Taps: 20 / Bottles: 218
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 396 | Reviews: 323 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerSnob1022:
4.83/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My favorite bar...period. Been coming here since the mid to late 90s. It has a great blend of beer selection, including high end American craft beers, and solid, quality food. The mussels and burgers are absolutely excellent. The pomme frites with the bourbon mayo are to die for. I also love the trout dish but I miss the smoked trout appetizer. They are even brewing their own beer now.
But, the best part about Monk's is the fact that there are NO TVs!!! Wow! You have to actually talk to people and socialize. What a novel concept.
I also like that they do beer and wine tastings periodically and get their hands on some rare offerings like Pliny the Younger.
This is my go to spot in Philly.
12-28-2012 15:33:43 | More by BeerSnob1022
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4.36/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Monks needs to be on your must visit list if you are visiting Philly and love craft beer. The place is small but a wonderful atmosphere and great service. My glass was empty very little and wish I would have had to time to go back during my trip.
Food was not to my taste, they only offer a veggie cheese steak to give you an idea.
But the beer atmosphere and service more than makes up for the food.
If you skip this one you are making a big mistake folks.
07-03-2014 13:41:57 | More by Ravenclaws
Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.