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Monk's Café

Not Rated.
Monk's CaféMonk's Café
BA SCORE
98
world-class

422 Ratings
Ratings: 422
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.26%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 218
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews by atigerlife:
Photo of atigerlife
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

It was a Friday night...so this place was VERY crowded and noisy. Hard to move around. But, even with the crowd, I was impressed that the service was still good. Bartender was relatively attentive and the waitress took care of us. No complains given the crowd. We were seated quickly.

We ended up in the back bar where they had 8 beers on tap. An endless supply of choices from bottles. Really, who could ask for more?

Place is casual with wood tables. Our many problem is that it was so dark at our table we could barely see the menue. For some reason, all the other tables had lights over them, but now ours.

Food was nice:
Sausage and cheese platter: very good
Fries: good
Trout: very good
Monk's mussels: very good

Overall, a very nice experience. I won't knock them for the overcrowding and noise...that's what happens when you go to a popular bar on a Friday night. Will definitely go again when I'm in Philly.

atigerlife, Jul 04, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Amazing place and a must when in Philly. There may be some better places to get a beer in town (Eulogy, Tria) but Monk's is a classic and usually has some amazing stuff on tap. Went there last week and had Lost Abbey Deliverance - rocked my world. Monk's has an epic reputation and is well worth the visit.

Also the mussels are incredible :)

MWilcox20, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

Wonderful selection, and the food is great!

MicroBeerMan1980, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

I was at Monks for their Pliny the Younger offering in March. The bar itself is a little on the small side, made even smaller by the large number of people who were there for the special offerings that day.
That day their offerings were amazing, as to be expected, I did take a look at their bottle list while there and there seemed to be a good deal of bottles that I would have loved to have tried. While I was there I had one of the burgers which was very good.
The pricing was pretty expensive as was to be expected. The bottle list was slightly over the price points I would have expected.
The servers that day were overwhelmed. They did what they could and remained calm cool and collected throughout the day.

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Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.