Just a short walk from Pack Square, this is an intimate neighborhood pub with a Celtic spin. English style ales are brewed on site and live music ... More
Jack of the Wood
Just a short walk from Pack Square, this is an intimate neighborhood pub with a Celtic spin. English style ales are brewed on site and live music featuring Irish tunes or mountain music gets toes taping Wednesday through Sunday. Bread, cheese & chutney makes a great light lunch or supper and Beef & Guinness Stew or Scilly Island Fish Cakes will stick to your ribs. Wash down a plate of fish and chips with a pint of stout and you'll swear things are looking just a tad greener around town.
My wife and I visited Jack of the Wood last week while in Asheville touring Biltmore. As we have a favorite Irish pub in our hometown we are prone to seek out other interesting Irish fare/cheer in other cities we visit. Dinner menu has a wide assortment of entrees, plus it appears that there are daily 'specials' for sandwiches, entrees, and certain beverages. The evening we were there featured $1 off all Local draught beers. I first tried a Pint of the Greenman Porter, wonderful flavors (only slightly hoppy), good body, excellent with a meal.
Also, had a Highland Gaelic amber, likewise wonderful clean flavor, slightly more sweet but still a full beer taste! For our meals we had the Shepherds pie (served w/a house green salad) and the Rosemary chicken (served with mashed potatoes and vegetables). Both were satisfying and were actually rather large portions! The food did not knock me out, but again was very good. I would however like to try some of the other dishes, such as the Bangers and Mash or the Fish and Chips! We were trying to eat more healthy so consider our dietary restraint!?!?! Our server was very helpful in making beer selections, she had good recommendations and was accomodating to all our needs on a quite busy weeknight! Be sure to check out all the themed art and Greenman motif items displayed all over the pub, even into the restrooms!! Definitely worth a stop while in Asheville!
We went there on the night that Clandestine appeared live. First, there's not a better example of true Irish music than this group; unfortunately, I've since heard they've disbanded. Second, the Irish whiskey and stout were served with a wonderful food fare second to none in the region for its style and venue. Great place to go -- DO NOT MISS IT!
Best Bar in Asheville because of great shows service and food not to mention a healthy choice of fine quisines and the best part of all a non smoking atmosphere great for a good time or just a chill hang out!