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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

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

As a tourist in Asheville, this is what I was looking for: good food and lots of local beers I can't get at home. My wife and I were able to get simple Italian food in large portions for cheap. She had some pizza and I had a chicken parm sandwich; both were excellent and really hit the spot. There was a big board listing all of the draught selections, as well as a detailed menu describing each beer. If we didn't have to drive to get back to our campsite, we could have spent a long time trying all sorts of interesting brews.

The place was crowded when we arrived at dinner time on a Wednesday, but we were able to get a table for two right away. Lots of families and couples here, as well as some hip kids (but not as many as at the Thirsty Monk). It was noisy, but we could hear each other clearly without raising our voices (we were sitting against all though, not in the middle of the dining room).

After we finished eating, we made sure it was ok if we jsut sat at our table and enjoyed another drink before leaving; we weren't sure if this was the kind of place that wanted to turn tables over quickly. The waitress was very kind and told us to take as long as we wanted. That was very nice to hear. I would certainly come here again; lunch, dinner or just for drinks, it doesn't matter. But next time, I'm coming here first; there is so much I wanted to try, I want to arrive sober and thirsty.

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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
4.21 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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