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The Monk's Kettle

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The Monk's KettleThe Monk's Kettle
BA SCORE
97
world-class

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: n/a
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 colonelforbin:
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4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
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4.33/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of jimh67
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Way different vibe than Tornado. Sat outside-great people watching- never really saw the inside.
Had a Pliny and a nelson! Very good. Worth the trip. easy on/off back to east bay- near on ramp to I80

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.93/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

Best place for good food and outstanding beer selction in the whole city...

Photo of pants678
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

Seating's pretty tight, brews are generally local on draft but not necessarily. Prices vary in a wide range, little obnoxious. Good bottle list, fair number of high end Belgians present.

Photo of mike312
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Alpine Nelson on tap, great service, and cool vibe. I'd be back here often if I didn't live in NY.

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The Monk's Kettle in San Francisco, CA
97 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.