Monks Kettle | San Francisco, California
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Monks Kettle
Excellent based on 67 ratings
Type: Bar

3141 16th St
San Francisco, California United States 94103 [ print map ]
415 865 9523

Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM

Mayor: thebeertourist (2) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 100+

Monks Kettle

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Beer Available At Monks Kettle (arranged by most recent)
New Belgium Love - Peach Whiskey Barrel 99, The Rare Barrel Egregious 97, The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes 99, Russian River Sanctification 99, Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Cellarmaker Batch 1 Porter 86, Cellarmaker / Thiriez Saison des Flandres 80, Cellarmaker Admiration 93, Cellarmaker Questionable Origins #5 , Tahoe Mountain Mars Hotel 94, HenHouse Honest Dayís Pay , Cellarmaker First Directions
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67 reviews for Monks Kettle
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  82%
 Food  81%
 Value  62%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 4/20
Lothore  (75) California | August 3, 2015
Great beer selection coming off of a sour beer festival. Prices were pretty high and service was a little snobby. We rolled in with a group of 8 people at 3 pm on a Saturday excited to enjoy the establishment. The place was less than half full with many open tables and we were told, in a snobby manor, we couldnít sit down and have a beer inside except for squeezing in at the bar (which isnít doable with a large group) because we werenít planning on ordering entrees. They said they might be able to fit us in outside because their food policy was a little more relaxed out there but emphasized that we really should order a good deal of food because they werenít just a bar, they were also a restaurant. At this point, we almost left but decided to stay for a quick ($80) round of beers and a couple appetizers. I was planning on ordering more but didnít want to be made to feel like a dick for how much/little we wanted. When we left the place was still half empty. Canít say that I will ever go back despite the amazing selection. Iíd rather give my money to an establishment who treats me well, especially at the price premium. Maybe the staff was just having an off day and didnít communicate the policy well? I hope so.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77  (321) Reno, Nevada | May 30, 2015
fantastic beer selection but a little too trendy/snooty/expensive for my taste. their tap list prices per ounce were stupid high.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
empedokles  (54) , Sweden | May 22, 2015
Good beer selection. Great service. Great food.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555  (88) Phoenix, Arizona | March 7, 2015
Super small, very quaint spot with a decent tap list and a solid bottle selection as well. Burger was a little above average. Service was much to be desired. Waitress was a bit smug. Just didnít see what everyone else does in this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v  (154) Lille, France | February 15, 2015
Visited the 7th February 2015 for the United Sour of America - The place is easy to access between the metro and the bart (16th Mission). Very smart place, great ambiance and clean. The selection is really amazing you can find all you want from the best breweries of the world, but take care to check the price before. Some beers are too expensive. The service is professional, food is available but I didnít try it. A good place where the beers are at the best.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | January 1, 2015
A cozy place with great food, with beer you donít see everywhere. Nice bottle list when I was there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond  (270) New York, New York | November 13, 2014
Visited with Linh. $5 uber from Toronado. Dark mahogany wood bar with nice new age feel. Small kitchen behind additional seating. Clean bathroom. The place really maximizes the space potential. Friendly staff. Food tbd. Really nice draft list - when we visited included: Lost abbey BB Angel Share, Lagunitas, prairie, and the other standard California offerings. Really solid place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Luvystypotables  (96) Virginia Beach, Virginia | November 12, 2014
andrepintado  (94) Lisbon, Portugal | October 14, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange  (80) hobe sound, Florida | September 28, 2014
Other than being expensive this place is pretty awesome. Great beer selection, cool staff to talk to that didnít come off as pretentious, and the food though rustic was very tasty. Itís a little tight inside but outside tables are available, and the place is opened up wide in the warm weather. This is a must visit for anyone visiting San Fran with beer on the brain.

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