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The Thirsty Monk

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Downtown Asheville
Belgian, European, Pub
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92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-505-4564
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks
Description: Asheville's Premier Beer Bar. Serving Asheville's most extensive selection...
Asheville's Premier Beer Bar. Serving Asheville's most extensive selection of the finest beers... 36 Beers on tap, over 150 bottles. Hours: Mon - Thu: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Belgian Beer

This is one of the best bars in Asheville. Upstairs is nice but I really enjoy the Belgian beer bar downstairs. Awesome selection in a neat atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Greg M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Amman, Jordan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For Beer City USA, Asheville has an incredible amount to offer. Do yourself a favor and forget what the out-of-town guides say and avoid Thirsty Monk like the plague. Outrageously overpriced beers with small and often shortchanged pours combined with a rude and dismissive bar staff plus a crowd of frat boys and tourist saps is a prescription for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Some friends and myself recently stopped in for a small bite and some beer. The vegetarian tacos are amazing! Maybe a tad messy but nice. Tried the Porter. It was nice. They offer a very nice range of beer on tap. I would come here again.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A great place to grab a few (or several) beers. You will not be disappointed at the selection by any means.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is one of the best bars in Asheville. Upstairs is nice but I really enjoy the Belgian beer bar downstairs. Awesome selection in a neat atmosphere.

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Brecksville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This bar had the most expansive selection of brews we found in Asheville, which is amazing in this beer lovers paradise. Many selections available in any type of brew you prefer, at reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We went to the basement to try some local beers, very prohibition-like. A serious must have for serious craft beer drinkers. Try the pint of bacon- scrumptious!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Decent bar with small patio in downtown. Hard to get service but was crowded. Yacht Club across street was more local types and cheaper. Enjoyed sampling local brews.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

They have a decent beer selection but we're out of the one I wanted. Their food menu consists of apps and no real food. We then went downstairs which is all Belgium beers. It was much quieter down there and had a quainter atmosphere. However, if Belgium beers aren't your thing, then I would skip it. I could have done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent selection of exotic beers, local brews, emphasis on Belgium beers. Fast service on food orders. A little pricey, but on par with most tourist towns.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Did not try the food but I enjoyed the selection and concept of this bar. The bottom floor is a Belgian beer bar, the middle floor an American beer bar, and the top I believe is for cocktails, but I didn't go up there. Just another great place to drink in Asheville!

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Additional Information about The Thirsty Monk

Address: 92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: +1 828-505-4564
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Belgian, European, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-4564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Asheville's Premier Beer Bar. Serving Asheville's most extensive selection of the finest beers... 36 Beers on tap, over 150 bottles. Hours: Mon - Thu: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
2:00 pm - 12:00 am

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