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86 Patton Ave
phone: (828) 254-6453
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| Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Checked this place out after having a nice lunch over at Tupelo Honey. Like mentioned prior, it's a wonderful location, with a nice glass store front, which allows you to do a little window shopping.
The store is clean, and welcoming. The selection of beer is pretty average, at best. They clearly focus more on the wine side, and I won't fault them for that. But I will fault them for their lackluster beer selection. They had quite a bit from local breweries as well as a very large amount of Stone, New Belgium, and Lagunitas.
I probably won't stop by again if every in town.
12-26-2012 18:40:13 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Located centrally downtown in Asheville - a prime location between the Thirsty Monk and Jerusalem Garden.
Atmosphere: A well-lit store that is more wine-centric. Like a few others, the store is well-appointed.
Quality/Service: A clean store, just one that doesn't come across as a beer lover's paradise. I didn't seek out any help.
Selection: Average selection, locals are prominent, as are New Belgium and Southern Tier. Overall I wasn't too enthused with the offerings - there wasn't anything that I hadn't already stumbled across before.
05-29-2012 01:56:40 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
More of a wine shop, this place still carries a solid brew selection. This is simply a store, not a lounge or hang out spot. They occasionally host some wine tasting events. There are certain styles and breweries that are better represented than others, but there are always a lot of options, and occasionally surprises. The staff is pretty passive and hands off, and have limited knowledge. Again, this is more of a wine shop (hence the name). It has a "make your own 6 pack" selection that is usually interesting. Prices are slightly higher than average. Still a good shop to drop in to.
04-15-2012 17:50:18 |
More by raszputini
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere is more like a rather formal liquor store rather than a laid-back friendly beer seller, but as the name suggest their emphasis is on wine - and they do have an excellent selection of craft brews, including plenty of North Carolina’s best. The man I dealt with was very friendly and helpful as I sought some good beer; unfortunately, recent visits to Bruisin’ Ales and a couple good beer stores in Raleigh meant that I had just about exhausted unique selections. Still, I found a couple brewskis I hadn’t seen before. Their beer selection, as I said, is very good, and I didn’t see any industrial swill, which is a point in their favor. When you visit Asheville, Bruisin’ Ales is the place to shop, but Weinhaus is worth at least a look around. Besides, they’re right next to the Thirsty Monk and very near a reasonably priced hotel.
04-14-2012 02:54:07 |
More by Cyberkedi
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in on a whim, just to see how the place looked.
Pretty decent selection, though you can tell they specialize in wine more than beer.
Beer is on the right next to the door. A few coolers with chilled singles and bombers. A few local growlers on the bottom. The selection wasn't all that impressive, considering that you could get a better choice at the Whole Foods around the corner.
Service was just awful. Probably the worst I've experienced. As I entered, the staff (or what I considered to be the staff) sat behind the counter, barely noticing us as we came in. I shopped around for about 15 minutes, found one bottle and approached the counter. The workers were all drinking a beer they just capped, and I was wondering what it was. All I got was "It's a porter". Taken aback, as I just wanted to know if it was a good one, this prompted me to ask if I could speak with the manager. The cashier then told me that he was the "de facto" manager, which made me wonder what that could mean, and that lead to the realization that this was the owner's son. Well sorry for me to ask. Bought the bottle and left. Likely will never return. Bruisin' Ales actually has staff that likes to talk to their customers. Completely blown away by the lack of care displayed.
Like I said, pretty decent selection (better than Ingles). I would only stop in if I know that they had a single that was a must get.
12-06-2010 23:51:43 |
More by Cheesemoose
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
We shopped there yesterday as we were looking to pick up some local wine. Huge wine selection and a rather small but pretty good beer selection. Local and other micros as well as imports. Will stop again when we are back in town. Definately worth a visit even though it appears that there are better and more specialized beer shops in town. The location definately makes it attractive especially if you have to stop quickly while you are in downtown anyway. Service was good even though we had to engage them rather them engaged themselves. May have been the slow labor day or so
09-07-2010 13:05:03 |
More by Schwab
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Used to stop here more often, until Bruisin Ales opened up and blew them away on both selection and price. But to be fair, this place is a wine store primarily, after all. Never have asked for help, as they seem to keep to themselves here; don't know if that is different when it comes to wine, though. It's pretty quiet here. Selection is pretty good, but prices seem too high, with the exception of some of the local stuff. They do have growlers for sale, which is cool, but their cooler is small. They also have a decent selection of glassware, if you are in to that sort of thing. It's not a bad stop, by any means, but it is no longer a destination I seek out.
01-15-2010 15:55:23 |
More by branimal9
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
On Patton, right in the middle of everything. Beers are in the front left corner of a predominantly wine store, but a decent selection. Got the last bottle of Pisgah Solstice today, as far as I can tell the last in town (new batch on the way, though).
Selection is not great, but certainly well above average. Micro selection is much better than the imports, but a few common imports available.
Worth a stop as you are strolling by. You might find something that is not available at the other beer shops in town.
07-26-2009 00:45:48 |
More by beer2day
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped here to check out what this place had. I would say the beers here are really about average in terms of finding gems, etc. in the area. There are plenty of beer stores that will do, and they all carry the locals and plenty of other good stuff. This one doesn't do much to put itself above the rest. The service was good - everyone was helpful and friendly. The selection was a bit better than some and a bit lesser than others, and the prices were about on par with any other place you look in the area. This place is a decent substitute for Bruisin' Ales if you need to buy a bottle at 10:30 (BA doesn't open until noon), but I'd walk the extra 3 blocks.
06-17-2009 23:36:48 |
More by taylorhamrick
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This place is located in downtown Asheville directly across the street from Jack of the Wood and right around the corner from Thirsty Monk. Not a huge selection of beer(mostly wine), but decent. Quite a few Belgians, beers from the UK, Germany and elsewhere along with domestic micros. I did notice that prices were mostly .50 to 1.00 cheaper than other places, so that's a plus. As you walk in the door, the beer racks are all towards your left and they are all at room temp as I didn't see any coolers anywhere in site. Service was good. I was asked if I needed any help from a friendly guy at the counter as soon as I walked in the door. Worth a visit when in town as you might find something a bit cheaper than elsewhere.
06-11-2008 16:15:28 |
More by rodrot
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