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Blue Monk

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Blue MonkBlue Monk
BA SCORE
100
world-class

71 Ratings
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
Taps: 32
Bottles: 77
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

727 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York, 14222-1638
United States
phone: (716) 882-6665

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Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.56/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Visited for a pint on a recent trip to Buffalo.

Tap list was board was 30 strong but about 5 or 6 were tapped out and hadn't been replaced, which was a little disappointing. As far as the 25 or so that were available, there was a largely Belgian theme, as expected. That said, there was very little that excited me. A few non Belgian styles were available, such as Life & Limb and Pumking, but overall I think the non-Belgian selection was incredibly underrepresented. If they are trying to strictly cater to Belgian beer lovers, perhaps they are succeeding, but they need to diversify a little more IMO.

Service was friendly. Atmosphere was pretty cool with a really nice backyard/patio area.

With Cole's right down the street, I am not sure if I will ever return here.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerOps
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Steffanie
4.33/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Definitely worth the wait. Go here, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of liamt07
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gunboat82
3.4/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5 | food: 4

I must have caught them on a bad day -- 13 out of 32 taps were devoted to Bell's, and they had a poor selection of stouts. Don't rely on the Web site tap list, as they rarely update it. The atmosphere was good, and the food was slightly better than the usual pub fare.

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of madnismo
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Im giving the bar and beer selection a 4 ONLY. The food and sous chef suck balls! She cant cook, the fish was under cooked. the burger wasnt even cooked, i ordered medium rare it wasnt even rare..she argued about it to me...and over cooked the mac & cheese. she really sucks...If you are looking for a beer, great place though!

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4.35/5  rDev -4.6%

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Photo of jwjon1
3.02/5  rDev -33.8%
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.

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Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY
100 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.