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Beers At Blue Monk

12 Gates Oaked Under the Southern Cross IPA6.9%5/1/2016
Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 1 Jenever12%5/1/2016
Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey Pepper7%5/1/2016
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blackberry7%4/23/2016
Stone Enjoy After Brett IPA7%4/17/2016
Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus12%4/17/2016
Grimm Neon Lights5.7%4/17/2016
Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast7.5%2/6/2016
Ithaca Gorges Smoked Porter7.5%2/6/2016
Community Beer Works Frank4.6%2/6/2016
Singlecut Does Anybody Remember Laughter7.2%12/24/2015
Oskar Blues IPA6.43%12/24/2015
Kent Falls Waymaker5.6%12/24/2015
Omnipollo Abrahadabra 6%12/24/2015
Omnipollo Magic #4:20 Vanilla Waffle Wheat5.2%12/24/2015
Omnipollo Fruit Tap 2 Lemonade 6%12/24/2015
Omnipollo Bianca Mango Lassi Gose6%12/24/2015
BFM La Salamandre6.3%12/17/2015
Community Beer Works Singularity (Rakau)7.2%11/21/2015
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%11/20/2015
Glazen Toren Saison d’Erpe-Mere6.9%11/20/2015
Grimm Pulse Wave8.5%11/1/2015
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Oktoberfest6.3%10/29/2015
Galaxy Hop Something Huell Melon IPA0%9/28/2015
Galaxy Galactic Nova IIPA8.8%9/28/2015
Mikkeller Hop On And Drink’in Berliner2.8%9/28/2015
Community Beer Works Summer Jam 20150%9/28/2015
Community Beer Works Singularity: Equinox0%9/28/2015
Community Beer Works / Great Lakes Francois6.4%9/28/2015
Grimm Super Symmetry4.8%9/28/2015
Grimm Afterimage8%9/28/2015
Schuppenboer Tripel8.5%9/28/2015
Dogfish Head Choc Lobster5.6%9/28/2015
Schneider Weisse Tap X Mathilda Soleil7%9/21/2015
Cantillon Zwanze (2015) Wild Brussels Stout5%9/21/2015
Sierra Nevada Ovila Golden - Pomegranate8.5%9/21/2015
Almanac Pumpkin Sour (2015)8.5%9/21/2015
Cantillon Gueuze (Classic/Organic/Bio)5%9/21/2015
Cantillon Iris Grand Cru5%9/21/2015
Delirium Argentum7.8%8/31/2015
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Baja Hoodie7.7%8/31/2015
Evil Twin Fire Water5.5%8/31/2015
Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA8.7%8/31/2015
Evil Twin Calypso Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager8%8/31/2015
Carton HopPun5.3%8/20/2015
Hill Farmstead Mary4.75%8/20/2015
Almanac Dogpatch Sour 7.5%8/18/2015
Central Waters Summarillo0%8/18/2015
Against the Grain Haarlem Globefrotters6.9%8/18/2015
Community Beer Works Singularity: Hallertau Blanc7.2%8/18/2015
Perennial Suburban Beverage4.2%8/18/2015
Grimm Lambo Door8%8/18/2015
Community Beer Works KS1: Berliner Weiss3.3%8/18/2015
High Water Campfire Stout6.5%8/18/2015
Mikkeller Nuclear Hop Assault 8%8/17/2015
Captain Lawrence Effortless IPA4.5%8/17/2015
Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Gold (2015)0%8/17/2015
Le Trou du Diable Apocalypso6.5%8/17/2015
Freigeist Köpenickiade3.5%8/17/2015
Captain Lawrence Pilot Batch: Sisyphus’ Smile6.66%8/17/2015
Captain Lawrence Pilo Batch: Meloncello4%8/17/2015
Captain Lawrence Pilot Batch: Passion of the Perrone5%8/17/2015
To Øl Fuck Art - The Heathens Are Coming5.4%7/18/2015
To Øl Insane In The Grain7.5%7/18/2015
Grimm Psychokinesis5%7/18/2015
Lagunitas Equinox Ale8%7/17/2015
Central Waters Illumination Double IPA9%7/17/2015
21st Amendment Hop Crisis!9.7%7/17/2015
Ithaca Golden Secret 9.2%7/17/2015
To Øl Simple Life10%7/17/2015
Nøgne Ø / La Chingoneria / Central Cervecera M.O.L.E.9%7/17/2015
LoverBeer A Renna Glüh8%7/17/2015
Domus Greco8.2%7/17/2015
Finback The Loneliness Of Distant Space6.5%7/17/2015
Finback Moby Hop8.3%7/17/2015
Finback IPA7.2%7/17/2015
Finback Auspicious Day10.2%7/17/2015
Finback / Rushing Duck - Duck, Duck, Whale 6.6%7/17/2015
Community Beer Works Spelt Saison0%7/13/2015
Community Beer Works Singularity: El Dorado7.2%7/13/2015
Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA6.2%7/5/2015
Omnipollo Onda Mosaic Pale 5%7/4/2015
Perennial Regalia8.5%7/4/2015
Dunham Saison Rustique6%7/4/2015

