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The Thirsty Monk

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Downtown Asheville
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92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
+1 828-505-4564
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Late Night
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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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 8
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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
Must Stop for Beer Lovers

If you are doing the Asheville Beer Scene (or even if you're not!) this is a great place to stop and sample some craft beers (don't be looking for run-of-the-mill Bud or Miller here!). Be aware there are two floors of beer offerings,with the Belgian beers down in the stone lower basement (and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
bradd1
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Asheville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you are doing the Asheville Beer Scene (or even if you're not!) this is a great place to stop and sample some craft beers (don't be looking for run-of-the-mill Bud or Miller here!). Be aware there are two floors of beer offerings,with the Belgian beers down in the stone lower basement (and where the restrooms are located) and the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped by The Thirsty Monk while bar/brewery hopping around Asheville one day. They definitely had an interesting selection of beer! The bartender let me try two of the ciders (one with spicy jalapeño flavoring and another ginger champagne cider), but we ended up getting the Great Divide Yeti and enjoyed it. I wish there was more outdoor seating -... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Asheville is a beer town. Lots of breweries and bars and just lots of... beer. But I expected this place to top them all. They only had about 15-20 beers on tap. I know, I know that sounds like a lot, but it really isn't for a place that touts itself as a Belgian Beer hall, especially when most of... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stopped in at the Thirsty Monk for one beer and stayed for two. The beer selection was very good and the bartender knew his beers and what to recommend. We wanted to stop at a lot of the downtown spots for a drink, but found the Thirsty Monk fun and inviting! We will be back when we return to... More 

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Durham
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Wide range of local craft beers, friendly and knowledgeable servers, chilled out albeit slightly scruffy vibe. I could sit here and drink beer all day.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have never been treated so rudely in my entire life. One of the reasons Asheville is my favorite city is the friendly, open people I have encountered there. This was NOT the case at the Thirsty Monk. My friend was visiting from Illinois and she asked about a southern beer she had never heard of (understandably) and the bartender... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Sampled many a beer here. Great casual atmosphere. Incredibly friendly service. Pub fare was OK. If I lived in Asheville, I'd probably hang out here....a LOT

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The bartenders are very knowledgeable about beer. They asked the right questions and guided our decisions on what beers to try. The music was great. Great local spot.

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Bryson City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went to the one in downtown and really enjoyed it. It has two levels and they are both different. The lower level gets a little crowded but its well worth it.

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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very cool place - Wide open upstairs, then a unique basement bar! Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Good beer selection!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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