Thursday, August 27, 2009

Monster B's

Stamford, CT

Food Menu / Draught Beer Menu / Bottled Beer Menu

Happy Hour: M-F, 4-8pm
$3 draught pints, Half-priced appetizers

If you’re a 20-something living in Stamford, you may not be aware of this, but there are bars outside of the Downtown area. That’s right, it’s true. One such place is a little slice of heaven called Monster B’s, located on Glenbrook Road.

What’s so special about this place?

First and foremost, it’s the beer selection. With 30 beers on tap and more than 180 bottled, there’s plenty of room to explore. In fact, last year they won a “Best of the Gold Coast” award for their incredible beer selection! If you come here and order a Bud Light, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Second, they have a friggin' party bus. That's right, you can call Monster B's and have them pick you and your friends up for a ride to the bar. They'll even give you a ride back. I'm not sure of the details exactly, but I've got to say this is one of the greatest ideas of all time. Even better than the Keytar. Check out the website for more details.

Third, the music selection is surprisingly tolerable. Albeit, at one point we were subjected to Hole and the nauseating quasi-musical stylings of Courtney Love, but the rest of the tunes were A-OK. Live, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters – that sort of thing.

This might seem a minor detail, but at Brickhouse, an overcrowded bar with an irresistible Wednesday deal that we’ll chronicle soon, the music has me thinking homicidal thoughts. Lady GaGa, Pitbull, Sean Kingston – a who’s who of people we’d like to see put in a space shuttle and shot towards the sun.

But I digress. We went to Monster B's for Happy Hour, which just may be the best in Stamford: $3 for every beer on draught, and half-price for most appetizers. I had the loaded nachos; $9.99 normally, $5 at oh-so-beautiful happy hour. They were super cheesy and loaded with chili. I’ve had better, but they certainly hit the spot. My beers were a Great Divide Titan IPA, A Brooklyn Brewmasters Reserve Cuvee de Cardoz, and Abita Purple Haze. Three totally different beers, all satisfying. This is the place to go to discover something new.

[ Kyle interrupting here] I also had a Great Divide Titan IPA, but followed it with a Lagunitas IPA and a Captain Lawrence Captains Reserve Imperial IPA. I guess you can figure out that I like IPA’s (That’s India Pale Ale if you were wondering)… In the food department I had a dozen wings doused in Monster B’s own Hero Sauce. I was warned by the waitress about the heat level of this sauce but did not waiver from my decision. Hot damn! Those were hot. Tasty, but scorching. If you’re not familiar with hot sauce, don’t be a Hero. [Done, just had to say my piece]

‘Twas a hootenanny of a good time. How can you go wrong with 3 flavorful beers and a plate of nachos for $14? You just can’t. But this is Food Plus Beer. Every establishment has an emphasis. Are you coming to Monster B’s mainly for the grub, or for the Tedy Brewskis (look it up, non-football fans)? The tribe has spoken. In the case of Monster B’s…

Food vs Beer?

Beer wins. Fatality.


*Since the draught beers aren't updated on their website check out the comments to this post for the beers available when we went on 8/26.

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1 comment:

  1. The Draught Beer menu changes frequently, and it looks like they don't update it on their website so below you will find the draught beers available when we went.

    Abita Purple Haze
    Allagash White
    Amstel Light
    Blue Point Rastafar Rye
    Blue Point Blue Berry
    Blue Point Hoptical Illusion
    Brooklyn Brewmasters Reserve Cuvee de Cardoz
    Brooklyn Lager
    Bud Light
    Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold
    Captain Lawrence Captains Reserve Imperial IPA
    Captain Lawrence Sun Block Wit
    Captain Lawrence Brown Bird Brown Ale
    Captain Lawrence Freshchester Ale
    Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
    Great Divide Titan IPA
    Kona Fire Rock
    Kona Longboard Lager
    Kona Wailua Wheat
    Lagunita's IPA
    Lienenkugel's Sunset Wheat
    Monster B's Bad ass Brew
    New Castle
    Rogue Santa's Private Reserve
    Samuel Adams Summer Ale
    Stella Artois
    Weyerbacher XIII Anniversary Ale

    Have no clue what to order? Ask the bartender for a recommendation. Or post a comment here and maybe we can help you out.