410 Evernia St. No. 107 West Palm Beach, FL

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Ben Lubin


Ben is a native of West Palm Beach and opened The Blind Monk in August 2010. A Marine and veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Ben sought to create the kind of place he wanted to come home to. Ben is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and a Certified Sommelier.

Jason Hunt

General Manager

Jason moved to South Florida in 2006 and has quickly become a prominent figure in the South Florida beer scene and hospitality community. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Florida Southern College and has studied brewing and sensory analysis at the Siebel Institute in Chicago. A Certified Cicerone, Jason works with the Cicerone Certification Program and proctors exams throughout the state. Most importantly, Jason loves introducing guests to their next favorite beverage.

Lauren Samson

Manager, Sommelier

A South Florida native, Lauren grew up in West Palm Beach and attended Florida International University where she earned her degree in Hospitality and Beverage Management. Lauren’s passion for great beer and wine brought her to The Monk, where she oversees the wine program. Lauren earned her certified Sommelier pin with the Court of Master Sommeliers in April 2015 and continues to expand her knowledge in the wine world while sharing her passion with others.

Paige Calkins

Manager, Music & Marketing Director

Food, wine, craft beer, music and art enthusiast Paige Calkins brings a wide array of talents to The Blind Monk as the Director of Marketing and Music & Special Events. Paige holds a degree in Fine Arts specializing in photography from Florida Atlantic University, which she uses to think outside of the box for great events at The Monk. When she isn’t hard at work creating new ideas and events, you can find her behind the bar serving up delicious craft beers and wines from around the world.

Janet Vicente

Kitchen Manager

Originally from Guatemala, Janet has spent the past ten years honing her culinary skills in several restaurant kitchens in West Palm Beach. A member of The Blind Monk team from the early days, Janet’s hard work, commitment, and efficiency quickly earned her the position of Kitchen Manager, where she now oversees all kitchen operations. Exhausting work with little glory, Janet deeply enjoys sharing her passion for delicious food with others, even if it is from behind the scenes.

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410 Evernia Street, No. 107
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

A.M. Shift

Mon–Fri, 7:30am–11am
Sat–Sun, 9:30am–1pm


Sun–Thurs, 4pm–12am
Fri–Sat, 4pm–2am
No Reservations.