HopMonk - Sonoma

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (924) Tourist Town (West), England | December 9, 2014
Visited for lunch on Monday 28/04/14 in the middle of some wine touring. Well laid out and decorated venue, we chose to sit outside in the sun soaked terrace. 14 or 15 beers on tap during my visit 4 of which were there own. Their own beers were OK but nothing too exciting, averageing 3.2 for me so fine. Guests included offerings from Gordon Biersch, Moonlight and North Coast. Service was good - and the food although the place was pretty quiet. By no means a must visit in terms of beer but worth swinging by if in the area, particularly for the surroundings.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joet  (103) Santa Rosa, California | September 24, 2013
Delicious food, very friendly service, very comfortable environment and as mentioned below, some great deal on beers. If you like beer and come into Sonoma, itís a top spot to stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1515) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 26, 2013
Visited 4/29/2011.

Iím 99% sure that these guys do NOT brew beer here, they get it from the other location in Sebastopol. Iíll verify that and submit the change request.

Drove right by the place on the way to Sonoma Springs Brewing and didnt realize it. We found plenty of street parking in front of the place and walked right in. There is a really nice outdoor area with a fire pit and some large tables. To get into the building you walk up some stairs onto a patio where there are more tables. Inside are a number of tables and on the Friday that we visited there was a band playing on one side of the restaurant.

The servers at the bar were very nice and poured 4 glasses of beer for the 2 of us, probably more than we needed. We got a 12oz glass of each of the 3 house beers (kellerbier, tavern ale, and dunkelweiss) and a tall glass of Blind Pig. They also have a decent bottle collection under the bar.

We chose to sit out by the fire and get away from the noisy band inside. It was very cosy under the strings of lights hanging across the courtyard. The sky was clear and you could see all the stars. Iíd recomend sitting out there if you can, unless itís too cold or you want to be near the band.

Donít see myself coming to Sonoma too often in the future but if I do Iíll stop in again.

Oh, and the 4 glasses of beer combined were only $15.

Update: The beer is actually brewed by Gordon Biersch in San Jose, which would make sense considering most of the house beers are German.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
BVery  (582) Plymouth, Minnesota | May 13, 2012
Cool spot! Visited on May 13, 2012. Bartender just started firing free tasters at me. Settled on a pint of Moonlight Death and Taxes. Fun joInt.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | February 15, 2012
beautiful outdoor garden. decent selection of bottles & draft. warm atmosphere, inviting. seems like best selection in Sonoma
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
drinktomymood  (16) Virginia | October 1, 2011
Hard to believe this is owned by Gordon Biersch. Nice decor, trendy atmosphere, awesome patio with kids running around having a good time. It was beautiful out and they had the doors open. We drank some Goose Island on tap and Moonlight Brewery. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. Food looked good but we didnít have any so I donít feel like I could rate it.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (545) Woodland, California | March 27, 2011
Good parking. Top notch service. Beers were discussed and suggested. All while business was booming. Not a huge amount of beers, but they had a local guest, and the house beers are pretty tasty. Might be the best beer venue in town.

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