Seattle: Stumbling Monk
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Stumbling Monk
Excellent based on 49 ratings
Type: Bar

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

Hours: 6pm -2 am

Mayor: ACHops (1) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 12

Stumbling Monk

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Beer Available At Stumbling Monk (arranged by most recent)
Cascade Strawberry 99, Holy Mountain The Seer , Elysian The Dread 90, Trois Dames / Bad Attitude Sweet & Sour 83, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse - Rauchweizen (Oak Smoked) 84, Birrificio del Ducato Frambozschella 96, Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA 98, BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge 91, Alvinne Cuvée d’Erpigny 98
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49 reviews for Stumbling Monk
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  80%
 Selection  80%
 Food N/A 
 Value  82%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17  (307) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (619) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Smurf2055  (53) Seattle, Washington | February 9, 2012| Updated May 30, 2013
Kind of out of the way, not a real attractive place. The selection is mostly Belgium style beers, so not a big variety, but they do have a consistent line up of great beers. Bottle list is nothing special. Honestly, some of the stuff I’ve found here is awesome. Great place.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
MarinaMarket  (12) POULSBO, Washington | February 8, 2012
Wow, I was expecting something else based on all the raves I have heard. This really is a dive bar that serves absolute top-notch beers. The bathroom is a nightmare, but, if you want the very best beer on tap, this is the place to go. Added plus: They clean the lines between EACH beer. Any time I am in town, I would definitely stop by for a beer.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
cblado  (5) Washington | July 19, 2011
One of my favorites in Seattle. A little bar in Capitol Hill, on Olive Way. Fantastic selection, particularly of Belgian beers. A must-visit location.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheWife  (25) Tampa, Florida | April 26, 2011
An easy 1 mile (uphill) walk from my hotel in downtown Seattle. A small corner dive bar with dark lighting, low (or no?) music,, with limited seating (maybe 6 seats at the bar, a few booths and tables. A very comfortable, worn feel (pretty much everything in the place was damaged or broken) but it felt welcoming. One bartender who was helpful and friendly. Excellent prices, starting at $4, with around 10 on tap and a nice bottle selection. I went twice to the Stumbling Monk because I enjoyed it so much.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD  (58) Lakewood, Washington | March 6, 2011| Updated April 2, 2012
Finally caught the Monk when it was open (evenings only). Great atmosphere, if a bit run down with a small toilet and scary electrics. A narrow but well-chosen selection of regional, Belgian and Belgian-style ales on tap and a great bottle selection. Service is excellent, as is beer knowledge among staff and patrons. We’ll be back!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate  (170) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | January 2, 2011
Stopped by on New Years day. Man, this place had maybe 10 people in it. The bar had no one; well, except my brother and I. Anyways, they had a solid draft selection. Obviously, with a place like Brouwers you’re going to have a huge selection, but almost every draft here seems calculated. The bartender was a soft-spoken guy, and very prompt. The ambiance is nice. My kind of place where they obviously don’t give a shit if you rough-up their stuff a wee-bit. The prices were nice. I had a large New Belgium glass full of Lips of Faith for $4.50 (or, $4.00). There are some shitheads that visit, but that’s to be expected in a neighborhood where shitheads are a dime-a-dozen.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin  (43) New York, New York | September 12, 2010
This place is great. The two times i’ve been here it wasnt too busy (weeknights) and i was able to have a good conversation. Dark, moody, divey with a nice selection. One of the best drinking spots in Seattle (though maybe not the most exciting)
jercraigs  (321) Toronto, Ontario | July 17, 2010
2010-07. An interesting introduction to Seattle, on the way over we passed what may have been been a drug deal by sketchy "White Pride" tattoo guy. Window on the street makes for some awesome people watching. Bartender seems to have a case of the surly at first, but based on the yawning later I suspect he was just tired. Tap list is pretty solid but not amazing. Seems like the kind of place I would enjoy spending a Sunday afternoon or a boozy evening with friends, but for a quiet mid-week drink as a visitor it was kind of disappointing.

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