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“Surprising find for beer fans” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hoppy Monk

The Hoppy Monk
Ranked #9 of 1,526 Restaurants in El Paso
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Gastropub, American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington, DC
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Surprising find for beer fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Passed through El Paso on business and found the Hoppy Monk. Ended up doing a couple u-turns trying to find the entrance as it's kind of hard to spot at night. Parking lot was pretty crowded for an early weekday night, but when I came in, there was more than enough room at the bar or at the tables.

Sat at the bar and was immediately greeted by the bartender, who gave me a friendly breakdown on their beer selection. Both the bartender and the manager were pretty knowledgeable about the different beers, to include their international ones. I didn't sample too many so I can't say whether they were missing any of their listed beers, but they had all the ones I was interested in. I had the ribeye sandwich, which at $14 was DC-like pricey, but absolutely spot on. Can't complain about that.

The bar had a real mellow vibe, with good music, pretty friendly patrons, attentive staff, and the requisite number of TVs. Definitely didn't expect to find such a bar in El Paso and recommend to any beer fans.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beer Bar...but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

I was excited to go to The Hoppy Monk because of the beer selection. On paper it was excellent, but in reality it wasn't. They were out of many of the beers on their list, and they were even out of the "new arrivals" which was very disappointing. I think it is critical if you are a beer bar to keep up with your current beers on tap. They even had listings on their blackboard that they were out of. Now to the food. Quite pricey really. A four slice 8" pizza for $10, and $11 burgers. This is El Paso not NYC

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“This place is awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

This is the first bar that I have found in El Paso that makes me feel like I am in Europe. Amazing selection of draught and bottled beer. The atmosphere is perfect, relaxing music, dim lighting, sports on TV. It doesn't get much better. There is also out door seating. The food is excellent too! I cannot wait to go back!!!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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