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Monk Cocktail Bar

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Address: 8 Cavendish Circus, Buxton SK17 6AT, England
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15:00 - 01:00
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Sun 15:00 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 02:00

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Worthy of Manchester 👍

This bar is amazing and wouldn't be out of place in Manchester. The barman knows his drinks and is very friendly. Plenty of atmosphere 👍

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bar is amazing and wouldn't be out of place in Manchester. The barman knows his drinks and is very friendly. Plenty of atmosphere 👍

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Thank David B
Rugby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a small but funky cocktail bar in the centre of Buxton. There is a wide range of interesting and innovative cocktails all priced at about £6 which isn't bad at all. Shabby chic decor and friendly staff make for a good night out.

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Thank JW0408
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Really glad we stumbled on this place. The drinks are really reasonably priced, the crowd was friendly and the staff are lovely. We sat upstairs on the comfy sofas and had a lovely evening. The cocktails were a little too funky for me - each one contained at least one ingredient I didn't like so I played it safe when... More 

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Thank Estoycomiendo
Manacháin M, Owner at Monk Cocktail Bar, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words! It really does mean the world to us. And considering that the original cocktail you ordered was not to your tastes, you've been very generous with your rating - so again thank you! If you ever do find yourself back in Buxton and again order a drink you don't like -... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

What a find. We fell in to this bar by accident, just looking for a quick drink before dinner. We were so delighted we did. 4 great guys behind the bar, working so hard, making cocktails and welcoming everyone. Watching them was entertainment itself. Not sure what to drink, my husband said he would take a recommendation, so the young... More 

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Thank CLNash
LIVERPOOL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely hour or so spent here having a delicious and well priced cocktail . Lovely place with a lovely vibe about it and highly recommended

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Thank Mike W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

First of all, compared to Manchester and also other cocktail bars and restaurants in Buxton, the prices are outstanding; average cocktail price is 6.50 and the happy hour deal of two old fashions for 8 is the same as the usual price of one. Next the atmosphere is great with 3 levels of seating nicely laid out over two floors.... More 

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Thank Emma H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Not the smartest place you will find - frankly a little worn at the edges, but really friendly and relaxing. The bar is well-stocked, the barman was really friendly and the music was excellent - lots of 70s stuff you won't hear anywhere else. Definitely a place to go back to.

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Thank BrushM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Always love coming to Monk, a superior bar with fabulous staff, a great vibe, unique cocktails, charming decor.. for me the absolute best venue in Buxton for drinking!

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Thank Charlie L
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This was on our list of places to visit based on the reviews. Small, busy (no where to stand/sit) drinks take a while for an average end product and expensive. Staff were good though lots of attention to detail. Perhaps just not my thing (comparing it to the nearby excellent Buxton Tap House).

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Thank Squash-Master
Manacháin M, Owner at Monk Cocktail Bar, responded to this review

Hi Squash, Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry that we couldn't provide you with an experience that lives up to our high standards. Unfortunately, as you pointed out we are a very small venue and as such fill-up quickly. If we can ever tempt you back, we can provide table reservations to make sure you get some space.... More 

Rugeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Great evening spent here . Great cocktails mixed by extremely skilled bar staff . It was entertaining just watching them . The Espresso martinis were superb . Friendly bar with a lovely ambience

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Thank sue j

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