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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 - 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: 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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  • 107
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    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Great place for drinks

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Late Night
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Peru
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
3 restaurant reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Plenty of beer, but ambiance and seating is an afterthought. I did not eat there, so can't comment. Beer list doesn't include what they have in cans or bottles, so I ended up drinking something I didn't want until I saw someone drinking a can of what I DID want. So cans and bottles are for some reason, hidden in... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

enjoyed stopping in- extensive beer selection. Downstairs basement ambiance is more upscale than ground level- would go back.

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TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were looking for a quick bite before our tour. Had we been beer drinkers (no wines on the menu) we would have been in heaven. The food was typical pub fare. Service was good.

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Like the title says, but man I wish they had some to go. The food was ok, not that it was just "ok." It's just that I was paying more attention to the beer. Allllllll of the beer. Lol. Excellent service - above and beyond. Atmosphere is great.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Bartender made excellent local beer recommendations for my mood that evening. Service was way above my expectations for a pub. I have to applaud the menu. They took tons of risks with non traditional spins on menu items. The tacos were great. The horseradish mustard and the pretzels was painful hot (and amazingly so, order it!). I'll definitely eat here... 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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