Taps: 20 / Bottles: 218
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by orangesol:
4.5/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped in here on Black Friday during our beer excursion. I have been to Monk's a bunch of times, figured it is time to sit down and finally write a review.
Not the biggest place in the world to begin with but they make good use of the space. Small bar right inside the door with a few stools, a few tables all around the bar area help to complete the front bar area. A few bigger tables make up the dining room directly behind the front bar. Lots of awards and old bottles help to show the history of the bar. As you walk through the dining room you go through a small hallway and end up at the back bar, my favorite place to hide. Larger bar area than the front with a few stools and a few tables to sit at. My service has always been good but not great. When they are busy they can be really hit or miss but when they are kinda slow they can be really good.
The quality was top notch, as you would expect. From the beers to the food, no expense is spared. The food was excellent. I had a burger on my most recent trip and it was cooked perfectly and tasted great. The beer selection is second to none. I saw quite a few things on the tap list I would have liked to try but I ended up splitting a bottle of '04 Cantillon Lou Pepe - Gueuze, I know poor me. Prices are a bit high but it is Philly so that is to be expected.
Overall one of my favorite bars to visit anywhere, let alone in the city. From the food to the beer, you really can't go wrong.
11-29-2011 17:07:40 | More by orangesol
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Monk's Café in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.