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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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4:00 pm - 12:00 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: 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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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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
Good local hangout

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
JimAtlanta
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Peru
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stopped here after dinner to try their house brew. Lively atmosphere. Upstairs was busy, so we were sent downstairs, which also had a nice crowd. We were there to try their house brews, and both were great. Would stop back in for drinks again if traveling through Asheville, also had a nice selection of other craft beer on the... More 

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Candler, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Several locations and each has it's very own personality but all have the same great food and beer selection. We love them all. Very consistent, no surprises, always good. Can get crowded during happy hour time/peak times but it's always a fun crowd. Servers are fun and prompt.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

great selection of craft beer! kind bartenders, friendly locals. GET THE BEER CHEESE and pretzels. sooo good. very strict on fire code and who comes in/out. which is both annoying and reassuring.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband still talks about this place and it's been several years! Great selection, fun atmosphere.

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped in after dinner to sample some of their beers - it is a great place if you enjoy craft beers. One person in our group had a pumpkin pie beer and really enjoyed it - I had a "Belgian Elvis" which was a peanut butter stout - it was excellent. I would suggest to stop in and try any... More 

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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: 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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