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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café

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58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 25
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

534 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2018
United States
phone: (303) 861-0347

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thecheekymonk

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Place added by: Mebuzzard on 09-14-2007

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Reviews by juzy:
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

hubby and I have visited twice since getting to Denver for GABF. First time we walked from downtown, a disconcerting experience. Allot of vagrants, homeless, pan-handlers, you get the idea, once we started up Capital Hill. I recommend driving or taking a cab, even though it's a short walk from downtown. Just didn't feel overly safe. Anyway, servers have been great, helpful, knowledgable for the most part. A few myths or bits of misinformation were handed out during both visits. Once was the bartender describing what "tripel" meant, while she wasn't exactly wrong, she wasn't exactly right either. She said something about "tripel the malt", everything I've ever been taught about the origin of tripel is that it's either to do with ABV (3% for a single, 6% for a dubble, and 9% for a tripel) or it's like how some breweries use "reserve" meaning the best the brewery offers. There is lots of speculation on it....anyway all of that aside, this place is pretty cool inside, decor wise. Has a bit of a Goth feel to it. They have an outdoor area which is nice on a warm night ;-) The beer menu is almost all Belgian ales, some local Colorado an other US Belgian style ales. Nothing spectacular though. Just your standard Belgian ales. Mostly things I can get at a store. Was hoping for some rare stuff at the least, especially being GABF week. Food menu is good, they have some happy hour specials. During our visits the clientele ranged between college aged kids to couples with young kids.

We'll probably go back once or twice more before we head back to Anchorage next week.

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Photo of Griep
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mmmmmmmmm Belgiany. Yes me likey!

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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Stopped by while in Denver because it was the only bar I could track down Pliny on tap. It was empty on a Sunday afternoon. I have to say I was pretty astonished by the price of some of the regular trappist beers, and unimpressed by the tap and bottle selection. The bartender was really friendly though, and it is a bright and pleasant place for a beer. On my way out there was a street brawl on Colfax with about 20 high schoolers (half fighting, half recording on their phones).

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.94/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ArrogantB
3/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Cheeky Monk on Colfax Avenue, a weird hodgepodge of porno stores, homeless people and hipsters. Parking kind of weird, one of the most uneven parking lots behind the place totally being displaced by tree roots underneath it, and construction going on across the way.

Get inside, and it looks more like the quinetessential English pub decor, tons of polished wood. But then you start to notice the glassware, the Gulden Draak tower, etc. . . and it definitely takes on the vibe of a Belgian place. Overall, nice and impressive, plenty of space beyond the bar area for dining, a few tables in the bar area. A

Good list of beers, heavy on the Belgian stuff, they were out of all the Russian River stuff. Believe I had a Green Flash Linchpin here. Service was good, waitress checked on us the right amount, cheery.

Food smelled good. Had it at the other location, I have no reason to think this place isn't as good. Ultimately I like the Westminster location a little more (having more Avery & Russian River will do that). But this is a worthwhile stop, especially with the awesome 2UP bar down the road and Argonaut around the way. Plus, if you're the type who likes skinny jeans and porno, this neighborhood is for you.

Photo of buffs9
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Cheeky Monk is located on Colfax Ave on the east side of downtown Denver. Street parking is available nearby.

The interior is dark with brick and wood, plus some large pieces of art. Some signage of available beers

Tons of Belgian options on tap, all served in proper glassware. Had St. Bernardus 12, Kwak and Tripel Karmeliet.

I didn't eat any food, but did enjoy a few relaxing beers on a slow day. The bartender was beautiful, which didn't hurt

Overall I really liked this place and would definitely visit again and would recommend it to any beer lover visiting Denver.

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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.