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The Thirsty Monk

92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
+1 828-505-4564
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Ranked #109 of 644 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
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

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English first
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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Gaithersburg
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125 reviews 125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Thirsty Monk is a well-loved downtown craft beer bar and was the first stop on my recent Asheville Beercation. You cannot miss it: located on the busy corner of Patton Avenue and Coxe Avenue (the latter will take you a few short blocks to the South Slope District and several breweries), the Monk does business in a quaint lavender... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped in for a quick pint and every Wednesday nite they feature a brewery and if you order a pint you get to keep the glass , good atmosphere to have a cold pint

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good beer, good service, good music. We were walking thru downtown Asheville and this looked and is a fun place to stop. Jake the bartender is hot...

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Fairfield, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Recommended by our concierge. Head downstairs for the Belgian bar (the upstairs is for domestic beers). Great selection of beers on tap!

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Asheville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Trendy local chain. Nice bartenders and staff. Good beer selection. Really need to improve on lighting tho.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We've been to the Thirsty Monk on previous trips to Asheville and like it so we went back. This time we went to the upstairs bar and had an awesome time! You walk in and it feels like you passed through a time warp back to the 40s. The drinks are awesome and unusual. The bartenders are truly professional and... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Head in, left, then down to the basement for an excellent selection of Belgian beers with an able assist from a friendly and knowledgable wait staff. The basement has both draught and bottled selections. Lots of tap rotation. I found many old friends (St. Bernardus ABT 12, Delirium Tremens, Chimay, Duvel...) and made some new ones (more St. Bernardus, all... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

One bartender per floor makes for slow service but the brews and atmosphere are well worth it. If you are a Belgium freak, this is your place.

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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

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