Taps: 20 / Bottles: 218
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 352 | Reviews: 315 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mltobin:
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
It was a few years since I was last in Philadelpia, but I finally made it back. I had made a point of going to Monk`s and I am very happy that I did.
A very good selection of belgians with various broths for mussels and the solid selection of other beers is a winning formula. And the staff knows there stuff and is very friendly. Add that most of the clientele was in a cheery mood and you find yourself having a great time.
I believe that they opened back in 1987 and there is good reason they are still going strong, one of the highlights of my weekend.
11-11-2008 00:54:06 | More by mltobin
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5/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
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 352 ratings.