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Monk's Café

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Monk's CaféMonk's Café
BA SCORE
98
world-class

413 Ratings
Ratings: 413
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
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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ckeegan04

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +1.1%

Dropped in on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Bars were both crowded but there were empty table scattered about. Only problem is you cant sit at one of the tables unless you are ordering a full meal, which we were not. We were able to grab a corner of the bar that was a little cozy for the four of us, but it got the job done. Only a few beers on tap at the front bar, but they were some interesting ones including RR PUblication, Port Wipeout IPA, Duvel Green and a couple of others. The "Beer Bible" was sitting on the bar which had their bottle list...wow. Easily the best bootle list I have seen (including the Brickskeller in DC, and Monks actually had all their listing available). Huge selection of Belgians and alot of American micros. Some of the highlights I remember were Lost Abbey (Veritas, Isabelle), Russian River (Consecration, Temptation, Beatification), Cantillon, Stone, all the trappists except Westy, Dupont, Fantome and many more. Prices were steep but very reasonable given rarity of the brews. I had the Publication on tap and then a bottle of Beatification. We also ordered the pommes frites which were excellent and the other food I saw flaoting around looked great. Service was slow but friendly given the large crowd at the bar and only one lady working the bar. Very dark setting which I always enjoy. Felt very welcoming.

Overall I really thought this palce was great. Might not be the best bar if you are not really into beer because the prices were a little steep, but I would make a trip to Philly just to go back.

10-27-2009 17:23:11 | More by ckeegan04
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MWilcox20

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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 :)

08-25-2014 17:58:42 | More by MWilcox20
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Wonderful selection, and the food is great!

08-25-2014 07:49:04 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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KornWallace

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

08-23-2014 15:19:11 | More by KornWallace
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2014 16:54:22 | More by Slatetank
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BigRizz62

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-19-2014 15:43:16 | More by BigRizz62
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SFNC

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-17-2014 20:56:35 | More by SFNC
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-16-2014 21:25:20 | More by Lehighace06
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

08-16-2014 20:40:53 | More by MattXT
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-13-2014 17:28:26 | More by mklisz
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Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.