The Monk's Kettle
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 180
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 64 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by dgilks:
4.34/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
The Monk's Kettle offers a really nice environment to enjoy a beer from a wide and varied selection. The interior is really nicely appointed and welcoming while the staff make your time there enjoyable with their quality service and decent product knowledge. The selection of beers was high quality including a range of great local and imported beers. The locals included beers from breweries I didn't see anywhere else during my travels which was nice. I was also impressed by the service provided by staff when I left my bag behind. They found it promptly and had it ready for me when I walked in the door to pick it up. The only down side are the high prices (Pliny for double what it costs at Toronado).
11-03-2011 06:29:52 | More by dgilks
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5 | $$$
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
4.55/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Atmosphere- This place is gorgeous; reminiscent of an old European tavern. Lots of wood, warm and aged. The bar is long and narrow, and the booths can accommodate 4 people comfortably. Thus, for a small group, this bar is perfect. I imagine, however, that the floorplan is not ideal for a large group of friends. On my visit, I was there with 3 others, and for us, it was perfect. We were surrounded by all things beer and it was wonderful.
Quality- Everything was clean; glassware, draught lines, etc. The place reeked of quality. Not in the sterile hospital way; but more like a business owner is passionate about what he/she does.
Service- Despite the place being packed, our service was exceptionally prompt and friendly. Food came out surprisingly quick, as did the beers. The servers didn't seem to have any issue running samples from the bar to our table either. This was hands-down some of the best service I have ever had in a beer bar.
Selection- While they don't have the largest selection (by count), their selection of beer was clearly well-thought-out. The beer menu was just packed with gems, and covered the gamut of styles. Despite the small selection, I still managed to feel like I was in beer heaven!
Food- The food was fantastic. Honestly, I can't even remember what we had, but we did enjoy several dishes, and I recall raving about it.... I guess this is telling as to how "good" of a night it was!
Value- This place is somewhat expensive. But as a tourist, it was certainly worth the money. Would definitely go back if in San Francisco again!
11-02-2013 13:03:02 | More by jgasparine
The Monk's Kettle in San Francisco, CA
97 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.