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Monk's Café

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

419 Ratings
Ratings: 419
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 jale:
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4.63/5  rDev +4.5%

Finally made it to this legendary place. Small cafe in the heart of Philly where space is at a premium. You should find a nearby parking lot and take a cab so you don.t have worries about finding a space or feeding the meter. Nothing fancy inside but a nice cozy feeling. The taplist is'nt extensive, but what they have is great. PTE was a must for me. Bottle list is truly amazing. Pricey but who cares. You pay extra for someone that is smart enough to know what people want to drink so don't complain about the prices. The food is incredible too. Frittes with the bourbon/mayo sauce are great. The mussels are a must for anyone coming here. A place I will come to whenever I'm even remotely close.

jale, Jan 15, 2012
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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.

KornWallace, Aug 23, 2014
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Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.