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7 Monks Taproom

Not Rated.
7 Monks Taproom7 Monks Taproom
BA SCORE
96
world-class

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 46
Bottles: 74
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

128 S Union St
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684-2611
United States
phone: (231) 944-9198

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @7monks

Notes:
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(Place added by: mattbtr on 07-08-2011)
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Reviews by TCmichigan:
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4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

46 taps on the wall offer a great mix of local and otherwise beers... some quite interesting. The bottle selection is quite impressive as well. There's upscale bar food available for those looking for a bite to eat, and there's also wine, cider, and local mead on tap if you're wanting to stay clear of the hops (gluten-free options available too!). Just don't expect to show up in a robe — just because it's named after a group of monasteries doesn't mean they adhere to the same dress code.

I agree with some of the other commenters about the selection. I wish the website differentiated between what beers are 'on tap' and what is available in bottles/cans. However, follow them on Twitter to get an up-to-date list of new taps, sometimes updated minutes after they are switched (tested this while sitting at the bar watching the handle/keg get changed and simultaneously checking Twitter).

My father (who drinks nothing except Bud Light... *shudder*) was even guided by the bar staff until he found something he enjoyed. WooHoo for my dad liking microbrews!

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4.52/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

This is an excellent taproom with 40 beers on tap, a beer menu, a good food selection and a very clean and comfortable environment. It does not get any better than this place.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of joe1510
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

7 Monks is a brick faced building, newly redone, with a glass facade. Upon entering it's somewhat dark and cozy with the yellowed lighting. The bar is to the right, a wall bar to the left along with some high top seating, booths and table seating in the rear with a couple TVs in the corners of the bar and a monsterous TV toward the back. The taplist is extensive (46) and well laid out by style featuring a ton of Michigan tap only beers, everything from brewpubs to breweries offerings. The service was friendly and helpful. I didn't ask any questions about the beer but I did have a couple questions about the food and they were answered quickly and correctly.

The taplist is very strong with offerings from Kuhnhenn, Shorts, Founders, Perrin, Terra Firma, and loads of other Michigan favorites,most of which are tap only releases. The online list has been well kept and updated in my experience. The lines are clean, the beer expertly poured and the service friendly and prompt. The prices are reasonable and the pours are large.

The food is top notch. I recently spent two nights in Traverse and ended up eating at 7 Monks both nights, mostly for the amazingly addictive bacon wrapped dates but the Harvest Pizza was excellent as well and the burger was good though slightly overcooked. Great frites as well, with a garlicky aioli.

7 Monks was my favorite bar while recently up in Michigan. Great selection, great atmosphere, friendly service, top notch bar food, and reasonable prices make 7 Monks a must stop in Traverse City.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City, MI
96 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.