Known for its craft beer selection, the Thirsty Monk is consistently ranked one of the best bars in the country by the organizations that, well, rank such matters (recent accolades came from Paste and Draft Magazine). The two-level restaurant (bars on each floor!) tapped more than 1,200 brews in 2013, so draft brews are the thing, although they have an equally impressive bottle selection. There’s pub food available if you’re feeling peckish, but know that the beer’s the thing here, and that’s alright. There are three locations in the Asheville area, but we think the downtown one is still the place to be.
Thirsty Monk Pub
92 Patton Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Asheville Hours Mon–Thurs 4pm–midnight, Fri–Sat noon-2am, Sun noon–10pm Phone 828/254-5470 Web site Thirsty Monk Pub
Map92 Patton Ave. Asheville
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