Jack of the Wood

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87
very good

49 Reviews
Jack of the WoodJack of the Wood
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

95 Patton Ave
Asheville, North Carolina, 28801-3316
United States

(828) 252-5445 | map
www.jackofthewood.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 84
Reviews by DCon:
Photo of DCon
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

While driving into town, this and the Thirsty Monk were the first two places we came to. Managing a Public House last year (2011), this was a "must-visit".

Walking in, it was very dark and lit almost like the average "speak easy" lounge. Lined with Christmas lights around every wooded wall and terrace, these were the main lights except for spotlights on the stage. Had a homely feel to it and very inviting. There was a jam session that night and bluegrass wasn't all that bad to listen to!

With only having 2 bartenders, these guys worked extremely tough at getting drinks out and caring for each customer. One of the bartenders actually looked like Jack of the Wood (or the Green Man from Green Man Ales). Funny.

From what was listed, they had a decent selection on-tap with a ton of locals but then didn't offer much in bottle/can... Was a bit disappointed but only stayed for one brew so enjoyed the Old Victory Barleywine. Single malt scotches and many other limited bourbons were available also.

I suggest you check out their music calendar and come later at night! This place was very cultured and had great vibes coming from the street.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of scottspencer
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Gavage
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Stopped here mid afternoon on a Saturday and the place was rather quiet as only about 5 patrons were here. Big U shaped wooden bar can seat about 20. Loads of dark woods here and a small stage sits in the corner. Irish music was playing non-stop. I hear there is a lot of good live music here, but not when I was here.

There were about 20 beers on tap here. A nice mix of local offerings with a few from Stone, Troegs, and Sierra Nevada. I had two pints of local brews and both were fresh so beer seems to turnover well here. If you want a cool Irish bar vibe, this one will hit the spot.

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Photo of target88
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice mellow bar at least until the live entertainment kicked in at 130 PM. Very good acoustic duo, sure it can get lively the evening seemed to be a good mix of locals & tourists

Both beers I had were in fine form

Service friendly & helpful

Good selection draft, locals & regionals dominate

My goat cheese salad was tasty & pricey

I lot of choices around there, but I would go back again

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Photo of mecmd
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon when the Jack was pretty quiet. It was perfect for what my group was looking for. Great beer selection of locals and some normal beer as my friends called it. Wicked Weed, Green Man, Highland, etc. They seem to have a good music setup at night.

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Photo of wapcap
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

A dark bar, and they serve Green Man brews. Seemed from the service like a dive bar. They do serve food, and it fits the atmosphere. A good place to check out if you can't make Green Man.

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Photo of Jfishe13313
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Old english pub style, comfortable relaxing venue with nice brew selection and food is good.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Decent late night dive bar. About 20 taps, with the entire lineup from Green Man. Overall it was not bad, we went on a Sunday night when most everything else was closed.

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Photo of Goatdavemac
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of SeaOfAsh
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Highbury09
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mrob22278
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of EConnOG
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Originally the home of Green Man Brewing, this is now a gastropub that features Green Man beers, as well as other craft brews on rotating taps. This place has a great feel; dark and cool, with music playing low, and lots of wood and stone throughout. One of my favorite bar atmospheres of all-time! The staff was great; very helpful and very prompt. There were 4 Green Man beers on tap, as well as an additional 8 from other breweries around the country. They have food, but we weren't eating on this trip. The calendar seems like there are constantly events and live music going on. Awesome place to stop, and right in the middle of any beer tours you may want to do in Asheville.

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Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of wstein70
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DrMindbender
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of drobertson
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Jack of the Wood in Asheville, NC
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.
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