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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café

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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer CaféCheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café

Type: Bar, Eatery

534 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2018
United States

(303) 861-0347

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Added by Mebuzzard on 09-14-2007

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Reviews by 11thFloorBrewing:
Photo of 11thFloorBrewing
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love the Monk. About two months ago my husband I went for the first time following Sunday brunch. There was hardly anyone there so we received very good service. The bartender was pretty knowledgable and made some good suggestions when we asked. About 20 imported Belgium beers on tap with the exception of New Belgium's 1554 and more in bottles. Whether it's on tap or in the bottle all Belgian beers are served in their specific brand glass. Nothing makes a table say "whoa" like the Kwak glass. We had the applewood chicken sausage and cheese appetizer which was pretty good and quite necessary considering the high alcohol content of most of these beers.

We've been back twice more for Sunday brunch with friends and it's never busy at that time. Everyone enjoyed the breakfast items - the fried egg sandwich made with the applewood chicken sausage, egg, and smoked gouda has been the most popular along with a Dirty Hoe on Colfax (Hoegaarden with Framboise). I highly recommend checking out the Cheeky Monk and if you don't like crowds be sure to head over on Sunday afternoon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.65/5  rDev -34.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25

Stopped by during my Denver beer tour.

Not much vibe to the place, just a random square room with some tables about. No energy to the place at all.

Lots of Belgian styles / sourz / bbl-aged stuff on the menu. Bartender not very helpful with explanation of brewery and/or styles. Sensed quite a bit of attitude from her and was quite a Debbie downer. Seemed as if she'd rather be anywhere else except behind the bar serving customers.

Had a few beers (I think that were local, I didn't get much info) that weren't very good and deemed it time to move on to another place I'd actually enjoy. Prices are pretty high for the area, didn't see any specials/happy hours either.

If you're into obscure Belgian styles as a priority in your bar experience, I guess this is your place. Not so much for me.

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Photo of GLWilson
3/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4

We went to the Cheeky Monk on Colfax, Denver, Co. for dinner (03/02). The atmosphere was nice, clean restaurant, food was very good. It was not very crowded. About 4-5 tables had guests. The service was absolutely horrible. While our waitress was very sweet, she really needs to be in a different type of career. The table had no salt/pepper, no napkins or utensils prior to ordering. There were 4 in our group. It took forever for the food to come out. When it did, 3 of the 4 people got their food and not all of their order. Soup was missing. When she brought the soup out, she neglected to bring a spoon, so we had to wait again to get hers' or anybody's attention to get one. The fourth person ordered Fish & Chips. Somehow it either didn't get ordered or ? When it did finally come out, no appology, no discount, nothing. Also the salad did not have any dressing on it. So again we had to wait to get that. We did order an appetizer which she brought out with the main course. Even though the food was good, we won't be back and will share our experience with friends.
thanks, (her name is Christina F.)

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Photo of chiefbender
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mattsmith413
4.86/5  rDev +20%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Joey2timer
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

good belgian tap and bottle list, good food but the service sucks. waitied for like 30 mins when it was not even bussy and had to walk out.

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Photo of sudski77
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Griep
5/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mmmmmmmmm Belgiany. Yes me likey!

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Photo of Irishace9
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of bigotecircus
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Trythevealchild
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of yemenmocha
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Stopped by while in Denver because it was the only bar I could track down Pliny on tap. It was empty on a Sunday afternoon. I have to say I was pretty astonished by the price of some of the regular trappist beers, and unimpressed by the tap and bottle selection. The bartender was really friendly though, and it is a bright and pleasant place for a beer. On my way out there was a street brawl on Colfax with about 20 high schoolers (half fighting, half recording on their phones).

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
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