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“Bad start but got better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Thirsty Monk

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
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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. Hours: Mon - Thu: 4:00 pm - 12:00 am Fri - Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am Sun: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arlington, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Bad start but got better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stopped in before our 7:30 LaZoom bus on Saturday March 1st.

No one acknowledged us at the table we sat in, so we moved to the bar. It took a while for anyone to acknowledge us there too. Finally, one of the female bartenders came over and was just not friendly at all. I asked what their lightest beer they have is and she curtly points out it's listed on the menu. I couldn't care less what brewery or what state it came from - I only wanted whatever the lightest beer they have. She gave me a Great Divide Nomad before immediately putting on her coat and walking off (let's assume she worked the day shift).

Eventually, another bartender (with a dark beard) came by to see how we were doing and was friendly. There was another female bartender who was friendly to us too. It's too bad neither one of them helped us out when we came in.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great beer great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We know nothing about craft beer and really enjoyed the great beers, help from bartenders, and casual atmosphere. Excellent before-dinner stop.

Visited February 2014
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Greenville SC
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“OK, no 4 star from us”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Weekend night, not busy. Bartender didn't offer much advise on what we might try... Had a beer, not much atmosphere here (at least that night). Kinda seemed like they cater to the local crowd and the beer specialist.. Price was ok but be sure to order the 3.5 glass to try beers - otherwise it appears they give you the 8 oz glass.

Visited February 2014
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“Go up stairs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The beer was good but the speakeasy upstairs was awesome! They give you food with every drink you get.

Visited December 2013
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36 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Belgian beer basement!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Check out downstairs where they have over 30 kinds of Belgian beer. Order a flight to check out a few different kinds. Don't miss the licorice beer, tastes exactly like a handful of Good N Plenty

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