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Beer Available At Blue Monk (arranged by most recent)
Nøgne Ø Vic Abstract IPA 92, Get Radical Train To Mars 95, Knee Deep Darkhorse Imperial Stout , Prairie Bomb! 100, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp #99: India Farmhouse Ale 85, Singlecut Kim 90, Omnipollo / Prairie Omniprairie aka Abundantia Milk Choc. Caramel Stout , Big Ditch Galaxy Red , Perennial Tart Hopfentea 92, Edge Brewing Powerplant 87, Freigeist Abraxxxas Pear Lichtenhainer 76, Anderson Valley Dreef Fooper Experimental IPA , Grimm Super Going 94, Lagunitas ScareCity #4: Imperial Wheat Wine 96, Edge Brewing Padrino Porter 95, Evil Twin Mission Gose 97, Evil Twin / Beavertown XXX , Edge Brewing Hoptimista IPA 92, Edge Brewing Flor de la Vida 84, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Choklat Oranj 98
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MrManning (60) Hamilton, Ontario | March 17, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Miked1687 (8) Buffalo, New York | March 11, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
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 it’s worth it for the things you can only find there. I definitely frequent it, and am a huge fan.
SoberDave (18) Escondido, California | February 11, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice place, full of Belgians, beers that is. A little short on stouts but good food and good times.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 26, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
very nice place, you want an eccentric selection of brews- come here, but bring your wallet, some brews were very expensive.. . . very friendly knowledgeable bartenders .. a great place, lots of awesome interesting brews. a must stop
bytemesis (526) Sunnyvale, California | December 10, 2012| Updated November 19, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is the real deal. Bar atmosphere, with two levels, tables and standard bar seating. Pretty good food. Pretty helpful and friendly staff. And then the taplist. Beers from all over NY, the USA and the world, including a ton I had not tried before. Prices are reasonable, and they do four-beer flights, but they choose the beers, not you, which is a bit of a bummer. Didnt even get a chance to look at the bottle list, but I spied some interesting selections in the coolers. All in all a great place that is worth the hype.
solidfunk (213) Washington D.C., Washington DC | October 22, 2012| Updated May 24, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Great place in a desolate city. Went here for my birthday and was amazed at the tap list of 32 - nearly half Belgian - that apparently rotates all the time. Good bottle list with a couple of cheap finds even. The ambiance was super busy - this after the cab driver tried to tell me not to go there because it was small. Big props for the Fela Kuti music. Food was also amazing. Had some pork to die for, and a great burger between me and the lady. Top notch place that makes it worth going to Buffalo for.
UDBeernut (185) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | 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.
frylock (80) Atlanta, Georgia | June 2, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place in the heart of the Elmwood Village. Selection is hands down the best in the area the focus being mainly on European beers, but plenty of Americans are represented as well. There will be beers here that you will find no where else in Western NY. The place is a little small and can get overly crowded, which is the only bad thing I can really say about it. Good mussels and frites too.
AGAquino (50) Toronto, Ontario | May 27, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Heard so many good things about this place I wanted to see first hand. Selection is very good, prices are reasonable.
pushkinwow (128) Ottawa, Ontario | May 2, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
So I look at the score I am giving this place and its honestly much better but the selection that was on tap when I was there did hold it back *although was still good. That being said its a great set-up, went for lunch and it was nice and quiet - had attentive service, food was very good and reasonable, although drinks were somewhat on the expensive side (happy hour and Saturday flights seems to be the way to go to save a few bucks though). The cellar list of bottles is definitely worth looking through and I imagine this is the kind of place that depending on when you go they can have amazing selection - just wasn’t the case when I visited so hoping when I am next in town they up the anty.
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