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“Could Have Been Better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of 7 Monks Taproom

7 Monks Taproom
Ranked #17 of 295 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
flint, mi
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Could Have Been Better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We tried someplace new this visit to Traverse City. It was advertised an "Oktoberfest" celebration, so we thought a good Oktoberfest beer and some local food sounded great. We stopped in at 12:05 and was told by staff they were not open until Noon. Check your watch! Totally not prepared for serving! We tripped over the girl on the floor writing on the menu chalkboard, squeezed by the other staff folding shirts on a table at the front door. I made a joke, about it being after Noon, and that they would have to let us in........dead pan response, no welcome, nothing. Having never been there we did not know where to sit or the information that it is self serve in the front, full service in the back and Oktoberfest celebration outside in the back. Later other people also greeted the same way and kinda just stumbled in. The waitress was friendly and explained the beer choices. ALSO NO OKTOBERFEST BEER!!! It was Saturday and they just opened to celebrate, but NO BEER. Other choices of course available. We had Tomato Soup, it was tasty, but lukewarm when it arrived and cold by the time we finished it. The sandwich was very good. The outside area was not set up AT ALL, totally unprepared, so that is why we ate inside. The atmosphere is nice, taproom, clean and chic. Bathrooms clean. May or may not try this place again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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“Good beer, bad business”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Honestly I love this place, I think the selection if beer is great. I do however think they practice bad business - the door said they were open til midnight and the door was unlocked and we walked in at 10:30 and they said they were done serving for the night. Give your customers something to count on, stay open til the time you advertise.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Coonju
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Corona, California
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164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Lots of Beers on Tap”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Stopped in for a few brews before dinner. Great selection of beers on tap. Have a beer for every taste. Beers about $1 to $2 more than other bars in the area (typically $7 to $8 for a beer). Fairly typical food menu for a bar. Would recommend going here for beers before and after dinner and maybe order a starter but not for dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great selection of beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

7 Monks has a huge selection of beer on tap! Great atmosphere with both a bar area (self service) and booths. Our table shared the steak nachos and they were delicious.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank db1985
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Detroit, Michigan
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“decent bar, but midnight close isn't”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stopped in for a beer or two but arrived around 11:30 to find that it closes at 12:00 on weeknights. bummer - only time for one quick one. Good selection, nice decor, staff seemed ok. Wish we could have enjoyed it more.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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