The Blue Monk to close :(

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The Blue Monk to close :(

Postby TheSevenDuffs » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:32 pm ... -to-close/

This really is too bad. But at least Mike is about to open up two new beer spots to help fill the void.
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Re: The Blue Monk to close :(

Postby Lackey » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:49 pm

Although sad, sevenduffs is right. Shatzs has got it covered.
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Re: The Blue Monk to close :(

Postby boney » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:05 pm

Ahhhh, bummer. Thin Man will be awesome, Colter Bay will be interesting. The Blue Monk was a great venue and will be missed, but Shatzel can't be stopped!
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Re: The Blue Monk to close :(

Postby biegaman » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:19 am

AH man, super bummed out. But it would upset me way more if Coles ever closed. That has been my home away from home for a decade.

So until the brewery and new bar open I guess Mike's down to only 6 spots: Coles, Brennan's, Liberty Hound, Roux Cafe, Moor Pat, and Allen Burger Venture.
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Re: The Blue Monk to close :(

Postby sprague11 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:53 am

Monk was my hangout when I was in the Village. Think it was the first place me and my wife ate when she was finally allowed to cross the border.

Wherever he opens next (maybe something a bit further North?) will be awesome.
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Re: The Blue Monk to close :(

Postby Belgian » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:32 am

The Monk is great albeit dizzyingly expensive with the sheer ambitious beer pricing compounded with the fall of the loonie, but I'm sure Mike's next idea will be great.

I also hope in 'tweaking the concept' the kitchen in the new place will be slightly bigger and better. It would befit such a place very successfully. Otherwise I'm happy with the swaggering Buffalo bar food classics at Coles. And crazy old Russell at the bar. Good old Russ.
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Re: The Blue Monk to close :(

Postby DeMarco » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:49 am

I'm going to have to disagree with you about the food at blue monk. That duck poutine is top notch.

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