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Beer Available At Blue Monk (arranged by most recent)
Jackís Abby Hopstitution XPL #2 , Jackís Abby Hopstitution XPL #3 Calyptra , Omnipollo íStillwater Premiumí Remix 91, Jackís Abby Cascadian Schwarzbier 97, Great Lakes Belgian Tripel Dog Dare 80, Spider Bite Eye Be Use 97, Spider Bite Boris the Spider 97, Off Color Three Floyds Rats in the Ashes 56, Jackís Abby Barrel Aged Framinghammer Baltic Porter 99, Jackís Abby Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock 94, Grimm Artisanal Ales With Love from Grimm , Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA Yakima #291 96, Community Beer Works Singularity: Apollo , Evil Twin Justin BlŚbśr (Brunello Wine Barrel Aged) 94, Anderson Valley Huge Arker 92, Ithaca Obscurite 78, Ithaca Laissez Faire 47, Ithaca Hopbloem 82, Ithaca Fleur de Belgique 85, Ithaca Excelsior! Sixteen 86
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valgalder (14) Buffalo, New York | April 22, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beer bars iíve been to so far. Nights / Weekends can get a bit too busy, crowded and noisy, so I try and go earlier and on weekdays. Services ranges from very good to average from my experience, but I give them benefit of the doubt. Beer selection is second to none and always changing and updating. Exciting to see all these beers on tap that you will not see anywhere else around. Food is good to excellent and even if you donít go there to eat, try their fries that are fried in duck fat and served with super tasty homemade sauces of your choice. Looking forward to riding my bike up during the summer, sitting outside and sipping on some fine Belgian beers with some friends. Only other negative is I canít afford to go there more often! Buffalo is very fortunate to have such a place though!
gwpom (5) Akron, New York | April 19, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve been to all of the ownerís establishments (Coles, Brennans) and Blue Monk is far and away the best, even if it is the smallest. Iíve grown very fond of Belgian brews and you wonít find a better selection of them anywhere without going overseas. I wish we lived a bit closer, but every time weíre in that part of town we make it a point to stop in. They maintain a lively Facebook presence, so itís easy to keep up with whatís new on tap. But thereís nothing like sitting under that big chalk board, trying to decide... :) Great place!
RyanBflo (20) New York | October 8, 2010| Updated January 3, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
A new Belgian beer bar which is only going to get better with time.
cratez (185) Toronto, Ontario | April 19, 2011| Updated February 10, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
A world class beer bar in Elmwood Village.
The place was packed when we first came here on a Saturday night, but we still managed to snag a two-person table and received excellent, attentive service from a bubbly young lady with black hair.
Had the Charcuterie Plate and Stuffed Quail special for dinner, both dishes were phenomenal.
Over two nights I sampled Goose Island Sofie, Great Divide Titan IPA, Beer Here Dark Hops, Mikkeller Green Gold, Stone IPA and Ruination. Almost 35 draughts and maybe 75 bottles with a major emphasis on Belgian offerings. Many of the bottled imports that we have access to in Canada - like St. Bernardus Abt 12 and Maredsous 8 - are on tap here.
All of the staff are friendly, helpful, and readily able to describe any beer on the menu. The Sunday night bartender was particularly chatty, which we appreciated.
Although Blue Monk is a beer geek haven, you could easily bring your non-beer-drinking friends here, as the bar has an approachable party atmosphere on weekends, and my girlfriend had no problem finding good wines and cocktails.
Just an all-around great spot - for dinner and conversation (upstairs), a beer tasting, or getting cut at the bar. I will be returning many more times in the future.
Ontbeertaster (158) Ontario | January 3, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bar has a great atmosphere, I like the chalk tap list that is constantly updated, I had a pint poured and it was the end of the keg and the bartender noticed, let us know that we should get something else, which was a plus. Very friendly staff, an beer advocate in the buffalo area should take a stop here.
buffalobrewer (2) New York | January 9, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Quintessential beer lovers destination. This is one of those places you go to on vacation and say "Man, I wish we had this back home". Luckily for me, itís in my backyard. The food is unbelievable, the staff for the most part is well educated and able to make suggestions fairly well. This is really a beer lovers paradise. Looking around you will see a plethora of different patrons, tons of different glassware and bartenders that know how to pour a beer.
UDBeernut (103) Near Buffalo, New York | July 2, 2012| Updated December 1, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I can see why this rates so high. Cool space with padio seating and small bar. I bet it fills up at peak times. Beer selection was excellent and trended toward belgian styles but you could find most beer cultures represented. I enjoyed some lovely beer from stillwater. Food was excellent. My wife got a mussel bowl, i got the ultimate grilled cheese. Both were excellent. Marinated olives too. Excellent. Service was attentive except for the 10 minutes waiting for the hostess to seat us in a virtually empty resturant. Overall enjoyable and certainly seems like the best thing in town.
poppap7 (4) New York | February 28, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great food great beer. Even though i am not the biggest belgium fan i still was blown away with the selection and the food was out of this world
davidm (53) Sunnyvale, California | August 11, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great place. The downstairs was loud and busy, but the dining area was relaxed, and we were able to enjoy the great selection of beers and nice food. Excellent service too.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | July 26, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
2010-11. Visited on a busy Saturday last November after travelling on a bus with a bunch of fellow Torontonians. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience at this bar and would heartily recommend it to anyone in the city for the day. An extensive blackboard list of beers on tap greets you behind the bar and you can go upstairs to sit for dinner. (We returned in December and enjoyed dinner here in just such a manner with friends.) The menu looks delicious and is well-suited to the brews available. The owner is extremely friendly and fun to enjoy a pint with, whenever heís around. Would happily return again, if not already taken with itís sister bar down the road, Coleís. (5/10/13/10/9/18) 92%
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