Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café

Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer CaféCheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer CaféCheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café
Bar, Eatery

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

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.05
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
69
pDev:
10.62%
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Cheeky Monk on Colfax Avenue, a weird hodgepodge of porno stores, homeless people and hipsters. Parking kind of weird, one of the most uneven parking lots behind the place totally being displaced by tree roots underneath it, and construction going on across the way.

Get inside, and it looks more like the quinetessential English pub decor, tons of polished wood. But then you start to notice the glassware, the Gulden Draak tower, etc. . . and it definitely takes on the vibe of a Belgian place. Overall, nice and impressive, plenty of space beyond the bar area for dining, a few tables in the bar area. A

Good list of beers, heavy on the Belgian stuff, they were out of all the Russian River stuff. Believe I had a Green Flash Linchpin here. Service was good, waitress checked on us the right amount, cheery.

Food smelled good. Had it at the other location, I have no reason to think this place isn't as good. Ultimately I like the Westminster location a little more (having more Avery & Russian River will do that). But this is a worthwhile stop, especially with the awesome 2UP bar down the road and Argonaut around the way. Plus, if you're the type who likes skinny jeans and porno, this neighborhood is for you.

Aug 16, 2012
More User Reviews:
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Aug 16, 2016
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SunDevilBeer from Massachusetts

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.

Jul 26, 2016
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GLWilson from Colorado

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.)

Mar 03, 2016
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chiefbender from Georgia

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

Feb 05, 2016
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mattsmith413 from North Carolina

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

Sep 26, 2015
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Joey2timer from Colorado

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.

May 18, 2015
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sudski77 from Colorado

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

Apr 24, 2015
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22Blue from Kansas

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

Mar 01, 2015
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

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

Feb 23, 2015
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sohearn from Alabama

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

Feb 22, 2015
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afsdan from Colorado

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

Feb 12, 2015
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Griep from Colorado

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

Mmmmmmmmm Belgiany. Yes me likey!

Jan 20, 2015
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Irishace9 from Illinois

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

Jan 10, 2015
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bigotecircus from Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Nov 23, 2014
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Jas45678 from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Nov 15, 2014
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DahWag from Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.5%

Oct 27, 2014
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Spike-likes-beer from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Oct 13, 2014
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Trythevealchild from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Sep 29, 2014
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yemenmocha from Arizona

5/5  rDev +23.5%

Sep 28, 2014
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outoffocus from Pennsylvania

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).

Sep 09, 2014
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little_star from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Aug 26, 2014
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eaglefreak from Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Aug 26, 2014
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Summer92 from Mississippi

4.56/5  rDev +12.6%

Aug 17, 2014
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Aug 11, 2014
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
Place rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 69 ratings