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Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria
Taps: 43 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
42 Biltmore Ave
phone: (828) 255-0504
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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Reviews by MarcatGSB:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Large space with a "historic" feel, with a nice long wood bar, tin ceiling, etc. Plenty of room, with well spaced tables. We went during the lunch hour and it wasn't all that busy.
This place has a boat load of taps. The overall quality and selection, left something to be desired. Alot of really nice NC brews, but nothing that was outstanding. I love how the culture in Asheville embraces the beer scene, but overall the beer being produced there falls behind the likes of Michigan, WI, and CA.
We did not try any food, and we did not return during our three day stay. Not that we didn't care of the place, it just didn't offer enough for us to return a second time. There are better options in Asheville, and they are close.
12-26-2012 15:10:19 |
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Large open room, bar to the left, dining on the right. Bar is really quite long.
Tons of draft selection. Somewhere between 20-40, dont recall exactly.
I love that most of the selections were local, which is the point. Much better than the Thristy Monk in that regard.
Had a sandwich that was fairly decent, nothing revolutionary. With so many other awesome food places this aspect can be skipped.
Servers were really patient while you examined the selections, there are so many, and they offer samples which is key in my opinion.
Definitely a must stop in Asheville IMO.
10-11-2013 14:53:46 |
More by claspada
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
We went here on a Sunday afternoon and drank at the bar upstairs. My wife was on crutches and they were nice enough to let us ride the food elevator to the upstairs bar.
The upstairs bar is very big with plenty of pool tables and dart boards. We didn't play pool but I think I heard someone say it was only $0.10/minute per table, not bad at all.
The bartender was nice and knowledgeable of the beer he had to offer, but had a dry personality. As I was sitting at the bar, a group of craft beer noobs were asking for suggestions to try something new, the bartenders response seemed a little snobbish to me, and I later heard the noobs talking about how rude he was.
Upstairs had around 20 taps, 8 or so were NC beers. Overall it was a nice selection and I had a Lips of Faith beer that was brewed only once. One thing I loved was that there was no BMC to be found anywhere. Didn't try any of the pizza. Prices were pretty reasonable, $5-6ish per beer. Overall, a nice laid back place to drink a beer. I'll have to try the pizza next time.
08-05-2013 22:49:24 |
More by Treyliff
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Great selection of beer and ale. The pizza is superb. This is a very busy place. A lot young college kids partying here. It is very loud. Expect a wait on the weekend. I drank the Highland Porter. Enjoyed it much. There is something for everyone here. I definitely plan on going back.
07-12-2013 22:48:17 |
More by rtrasr
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $
We visited on a Friday evening and the place was hopping. We wedged our way into a couple of seats at the bar.
A - Large space that's mostly an open room on the main floor. Lots of wood and cool decorations. Long bar along one wall toward the back. Although it was crowded it felt warm and welcoming. Noisy, but you could still hold a conversation. Lot of college-ish people but also families and other people just out for dinner.
Q - The quality at this place is really good. They obviously know beer and are aware of keeping things fresh. This place is busy enough and they're paying attention enough that it's unlike to ever get an off beer here.
S - I can't say enough about the service. It was smokin' busy for the two bartenders but they kept on top of it as well as bantering with the 20 or so people at the bar. Their service and knowledge was impeccable. They could pick up for each other in the middle of helping somebody - one would pour beer, the other would pick up the empty glasses, and they kept all of it straight and were friendly in the process. Really and truly excellent. I hope I left a big enough tip...
S - The selection here is great. They had several locals as well as some one-offs like the New Belgium / Alpine collaboration. Everything was interesting and no fake craft beer or nonsense like that. There is also a good variety of styles so there is likely something on the menu for everyone.
F - I rated this down a little as we shared an appetizer and it was just okay. Pizza is clearly their thing here and they looked and smelled good. So there is food and I'll give it another try on another visit.
Overall we thought this was a great place and we had a great time. Friendly staff and patrons, great beer, and lots of fun. We should have gone here sooner and visited more often.
10-04-2012 17:05:49 |
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