Lazy Monk Brewing

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3.87 w/ 105 ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

320 Putnam Street
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 54703
United States | map

Tap Room Hours:
Wed - Fri: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Added by DaBeers1 on 06-27-2011

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

First time at Lazy Monk, but have been drinking their beers for years. The feel of this place is of German Bierhouse. A lot of German pictures. Friendly staff. Good selection. Nice outdoor patio - too bad the waether is rainy. They have a good selection of beers, and a few guest taps.
Highly recommended.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Hoppson_Barley
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

This place is a gem. Their wheelhouse is providing old world style beers in the manner in which such beers should be provided (i.e., fresh), and they nail it. Because they don't dedicate much time to the trendy beers (e.g., APAs, barrel-aging, sours, etc.), they probably won't see huge ratings from most of the beer geek crowd. Don't get me wrong, I am a HUGE fan of said trendy beers, but I also appreciate the traditional styles. Lazy Monk just opened their new location in 2016. It is a work in progress, but is already a solid beer hall. Rumor has it that they are adding an outdoor deck this summer which may overlook the Chippewa River. The owners are really friendly. The staff is passionate about beer. The vibe is cheerful. If you are ever in the Eau Claire area and have a craving for a fresh bo-pils, Vienna lager, munich dunkel, etc., you should check this place out.

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Photo of atone315
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of JPatterson18
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Awesome microbrewery. The taproom is a very intimate and comfortable place. The bar is tended by the the owner and his wife along with few other workers. The family is very friendly and always willing to talk about their beers. The owner is a great guy who really takes pride in his work. The taproom has about 5 beers on tap to try and the brewery itself has a decent seasonal variety, but does not story much away from darker, malt beers.

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Photo of JasonSullivan
2.52/5  rDev -39.1%

Photo of ZippyF1
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of cervezango
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gmtisme99
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of heytomcat
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

This place is a little bit hard to find. Just look for the big 320 on the building. The taproom is located in a plain looking brick building with many tenants but when you walk in the room you are transported to an old world ale house. The decor is fantastic. It's very warm and inviting. The woman at the bar was one of the owners and she was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers. They only brew lagers here so the selection is small with two flagship beers and two seasonals (although they just ran out of the Maibock when i got there). I got samples of the Pilsner, Dark lager, and Vienna lager. I love lagers and these were all delicious. A great place to hang.

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Lazy Monk Brewing in Eau Claire, WI
Brewery rating: 70.5% out of 100 with 105 ratings
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