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“Bad start but got better”

Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery
Ranked #122 of 793 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
Description: Serving Asheville's most extensive selection of the finest beers... 36 Beers on tap, over 150 bottles.
Arlington, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Bad start but got better”
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
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great beer great service”
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

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
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“OK, no 4 star from us”
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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Thank Oppius I
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Go up stairs!”
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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Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Belgian beer basement!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

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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