The Lucky Monk

The Lucky MonkThe Lucky Monk
The Lucky MonkThe Lucky Monk
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

105 Hollywood Blvd
South Barrington, Illinois, 60010-7121
United States

(847) 898-0500 | map
theluckymonk.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.56
Beers:
23
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
265
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.75
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
42
pDev:
13.6%
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Reviews by rossracing:
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rossracing from Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

May 11, 2016
More User Reviews:
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is more of a restaurant focused brewpub with lots of families and screaming children.

The brews are sub-par.

The service is quite good.

The selection is minimal.

The food is fantastic though.

Apr 22, 2018
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CreedeSon from Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The words, "nothing special" come to mind if asked to describe this place.

Dec 20, 2017
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ChWRoCk from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5

Overall, the Lucky Monk in terms of a brew pub that focuses on the whole experience is a solid night out in the northwest suburbs. Cool vibe, love the barrels in the wall and the dim lighting, has a classier vibe to it that fits the location.

The beers themselves were just average, I found bitterness to be a common flavor in them all that was somewhat overwhelming, admittedly I have yet to have the amber, and likely won't as it is not a style I enjoy. I typically find myself ordering one of the guest tap beers when coming here, and they have a fairly solid selection of them.

The food on the other hand, I've yet to have a bad item on the menu, constantly meets my expectations. Service is typically quick and the pricing really reasonable.

Every time I come here the experience is consistent, and I know what to expect which I don't hate.

Oct 24, 2017
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evanwoertz from California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Aug 29, 2017
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Buster from Oklahoma

4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Feb 21, 2016
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DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jan 02, 2016
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krome from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nice facility. Good serive. Above average casual American cuisine. Middle of the road craft beer.

Dec 27, 2015
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joshdaut from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jul 22, 2015
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duobob from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

May 18, 2015
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Davit from California

4/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 13, 2015
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puftdank from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Apr 08, 2015
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PatrickG from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Feb 08, 2015
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SeanLC from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%

Dec 01, 2014
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Snowdrift from Illinois

2.04/5  rDev -45.6%

Oct 29, 2014
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bowzer4birdie from Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Oct 13, 2014
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Eddie_Kobane from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Sep 21, 2014
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Sep 17, 2014
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hoosier222002 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Sep 13, 2014
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Sep 07, 2014
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Punisher from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Aug 24, 2014
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stouts4me from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Aug 24, 2014
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dlino11 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

Jul 20, 2014
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Kevin_Young from Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Jun 11, 2014
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Kubrickx from Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Jun 01, 2014
The Lucky Monk in South Barrington, IL
Brewery rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 265 ratings