Taps: 20 / Bottles: 218
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 353 | Reviews: 316 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bonkers:
4/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I went to Monk's for dinner the other night. It was a smaller establishment than I expected and we were seated up front. The dining area was a bit tight, but not uncomfortable. The waitress was knowledgeable and got our orders in quickly. Both of our dinners were very good, we had lamb and chicken. The beer menu is huge and there are lots of hard to find items, both bottled and on tap. They had 2 RR selections on tap. The night I was there most draft pints were about 8 bucks. Also, they do not update their tap list very much on line.
01-15-2010 12:51:51 | More by bonkers
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4.86/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Came here for the Mad Monday event to try Pliny the Younger.
Place is a gem of the American craft scene. Small, ramped place that once inside teases you with bottles of rares like Russian River, Cantillon, and others scattered about the décor. The taplist on this day was mind blowing; so much so that Pliny the elder on tap was an afterthought. On most other days they have an incredible selection of Belgian imports, hard to get domestic beers, and favorites.
Staff knows their stuff and treats you well. I was here on a jam packed bar and still was able to get service fast. Prices normally run high but then again they are pouring the rare liquid. A must visit when in Philly, even with better options around. This is a historic craft mecca (Michael Jackson adored this bar).
I'll be back and when I do go I hope to be at the bar for a stretch.
03-11-2014 01:37:16 | More by socon67
5/5 rDev +13.9%
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 353 ratings.