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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)
Birrificio del Ducato Frambozschella 96, Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA 97, BFM Cuvée Alex le Rouge 90, Alvinne Cuvée d’Erpigny 98, pFriem Belgian Imperial Stout 87, t Smisje Kerst 93, Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 93, BFM √225 Saison 99, Struise Ypres 94
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49 reviews for Stumbling Monk
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  80%
 Selection  80%
 Food N/A 
 Value  82%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  91%
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64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17  (300) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (575) 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 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.
92
  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.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
cblado  (4) 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.
86
  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.
84
  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!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate  (159) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin  (39) 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)
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (303) 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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