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The Old Monk

Not Rated.
The Old MonkThe Old Monk
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.17%
Taps: 23
Bottles: 84
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2847 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75206-6470
United States
phone: (214) 821-1880

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Reviews by ballewblake:
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3.63/5  rDev -11.9%

I have a hard time wanting to enjoy this place, but I can see why lots of people seem to want to go here. The place is just way too busy and crowded for me. I tend to always end up here with friends and thats a peek times. The selection of drafts change frequently, but for some reason I'm never impressed with them (Stella, Blue Moon, Francoia Wheat, Guinness, Harp, etc. nothing great or different.) The bottles are more interesting to me but waaaay over priced. A Westmalle Trip for 9 bucks, Duvel for 8, just doesn't sit well with me when I go to other bars off the beaten path for 6 and 5.5, respectfully. Also, parking is a royal pain here, rarely have I seen an open spot in their tiny lot, and I'm not cool with valet due to past experiences, and parking in the residential hoods is just sketchy. Basically, a meat market for pretty people that enjoy stella.

ballewblake, Apr 14, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Abbbp, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

mgr78704, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

RobertH50, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Nathan_Short, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

BJasny, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

street1891, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

SavageHopHead, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Kellya
2.3/5  rDev -44.2%

Many of the reviews cover my complaint: not enough beer.
An example of the shortage of beer is the Draft list on the chalk board - my husband asked about one and was told it was in a bottle. He noted that it was on the board but the waitress pointed out that only the top two beers are draft and the other 5 were labelled as bottles.
We are used to more than 2 rotational beers so we didn't even notice.
I had the Franconia Hefeweizen and enjoyed it as usual but I'd really wanted something appropriate to the cool weather. It was $5.50.
My husband had the Duvel Single for $8.
I kept telling my husband we could come another time and try it when there wasn't such a crowd but then I looked at the beer list and couldn't find a reason to go again. I went through the argument three different ways and still arrived at the same conclusion.
Many more better places to spend my money.
I reviewed the atmosphere low because it was smoky, noisy and didn't have enough seating. I reviewed the quality as poor because I went here to try some good beers and they had nothing I wanted to try.

Kellya, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

rjtx000, Nov 22, 2013
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The Old Monk in Dallas, TX
92 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.