Check out the Microbrews Here in Beer City USA
- Pack's Tavern -- 20 S Spruce St. Opened in 2010, after an extensive renovation of an historic building downtown in front of City Hall that exposed the original brick, tongue-and groove-ceiling and wood trusses, and uncovered 100-year-old flooring . Pack's rotates 30 or more local, national, and international craft beers and the large eclectic menu features over 60 items; everything from signature salads to fresh cut steaks and seafood.
- Highland Brewing Co. -- 12 Old Charlotte Highway. Highland started brewing in Asheville in 1994 and today is the biggest craft brewery in western North Carolina. You will find Highland brews in many area restaurants and stores. Stop by the Tasting Room east Asheville to sample tasty brews and hang out with staff on Thursday-Saturday, 4-8 PM. Guided tours are Monday-Saturday at 4 PM
- Thirsty Monk -- 92 Patton Avenue. Recognized by national media as one of the best beer bars in the world, and dedicated to keeping their beer menu fresh, Thirsty Monk taps more than 1,000 different beers annually. The upstairs bar is a bright and lively space that features American Craft Beers with 20 constantly rotating tap lines. High ceilings and a hopping atmosphere complement large glass doors that open onto the outdoor porch. Take the stairs down to the basement, where you'll find the Belgian Bar (50 Commerce St.) The stone walls, rustic wood and leather couches invite you to relax and take your time enjoying one (or more) of the 16 Belgian, European and RARE beers on draft at any time.
- Lexington Avenue Brewery -- 39 N. Lexington Ave. Also known as the LAB, this brewery pub and restaurant features a 92-foot serpentine bar that snakes the brewing equipment and glows with changing colored lights. Enjoy typical a typical pub menu and a variety of brews: Belgian wit, a golden pilsner, dark chocolate stout, an American pale ale, an India pale ale and a marzen (or Oktoberfest).
- Jack of the Wood -- 95 Patton Ave. This lively, Irish-style pub features handcrafted English style ales brewed nearby and served fresh daily. At any given time, the mash tun and fermenters are giving life to new batches of up to 21 barrels of beer a week. English and Belgian yeasts and specialty grains give the beers their unique appeal and distinctive style. On a typical evening at Jack's, you will find many of the patrons gathered around the black walnut bar or at long tavern tables, with others playing darts or scanning the papers while local musicians are fiddling away on Irish reels or picking some old-time mountain music.
- Barley's Taproom -- 42 Biltmore Ave. A renovated 1920s appliance store today serves fresh sourdough pizza, lasagna, and sandwiches. The stage showcases live bluegrass, jazz, and Americana music 3-4 nights a week with no cover charge. The downstairs bar has 24 taps featuring the South's best selection of American craft brewed beers. Upstairs is the Billiard Room with four regulation slate billiard tables that are available by the hour.
Hannah Flanagan's -- 27 Biltmore Ave. Across and just up the street from Barleys is feisty Irish atmosphere and authentic Irish food. Hannah Flanagan's serve some of the finest Irish draft (40 taps) and bottled beers around. Come sing and dance to some live music on Thursday and Saturday nights.
The Bier Garden -- 46 Haywood St. Its beer selection is among the best in Western North Carolina and includes more than 200 beers of the world including some local microbrewery favorites. There's also a full bar and a large selection of fine wines. Enjoy 16 televisions including a 15-foot screen to catch the big game or news event with all your friends!