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Reviews by nickd717:
4.13/5 rDev -6.6%
Went here while I was in Philly for my bachelor party. Don’t get me wrong, the selection is pretty bomb, but I’m really not a big fan of the layout of the place. The decor is fine, what you’d expect for a Belgian-themed beer bar, but the setup is awkward. It gets crowded and there’s not enough good standing room or places to sit if you’re not ordering food. The place is long and narrow, and don’t miss the second bar in the back. Now, the beer selection is excellent. Not mind-blowing, but very, very solid. Great vintage Belgian list that’s not TOO expensive. I got an ’05 Lou Pepe Framboise for $45, which was a bit of a splurge. They had Pliny the Elder, not that I cared coming from California, as well as a solid selection of US beers, as well as a great international list. Food was very solid. We had the moules frites. Prices are about what you’d expect. Overall, a great place, but could be REALLY great if they improved the layout.
04-22-2011 21:58:27 | More by nickd717
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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
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
Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.