Handcrafted Classic Cocktails

92 Patton Ave
Asheville, NC
Hours:
Mon-Thurs 4pm-12am
Fri-Sat 4pm-1:30am
Sun 4pm-11pm
At Top of the Monk our philosophy is simple, centered around presenting you with the best quality cocktails, served by our knowledgeable and friendly staff in an atmosphere that is both sophisticated, and relaxing. We take pride in serving the finest classic cocktails, and in continually honing and learning our craft in order to give you the best experience and drinks possible. Take a sip, sit back, and enjoy views of the mountains from our rooftop patio. Find yourself a comfortable seat at the bar to watch our Mixologists at work, or seek out a quiet corner to simply enjoy every bit of your libation.

In order for you, and all of our valued guests to most thoroughly enjoy your time at Top of the Monk, we have a few in-house policies:

  • No parties of 7 or more people after 7pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • Leave the party accessories at the door – we’d be glad to look after your sashes, feather boas, noisemakers, etc. at the door while you enjoy a relaxed drink upstairs, and you can pick them up on your way out.
  • No hootin n’ hollerin! We like to keep things low key so everyone can enjoy their conversations.

*Photos by Ryan Burns Photography & G.W. Weber Photography

Top of the Monk
Cocktail List

Rickey with Strawberry & Basil
  • Bright, fresh, sweet and maybe even a little sour, this variation of the classic is always the perfect way to cheers to the dawn of summer!
  • Straight Gin, Fresh Lime, House Strawberry Basil Shrub with Aged Balsomic, Carbonated Water. Served on Ice.
Fish House Punch
  • A note from 1744 contains what may be the earliest record of the Punch, described being "A bowl of fine Lemon Punch big enough to have swimmed half a dozen of young geese."
  • Appleton's Special Rum, Ansac V.S., Apricot Brandy, Fresh Lemon, Cane Sugar, Darjeeling Tea, Grated Nutmeg. Served on Ice.
Civil War
  • Want to switch up your usual Manhattan to something new? This variation features over proof Amaro bringing a little bit more excitement to a familiar favorite.
  • Bulleit Rye, Cynar 70 Proof, Cocchi Torino Fortified WIne, Barrel Aged Whiskey Bitters. Served Up.
Allegheny
  • The perfect libation for the seasoned orienteer, or the unseasoned orienteer, or people who don't like orienteering, or people who don't care and just want a tasty cocktail.
  • Bourbon, Cocchi Americano, Blackberry Saturated Brandy, Fresh Lemon. Served Up.
Old Flame
  • The bright flavor and bitter finish of this cocktail might be just the ticket to rekindle old sparks, or perhaps fuel a new one.
  • Plymouth Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Campari, Solerno Blood Orange Liquor, Fresh Orange. Served Up.
Grab a Pear
  • A little sweet and a little naughty, our version of a traditional Pear Cobbler features one of the world's most popular spirits.
  • Leblon Cachaça, Aperol, Muddled Pear, House Spiced Grenadine, Fresh Lemon. Served on Cracked Ice.
The Pickled Gibson
  • The Gibson Martini is a crooner's classic. Our savory version features garlic saturated bitters made with tomato and ramps, served with a pickled spring ramp.
  • Sutler's NC Gin, Lillet Blanc, House Ramp & Tomato Bitters, PIckled Ramp. Served up.
The Brass Button
  • Featuring the ol' bait and switch, by the time the earthy aroma of Islay Malt hits your nose, the sweet notes of peaches are already dancing on the palate perfectly paired with sage and marjoram.
  • Glenlivet, Smoked Vermouth, Fresh Peaches, House BBQ Bitters, Angostura, Pressed Lemon, Clover Honey, Laphroig 10Yr Float, Sage & Marjoram Oil. Served Up.
The Sunburn
  • This little sizzler packs a punch! After a few of these, you will definitely feel like you've been laying by the pool for a couple hours.
  • Tequila, Straight Gin, House Cured 180 Day All Spice Dram, Cinnamon Turbinado Syrup, Ancho Chili Tincture, Angostura Bitters, Fresh Lime. Served on Ice.
Good Ol' Fashioned
  • A welcome variation of our favorite house cocktail is a silky sipper worthy of a nice breeze and a rooftop view.
  • Double Oaked Bourbon, Pecan Orgeat, Black Walnut Bitters, Orange Peel, House Brandied Cherry. Served on Ice.

Whiskey List

Aberlour 12 Yr

Scotch, Single Malt

Alberta Dark Batch Rye

Rye

Baker's

Bourbon

Balvenie 21Yr

Scotch, Single Malt

Balvenie Caribbean Cask

Scotch, Single Malt

Balvenie Doublewood

Scotch, Single Malt

Basil Hayden Dark Rye

Rye

Basil Hayden Rye

Rye

Basil Hayden's

Bourbon

Bernheim 7 Yr

Wheated

Black Grouse

Scotch, Blended

Black Maple Hill

Bourbon

Black Maple Hill Rye

Rye

Blood Oath

Bourbon

Booker's

Bourbon

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