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Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Asheville
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
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92 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
+1 828-505-4564
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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Asheville, North Carolina
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244 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The upper floor features American made craft beer. The lower floor has Belgian style craft beer. I like Belgians so downstairs I go to the "cavern". Usually more quiet and subdued. Place for a nice chat while having your Belgian style beer. Snacks can be ordered downstairs. Beer cheese dip with pretzels and the beer cheese nachos go great with... More 

Thank bumpkin13
Starkville, Mississippi
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place had an excellent selection of beer, although places with a great beer selection are a dime a dozen in Asheville. The service was terse. I don't think my bartender ever actually said a word to me after taking my order, and he used the minimum there too. The place wasn't exactly packed at the time either.

Thank Dettwiller
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't comment on prior reviews about bad service but my experience was just the opposite. Pick a nice day. Any day frankly. Go with a friend and settle up to the bar and 'be nice'. And these guys will pour out their knowledge to you and yes they know their stuff. I've traveled to all the big beer towns in... More 

1 Thank Race163
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the bar for a few drinks while we were waiting for our seat open up at a nearby restaurant. For that reason, it was extremely convenient. They also had a great beer selection; however, the bartender was rude and had a bit of s short temper if you asked questions or were not sure what you wanted.... More 

Thank Telly M
Murfreesboro, United States
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here a few days ago at the recommendation of a friend. Dive bar with a lot of young locals. They have a nice downstairs which is less crowded. They also have an upstairs which is like a Prohibition era bar. Craft cocktails and snacks only requires a $1 membership fee to get in due to local laws.

Thank Jim D
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One bartender working, and there must have been 25 people in the place. Considering it is the week between Christmas and New Year's, I would expect establishments such as this to be prepared for larger crowds. We left and headed elsewhere. While the bartender was busy, he wasn't remotely friendly either.

Thank Janelle B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My group and I came by for a few beers on a Saturday afternoon and had a great time. The beers were solid, the service was quick / prompt, and the atmosphere was nice. They had ample seating and even a few dogs were on the patio / deck area. The place was clean and sanitary looking too. I would... More 

Thank David M
Richmond, Virginia
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was my second time here while visiting Asheville and each time has been great. They have a great selection of local beers which is great for an out of towner like me wanting to try beers from a variety of their local breweries. Its all under one roof so it makes it very convenient. The staff has always been... More 

Thank EscapeSeeker28
New Jersey
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

stopped in for a few brews our first day- very good selection and they have their own beers as well. the tacos are great. a funky place-that is all asheville!

Thank MD O
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to the thirsty monk, and we really enjoy it. The main level is kind of dive looking, but great service. My husband really enjoys going downstairs to the bar, cozy dark wood, relaxed seating area, and I enjoy going to the Top of the Monk. You do have to become a member (no big deal)... More 

Thank Mandi H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28801-3315
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-505-4564
Serving Asheville's most extensive selection of the finest beers... 36 Beers on tap, over 150 bottles.

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