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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 juzy:
Photo of juzy
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

hubby and I have visited twice since getting to Denver for GABF. First time we walked from downtown, a disconcerting experience. Allot of vagrants, homeless, pan-handlers, you get the idea, once we started up Capital Hill. I recommend driving or taking a cab, even though it's a short walk from downtown. Just didn't feel overly safe. Anyway, servers have been great, helpful, knowledgable for the most part. A few myths or bits of misinformation were handed out during both visits. Once was the bartender describing what "tripel" meant, while she wasn't exactly wrong, she wasn't exactly right either. She said something about "tripel the malt", everything I've ever been taught about the origin of tripel is that it's either to do with ABV (3% for a single, 6% for a dubble, and 9% for a tripel) or it's like how some breweries use "reserve" meaning the best the brewery offers. There is lots of speculation on it....anyway all of that aside, this place is pretty cool inside, decor wise. Has a bit of a Goth feel to it. They have an outdoor area which is nice on a warm night ;-) The beer menu is almost all Belgian ales, some local Colorado an other US Belgian style ales. Nothing spectacular though. Just your standard Belgian ales. Mostly things I can get at a store. Was hoping for some rare stuff at the least, especially being GABF week. Food menu is good, they have some happy hour specials. During our visits the clientele ranged between college aged kids to couples with young kids.

We'll probably go back once or twice more before we head back to Anchorage next week.

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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%

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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%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Café in Denver, CO
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