Blue Monkey Tavern | Merchantville, New Jersey
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Blue Monkey Tavern
Good based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

2 S Centre St.
Merchantville, New Jersey United States 08109 [ print map ]
856 661 8008

Hours: 11 Am - Midnight

Mayor: MadIndian (1) | Taps: 38 | Bottles: 34

Blue Monkey Tavern

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12 reviews for Blue Monkey Tavern
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  80%
 Value  79%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
philly_flood  (1) Merchantville, New Jersey | April 5, 2015
This is my absolute favorite bar. Honestly, this bar is how I landed in this quaint, little town. The beer list is second to none, the owner and his staff have become friends, and the menu does an excellent job of sprucing up the typical gastro-pub offerings. If youíre in the area and looking for a relaxing place to enjoy a beer, this is it. Hands down: this is the best bar in South Jersey.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
demannu  (9) New Jersey | February 20, 2015
One of the best experiences I have had on a first time visit to a bar. The owner (who was running the bar for lunch) spent much of our visit taking to us about various beers and brewers. Had the lunch special which was a homemade buffalo chicken burger that was generously tossed with either hot or mild sauce and severed with blue cheese dressing, fries, a pickle, and coleslaw for $10. The burger was made from ground chicken and seasonings that came together to create a wonderful sandwich. As for beer they had nearly 40 taps running with some fine choices from Founders, Avery, and Lost Abbey to name a few brewers at very reasonable prices. Simple atmosphere with a calming and quiet feel even though we were among 7 other groups. Even though it was a solid 1hr and 20 minute drive, I make the trip again.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz  (9) Audubon, New Jersey | January 31, 2014
Very nice beer line up, great food, and great service. This place is a keeper for sure. Great example of a pioneer in the realm of craft beer bars.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
keanex  (63) Atco, New Jersey | April 12, 2013
Driving to here from my house was interesting. It was a mix of nice and bad neighborhoods, but the area Blue Monkey is in seems decent. The foyer of here is a bit uninspiring of a nice bar, but once you open the door itís rather cozy. The place is a bit small, but it feels like a converted home, which I think it was. Not a bad atmosphere, but certainly lacking in some ways I canít put my finger on.

The service was quick and friendly. Not much more to say on that.

The beer selection was over 30 taps. The list was varied from Duchess to Choklat to Sierra Nevada Blindfold, honestly thereís something for everyone. The food menu is standard for a place like this.

The food is decent. I got a burger with blue cheese and bacon along with sweet potato fries. My girlfriend got some chicken breast dinner. The burger was pretty good, decently sized, but the sweet potato fries were some of the worst Iíd ever had. They werenít bad, but they were cut to cook/taste like regular fries and werenít served with any sauce. My girlfriends chicken breast was definitely pricey for the size of it, itís a good thing sheís a small eater because she received one small piece of chicken with some spinach.

We wound up eating dinner to the point of a comfortable full. She had two beers and I had 3. We spent $64 including a $10 tip. Iíve seen better values, but itís rather standard for the places Iíve seen around.

I wouldnít visit here again, but this was worth checking out once. The drive here combined with the fact that there was nothing that REALLY stood out means Iíll just stay a bit more local next time.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian  (47) Levittown, Pennsylvania | January 7, 2013
Went with Uncle Bob Sac. What a fantastic tap list and the bottle list was quite nice as well. The food was average, nothing amazing, but the service and beer were phenomenal.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy  (19) Eastampton, New Jersey | December 7, 2012
Great beer selection. From rare to unusual beers food was exceptional. A bit loud at most times. Staff friendly and fast despite the crowd.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Wisski  (3) Pennsauken, New Jersey | September 16, 2012
Beer Selection is one of the best, excellent choices of micro brews and imports on draught. Taps are always changing and new options are often available. Management is a bit cranky,but the wait staff is young and energetic.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn  (182) Penndel, Pennsylvania | December 19, 2011
Great tap list with a nice mix of styles and brewers, the menu had a decent mix of sandwiches and entreeís. The prices were reasonable $8 for an 8 ounce pour of Firestone Walker 14 and 15.... Clean establishment, plenty of TVís around the bar, lots of room around the bar and seating .... Went for a saturday lunch .... Iíd like to agree with the other reviews but my server was not very into my visit asked me once if everything was good and instead was very friendly to a regular asking him several times if he was ok meanwhile my glass sat empty ... The owner (slim foreign male) finally asked what I wanted, but was unfriendly, very short when I tried to small talk with him, but talked to a regular for quite awhile ... for a first timer it was a huge turnoff .... other than that I give the place high marks and will go again to see if the attitudes change
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
mallowness  (1) New Jersey | March 1, 2010
Wonderful place. Many many interesting beers on tap from the US and abroad. This place can compete with any in Philadelphia and you never have to jostle for a table, angle for attention from the bartender, or even struggle to park. If you live in Philly and like beer this place is absolutely worth the trip over the bridge.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
godspunk32  (4) | October 23, 2009
This has very quickly become my favorite beer bar...anywhere. I was excited when Iron Hill opened in Cherry Hill, then I went, had a few beers and food, and found that it was very expensive and all the beer tasted like it had dirt in it. I was more excited when we found the Pour House in Haddonfield, then found it was just as expensive as Iron Hill, but with better beers. Weíve been here three times in the last week, and already are friendly with the owner, who is a great guy. They have two dozen great beers on tap, and for good prices! Where else can you find an 8% pumpkin ale for less than $5? Theyíre constantly putting new beers into rotation, and reserve a few taps for seasonal favorites. Definitely recommended highly!

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