Handcrafted Classic and Modern 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 quality cocktails and Asheville’s premier whiskey collection, served by our knowledgeable and friendly staff in an atmosphere that is both sophisticated, and relaxing. We take pride in serving the finest classic and modern cocktails. 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 old favorite 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.
Negroni Spritzer
  • The classic Sbagliato is a global favorite, perfect for slow session imbibing or a bitter after dinner relaxer.
  • Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Seltzer and Sparkling Wine. Served over Ice.
The Old Gods & The New
  • There's a few Lanisters and definately alot of Freys that may not be fans of this super smoky whisky forward libation, but we say "Stick them with the pointy end!"
  • Talisker Storm Islay Scotch, Orange Curaçao, Bonal Quinquina, Regan's #6 Bitters, Barrel Aged Aromatic Whiskey Bitters. Served Over Ice.
A Walk Through Napa
  • The California sun is shining, birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and this light but playful little drink, is helping you feel pretty fine.
  • Kettle One Botanicals, Lillet and Rose Cordial, Citrus, Crushed Grapes, with Rosemary & Lavender Saturated Agave. Served Up.
The Winchester
  • A real explosion of flavors, sour citrus is impeccably balanced by the sweet florals of the grenadine and elderflower. A modern interpretation of a Gin Zombie, this refreshing tipple can be quite deceptive.
  • Tanqueray, Sutler's Gin, New Amsterdam, St. Germain, Fresh Lime & Grapefruit, Ginger Saturated Honey, House Spiced Grenadine, Angostura Bitters. Absinthe Spritz. Served on Ice.
Get Lucky
  • Try your luck! We are absolutely betting you'll want another one of our favorite NYC versions of a modern Mai Tai.
  • Extra Dry White Rum, Blackberries, House Ginger Beer, Almond Honey, Fresh Lemon, Peychaud's. Served on Cracked Ice.
Smooth Operator
  • A dream come true for real coffee lovers, be warned, this high octane cocktail is almost dangerous, and not more than two is recommended.
  • Black Barrel Rum, Tuaca, Cream Liquor, Local Cold Brew Coffee, Guarana & Ginko Spiked Syrup, Condensed and Whipped Milk Soaked in Vanilla Bean. Topped with Local Caramel & Hawaiian Sea Salt. Served Up.
Broken English
  • "When built properly, you get a symphony orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 in your mouth. There are cannons exploding here, kettle drums pounding over there, and cymbals crashing all over the place."
  • Plymouth Gin, Cinzano, Strega, Fernet Branca, Benedictine, Regan's Orange & Peychaud's Bitters. Served Up.
Southern Charm
  • This nutty aromatic smooth beauty, will make you want to elongate phrases, put emphasis on your syllables, and search for your seersucker.
  • Double Oaked Bourbon, Jasmine Tea, Toasted Pecan Orgeat, House Peach Cobbler Bitters. Served on Ice.
Potion de los Muertos
  • A slightly spicy and citrus forward little concoction with a bit of a tart witchy spirit.
  • Conmemorativo Reposado, Solerno Blood Orange, Smoked Ancho Agave & Serrano Peppers, Aromatic Bitters, Pomegranate Molasses reduced with Beets & Red Wine Vinegar. Served over Ice.

Whiskey List

Aberlour 12 Yr

Scotch, Single Malt

Ardbeg An Oa

Scotch, Single Malt

Ardbeg Drum Cask Edition

Scotch, Single Malt

Baker's

Bourbon

Balvenie 21Yr

Scotch, Single Malt

Balvenie Caribbean Cask

Scotch, Single Malt

Balvenie Doublewood

Scotch, Single Malt

Basil Hayden 2x2 Rye

Rye

Basil Hayden Dark 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 Pact 5

Bourbon

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