Blue Monk | Buffalo, New York
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Blue Monk
World Class based on 49 ratings
Type: Restaurant

727 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York United States 14222 [ print map ]
716 882 6665

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Beer Available At Blue Monk (arranged by most recent)
Stone Reason Be Damned 92, Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale 94, Goose Island The Ogden 94, Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA 91, Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-) 98, Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Unapologetic IPA 96, Stone Cali-Belgique Aged in Red Wine Barrels 97, 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter 96, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Community Beer Works The IPA With Mosaic , Ommegang 2014 Belgian Independence Day IPA 78, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Singlecut Rhapsody Wheat Pilsner , Green Flash Hop Odyssey White IPA 93, Boulder Beer Shake Chocolate Porter 97, Local Option American Muscle 94, Dark Horse Smells Like A Safety Meeting IPA 96, Dark Horse Sarsaparilla 666 Bourbon Barrel Root Beer Stout 82, Ommegang Cooperstown Ale 88
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49 reviews for Blue Monk
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  83%
 Selection  88%
 Food  84%
 Value  74%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  97%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89  (7) Toronto, Ontario | July 18, 2014
great spot, Mike knows how to run a great beer bar as seen here and Coles. best selection and never a boring one on draft. great food, great beer, great spot!!!!
86
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC  (28) , | December 3, 2013
Euro-heavy list, as befitting its name, but they still make room for western New York-brewed beers. (Just donít come here to drink more than one IPA.) Good food. Reasonable prices. The only drawbacks: The bathrooms are badly in need of an upgrade and the volume level (nothing but hard surfaces) makes conversation difficult-to-impossible.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ron  (50) Rochester, New York | November 14, 2013
A few of us stopped in a few days ago. My 3rd stop there. Large crowd inside since it was cold and could not use the outside seating. They have very friendly knowledgeable bartenders. We got our beers quickly. I noticed that the beer list on their website is not kept updated as they are at my favs in Rochester (Old Toad and Tap & Mallet) Still had some great beers though. A good time was had by all.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
totoro76  (9) , Spain | October 9, 2013| Updated March 17, 2014
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Vince_T  (1) Whitby , Ontario | July 31, 2013
Great place, very knowledgeable staff with a terrific beer selection and super food.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier  (87) Capital City, Ohio | July 18, 2013
This was our lunch stop on our way back west on 7/7/13. Cool Belgian cafe environment. Service was adequate. Very good beer selection. We enjoyed Bon Chien 2011, Founderís Rubaeus, New England Gandhi-Bot and Community Beerworks Frank. Paper menu was inaccurate due to quick turnover, but itís a short walk to the chalkboard. Food was pretty solid as well. The chorizo breakfast burrito was nothing special, but the poutine more than made up for it. duck frites with duck gravy, duck confit and cheese curds. Divine. Great place overall.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
ATTWNone  (12) , | March 26, 2013
Here for many Friday happy hours. Tap selection is constantly rotating, so you know the beer is fresh. Until recently, had a majority of selection leaning toward Belgian styles, but have now balanced it out with more domestic ales. Top notch gastropub food as well. Definitely worth a stop if your in Buffalo, in itself a very good beer town.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
MrManning  (60) Hamilton, Ontario | March 17, 2013
After a lovely Senators win yesterday against the Sabres, we went to The Blue Monk for dinner. The Duck Frites were great, my fish and chips were excellent, and Lisa had an ultimate grilled cheese which was real good. Selection was very good with about 30 taps, all of which were US micros and Belgians. Nice to see some stuff I had never heard of including Community Beer Works. It was really busy but the wait staff kept their cool and did a great job. We will be back!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Miked1687  (8) Buffalo, New York | March 11, 2013
Blue Monk is in a hip part of the city - the food is normally wonderful (try the braised short rib sandwich - amazing), and the beer selection is always great. Lots of imports and rarities. The bartenders are knowledgable, and are there to help. Prices are a little high for bottles, but sometimes itís worth it for the things you can only find there. I definitely frequent it, and am a huge fan.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave  (9) Ontario | February 11, 2013
Really nice place, full of Belgians, beers that is. A little short on stouts but good food and good times.

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