The Crafty Monk
Pub pays homage to the original brewers of beer
Forty rotating craft beers on draft are just the beginning at Fairfield Avenue’s newest gastro-pub, The Crafty Monk. The unique name comes from its signature beer, which is brewed by Massachusetts-based Trappist monks. “It was the monks who were the original brewers of beer,” explains owner Patrick Hogan. After a two month renovation of the space, The Crafty Monk opened in January, and Hogan and wife/co-owner Lisa Doherty are happy to be back in Black Rock.
The duo owned The Field until 2008, when they sold in order to start a family, but soon realized that they really missed the area and the concept of a neighborhood bar. “We like that Black Rock is so family-oriented. It’s really a neighborly place,” says Hogan. The Crafty Monk offers a full lunch and dinner menu featuring burgers, quesadillas, salads and entrées like Fish & Chips, Hanger Steak, and Short Ribs. In addition, there’s a kids menu which includes healthy options like grilled chicken, and for the grown-ups who are wine drinkers, four wines on tap and another ten by the glass.