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Stumbling Monk
Excellent based on 47 ratings
Type: Bar

1635 E Olive Way
Seattle, Washington United States 98122 [ print map ]
206 860 0916



Hours: 6pm -2 am


Mayor: nealblind (3) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 12


Stumbling Monk

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Beer Available At Stumbling Monk (arranged by most recent)
Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA 97, BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge 90, Alvinne Cuvée d’Erpigny 98, pFriem Belgian Imperial Stout , t Smisje Kerst 93, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 93, BFM √225 Saison 99, Struise Ypres 94, Wittekerke 48, Omnipollo Agamemnon 98
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47 reviews for Stumbling Monk
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  80%
 Selection  81%
 Food N/A 
 Value  82%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1271) Boulder, Colorado | May 18, 2009
Epic beer bar. Belgian focused. Character ingrained in every table and chair. Sorta pleasing in it’s simpleness, not trying too hard in a neighborhood where everyone is trying too hard. Firkin of lambic, awesome. Orval and Adambier on the menu, yes. Couple of local Belgian-style taps, couple of regional, couple of national. Had a blast.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | March 19, 2010
Dive bar vibe with a beer bar selection, albeit centered on Belgian-style brews. A fun place to drink. Had Consecration and Stille Nacht on tap when we were there, among other delights.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | October 8, 2013
Typical Belgian pub, very conveniently located near downtown in hip Capitol Hill. One of those places that years ago, was really at the top of the game, but has since been surpassed by more modern approaches and concepts. It remains very solid and fairly authentic, relatively small and cozy, but quite reasonably priced as well. I did not eat. I’d come back if in the area, but would not call it a Seattle essential except for Belgium-focused beer nerds,
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes  (625) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 26, 2005
Dark corner bar. Small, sparse place built almost strictly for drinking it seems. Laid back atmosphere. Many Belgians to choose from. Friendly staff. Real late night clientele too. Apparently it doesn’t even get going until around 10.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (550) Denver, Colorado | May 28, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised by this place and I was already expecting something pretty decent. The ambiance is about what I imagined: dimly lit, hip beer drinkers, trendy music. Very comfortable inside. The selection was impressive. While not vast, it’s not just run of the mill Belgian stuff. They had a few sours and a few rarer things along with the typical high quality Belgians one could expect from such a place. I was blown away by the prices. They only carry beers that most other places are charging $7-$9 for, but most everything was $6 or $7 for a proper pour. I’ve never seen Duchesse de Borgougne for $6 anywhere before, let alone in an expensive city like Seattle. This is a great place to come enjoy a beer.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 14, 2006
Found after an ill-fated first attempt courtesy of Mapquest. I was pretty much stumbling when I got here after the Hard Liver Festival, but they still had plenty of stuff that I couldn’t say no to. Fairly dark. Low music and a first rate beer selection, both taps and bottles. Friendly staff and clientele. Not a huge number of taps, but nothing that wasn’t quality. Another of these fantastic small Seattle beer bars that make the three hour drive down absolutely worth it.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
theisti  (464) Leawood, Kansas | September 10, 2008| Updated May 15, 2009
Visited late afternoon on August 20th. This is a small, comfortable bar with a great tap (I had Russian River Damnation) and bottle selection (I had Ice Harbor Sternwheeler Stout). The bartender was very nice, and we had a great conversation about their selection, and what they were doing with the bar. I can imagine this place gets full really fast, but it was nice and relaxed during the off hours. Fairly easy to get to from downtown Seattle, longer walk or right on major bus line.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (417) Olympia, | June 23, 2009
On a quick trip up to Seattle a friend and I stopped by this Seattle landmark for Beer Geeks. I had heard for quite some time I need to stop in and check this place out. The sign is hidden behind a tree and once you have found it and found a place to park your almost there. You walk in and you find a Belgian beer bar that was an old bar that just was filled with character. There where two huge chalk boards one with the tap list. The other was filled with every can or bottle they where selling. There where about 20 different tap and about 75-100 awesome Belgian/Strong ales on the list. Beers that I have never heard of nor seen and I have seen quite a few. I had some of the best Belgian beers I have ever had. The place was filled and it was a Tuesday night. Now they do not have food so if you need anything you need to bring it in yourself. This was a great stop and I must say I am glad I finally made it to this Seattle Beer Geek landmark. You have to say you have been to the Stumbling Monk.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Schlenkerla  (322) , Austria | January 1, 2013
Duchesse de Bourgogne on draft!!!!! Great place, nice small pub
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17  (297) Woodland, California | July 16, 2012
I visited this place very quickly. They have a small beer selection, but the beers are solid, and crazy cheap. I had a glass of Russian River Supplication, and it was only $6.50. This place is very poorly lit, and very quiet. The bathroom is dingy, but the service was good enough. Wish I had more time in Seattle, because I would have liked to hit it up again and spend more time there.

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