Monnik Beer Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1036 E Burnett Ave
Louisville, Kentucky, 40217-1206
United States

(502) 742-6564 | map
monnikbeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.8
Beers:
33
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
141
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.13
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
pDev:
8.47%
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Reviews by LouisvilleMike:
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LouisvilleMike from Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Aug 18, 2018
More User Reviews:
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OhioLimoncello from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Very nice and friendly brewery and restaurant with that neighborhood vibe. Cozy up to one of their craft beers, and complement it with one of their great selection of Kentucky bourbons.

Jul 07, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 04, 2018
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Ickiwotog from Tennessee

4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Jul 23, 2017
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BeerOps from Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jul 16, 2017
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dcw6363 from Utah

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Normally I'd prefer to visit a place more than once before reviewing, but when you're traveling, what can you do?

Location was a mile or two from the historic district. Only a few blocks off I-65.

I liked this place a lot. Nice space, not too big, decor was sort of hipster/minimalist/industrial, with wood and black tile.

I think all the beers on tap were Monnik beers (i.e. I didn't see guest taps), but I'm not sure about that. We had an English mild and and English brown, both were very good. Nice and malty. The mild had a ton of flavor for 4.2%. There were a fair number of "experimental" styles on tap. For example there was a ginger saison we had a sample of (and thought was too ginger-y), and a saison with cardamom. But still, a nice variety on tap, not drowning in IPAs like so many places these days. One of the owners is German, we were told, this is reflected in the food options (lots of things pickled, Sauerbraten, smelt, etc.).

We had a bread/pickle/cheese plate which was very good. The bread was made from spent beer grain, I believe. It was simple but worked very well.

Service was good.

Only quibble I had was that the English mild was advertised as being 20 oz., both on the menu and the tap chalkboard, but ours wasn't even a pint (I think it was a 13 oz. glass). I suppose I should have given them a chance to correct this, but at the time I didn't really feel like getting into it.

Overall I thought it was a nice local neighborhood brewery with some interesting taps. If you like a good malt bill, try the English mild and brown (King George and Mild George, I think they were called).

Jun 19, 2017
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mrfrancis from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Apr 02, 2017
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Cool spot that had an energetic vibe and was pretty crowded for a Saturday afternoon - a nice mix of folks including families, hipsters, and retirees (both men and women across most adult age ranges and demographics). There was music playing at a reasonable volume so you were able to carry on conversations.

Beers were well poured in to proper glassware at a reasonable temperature and with a proper amount of head.

Bartenders were friendly, attentive, and helpful - making suggestions on the beers based on other beers you enjoyed. Also spoke with one of the brewers that was sharing some thoughts on the brews and how they were made.

Pretty decent selection of beer and a decent variety of styles available.

Feb 25, 2017
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Huge neighborhood vibes at this nice taproom and restaurant. Beer are pretty interesting and pretty good. One of the upper tier breweries in Louisville.

Jan 29, 2017
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ha-sheem from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jan 17, 2017
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EEscobar from Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jan 08, 2017
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TVail from Texas

4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Dec 01, 2016
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scottspencer from Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Aug 27, 2016
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tykechandler from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Jun 02, 2016
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fredmugs from Indiana

3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I had 4 beers while there and everything was solid but not spectacular. The head brewer was at the bar offering details on the beers being served which is always a great thing. It's definitely a place worth checking out.

Mar 31, 2016
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target88 from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Nice place , comfortable, good food , nice beer selection with guest taps

Jan 16, 2016
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Brewshound from Kentucky

4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Dec 02, 2015
Monnik Beer Co. in Louisville, KY
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 141 ratings