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Monk Cocktail Bar

Closed Now: 15:00 - 02:00
Open today: 15:00 - 02:00
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Fab night

We visited Monk bar last night for my Hen do We had a fabulous time - we had a reserved area at the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Cool without the pretentiousness

We have frequented Monk many times, and have always enjoyed it’s cool vibe. The bartenders... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Craig S
via mobile
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  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“great cocktails”(12 reviews)
“little gem”(10 reviews)
“bar staff are”(3 reviews)
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8 Cavendish Circus, Buxton SK17 6AT, England
+44 1298 24255
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

What a place simple decor but has a real London hip feel, great wines and cocktails. Lovely bar staff, friendly and relaxed feel with a trendy vibe. Highly recommend and hope to go again soon!

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All reviews great cocktails little gem bar staff are excellent bar hen do pricey side relaxed atmosphere lovely evening great fun well worth a visit barman gins decanter mixologist concoction nye decor
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We dropped in for a quick beer or two after eating, it was pretty busy but we were still served quickly which is always nice and is a reflection of how good the bar staff are. There are a couple of seats outside which is...More

Thank shortshank2015
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Monk bar last night for my Hen do We had a fabulous time - we had a reserved area at the front by the window - the guys behind the bar were great fun and the cocktails were yummy Fortunately I didn’t make...More

1  Thank Hil79
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A very small space that makes fantastic cocktails. Friendly and warm environment which usually plays good music. May here live music on occasion too.

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

What made this place special is it’s quirky, boutique feel without the pretentious feel. The place is full of everyone and anyone - from the young couple having a romantic drink in the corner to the girls having a pre-dancing cocktail to the baby-boomers catching...More

Thank MeneJ
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We have frequented Monk many times, and have always enjoyed it’s cool vibe. The bartenders (mixologists, mixmatitions, mixmagicians or whatever they prefer?) are both very friendly and skilful in their art. There’s always a cocktail specials board up, but knowing their craft, they’ll gladly rustle...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Came to Buxton and The Peaks to celebrate our anniversary and was looking for a bar to have a few drinks and unwind. I came across Monk Bar via previous reviews on TA. I liked the intimate look of it and the menu of crazy...More

Thank hiphopsoul123
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

By far the best bar in Buxton. Staff incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Cocktails were all very creative and lush, so much so we drank the entire menu on Friday night!!! Lots of friendly locals also drink here which is a good testament of a great...More

Thank sarahwelsh583
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is by far the best place to get a drink in Buxton. Not only are the staff extremely knowledgeable and professional regarding mixing cocktails, they are especially congenial. If you don't like the look of what's on the menu board just have a chat...More

Thank nickystraughan
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends who were lager drinkers. Only one brand of lager on offer and it wasn’t to their taste. So much so it was returned to the bar after a few sips, it wasn’t cheap either. The cocktails on the board didn’t appeal to...More

Thank JCN_13
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely little cocktail bar. Excellent staff who can make just about anything from scratch. A tad on the pricey side but all in all a nice place for a quiet drink.

Thank Sharon H
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Billy S
26 September 2018|
Response from Craig S | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t like to say? They have a couple of chairs outside.
Roy D
1 March 2015|
Response from Manacháin M | Property representative |
Hi Roy, Our opening hours are as follows: Monday: Closed Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday: 3PM till Midnight Friday & Saturday: 3PM till 2AM Hope to see you in March.