West Asheville Location:


has some fantastic local craft beers, we showcase something different. Our goal is to provide unique offerings that aren’t the same beers served at other bars around town. We handpick each selection of world-class craft beer from around the globe while paying special attention to quality and history. Often, we are fortunate to brew collaborative beers with local and regional breweries that are “Whale Exclusives”.

Well-behaved dogs are always welcome inside and on the patio. Food is available to be ordered from the Haywood Common Kitchen, which is adjacent to the bar.

We invite you to come in and enjoy a “White Whale” you have always wanted to try and have never gotten your hands on. Quench your thirst with your favorite ol’ reliable German pilsner. Pick a wild card and sip something you have never seen or heard of, but are glad you discovered it at The Whale :: A Craft Beer Collective.

W.AVL Menu
W.AVL Events
We love em all. :: And there’s always something for everyone on the menu. :: Come grab a pint of Bluebird Bitter, the @residentculture x @thewhalegvl I Got 5 On It anniversary collab, @trilliumbrewing’s Little Rooster, or something else from the 🔥fire🔥 line-up. :: Open til 10. ::
Today is the day! :: The Whaleastic Grown-Up Book Fair opens it’s doors at 1pm. :: Our parking lot is small but there’s street parking and a paid lot at the church. :: Help us be good neighbors and please don’t park at Taco Boy. ::

Come grab a beverage and browse books and art from some amazing local shops and vendors. :: Round up your bar tabs to benefit our nonprofit of the month, The POP Project. :: We’re also accepting donations of kids books, Spanish language books, and books about Black history on their behalf. :: Raffle ticket proceeds will also go to them so there are lots of ways to show your support! ::
Get buck for the weekend! :: Fridays is here and it’s looking like a beautiful day for a patio beer. :: Don’t forget the Whaleastic Book Fair is tomorrow from 1-5! ::
If you love lagers, make sure you get to The Whale today! :: We’re stoked to bring in @keepsakebrewery on five taps today. :: You can sip on their helles lager, pilsner, black lager, hefeweizen, and pale ale and enjoy the sun on the patio. :: We’re open 4-11. :: Prost! ::
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