The Monk's Kettle
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 180
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 64 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by colonelforbin:
4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Excellent, if pricey spot for a beer in the Mission. Located only two blocks from BART, Monk's Kettle is very conveniently located, and worth visiting if you are in this part of the city.
Draught list is great, 20 or so beers on tap at all times, and always changing. I stop here from time to time and the selection is constantly rotating. I really like that about this place. The bottle list is very extensive but is honestly way too expensive! Stick to draught beer here, there will be plenty of great offerings.
Pricing is interesting, some beers are served in 8 oz. servings, others in 12, 16 or 20 oz. servings, priced accordingly. Some are priced reasonably well compared to other local spots and some are a bit expensive. Want to emphasize the the great draught selection though, one of the better places in the city for this because it constantly rotates.
Atmosphere is nice, but it's always crowded here, no matter what time of day. They have a small bar, and a few small tables. Also, a few spots to sit/stand to the left of the bar. Many times it can simply be too crowded because this place really is not too big. The owners are opening a new restaurant/bar a few blocks away very soon, so that may alleviate some of the space issues at Monk's Kettle, but we'll see about that.
If you're into beer and you're hanging out in the Mission, stopping by Monk's Kettle is a no-brainer. Check it out.
11-17-2011 07:25:52 | More by colonelforbin
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4.58/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5 | $$$
I spent a good 6 hours last week at The Monk's Kettle with a few friends.
We were impressed with the selection of both bottled & draft beers and Pliny The Elder on tap didn't hurt.
The whole group ordered burgers, they were absolutely fantastic.
I was only in town for a few days, otherwise I'd have gone back to The Monk's Kettle again, great service, very good selection & fantastic food.
A bit pricey but definitely worth stopping by.
12-27-2013 15:46:48 | More by HeyHayward
The Monk's Kettle in San Francisco, CA
97 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.