Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 25
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Domingo:
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
The Cheeky Monk has been around for a few years, but thanks to a location that's weird for me (and the Vine St. Pub being very close), I've only recently stopped in.
The first thing you'll notice is that this isn't a typical beer bar. Everything is wood paneled and somewhat upscale...but not in a pretentious way. The familiar looking bar in the middle of the room definitely lets you know that you're not in a normal restaurant, though.
The food consists of French/Belgian/European inspired dishes, along with sandwiches and more traditional options as well. Mussels and fries, Beef stew, fish & chips, bangers and mash, and even the ubiquitous Monte Cristo are there.
I guess they have a killer lunch sandwich special and good prices as well. The food's terrific based upon our appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert.
With beers - they have a ton of options. Everything from Chimay (all 3), to Lucifer, to Duvel, Baccus, Kasteel Rouge, Rochefort, Blanche du Bruxelles, Orval, Kwak, and more. All items are served in the proper (often branded) glassware as well.
In addition to Belgian options, they also have a few local special beers like GD's Yeti/Hades and Odell Mountain Standard. I also saw beers from Lost Abbey and normal 'ol Carlsberg pils as well.
A word of warning with the Cheeky Monk - as a dinner option you're probably going to spend a fair amount of money here. Keep in mind that it's really the nature of the beers and food. They really aren't marking anything up very much, but the reality of things is that Belgian beers are typically somewhat pricy. Most goblets are going to run from $7-10. The food options offer large portions and are tasty - but those dishes are also not cheap to make either. Just a heads up, certainly not to fault the place.
If you want Belgian beers in Colorado, this is THE spot without a doubt.
EDIT: Something DEFINITELY worth mentioning is the CM's lunch special, which is available 6 days per week including the weekend. There are $5.99 meals (most are a sandwich & fries) and all draft beers are 1/2 off. It's quite the deal and the best time to visit and try lots of new beers without breaking the bank.
03-10-2010 19:24:16 | More by Domingo
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -27.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$$
Ok so I finally checked this place out and left very unimpressed. To start off they had Pliny the Elder listed at $8 which I thought was a little expensive until they brought it in a 25cl glass, super expensive seeing as how Falling Rock has pints for $7. If they are selling short pours it should be noted on the menu. We were also seated in a side room that has terrible ambience. The service was good but the good was mediocre. I ordered mussels ($13) and not only were there not very many but they were way to salty. There is a French restaurant her (le central) that not only has much better mussels but they are only $10 and you get a huge bucket. Between the overpriced beer and mediocre food I won't be back and is advise others to avoid unless you really need Belgian beer. They did have Cantillon gueuze on the menu for $22 per 375ml.
01-24-2014 19:37:18 | More by ArrogantB
4.41/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$$
A place of elegance within one of the harsher areas of town. Beer line up was impressive and tap list superb. I did think though in some instances they were overpriced but that might go with the territory as places downtown seem to run a little more quite often. Server was very knowledgeable about beer. This is definitely worth a stop if you're into Belgians and want a wide range of good craft from one source. I myself though will probably go to other alternatives in town with some many other less expensive choices.
05-29-2013 17:24:17 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
92 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.