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“Wow! Great new place!”
Review of 7 Monks Taproom

7 Monks Taproom
Ranked #17 of 304 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: We're a dynamic craft beer bar with an ever-evolving draft list with 46 draft options. We offer local food, local people, & a local experience. Children are welcome before 9pm. Full-service bar.
Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wow! Great new place!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I was following this place on Twitter and was amazed by the daily ever changing selections before we found it. The Traverse City Convention Center map online had the wrong address so we were thankful that we called for hours and directions. It is only a block or two south of the main street through the downtown so it was an easy walk.

We loved the contemporary decor and vibe here. Our server was fantastic and clearly answered every question or quickly got the answer. Be ready to leave a good tip! The menu is tiny, but everyone in our group loved their food. I had the grilled chicken salad for $12 which included Bibb and mixed greens, cabernet vinagrette marinated chicken breast, fried almonds, oranges and crumbled gorgonzolla. It was one of the best salads I've ever eaten. The Abbey Burger, $10.50, was all MI produced with white cheddar, carmelized onions, fresh arugula, and bacon marmalade.

There are 46 ever changing beers on tap and we were lucky to try the Young's Double Chocolate Stout which was nitro dispensed and tasted like an extra creamy milkshake. Search 7 Monks on Twitter to keep up with the current beer selections. We very highly recommend this Taproom.


Visited September 2012
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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So much great beer to choose from!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

There is a really cool vibe about this place. The beer is abundant, and diverse. The food menu is small, but definitely has something for everyone...good options for vegetarians, as well. Plus, if you like to watch sports, 7 Monks is your spot for sure.

Visited August 2012
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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Two thumbs up!!!!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

This place is one of the coolest places in the state of Michigan. 46 beers on tap and a nice bottle selection too. The food is perfect for a taproom. Sweet potato fries are a must.

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Detroit area
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If you want it, they've got it”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

When you are presented with a beer list you have to study before ordering, you know you are in the right place. Amazing selection of brews and we even had a tasty dessert. Oh, and our server was adorable (though my husband didn't appreciate me pointing this out to him). Craft beer heaven!

Visited August 2012
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South Haven, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Beer, knowledgeable staff”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

My wife and I came here for a night cap both nights in Traverse City. A wonderful selection of beer, very knowledgeable people working there, and I love the vibe. You can not go wrong with Belgian beers, Belgian motivated beers, and Michigan craft beers. I am from Grand Rapids, and feel like this place eventually could give HopCat a run for it's money as far as it's appeal.

Visited August 2012
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