Blue Monkey Tavern | Merchantville, New Jersey
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Blue Monkey Tavern
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

2 S Centre St.
Merchantville, New Jersey United States 08109 [ print map ]
856 661 8008

bluemonkeytavern.com

Hours: 11 Am - Midnight


Mayor: MadIndian (2) | Taps: 38 | Bottles: 34


Blue Monkey Tavern

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Beer Available At Blue Monkey Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold 98, He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale 67, He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn 96, Victory DirtWolf Double IPA 99, 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter 96, North Coast Class of ’88 Barley Wine 95, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: The Great’ER Pumpkin 96
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10 reviews for Blue Monkey Tavern
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  82%
 Selection  89%
 Food  77%
 Value  78%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  80%
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80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz  (9) Audubon, New Jersey | January 31, 2014
Very nice beer line up, great food, and great service. This place is a keeper for sure. Great example of a pioneer in the realm of craft beer bars.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
keanex  (56) Atco, New Jersey | April 12, 2013
Driving to here from my house was interesting. It was a mix of nice and bad neighborhoods, but the area Blue Monkey is in seems decent. The foyer of here is a bit uninspiring of a nice bar, but once you open the door it’s rather cozy. The place is a bit small, but it feels like a converted home, which I think it was. Not a bad atmosphere, but certainly lacking in some ways I can’t put my finger on.

The service was quick and friendly. Not much more to say on that.

The beer selection was over 30 taps. The list was varied from Duchess to Choklat to Sierra Nevada Blindfold, honestly there’s something for everyone. The food menu is standard for a place like this.

The food is decent. I got a burger with blue cheese and bacon along with sweet potato fries. My girlfriend got some chicken breast dinner. The burger was pretty good, decently sized, but the sweet potato fries were some of the worst I’d ever had. They weren’t bad, but they were cut to cook/taste like regular fries and weren’t served with any sauce. My girlfriends chicken breast was definitely pricey for the size of it, it’s a good thing she’s a small eater because she received one small piece of chicken with some spinach.

We wound up eating dinner to the point of a comfortable full. She had two beers and I had 3. We spent $64 including a $10 tip. I’ve seen better values, but it’s rather standard for the places I’ve seen around.

I wouldn’t visit here again, but this was worth checking out once. The drive here combined with the fact that there was nothing that REALLY stood out means I’ll just stay a bit more local next time.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian  (45) Levittown, Pennsylvania | January 7, 2013
Went with Uncle Bob Sac. What a fantastic tap list and the bottle list was quite nice as well. The food was average, nothing amazing, but the service and beer were phenomenal.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy  (19) Eastampton, New Jersey | December 7, 2012
Great beer selection. From rare to unusual beers food was exceptional. A bit loud at most times. Staff friendly and fast despite the crowd.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Wisski  (3) Pennsauken, New Jersey | September 16, 2012
Beer Selection is one of the best, excellent choices of micro brews and imports on draught. Taps are always changing and new options are often available. Management is a bit cranky,but the wait staff is young and energetic.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn  (162) Penndel, Pennsylvania | December 19, 2011
Great tap list with a nice mix of styles and brewers, the menu had a decent mix of sandwiches and entree’s. The prices were reasonable $8 for an 8 ounce pour of Firestone Walker 14 and 15.... Clean establishment, plenty of TV’s around the bar, lots of room around the bar and seating .... Went for a saturday lunch .... I’d like to agree with the other reviews but my server was not very into my visit asked me once if everything was good and instead was very friendly to a regular asking him several times if he was ok meanwhile my glass sat empty ... The owner (slim foreign male) finally asked what I wanted, but was unfriendly, very short when I tried to small talk with him, but talked to a regular for quite awhile ... for a first timer it was a huge turnoff .... other than that I give the place high marks and will go again to see if the attitudes change
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
mallowness  (1) New Jersey | March 1, 2010
Wonderful place. Many many interesting beers on tap from the US and abroad. This place can compete with any in Philadelphia and you never have to jostle for a table, angle for attention from the bartender, or even struggle to park. If you live in Philly and like beer this place is absolutely worth the trip over the bridge.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
godspunk32  (4) | October 23, 2009
This has very quickly become my favorite beer bar...anywhere. I was excited when Iron Hill opened in Cherry Hill, then I went, had a few beers and food, and found that it was very expensive and all the beer tasted like it had dirt in it. I was more excited when we found the Pour House in Haddonfield, then found it was just as expensive as Iron Hill, but with better beers. We’ve been here three times in the last week, and already are friendly with the owner, who is a great guy. They have two dozen great beers on tap, and for good prices! Where else can you find an 8% pumpkin ale for less than $5? They’re constantly putting new beers into rotation, and reserve a few taps for seasonal favorites. Definitely recommended highly!
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
lepnlizard  (1) Alabama | September 25, 2009
Loved this place when it was a fine dining called the Collins House: best filet mignon in the area! Food is still good, although more of a casual menu; lots to choose from! Love all the tap beer selections...they’re always changing things up to try new craft beers, but you will always be able to find an old favorite, too. Friendly, knowledgable bartenders!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
rpm56  (8) Alabama | September 25, 2009| Updated May 4, 2010
An actual craft brew oasis in the barren, Budweisered South Jersey region. There are 24 craft brews on tap served in the proper glass (often supplied by the brewers.) A rotating menu of beers (right now North Coast’s Old Rasputin is my favorite.) The food is above-average, as this establishment is owned by a restaurateur who converted the place into a beer mecca. I no longer have to head to Philly for great drafts ;-)

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