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The Thirsty Monk

92 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
+1 828-505-4564
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Ranked #120 of 626 restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Description: Asheville's Premier Beer Bar. Serving Asheville's most extensive selection of the finest beers... 36 Beers on tap, over 150 bottles.
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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My SO was here before, but I did not make it until this trip, so as a fan of Belgium beer I was super excited. Our group decided to make the downstairs bar our happy hour for the first night of our visit. Great selection - everyone was happy and appetizers were perfect. Bartender Kate (hope I'm remembering her name... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I found the food to be pretty average, but the Belgian beer bar downstairs was a new and exciting experience. If you go, make sure to try something different. They have some beers that I've never seen at another place and the bartender was very knowledgeable.

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Acworth, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had lunch on Sunday before our tour. Tasted great brews and I had the BLT with blue cheese coleslaw- my husband had the Brauts. We also went downstairs to have the Belgian's on tap. Great place.

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Myrtle beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I love the Thirsty Monk, and we try to go here every trip to Asheville. The main floor is my favorite floor, there are dozens of different craft beers to choose from. The basement is also very cool, the basement is for Belgium beers. My favorite part about drinking at the Monk is ordering flights of beer.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a fun place somewhat reminiscent of a German beer hall, and that alone is worth going for. But seriously, don't go for the food -- with so many unique and excellent places to choose from in Asheville, the Thirsty Monk doesn't make the grade. I like the place just fine as a hangout with friends. But it's not... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Awesome imported and American craft beer selection on tap. A little spendy. Friendly staff and customers.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Probably the best selection I found in Asheville... with every style of beer represented on 3 levels of hops goodness! I started with a belgium flight of four that were all quite yummy (the bottom floor is all belgium styles) and finished with a glass of my first beligum white strawberry beir that was quite refreshing on a hot summers... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Maybe the best beer selection we saw in Asheville. Three levels of bars (including a rooftop with great views) serving different types of drinks. Good music and overall great scene.

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Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

They have a lot to choose from.. The beer is good and the staff is nice enough. The only complaint we had was that the bar is split into 2 levels, and you can only get certain things upstairs and certain things downstairs... and it wasnt really worth it to have to check out and then go downstairs and do... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was impressed by their tap list as well as their bottled beer selection. If you like Belgian beers you'll like the Thirsty Monk!

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