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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café

Not Rated.
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer CaféCheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

39 Reviews
Reviews: 39
Visits: 64
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: 25
Cask: 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: 39 | Visits: 64
Reviews by juzy:
Photo of juzy
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (1,582 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Joey2timer
3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

good belgian tap and bottle list, good food but the service sucks. waitied for like 30 mins when it was not even bussy and had to walk out. (139 characters)

Photo of sudski77
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mmmmmmmmm Belgiany. Yes me likey! (33 characters)

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4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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). (487 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
92 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.