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (528) London, England | April 15, 2016
For anyone planning a visit, I hear this place will be closing soon - apparently due to an issue with the lease rather than business failure, so may well resurface (possibly with a different name) elsewhere in Buffalo. A comfortable and welcoming bar. For a visiting European, the emphasis on Belgian beers was not really what I was looking for - and that’s reflected in my score - but it was certainly a well curated selection. One local beer on tap to provide some variation. Staff were friendly and clued up. Didn’t eat. To be honest, I preferred the nearby Coles (under the same ownership) primarily because the beer choice was better for me but I certainly enjoyed my visit here. Best wished to Mike for his future ventures.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (1107) London, England | February 6, 2016
The Blue Monk has been nicely decorated to resemble a Belgian brown cafe. It has yellow ochre walls and some tin plates and posters advertising (mainly) Belgian beers. The downstairs area is more like a traditional bar whilst the back room, on a mezzanine floor, is mainly for eating. The food is several notches above the norm and the beer list is terrific. There’s an emphasis on Belgian beers (not so much of interest to us Europeans) but there were a few more local beers on tap too. Apparently Mike goes out of his way to track down interesting beers and it shows. It’s a super place. (Last visited 5 November 2012).
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
UrbanCaveman  (20) Ohio | December 17, 2015
Tucked away in a quaint part of Buffalo, on a street of storefronts adjacent to blocks and blocks of residences, the Blue Monk is a good spot to stop in for a beer. It was not terribly crowded, even on a Saturday night, with what crowd was present seeming less boisterous and more conversational. Service was quite prompt, and seemed to know a little bit about beer. The tap list was top notch in both variety and quality, well curated. I’d definitely stop in again, were I to find myself in Buffalo for any reason.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
HopTsing  (33) Sandston, Virginia | September 16, 2015
The place was friendly and a little hip. Service was very good even though the joint was busy on a Thurs night. More beers than one can enjoy in two days. And if you don’t they’ll have something different in a day of so. Add my name to the list of those who love the place..
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tia  (143) Sandston, Virginia | August 26, 2015
Enjoyed our visit here. Great service, great selection. Food was good and offered updated versions of classics. Good selection. Downsides = a tad loud, not cheap.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21  (92) Seattle, Washington | January 20, 2015
This place is legit. Came here on a Thursday night and had an amazing time with my girlfriend. Bartenders were very friendly, beer list was awesome. Perennial Abraxas, Firestone Walker 18, St. Bernardus 12, Ballast Point Grunion and Black Marlin... all sorts of awesome things to choose from. One draft from Buffalo local Community Beer Works which was very tasty as well. Had a delicious duck confit reuben to eat. Ambiance is warm, cozy, unpretentious. An absolute must hit in Buffalo, and probably the only place in NY state that rivals the best bars in Manhattan.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
mnurda  (68) Winnipeg, Manitoba | September 20, 2014
Went with a group of coworkers a couple of weeks ago. Didn’t try the food, but the beer was great. Staff very helpful
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bigda83  (42) Jamestown, New York | August 14, 2014
Very solid place. Went there for the Bourbon County tapping they had a few weeks back. It was myfirst visit. Friendly staff, nice beer selection, pretty good food. The only bad thing was they had a damn parade the same day with the street blocked off so I had to spend a half hour driving around and park a while away. Not their fault at all. I’d go back for sure.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89  (8) 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!!!!
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC  (55) , | December 3, 2013
Euro-heavy list, as befitting its name, but they still make room for western New York-brewed beers. (Just don’t 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.

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