Taps: 20 / Bottles: 218
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 352 | Reviews: 315 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by NoLiberty:
3.95/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
On visits to Philadelphia Monk's was THE spot to come for the dankest of beers from Belgium. Food and beer were worth the wait. Now, after having lived in the city for several years my impression of Monk's and the beer scene in Philly has changed dramatically. Monk's remains the mecca of what is good beer in Philly, but due to its always packed tables, poor service and sometimes unfriendly bartenders I've chosen elsewhere to rest my bones for a classically good beer. Philly provides many more establishments with good diversity of beer for half the price and a third the hastle. I still love this place but only on rare occassions.
06-07-2005 02:20:48 | More by NoLiberty
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5/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
At the suggestion of my local bottleshop owner in Washington, I made a stop in Philly specifically for this place on a trip to the East Coast. I wanted to stay for the last 7 days.
The front section has the restaurant and main bar, but it also has a smaller, almost "exclusive" room in back with handles and plain wooden seating. Busy, fun, bit loud but that is a sign of a good business and happy customers.
Huge Belgian selection of both taps and bottles. Friendly, witty staff that know just about every beer they offer. Served in correct glasses of course. Overall a Belgian "Mecca" that, if you are in Phily, you need to try. Slightly expensive but Belgians usually are anyways and sadly didn't try the food. Go forth!!
03-06-2014 22:55:10 | More by Sound_Explorer
Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
97 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.