The Hoppy Monk
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
4.94/5 rDev +5.6%
Enormous beer selection of a bar; the largest in El Paso, particularly on draught.
You can buy several different varieties of "flights", which is basically 5 different tasting-sized beers from around the world set on top of a plank of wood. Great way to get up to speed on your ex-beer-ience for under 10 bucks.
The bartenders are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
The beer selection here is amazing both in quality and quantity. No typical "domestics" here.
Beers are all served in their appropriate glassware. Tuesday nights is "Glass Night", where you get to keep the logo glassware for specified brew(s).
If you're serious about your beer and live in El Paso, this place is likely your second home.
I was also told that they might be looking at doing some cask-conditioned and/or cellared beers in the future, possibly even food. Definitely check the place out!
03-05-2011 11:27:34 | More by ZenAgnostic
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -15.8%
Awite, on tap selection, yes, this place is legit and I can see why it has popped up on "Best Craft Beer Bars in America" lists and all that jazz. There are tons of great taps for the craft beer lover and the prices are reasonable.
Prairie Bomb!, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide, Duchesse du Bourgogne, the list was robust. I was happy with what I got here. Plus the staff knew their beer and weren't the pretentious, arrogant types that can come with a craft beer establishment.
But there are some things I"m not particularly impressed by at The Hoppy Monk. The place smells like shit. Like acrid, dirty mop water that has been used to clean up vomit. The smell pervaded the place and made it hard to enjoy my beers.
Then there's the insultingly high price for bottled beers here. Every beer is marked up 100% it seems. $20 bottles in stores were going here for $40+. And these weren't rarities. I think I saw the ubiquitous Arrogant Bastard bombers going for like $15. This is highway robbery, man.
I didn't try the food because the off-putting smell wasn't conducive for eating, so I can't speak much on that.
I'd say this is a place you pay homage to, grab a beer or two---particularly the rarities they seem to get--- and then be on your way.
08-05-2014 15:19:21 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.33/5 rDev -7.5%
Surprised by the selection of beers probably one of the best in El Paso. The quality of food was always good. Prices are a little high for the food but I thought the beer pricing was good. All beers are served in the recommended glasses for each style.
02-12-2014 01:54:41 | More by DanThaMan85
The Hoppy Monk in El Paso, TX
99 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.