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“Cute little brewery in a great town”

Chatty Monks Brewing Company
Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in West Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Gastropub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: At Chatty Monks Brewing Company, our story is quite simple. Our business was born out of five friends with one thing in common: the need to make exceptional craft beer. Named as one of the Top 50 brewpubs nationwide and Top 10 in the Northeast by CraftBeer. We are a dedicated group of beer-loving guys seeking to put our own personal mark upon this fast-growing sector of small batch brewing. It is our passion to bring enjoyment to others in the form of outstanding craft beer, brewed with the highest level of integrity and utilizing true craftsmanship in our trade. We combine this with an artisanal approach to American Gastropub fare using only fresh and local ingredients.
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The brewery is quaint with a hip vibe. There are 2 floors. We sat upstairs by he window. Its a lovely little PA town. We had the smoked jalapeño dip which was delicious. The fish and chips was ok but too greasy and the ahi fish tacos of the day were quite bland. The beers were good but everything seemed under-seasoned with not much flavor.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Went here just by chance when looking for lunch during our trip. What a great surprise! Not only were the brews good, but the food was fantastic! Fresh made and so tasty. They even had a holiday sangria that was very good. Bartender was pleasant and efficient. Would like to go again sometime soon.

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Thank April M
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Coming from Southern California and our excellent, award winning craft breweries, I wasn't expecting this level of greatness in the Pennsylvania beers. Chatty Monks exceeded our expectations, the peanut beer and the stouts were delicious, Hubby enjoyed the strong hoppy IPA, declared it as good as California's! Their fries were incredible as were the roasted Brussels sprouts. Good bar atmosphere, nice wait staff, and cool T shirts and hats if you are into merchandise, this brewery has it going on!

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

While in the Reading area doing some shopping we decided to stop in the chatty Monk for a beer and a snack. The Decour was fantastic, whoever decorated this place did a great job. When our table was ready we were directed upstairs due to the fact that the lower level was full. Immediately I was disappointed because normally the second floor sucks in bars. when we got upstairs I realized it was just as nice as the downstairs area. The service was good the snacks were great and the beer selection was fantastic. If for any reason you're in the area and need a cold beer or just want to have a nice relaxing snack, stop in you won't be disappointed. The only negative point is access to parking. You're in a fairly crowded part of town so there's a lot of street parking but if that's the worst thing, that's not too bad.

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Chatty Monk's is a small brew pub in West Reading PA. There is seating located both on the first and second floors. The beers alway change and are fairly decent, accompanied by a small food menu. The food has always been good. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon around 12:30 and were seated upstairs. My wife had the Greek salad with a side of hoppy French fries, I ordered the wings with mild Buffalo sauce and also a side of fries. Parking is along the street and can be challenging. We normally park a block down the street in a parking lot used for a few stores.

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