
43
Bottles/Cans:
100
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 91 | Ratings: 148
Reviews by DCon:
Photo of DCon
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Coming in for dinner on the second night in Asheville, NC, I saw this was rated high on BeerAdvocate, so thought we would check it out! Must have passed it twice before seeing it on the left hand side of the road, a couple blocks South from downtown. Great music coming from the street, there was no need to look at a menu.

We first started out at the bar, ordering a few beers but then the "Jazz Trio" (more like a Jazz Jam session) made us want a seat closer to the entertainment. Closed out at the bar and then sat closer to the front door and stage. Fun, music enthused crowd, we fit right in. The place was decorated with trophies (must have teams they sponsor) and tons of beer, obscure signs. Really felt inviting and cozy in here.

Quality was good. Could be cleaned up a bit but nothing wrong. The menu was a bit hard to read but the server was able to throw me in the right direction.

Both the bartender and the server were both great! Recommended their best in both the pizza and beer department. Always nice to be able to trust your server.

Had an extremely impressive tap line up. Enjoyed MANY of their beers and found myself tipsy. Good job Barley's! Luckily, everything is close in Asheville, so I didn't have to drive very far.

Enjoyed both the Garlic Knots and "Make-Your-Own" Calzone. The Garlic Knots could have been taken out of the oven a bit sooner (a bit burned) but the Calzone made up for it! Unreal. We added Pepperoni and Andouille Sausage to the already garlic, herbed, and multi cheesed Calzone.

With all of the pizza offered in Asheville, we took a break from the pie and the calzone made up for it! Try to come on a night they have music because the jazz was awesome the night we came. Another easy spot to get to from downtown, don't be afraid to explore!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of scottspencer
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Miles_in_beer_city
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Johntomk
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of redfish2942
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MasterRigger
5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of younggun
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Tons of local brews on tap, and the pizza was really good!

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Photo of KingEdward
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AJNIDEK
4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Disclaimer, I am a Homer. Barleys is the standard by which I judge beer bars. Tap list and food always brings it.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of WarEagleJeep
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a wonderful place with great atmosphere to quickly taste a lot of the Asheville beers, so you can get an idea of which breweries to hit. Wait staff is extremely helpful, and pints are reasonably priced at $4 (spring 2015). Highly recommended! (Did not taste the food, which is why it's not rated).

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Photo of Keelin
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of wapcap
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A good place to visit when in Asheville. Several floors to choose from. Food was good, not Sure if they source local or anything , but seemed to be made from scratch. Beer selection was good. Had several locals to choose from. Prices were fair and good. I'd definitely check it out.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of iiaudio
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4/5  rDev -5%

Was not aware this was a chain, it does not change my rating though. This place did not feel like a chain and felt right at home in downtown Asheville. I watched a football game here and was there for the better part of 4-5 hours. Pizza was good as was the beer selection. Lots of local and other NC brews available to try. We visited the pool room/bar upstairs as well as the downstairs dining room. Great service that was friendly and attentive.

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Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -5%

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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Asheville, NC
93 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.
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