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Belgian, Bar, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

Love the interior. Nice atmosphere. Keep in mind: it’s spaghetti à la belge. Don’t come here with Italians, they won’t approve.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

I came with some friends to the Monk’s terrace and I am completely sure we are not coming back. The waiter was so rude that I could even say he was showing some kind of aggressiveness towards the clients. Having a beer is meant to...be a moment to relax and chill out with friends, not to be in tension because of the waiter’s moodMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

This bar is considered to be very flemish. I like it a lot. A brown cafe. Many beers and -rare in cafes - drinkable wine

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020

The Monk with its long benches, mirrors and wooden panelling contrasts with its modern shiny taps and marble bartop. Still it all works. Service is unusually from the bar and many beers on tap allow you to savour different beers. Enjoy !

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

My friends and I visit the place last night, the atmosphere was amazing. Music was playing in the back and we could discuss and laugh. Prices are VERY affordable as you can get a Belgium beer for 3€. But the best thing of the night...was SAM!! He helped us choose our beers, based on our favourite flavours. He was funny and the most important?! He speaks ENGLISH, something rare in Brussels VERY WELL DONE SAM YOU MADE OUR NIGHT :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Spagettie is not bad; but friendlyness is from the waitresse is hard to find... and its not the first time. There much more better places to find in brussels.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019 via mobile

This is such a cool, cosy little place! We came here after visiting the nearby Christmas markets, and were happy to take shelter in the warmth with a beer. Plenty of Belgian beers to choose from. Apparently the spaghetti bolognese is amazing, though I didnt...try it as I can make my own.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

A very relaxed vibe that doesn't seem to fill up with tourists. If you're interested in Belgian beer then the beer list is well worth your time.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Recommended by my Airbnb host, beside an excellent bakery that I visited (“Charli”, see other posts) I found Bar Monk. I love bars like this, just off the main drag, places that mainly locals use, and I loved my couple of midday beers here. Friendly...and laid back atmosphere, good beer options (Westvleteren 12, for example) multi-lingual staff but mainly used by locals on my visit. Definitely on my list of bars to re-visit.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

Me and my 7 friends from Norwegian beer club The Thirsty Camels were to conclude our yearly Belgian tour Monday morning, and as usual we had a couple of places to visit before leaving for the airport, De Monk is nor far from Grand Place's...west side, down a couple of quarters. A nice "brown" place with old stylish furniture, and lots of good beers. Actualley also a popular lunch cafe as people peeped in as clock was striking 12 while we were enjoying our beers. I cannot say how the food is at the place but really recommended for a beer or two.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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De Monk is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4