7 Monks Taproom

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

17 Reviews
7 Monks Taproom7 Monks Taproom
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

128 S Union St
Traverse City, Michigan, 49684-2611
United States

(231) 421-8410 | map
www.7monkstap.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
5.87%
 
 
Taps:
46
Bottles/Cans:
74
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by MarcatGSB:
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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Been reading alot about this new spot in TC so I made a point to wait around town until they opened so I could check it out.
Very beautiful, elegant and booshy lay out to the bar area, moden, but not over the top. The tap wall is very impressive, especially for being in Northern Michigan, big props.
They have about 40 taps, and they are varying from a handful of true Belgian, to another handful of Belgian style, and a good group of American Craft...some Short's, some good Dark Horse, Bell's, Founder's Imperial Stout...good stuff.
The bartender was knowledgeable and very friendly. They seem to be well trained, not obnoxious, and attentive.
They had some sort of family photo shoot going on inside the bar that started about a half hour after we got there...typical Traverse City bullcrap...
I want to make it clear that their website is quite misleading. If you follow the link on their to their tap list, it is broken down by style, and they have a listing for Trappist Ales, and a good list of nice beers. Rochefort 10, 8, etc...Those are not on tap. The whole time I'm checking out their website I'm saying "What, how", but alas they are in a bottle. I wish they would fix that, but maybe I'm the only one who is having problems with that. Not a big deal, but it is misleading!
A great new spot in Northern lower Michigan. I really like this place, albiet a bit houghty, but it is in TC...Good spot.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

7 Monks is a must stop spot in Traverse City. The bar itself is nice and sleek with a very laid back vibe. The beer taps are above average and probably the best in northern Michigan. The food is highly recommended. The burgers and frites are excellent! The staff is always friendly and willing to answer any questions. Great place. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.45/5  rDev -19%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of JeffC_NH
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

V: There's a thriving live music scene in Traverse City, and 7 Monks hits it right. Professional, upscale crowd, interspersed with agro-hipsters from just outside of town.

Q: Exceptional beer selection. I'll repeat myself momentarily. They seem to have a line on some really hard to get stuff, including Anchorage, Prairie, Evil Twin, etc. Local fresh beer selection is excellent too.

Service: Always friendly. Jason (Manager) is a great beer guide, and my regular bartenders Jarrod and Caitlyn rock.

Selection: Their draft list is epic. Expertly curated MI tap list (Shorts, Vivant, Stormcloud, Dark Horse, etc), and a bottle selection that is downright surprising. Ask Jason to see the list sometime.

Food: Always consistent and great. Local produce emphasized. My fav is the Abbey Burger.

All said, one of the very best taprooms in North America.

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NJB145
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of IndianaAndy25
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The beer selection was good. They had a very good offering of wet hopped ales the night of my visit. The place was a little dark and the music was a little loud for me. I am not that old, but I like to have a conversation with friends in a place like this. If I wand to get my groove on, I would go to a club. Over all a good spot to try some good beers.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Desimoaj
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gemini6
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of miwestcoaster
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of pat61
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Its a blend of tourists and locals but the food is creative and good and the beer selection is outstanding - 46 taps and they sell growlers. They have live music Wednesday nights.

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Photo of JasonR1975
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Great taplist, awesome food and a pretty cool upscale vibe. Digged it alot

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Photo of n2492004
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Readysethgo989
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Agentveba
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Harris1981
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ShawnL
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

This is an excellent taproom with 40 beers on tap, a beer menu, a good food selection and a very clean and comfortable environment. It does not get any better than this place.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of RDQueena
5/5  rDev +17.4%

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7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City, MI
93 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.
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