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7 Monks Taproom

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££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2611
+1 231-421-8410
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent selection of beers on tap! The food menu was limited, but the burger I had was better then the regular bar burger. Staff was helpful, but seemed to congregate more around the regular customers.

Thank WiscRNTraveler
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner last night - Restaurant Week...$30 per person.. The food was good - my husband and the other couple had the halibut entree; I had eggplant lasagna. The salad was very nice, but very small. The halibut was 3 small pieces of battered and fried fish with a few french fries. The "third course" was a small scoop (typical... More 

Thank cbzlady
Matt C, Owner at 7 Monks Taproom, responded to this review

We appreciate the constructive criticism, this is the first we've heard regarding the value for this Restaurant Week. We are looking into this today and having all apps, entrees, and desserts plated so myself and my business partner can examine these for their value. If you have any further feedback, please email myself (matt@7monkstap.com) for any other areas we can... More 

midland, mi
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396 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon with friends. Easy seating and order at the bar service. Got a brown beer from Dark Horse Brewing. Also got a poutine appetizer (fries with gravy). It was yummy. Cool atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank roger3116
Plainwell, Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Greeted promptly, table available immediately. Wait staff friendly and knowledgeable about their menu items and enthusiastic about their great selection of beer and wine. They have 46 beer on tap with more available bottled; representing a variety of brew styles. They offer half serve so you can enjoy working thru and tasting several with friends. We started with a great... More 

Thank Wanda1973
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

First of all need to say the staff is phenomenal! Under pressure and busy location during and after a beer fest! It was clean and fast! All food super good!

Thank Laura M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

If you want to try beers you've never tried (or heard of) before, then this is your place. The beer menu helps you navigate which beer fits your flavor palette. Ask about the trappist ales. Service is very knowledgable but it can be difficult to get their attention when it's busy (which is nearly all the time). Very social atmosphere.... More 

Thank freem185
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

They have 46 beers on draft and it's easy to find those rare high gravity, high abv beers that beer snobs crave. More than just a large selection they have limited edition beers that can't be found at stores such as the Bell's black stout I tried. I came here as part of a bachelor party bar golf. The place... More 

Thank Michal F
Matt C, Owner at 7 Monks Taproom, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in, Michal F! Did you happen to try any of our delicious food? Let us know what we can do better next time. Cheers! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Sat for over 15 minutes and waited for a server to come and take our order and when the server finally came to ask us what we needed - said it took too long for someone to ask us for our order - walked away and didn't even offer to help out - didn't even ask to cash us out!!j... More 

Thank scojober
Augusta, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

When my husband and I go to a bar like this one, we want to try new things, and always ask the wait staff questions about the menu to ensure we'll get something we like. The wait staff at 7 monks was helpful, knowledgeable, and incredibly friendly. We loved the variety of craft brews we got to try, and the... More 

Thank Heather C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is our go to spot!! NEVER disappoints us! Beer is always great and food is always good! The greasy spoon burger is a favorite! We recommend this place to everyone we come in contact with! Thank you for never letting us down!

Thank JmeW79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 S Union St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2611
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-421-8410
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?