Artvoice “Best of Buffalo” 2011    

Blue Monk opened on October 10th, 2010. Already highly publicized in the Buffalo News, and the #1 “keyword” searched via Buffalo Rising for 2011, Artvoice awarded Blue Monk with three top Best Of Buffalo honors, including Best Beer on Tap, Best New Restaurant, and Best New Bar.




Buffalo Spree “Best of WNY” 2011    

Blue Monk took home the Best Taps award for 2011 via Buffalo Spree, Buffalo’s foremost Restaurant Publication. Blue Monk beat out our sister bar Coles in a very close race. Our focus on hard to find Belgian and European Imports, as well as, our dual refrigeration system (two coolers, two temps) are a first in WNY.


Artvoice “Best of Buffalo” 2012   

For the second year in row Blue Monk took home the Artvoice Best of Buffalo Award for Best Beer on Tap. And in a surprise upset Blue Monk edged out Jim’s Steakout for our first Best of Buffalo Award for Best French Fries. If you haven’t tried our Duck Frites and Homemade Dipping Sauces yet, you just aren’t living right.



Buffalo Spree “Best of WNY” 2012   

Deja’ Vu. Blue Monk was awarded Buffalo Spree’s Best of WNY Best Beer Selection for the second year in a row. I dare someone to challenge our selection! In 2012 Blue Monk was selected #19 Best Beer Bar in the World by With our 3 Million subscribers the public has spoken.