Blue Monkey Tavern

2 S Centre St, Merchantville, NJ, 08109, United States
(856) 661-8008
Latitude: 39.95204, Longitude: -75.04936


  • Monday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly

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riverton (1)
Thursday 11th of August 2011 03:50:26 PM

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Stumbled across this place a few years ago when they had just renovated and become the Blue Monkey Tavern. They started with 24 taps and now have a whopping 42! All taps rotate on a regular basis and this is a place that knows their beer.

If you're not sure what you want--the choices can be pretty overwhelming--just talk to Haleel, the owner, or his awesome staff. They can make recommendations and let you sample before committing to a full drink. The one downside is that they do not do flights. However, they throw a heck of a beer festival twice a year.

While the food doesn't quite compare to some of the gastropubs in Philly, it is solidly good, and much better than the typical bar fare. Freshly cooked and a nice selection to fit your dining mood. If the fries were more like frites (like at Nodding Head or Royal Tavern), it would be even better.

Nice atmosphere--not too loud and nicely appointed. This is my local and I'm usually there at least once a week. If they were able to put in an outdoor seating area, it would be perfection. Alas, that's not possible but still a fantastic place for beer. And the tomato pie is delicious.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.5

jimbomill (2)
Thursday 21st of July 2011 04:12:44 PM

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I happened upon The Blue Monkey Tavern a couple of years ago. The beer selection is easily amongst the best on southern NJ. The food menu is pretty succinct. The food is much better than typical bar food. The soups are tasty, the appetizers good (I love the mussels) and the entrees are equally tasty as the other options.
The beer selection is so good, we South Jersey beer aficionados no longer have to run over to Philly places (like Eulogy or Monk's) for a fine beer selection.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5

rpm_56 (1)
Sunday 10th of October 2010 09:18:14 PM

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There are 38 craft beers on tap, with no crap (i.e. Bud, Coors, Yuengling, Sam Adams, etc.) A very clean, comfortable bar, with above average food (best crabcakes outside of Maryland,) I highly recommend this place to beer geeks (they clean their lines religiously.) Recent favs include Founder's Nemesis, Bear Republic's Racer 5 and Tripel Karmeliet. A solid bottle collection is lead by North Coast Old Rasputin 12 (my favorite Imperial Stout) and Unibroue Quelque Chose.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5

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