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The Hoppy Monk

The Hoppy MonkThe Hoppy Monk

Taps: 70 / Bottles: 170
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
98
world-class

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.7
pDev: 4.47%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

4141 N Mesa St
El Paso, Texas, 79902-1419
United States
phone: (915) 307-3263

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(Place added by: ZenAgnostic on 03-05-2011)
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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
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DanThaMan85

Texas

4.33/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

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
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Drumm3r77

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%

01-13-2014 22:39:03 | More by Drumm3r77
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zachgroves

Texas

4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

Best selection in El Paso by far. Always have great specials, the food is top notch,and there's, of course, lots of tasty beer. It is home to 75 taps or so, and they rotate them out regularly so there's always something new to try. I have discovered many a good brew here.

09-14-2013 21:46:33 | More by zachgroves
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aty11b

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$

My friends and I are regulars here every Tuesday. The atmosphere is great for going out with buddies to have a few drinks and also if you are going out on business. Not only does it have the best selection of beer in all of el paso the food is exceptional as well. The beer is a little pricey though. I can understand why but for some of the more common craft brew its kinda ridiculous. The excellent food is very reasonably priced on the other hand. If you love beer, food, and a comfortable environment for any arangement, I would hit this place up. Also if you order the beer of the day on Tuesday you get to keep the glass free of charge.

05-13-2013 21:57:26 | More by aty11b
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MountianSledHead

California

4.73/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $

This place ROCKS. I go to El Paso on business a lot. It is a excellent way to end the day. Amazing selection of beer on tap and great athmosphere. You need to check out the fountian on the back patio. I am going to do this at my cabin very cool. The food is typical bar menu but I have never had anything that was not good.

02-28-2013 02:46:45 | More by MountianSledHead
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.82/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

When you think El Paso, you don't think world class beer bar. But the Hoppy Monk could be in any city in the world and would still be one of the best around; and in most cases the best. I found them on BA and decided to stop by while in El Paso on business for one night.

The place was dark and the lot was mostly empty when we pulled in but there were a few people heading in so we asked them what was up. They said it was closed for an employee party. When they heard we were in from out of town, they invited us in for a couple. Beto then went out of his way to introduce us to the place and make us feel welcome. These guys know their beer and love what they do.

The atmosphere is exactly what I like... Interesting, comfortable and authentic without being pretentious or refined. The taps are perfectly displayed behind the bar and every one is a winner. We had a Belgian IPA that I can't recall and a Lagunitas Sucks. Both were fresh and well presented.

I'm going to do everything I can to get back to El Paso for a full night at The Hoppy Monk. I really want to try the food. You locals have it made.

01-22-2013 12:41:23 | More by GJ40
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FutureJack

California

4.45/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Loved this place. Checked out reviews on Yelp when I knew I would be staying overnight in El Paso on my way home to California.

El Paso is lucky to have a bar this great. I wish there was a beer bar this good in my hometown.

70 taps, great food. Relaxed but lively atmosphere. I would be here all the time if this bar was in my town.

Great crosss-section of styles. Only thing missing was draft sour beer (although they did serve Duchess - so they did have one).

Beers from Colorado, Texas, Oregon, California, New York, New Mexico, Belgium of course... And that's just what I can remember now.

Go!

11-27-2012 16:48:13 | More by FutureJack
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CCW

California

5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

I stopped by here my last night in El Paso in March and quickly wished I had stopped by more. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They recommended (at my request) beers to follow the ones that I tried and I was more than impressed with their recommendations. We discussed what types of beers that I like and they were easily able to point me towards beers that I would enjoy. The beer selection is by far the absolute best in El Paso with an insane variety of styles available on draft and in bottle. The patrons there are just as friendly as the staff making a very relaxing place to socialize and enjoy a few good pints. Definitely a must even if you are passing through and only have time for lunch.

10-04-2012 04:02:40 | More by CCW
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depena

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

This is a unique brew pub; it has something special. The owners, bartenders, and the servers are special people. No franchise atmosphere, marketing gimmicks, or fake window dressing; it is a genuine brew pub. The atmosphere and wood decor would lead you to believe it was built and well-kept for the last 80 years, though it is quite new.
They make it a point of rotating their beers with special brews, joint brews, seasonal beers, and hard to get limited beers. The range and variety of brews is all-encompassing. They love beer, know their beer, study and analyze their beer, and they drink beer.
If you're into single malt scotch, they got that too. While I've yet to eat there, Beto told me some of the customers who do eat there, don't drink beer (go figure). However bizarre that may sound, the point is the food got to be darn good. Their choice of entrees is an indication of how they put emphasis on quality as their menu consists of various organic selections.
This is one comfortable place. I love this place.

08-06-2012 02:11:09 | More by depena
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The Hoppy Monk in El Paso, TX
98 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.