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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 ewright:
Photo of ewright
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The wife and I hit Barley's our first night in A-ville after a drive up from the Triangle. I had been here three years prior and sought this place out.

I was completely surprised that the downstairs (restaurant) section had almost nothing but NC beers on draft. There was one German hefe and a cider from NY, but everything else was from NC ... all over, not just the local WNC breweries. The only reason they don't get a 5.0 is because the selection was geographically limited, but really, I couldn't care less!

We were there on trivia night, so the place was a bit loud and crowded, even at 9:30p on a Wednesday night. The service was really poor. It took at least 10 minutes between ordering our beers and actually getting them. We each had two beers and shared an appetizer and were there for nearly two hours. We made the best of it and played cards while we waited, but if I had been there for dinner, or with the kids, the wait would have been intolerable.

The only food I've had there is the black bean hummus (three years ago) and the artichoke dip this trip. Both were good, if not spectacular. All NC beers were reasonably priced... cheaper than I typically pay for draft in the Triangle.

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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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