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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

40 Reviews
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer CaféCheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(303) 861-0347 | map
thecheekymonk.com

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Added by Mebuzzard on 09-14-2007

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
91
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
67
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.78%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
25
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Cheeky Monk has been around for a few years, but thanks to a location that's weird for me (and the Vine St. Pub being very close), I've only recently stopped in.
The first thing you'll notice is that this isn't a typical beer bar. Everything is wood paneled and somewhat upscale...but not in a pretentious way. The familiar looking bar in the middle of the room definitely lets you know that you're not in a normal restaurant, though.
The food consists of French/Belgian/European inspired dishes, along with sandwiches and more traditional options as well. Mussels and fries, Beef stew, fish & chips, bangers and mash, and even the ubiquitous Monte Cristo are there.
I guess they have a killer lunch sandwich special and good prices as well. The food's terrific based upon our appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert.
With beers - they have a ton of options. Everything from Chimay (all 3), to Lucifer, to Duvel, Baccus, Kasteel Rouge, Rochefort, Blanche du Bruxelles, Orval, Kwak, and more. All items are served in the proper (often branded) glassware as well.
In addition to Belgian options, they also have a few local special beers like GD's Yeti/Hades and Odell Mountain Standard. I also saw beers from Lost Abbey and normal 'ol Carlsberg pils as well.

A word of warning with the Cheeky Monk - as a dinner option you're probably going to spend a fair amount of money here. Keep in mind that it's really the nature of the beers and food. They really aren't marking anything up very much, but the reality of things is that Belgian beers are typically somewhat pricy. Most goblets are going to run from $7-10. The food options offer large portions and are tasty - but those dishes are also not cheap to make either. Just a heads up, certainly not to fault the place.

If you want Belgian beers in Colorado, this is THE spot without a doubt.

EDIT: Something DEFINITELY worth mentioning is the CM's lunch special, which is available 6 days per week including the weekend. There are $5.99 meals (most are a sandwich & fries) and all draft beers are 1/2 off. It's quite the deal and the best time to visit and try lots of new beers without breaking the bank.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GLWilson
3/5  rDev -26.7%
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 +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of mattsmith413
4.86/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Joey2timer
3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
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 +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of sohearn
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Griep
5/5  rDev +22.2%
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 +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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 +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
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