Blue Monk | Buffalo, New York
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Blue Monk
World Class based on 52 ratings
Type: Restaurant

727 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York United States 14222 [ print map ]
716 882 6665

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Beer Available At Blue Monk (arranged by most recent)
Grimm Artisanal Ales Gradient , Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Grimm Tesseract 88, Smuttynose Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weisse 73, Stone Enjoy By IPA 100, Alpine Beer Company Captain Stout 93, Green Flash Treasure Chest (2014) 92, Alpine Beer Company Hoppy Birthday 99, Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, Art Flama Ale 44, Caldera Roasted Hatch Chili , Moylans Lonely Tarts Club 77, Hitachino Nest Yuzu Saison , Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 99, Elysian Loser Pale Ale Barrel Aged , Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout 99, Brewfist Spaghetti Western Grappa Barrel 97, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Amarillo 99, Brooklyn Wild Horse Porter 88, Three Heads Buffalo Soul Jah Imperial Red Ale
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52 reviews for Blue Monk
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  83%
 Selection  88%
 Food  84%
 Value  75%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  97%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
craftycarl21  (81) Washington, Washington DC | January 20, 2015
This place is legit. Came here on a Thursday night and had an amazing time with my girlfriend. Bartenders were very friendly, beer list was awesome. Perennial Abraxas, Firestone Walker 18, St. Bernardus 12, Ballast Point Grunion and Black Marlin... all sorts of awesome things to choose from. One draft from Buffalo local Community Beer Works which was very tasty as well. Had a delicious duck confit reuben to eat. Ambiance is warm, cozy, unpretentious. An absolute must hit in Buffalo, and probably the only place in NY state that rivals the best bars in Manhattan.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda  (68) Winnipeg, Manitoba | September 20, 2014
Went with a group of coworkers a couple of weeks ago. Didnít try the food, but the beer was great. Staff very helpful
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83  (9) Jamestown, New York | August 14, 2014
Very solid place. Went there for the Bourbon County tapping they had a few weeks back. It was myfirst visit. Friendly staff, nice beer selection, pretty good food. The only bad thing was they had a damn parade the same day with the street blocked off so I had to spend a half hour driving around and park a while away. Not their fault at all. Iíd go back for sure.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89  (7) Toronto, Ontario | July 18, 2014
great spot, Mike knows how to run a great beer bar as seen here and Coles. best selection and never a boring one on draft. great food, great beer, great spot!!!!
86
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC  (45) , | December 3, 2013
Euro-heavy list, as befitting its name, but they still make room for western New York-brewed beers. (Just donít come here to drink more than one IPA.) Good food. Reasonable prices. The only drawbacks: The bathrooms are badly in need of an upgrade and the volume level (nothing but hard surfaces) makes conversation difficult-to-impossible.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ron  (75) Rochester, New York | November 14, 2013
A few of us stopped in a few days ago. My 3rd stop there. Large crowd inside since it was cold and could not use the outside seating. They have very friendly knowledgeable bartenders. We got our beers quickly. I noticed that the beer list on their website is not kept updated as they are at my favs in Rochester (Old Toad and Tap & Mallet) Still had some great beers though. A good time was had by all.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
totoro76  (9) , Spain | October 9, 2013| Updated March 17, 2014
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Vince_T  (1) Whitby , Ontario | July 31, 2013
Great place, very knowledgeable staff with a terrific beer selection and super food.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier  (87) Capital City, Ohio | July 18, 2013
This was our lunch stop on our way back west on 7/7/13. Cool Belgian cafe environment. Service was adequate. Very good beer selection. We enjoyed Bon Chien 2011, Founderís Rubaeus, New England Gandhi-Bot and Community Beerworks Frank. Paper menu was inaccurate due to quick turnover, but itís a short walk to the chalkboard. Food was pretty solid as well. The chorizo breakfast burrito was nothing special, but the poutine more than made up for it. duck frites with duck gravy, duck confit and cheese curds. Divine. Great place overall.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
ATTWNone  (12) , | March 26, 2013
Here for many Friday happy hours. Tap selection is constantly rotating, so you know the beer is fresh. Until recently, had a majority of selection leaning toward Belgian styles, but have now balanced it out with more domestic ales. Top notch gastropub food as well. Definitely worth a stop if your in Buffalo, in itself a very good beer town.

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