Taps: 32 / Bottles: 77
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
3.02/5 rDev -34.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
In Buffalo on business, and as per usual, sought out a highly rated bar for after work beers.
Walked in and was immediately hit in the face with the stench of stale beer. Not a great first impression, though it did take me back to my college days. Grabbed a seat at the bar and studied the tap list, being immediately greeted by a bar tender who was very nice and patient. The tap list was decent, with a large number of Belgian beers (no surprise). What was surprising was the lack of locals. One Community IPA, and a Southern Tier on nitro. Nothing on the list really screamed must try, or even, can't find this most places, so went with the Community.
My second impression was even more of a disappointment than my first: my pint tasted like the line hadn't been cleaned for some time. I can't tell you the last time I had a pour from dirty lines, but the rancid taste is unmistakable.
I had planned on enjoying a few beers and eating dinner here, but I was so turned off with the apparent lack of hygiene of the place that I went elsewhere after one beer.
Given the great reviews of the place, I'll assume I just caught them at a bad time. I was definitely unimpressed.
07-01-2014 01:08:07 | More by jwjon1
Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY
100 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.