Wicked Weed Funkatorium

Wicked Weed FunkatoriumWicked Weed Funkatorium
Wicked Weed FunkatoriumWicked Weed Funkatorium
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

147 Coxe Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-4025
United States

(828) 552-3203 | map
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3
Went here a couple of times, and figured it's time to give a review.

V - Definitely targeted to the Asheville hipster crowd. That being said, it's a huge space with a good industrial feel. Modern, and enjoyable.
Q - To be honest, a little mixed. I believe that while they have some fantastic brews here, atmosphere plays a lot into what people think of the beer itself, rather than the beer itself. The brews seemed to range from either mediocre to really quite nice.
Se - The waitresses here are attentive, knowledgeable about the products the brewery puts out, and have a good memory of the menu. No complaints.
Sl - Extraordinary variety, even if it's all funky! Good selection of bottles, plus what's on tap.
F - Hipster bar food, at relatively high prices. Typical metro Asheville fare. Tasty, though.

Decent experiences all-in-all, and definitely worth the visits.
Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by meanmutt from Ohio

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Love this place, we usually park at Burial and walk for lunch here. Food is great wonderful beer selection, from time to time there are popping vintage bottles. Sundays they usually have a small band for brunch it is nice to sit outside and enjoy a sour while listening to music. Staff is always super friendly, i always stop here when i visit Asheville.
Jul 23, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 20, 2019
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
Really nice place even though I sense of a strong element of anti-Anheuser Busch sentiment which is understandable. But what they're trying to do here with their selection and the execution of it is well done and commendable. Unbeatable location, too.
Jun 02, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Apr 21, 2019
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Reviewed by ELS from Florida

3.1/5  rDev -32%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4
It doesn’t matter how good the sours are here, the service is just the worst. The rudest bartender I’ve ever had in the 30 years of drinking craft beer in tap rooms. After drinking my first sour, which was excellent, I asked him if I could taste Red Angel before deciding to have a full pour. I am a 52 year old guy with an easy going personality when I drink.

He said NO. Not, I’m sorry we can’t offer tastes of that beer because it’s a special barrel aged sour. Just a flat NO. I said, OK, I’m done (after one beer). He said, that’s all you want is 1 beer? I said, yes as he looked at me with an astonished look. I paid my bill (even gave him a decent tip because I didn’t wait for change) and walked out of the tap room. Asshole! They need to learn how to treat customers and realize that that’s how you lose business. If I was the owner (and I own a service business) I would have fired that shit for brains on the spot!
Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 4.9 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by ManBearPat from Colorado

Nov 13, 2018
Rated: 3.6 by Lare453 from Florida

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.66 by StevoQ452 from Virginia

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by larryarms847 from Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
While my experience at the taproom/dining location was god awful, the Funkatorium was great. Plenty of rowdy people and came on the perfect day, near Halloween and everyone was dressed up which made it even more fun.

The quality is just superb, but this was pre-ABInBev so I'm not sure how it is now.

The service staff HERE (not at the taproom, that was fucking awful service) was amazing.

The selection is jaw dropping.
Apr 22, 2018
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Reviewed by The_Snow_Bird from Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3
This place is a must visit when visiting Asheville! They have a large variety of sours on tap and bottles for onsite consumption. They didn’t have much to choose from for food. Said they were going through a transition period on the menu. They have 15+ bottles to take home. The best part is seeing this rows and rows of barrels!!
Mar 16, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by socon67 from New York

Jan 12, 2018
Rated: 5 by Brian1357 from Virginia

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.72 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by Grackos from Florida

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 5 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 4.66 by nwhittin from Indiana

May 31, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by zimm421 from Ohio

May 06, 2017
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Reviewed by ProperGlassesNeeded from Texas

4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
This is the place that changed my mind about sours.
Funkatorium couldn't be better titled. A dark, dank, funky long room/bar connected to the warehouse
where they hold all the barrels, aging their fantastic beers. Plus in a hip part of the town.

Sours directly fresh from the barrels. You could really taste the fruits way more than the bottled versions IMO.
Sour but with a variety of different flavors at different moments while hitting the palate. All kinds of stuff on tap, some
normal standard releases, and lots of funkatorium only. If you love sours, you must visit Asheville
Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 5 by Cearo from Tennessee

Apr 10, 2017
Rated: 4.78 by Brian29 from Ohio

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 4.97 by ladle69 from Florida

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 4.93 by deakin from Michigan

Mar 02, 2017
Rated: 5 by Davit from California

Feb 13, 2017
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Reviewed by BradfordStuckey from Utah

4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.75
Great place to visit while in the town of Asheville. Cozy wooden accents all over in the tasting bar. I tried about 6 beers while I was there. White angel, a sour with grapes, was my favorite by far. They were playing great music and the staff was very nice and knowledgeable. I was quite hungry but the food selection was small and not very filling but delicious. Plenty of options for beer to go with a lot of merchandise options as well. Located in an area where many other breweries are within walking distance which makes it really nice. Overall a great place to visit in North carolina.
Feb 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Kdouble from Tennessee

4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
Definitely the place to go for sour beers. I wanted something different and very strong so this was the perfect place. We got there at right as they were opening on Thursday afternoon and there was a line waiting to get in. If you want a change and several bottled beers to go, this is the place in Asheville.
Jan 29, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by StoutLover14 from Illinois

Dec 12, 2016
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

2.76/5  rDev -39.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4
Vibe: The place is pretty dark and it has a few long wooden benches, a taller table on one end of the bar, and a roped off booth at the other. There is an outside area to sit which is pretty nice. The overall interior aesthetic matches the open view of the barrels stored off to the side. There isn't much decor but it really showcases the important part of the building which is the barrel house. Unfortunately the staff really kills the vibe of the place. There were one or two that were nice but most of them seemed depressed or angry about something. They were wandering around frowning, looking sad...looked a lot like a goth bar. They were snappy or short when discussing beers as if it wasn't worth their time. I overheard more than one employee make rude comments about patrons at the bar and at tables. That alone really killed the vibe and I didn't want to sit around hearing them talk trash while they passed each other.

Quality: The quality of the beer and how it is served is pretty good. Flights are served in a nice looking wood arch with mini snifters. I didn't see any coasters and I was never offered water or any sort of palate cleanser.

Service: Quite simply the service stinks. Interactions were rude and snappy. They won't ask you what you thought of the beer or if you would even like a full pour. It felt like I was overstaying my welcome just by walking through the door.

Selection: They have a very good selection of their own sour beers.

I would recommend going to their pub location down the street instead. I had a polarizing experience there and they carry a huge selection of sours.
Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Dec 05, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Dec 02, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Dec 01, 2016
Rated: 4.79 by Ej8 from Georgia

Nov 26, 2016
Wicked Weed Funkatorium in Asheville, NC
Place rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 179 ratings