1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Monk's Café

Not Rated.
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Ratings: 413 | Reviews: 326 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by engisch:
Photo of engisch
engisch

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +4.8%

Mmm... Mussels and Belgian beer. I went into Monk's as a first timer. Walked through to the back, saw the various taps (St. Bern 12 was supposedly on tap, and it was in the back) and that the back was very crowded. So the two of us moved up to the front bar and acquired two freshly vacated seats on the end. The beer selection is superb, and the prices were not bad considering it is in Philly. Several interesting/rare taps with tons of bottles to back them up.

We ordered the mussels, which are awesome. Gonna definitely go back for them. Also ordered the tuna steak, which was also great. We were happy that the bartender would get the many beers that were on taps in the back, as we did come for the St. Bern 12.

We were scouting the place, but we are heading back as soon as we can with our other beer friends. If you are in Philly, go check them out. It is a smaller place, but worth squeezing in!

10-02-2008 02:43:53 | More by engisch
More User Reviews:
Photo of MWilcox20
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
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Wonderful selection, and the food is great!

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.1%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

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

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-13-2014 17:28:26 | More by mklisz
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30  | next › last »
Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.