United States > Texas > El Paso
tomciccateri (133) El Paso, Texas | January 22, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
70 impressive taps. 8-place dull, dark wood bar. Grey contrete floor. Dozend and a half tall wooden tables and similar number low tables. Large outdoor patio with long wooden table. Rock and roll tunes inside without any obnoxious sports TVs. 60/40 men/women, most 20s-40s.
Beer specials on chalkboards but without prices that can range from $4 to $7 per beer. Tuesday Logo Pint night with glass included (at an additional cost on the final bill(. Great local/regional/national/import craft beer selection. Friendly, informed servers. Two authentic dartboards with room to throw. Above average pub fare, with great looking thin-crust pizza and burgers with quality buns. Variety of salads, sweet potato fries, impressive fish & chips, rabbit dish.
Nice variety of U.S. craft beers.
nhjmoyer (2) san antonio, Texas | April 19, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
My fiancť and I visited the newly opened store in San Antonio and we were pleasantly surprised. The food menu changes daily with amazing picks for both her (vegetarian) and me and the quality an freshness of the food was amazing. Steer clear of the desserts as they are overpriced and lack in flavor and originality. They have a few beer menus and their overall selection was amazing.
oryansirishpub (21) Saint Paul Park, Minnesota | April 15, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Had a wonderful experience. The beer selections were top notch. The food was the highlight of the evening. I had the ceviche and the Capo pizza, both were tremendous. They offered different flights of beer and they have a great outdoor patio with a really cool fountain done up with beer taps.
KPD (210) Michigan | January 26, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer drinking establishment not far from the Sun Bowl. Went in search of Texas beers and was happy to see a half dozen on tap including 2 from Big Bend in Alpine. They have prechosen flights so I couldnít make my own. Pretty good selection of US micros and internationals. Nice stop Iíd recommend for all beer fans.
JDBaker11058 (55) Maryland | October 23, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Ambiance: Unassuming restaurant on the side of the road, until you get to the wooden doors and see the bas-relief monk carved in the middle. On entry you have a spacious, wood-paneled dining room with easy access to plenty of outside seating. Bar is long and dominates the front of the place, and was plenty spacious at 5 in the afternoon. Service: Bar service was very attentive without being in my face, knowledgeable without being snobbish, and friendly without seeming phony. Saw plenty of other servers interact with customers in the same way, and the service staff all seemed to like each other too. Friendly co-drinkers as well. It was a really nice vibe. Selection: phenomenal. I didnít count the taps, but I believe it when ratebeer says 70, and the bottle list was probably more like 150. Everything was well-curated and organized. They even had a kick-ass Gulden Draak tap with a giant golden dragonís head on top. The taps were clearly regularly rotated, with plenty of local-ish stuff (Texas but not El Paso, which apparently does not have itís own brewery) and lots of good regional (Colorado stuff like Great Divide and Odellís) and national craft as well. Taps seemed pretty well-balanced (I liked the Belgian rotator idea, AND they had Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen on draught!), and seemed only a bit light on the dark stuff like stouts and porters, skewing a bit more to the IPA and Pale Ale side. Hardly a major complaint. Food: Ordered the fries with three dipping sauces. Excellent. Also had the three sliders, all of which were delicious. Value: Traveling from DC, this seemed like a great value. I had the fries, burgers, and three beers for $40. Overall: When I found out I was traveling to El Paso, I came to ratebeer to find the best beer bar in El Paso. This place was at the top of the list (really, the only game in town), and it deserves to be. If this was in Maryland, Iíd be going every week. Loved this place, and heartily recommend it to anyone.
annunz123 (28) Taunton, Massachusetts | September 17, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place. Cool bar with a great selection. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable without being pushy or smug like a lot of guys at places like this. Good food as well. Only minor criticism is that the place is expensive, especially by El Paso standards, but itís worth it.
Jow (197) New York | September 23, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is awesome! No offense to El Paso but I wasít expecting much. Cool decor with sweet patio and a beer tap fountain that is sweet. Came here two nights in a row and food is excellent, had great burger with pears and blue cheese one night and rabbit tacos second. Both nights two separate servers were beyond friendly and attentive. tons of taps with great selection. I had some Jester King, Prairie Artisinal, and St Arnolds all things i canít get. They also have scotch and cigars, i would live here if i was from neighborhood. prices were probably high for area but iím from Manhattan so seemed reasonable to me.
kyle50216 (2) Texas | January 16, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
The best bar in El Paso. Has a wide slection of beer from around the world. Canít giv an exact number to either bottles or drafts as they are always changing. There is an outdoor patio for smokers and is heated by space heaters in the winter. In addition to their awesome beer selection they have scotch, wine, cigars, and a recently added kitchen. The staff are cool and there is a club you can join called the hoptimus. Every time you drink 3 different beers you havenít had at the hoppy monk you earn points. The membership cost $18 and comes with a card to keep track of your brews and a hoppy monk t-shirt which has the h.s. thompson quote, "good people drink good beer". The lighting inside is dim and there is loud music. However, the bar never really gets so loud that it becomes annoying like a club would. Mostly a chill and relaxed place to enjoy the best beer in the world. My favorite place to hang out in el paso!
Beershine (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | December 24, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
Night-time would find me in Rosaís cantina;
Music would play and Felina would whirl.
Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina,
Wicked and evil while casting a spell.
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden;
I was in love but in vain, I could tell.
One night a wild young cowboy came in,
Wild as the West Texas wind.
Dashing and daring,
A drink he was sharing
With wicked Felina,
The girl that I loved.
Back in El Paso my life would be worthless.
Everythingís gone in life; nothing is left.
Itís been so long since Iíve seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death.
I saddled up and away I did go,
Riding alone in the dark.
A bullet may find me.
Tonight nothingís worse than this
Pain in my heart.
And at last here I
Am on the hill overlooking El Paso;
I can see Rosaís cantina below.
My love is strong and it pushes me onward.
Down off the hill to Felina I go.
Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys;
Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
Shouting and shooting I canít let them catch me.
I have to make it to Rosaís back door.
Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side.
Though I am trying
To stay in the saddle,
Iím getting weary,
Unable to ride.
But my love for
Felina is strong and I rise where Iíve fallen,
Though I am weary I canít stop to rest.
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle.
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.
From out of nowhere Felina has found me,
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
Cradled by two loving arms that Iíll die for,
One little kiss and Felina, good-bye.
.............................................and now Iím going to the Hoppy Monk where I can get a nice pint of regional, national, and international quality brew served in a friendly, unpretentious environment playing nice music. A town worthy of the best Western ballad ever sang also deserves a nice beer bar, El Paso is an interesting place :)
Terminus (343) St. Louis, Missouri | June 27, 2011| Updated September 7, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
HANDS DOWN the best beer place your going to see on I-10 between San Antonio and Tucson. 65 taps, ranging from basic texas micros (real ale, st arnold), bigger micros (rogue, Stone, Dogfish head, North Coast) to Belgians on tap. The atmosphere is great-friendly people and defnately good to see a good beer bar in what has been such a beer wasteland town. El Paso maybe behind the times, but this place is definately fantastic. It feels to be moddled after flying saucer and/or gingermans. I love to go to this place.
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