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Monk's Café

Not Rated.
Monk's CaféMonk's Café

Taps: 20 / Bottles: 218
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
98
world-class

396 Ratings
Ratings: 396
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

264 S 16th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102-3357
United States
phone: (215) 545-7005

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Reviews by BigBry:
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

I could not be in Philly, staying only a few blocks away, and not go to Monk's Cafe.
Tried to go for dinner around 6 on a Wednesday night, big mistake - 45 min wait for a table, with several others already infront of me hoovering for an available bar stool. Luck for me, I was able to come back the next day in the early afternoon, and walked right in. The front bar was occupied, but I found lots of room at the back bar. Others have already described the location and interior, I can't add much more other than to say it was rustic and comfortable. Bartender was friendly and efficient, made sure I was taken care of. Printed beer list (alphabetical and by style)with 250ish beers, lots of seasonals and special releases, 10 taps at the back, all manner of glasswear. Heavy on the belgians (not that there is anything wrong with that), but also lots of imports and micros. I tried the Houblon Chouffe and Monks Flemish Sour, both very good. Didn't have time for food on this visit.
Pricey, but appropriate for the uniqueness and rarity of the choices.
I could easily spend more hours and dollars than I should, great place to experience.
I can see why it has been ranked so highly as a beer bar.

03-09-2009 22:10:00 | More by BigBry
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-11-2014 01:27:02 | More by DrBier
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spointon

Illinois

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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irishpride

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Ravenclaws

Mississippi

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
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Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.