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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 pwoody11:
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4.65/5  rDev +5%

I've been to Monks dozens of times. I usually start every meal there with a Chimay, and then it's pretty random from there. I try to get something I haven't had before. For food, I've tried most of the menu, and at this point I'm pretty consistent on ordering a pot of mussels, frites, and the Broccoli rabe burger. Even though I stick to this trio for the most part, when I do happen to stray, I have never been disappointed. Be prepared to show ID to get a table.

Cons: Very crowded for dinner especially on weekends. If going in the evening you can plan on having to wait for a table. Which is worth it, but there really isn't much room to wait around. Parking can be tough to find. I choose to utilize a nearby garage, costs $20 though. Expect a high tab. While the food is well priced, you can expect to make up for it in beer. No $2 Buds here. You're getting the best beers in the world and you can expect to pay in and around $10+ per beer.

Pros: GREAT FOOD. I can't get enough of their fries. Best beer selection I have seen. Beer Bible is split into sections by parts of the world and style. Also has good info on different types of beer etc. for those new to trying different beers. Conveniently located right off Broad St. Staff is knowledgeable and pours every beer in its proper glass. Love the atmosphere.

Overall, I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. Monk's is an experience and in my opinion, somewhere fine beer lovers should go to enjoy a beer before there death.

pwoody11, Dec 14, 2009
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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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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.

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