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Blue Monk

Blue MonkBlue Monk

Taps: 32 / Bottles: 77
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.16%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: JAramini on 10-04-2010)
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

09-05-2011 19:03:37 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$

The best beer bar in Western New York. Nestled right in the heart of Elmwood Village.

Everybody knows about Blue Monk, so it gets a bit crowded. With good reason- the beer selection is outstanding. It's sort of got a Belgian beer bistro feel to it, and there's always some good Belgians on tap, as well as occasion 3F and Cantillon bottles, but the selection is so much more than that. They carry great local microbrewery Community Beer Works all the time, have some great Southern Tier, Ithaca, and Ellicotville local brews, has other great US craft breweries of every kind and location, and then a ton of other international beers from countries most beer bars don't even touch. I've had a smoked imperial stout from Iceland (Lava) a big, beefy porter from Finland (Sinebrychoff) a tasty IPA from Sweden (Dugges High Five!) and an earthy Italian saison (Nuova Mattina). Lots of Evil Twin on tap most of the time as well. One of the most varied and inventive tap lists I've ever seen. Incredible that this place exists in Buffalo!

The food is good, but typically expensive. They have all of the usual Belgian beer bar food suspects- pommes frites, mussels, etc, etc. Only had food there once and I enjoyed it.

The beer is expensive, but understandably so. Some of the kegs had to have been hard to acquire. Their bottle list is very pricey, but I've never dabbled with it. Pricey is somewhat ok if you can order Cantillon, though, so there's that.

Must stop. Go now!

01-24-2014 21:07:07 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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New York

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EdFlynn

New York

4.81/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$

Best Belgian / Gastropub in Northeast!!!! Tried Monks Café in Philly and others In NYC but Blue Monk is better for atmosphere, location, menu and outdoor/café experience. Much better service/attitude than Monk's Café (not rude and cute waitresses) and food is aligned with beer. Blue Monk is part of Buffalo dynasty for restaurants with Coles, Brennans and Liberty Hound.

10-14-2013 03:23:07 | More by EdFlynn
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Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY
100 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.