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The Monk's Kettle

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The Monk's KettleThe Monk's Kettle

94 Ratings
Ratings: 94
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 180
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3141 16th St
San Francisco, California, 94103-3334
United States
phone: (415) 865-9523

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @monkskettle

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(Place added by: NikStique on 12-07-2007)
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Reviews by NorCalYeti:
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4.18/5  rDev -5.6%

Great beer bar/eatery located in the Mission. Street parking is available in the neighborhood. 16th St. BART is also within walking distance, which is a nice option. Arrived at 12p upon opening and was immediately greeted and asked whether I was there for food or drink. Sat down at one of 12 seats at the bar and was provided with a beer menu. The bartender was very friendly and helpful and open to pouring samples as requested. 24 beers on tap with two extras being poured off the list. A mix of Czech, American Pale Ale, English-Style Brown Ale, and Belgian-Style beers available on draught. And then the beer list...pretty much representative of every category you can think of. Major drawback is the price across the board...all the prices are inflated. Be prepared to pay dearly...especially for a big group. My choices were somewhat focused due to price. If you're out on the town and price isn't an issue, you've found your place. All beers poured in proper glassware with most beers poured a little cold, which is a drawback.

Plan to arrive early as the place fills quickly. We arrived at 12p on a Saturday and the place was full around 1:45p.

The place holds 49 people...approximately 12 seats at the bar and the remaining seats divided among eight, two and four tops. Rustic menu with snacks such as the daily pickle and elves on horseback, to small plates such as house salads, mushroom risotto, buttermilk fried rabbit, and mussels, and entrees like chicken paillard, duck confit, and diver scallops. Food coming out of the kitchen smelled great. Had a basket of fries that hit the spot.

I would definitely go back but would have to save my pennies ahead of time. Aside from the price, the other criticism might be the diversification of the beer list...while several beer styles are represented, only a couple of beers are available in each style, many of which aren't that rare or inspired. I would suggest they focus on fewer styles and have a deeper selection for the price.

NorCalYeti, Mar 20, 2011
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The Monk's Kettle in San Francisco, CA
97 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.