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The Thirsty Monk

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Downtown Asheville
Belgian, Pub
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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: Drinks, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice casual bar, go for Belgian beers!

This was one of our first beer stops in Asheville and was easy walking distance from Hotel Indigo. I like Belgian beers so I enjoyed the basement bar, and their coconut porter was great! We had our toddler with us - some places were a little more kid friendly that others - and this one had plenty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
bananafishfever
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Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of our first beer stops in Asheville and was easy walking distance from Hotel Indigo. I like Belgian beers so I enjoyed the basement bar, and their coconut porter was great! We had our toddler with us - some places were a little more kid friendly that others - and this one had plenty of space for... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

So, this place is cool, and totally worth hitting for a drink. I am not qualified to talk much about the food, as I ordered wings and my wife salad. Both were good, but not memorable. But, you can sit by an open front that looks out on the street and have beers. Downstairs, they have an entire Belgian beer... More 

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you like beer, the Thirsty Monk is a must stop. They have so many beers to choose from - ask the bartenders for some of their recommendations - they were all very helpful. The basement is a cool place to hang out, our group headed there and had a great time. They do have some appetizers that are not... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The basement bar is so gonna be your favorite if you like drinking in central/Eastern Europe. It's got a dark, homey interior. My hubby and I love it and our toddler ran around with no objections from anyone. Great place to stop and recharge with a pint.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A friend and I stopped at the Thirsty Monk for a beer. We sat at the upstairs bar - we had to order our beer at the bar, but a server did come by later and we ordered an appetizer. Service at the bar was slow-ish. And there was a promotion advertised all over that said "Buy a beer, keep... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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204 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you are staying in downtown Asheville you don't have to travel far for some great beers and really good bar food. The place is a good size with a first floor entry and a second floor basement (basement has an old style pub feel to it) and a basement. The bar top sits an adequate amount of people and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Christine, our bartender was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgeable about all of the beers and the area. She let us know some things to do in the area, as well as other places we were going on vacation. We were in the bottom bar and had a great time. For great beer, service and a really good time I... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food the staff the beer all good. Always meet interesting people here. Never had a bad experience.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 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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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Pub

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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