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

The Bull & Bear
  • In the late 1800s, at The Waldorf Astoria Bar, New York’s giants of real estate and finance hammered out deals while drinking elbow to elbow. In honor of this patronage, the hotel placed two magnificent bronze statues–a bull and a bear.
  • Four Roses, Harlequin Orange, Fresh Lime, House Spiced Grenadine. Served Up.
Lemon & Terragon Flip
  • It's a beer cocktail! It is also sunshine in a pretty cup. Rich, decadent, whipped to perfection and practically dessert.
  • Malfy Gin, Dry Orange Curaçao, Lemon Cordial, Lemon Curd, Terragon Saturated Sugar, Fresh Citrus, Saline, Egg, Topped with Thirsty Monk Abbey Blond. Served Up.
Get Lucky
  • Try your luck! We are absolutely betting you'll want another one of our favorite modern versions of a Mai Tai.
  • Extra Dry White Rum, Blackberries, House Ginger Beer, Almond Orgeat, Fresh Lemon, Clover Honey, Aromatic Bitters. Served on Cracked Ice.
Summer In Your Mouth
  • It's every thing you want but we're hoping for a little bit more. .
  • Absolut, Cracked & Whipped Coconut, Fresh Orange & Lime, Cinnamon Turbinado Syrup, Candied Mango, Hawaiian Sea Salt, Toasted Coconut. Served on Ice.
Zapatista
  • A rebellious cocktail with noble aspirations. Smoky mescal is paired with bright tart grapefruit, finishing with lingering herbal undertones.
  • Blanco Tequila, Mescal, Fresh Grapefruit & Lemon, Cracked Black Pepper & Sage Syrup, Hopped Bitters, Powdered Grapefruit & Salt Rim. Served Up.
Booker's Notion
  • Be careful with this one. Very careful. It'll swing you like a jazz band but won't leave you 'til the morning.
  • Booker's 126 Proof, Ramazzotti Amaro, Smashed Lemon & Mandarin Oranges, Brined Cherries, Blood Orange Bitters. Served on Ice.
Sassafrass Sorghum Old Fashioned
  • While pretty straight forward, this variation has also been one of our most requested cocktails.
  • Bulleit Rye, Hickory Saturated Turbinado Sugar, Smoked BBQ Bitters, Sorghum & Sassafras Bitters, Angostura. Served on Ice.
The Kentucky Maid
  • Why settle for a mule when you can have a maid? Light but vibrant and refreshing, perfect for patio weather on a summer day.
  • Bourbon, St Germain, Cucumber, Fresh Lemon, House Ginger Beer. Served On Ice.
Death In the Netherlands
  • If Papa Hemingway took a Nordic expedition, by god, this would've been in the canteens.
  • Bol's Genever, Absinthe, Angostura, House Ginger Cardamom Bitters, Fresh Lime, Cane Sugar. Served Up.
White Nixon
  • Plucked from Elysian fields by unicorns, gourmet white peony and lavender tea is the star of this little number.
  • Gin, Domain de Canton, Fresh Grapefruit, Bellocq Tea #29, House Wildflower Tincture, Cane Sugar. Served on Ice.
The Gallagher
  • We don't actually smash the watermelons with a sledge hammer. . but it's fun to think about.
  • Blanco Tequila, Cold Pressed Watermelon, Fresh Lime, Serrano Chili Syrup. Served over 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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Instagram
  • Its a great day for a Montenegro Daiquiri daiquiri amaro
  • From our new menu The Zapatista  A rebellious cocktail
  • The Lemon and Tarragon Flip Made with malfygin  monkpub
  • We are always searching for new whiskies to add to



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