Monk’s Café

Mayor: dlovell2 (2) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: ~150
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Beers At Monk’s Café

NameABVEntered
Dupont Foręt Libre6.5%7/11/2016
Dupont / Lost Abbey Deux Amis7%7/11/2016
Dupont Cervesia8%7/10/2016
Brouwerij Kees American Barley Wine 11.5%6/26/2016
Tired Hands Only Void - Coffee & Cherry10.5%5/14/2016
Tired Hands A Very Easy Life5%5/14/2016
Tired Hands Baby Face Vecchio5.8%5/2/2016
Russian River Supplication7%2/12/2016
De Proefbrouwerij Signature Ale8.5%2/12/2016
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA18%2/12/2016
Allagash Little Brett4.5%1/17/2016
Russian River Blind Pig IPA6.1%1/17/2016
Russian River Damnation7.75%1/17/2016
Tired Hands StonerWitch10.8%12/27/2015
De la Senne Jambe-de-Bois8%12/27/2015
Avery Samael’s Oak-Aged Ale14.2%10/6/2015
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation)10%10/6/2015
De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell)12%10/6/2015
Allagash White5%10/6/2015
Hill Farmstead Mary4.75%10/6/2015
Firestone Walker Helldorado13.2%9/26/2015
Tired Hands The Light That Spills Out Of The Hole In Your Head5.5%9/14/2015
De la Senne Taras Boulba4.5%9/14/2015
Tired Hands Melonous6.3%9/14/2015
Russian River Pliny the Elder8%8/30/2015
Bios Vlaamse Bourgogne5.5%8/16/2015
Pizza Boy Pizza Chaser5.2%7/24/2015
De Molen / Hof ten Dormaal Vallen & Opstaan9.3%7/14/2015
Pizza Boy Pomegranate/Rose-Hip Sour Ale5.2%7/13/2015
Allagash Midnight Brett7.5%7/13/2015


90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
WVHouseofBeer  (64) Florida | June 18, 2016
An absolute must if you are in the northeast. Kind of a holy grail/Mecca like place for craft beer. I had 3 different Russian River beers on tap, along with some rare Belgian-collabs for Philly Beer Week. Their Belgian list is exhaustive and simply insane. Get the Mussels for dinner, 25 or 30 mussels stewed in a variety of flavors. Really quite excellent, and the place doesn’t attract the normal hordes like nearby restaurants. If you don’t know Monks Cafe is what it is, you just walk on by, and I’m sure that’s how they like it.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
gnoff  (595) Mölndal, Sweden | May 21, 2016
Visited twice late April/Early May 2016. First time stayed for a few beers, second time during a beer release for CBC, waited in line half hour until we left. Long narrow bar area, some seating downstairs. Apparently a bar with standing area upstairs as well, we never got that far. Had Pliny the Elder on tap, nice. Gets crowded fast, we got the feeling we were constantly in the way for the staff or other patrons, still a nice place to visit with a great tap list. I could go back, but would hope to get there on a less busy evening. Didn’t eat.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JulioP  (14) Parla, Spain | May 1, 2016
Monk’s café: What ŕ place! Extensive beer menu with interesting tap selection separated in two rooms with a very Belgian feel to them. Prices are quite decent. Belgian menu offered with nice desert selection. A must in Philadelphia.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
chibuck  (543) Chicago, Illinois | May 1, 2016
Old school place that reminds me a ton of the Hopleaf in Chicago. Nice people but a I don’t give a fuck attitude about you not knowing about beer. Strong draft selection but the bottles are what make this place. I wish there was a bit more local stuff, while it was decent I wasn’t blown away to started looking at the bottle list mostly. The bottle list is pretty deep and I have a strong feeling if you know them, it gets much deeper. Fun spot to hang out, I’d come back.
88
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
TommyTH  (18) Pennsylvania | February 17, 2016
Dark and dingy in a cool, quiet, sociable environment. Few tables and two bars (one in a front room and one in a back room). Great beer selection, which highlighted top beers from around the entire world. Their house beer (Flemish Sour Ale) was pretty good as well. Good relationship with Russian River, which is a plus! Tired Hands often as well. I had the frog legs and they were phenomenal.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer  (111) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 12, 2016
Great but pricey selection.Service is so-so though knowledgeable. Did I say selection is good?
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Art  (130) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 18, 2015
Stop #4 on my birthday beer tour. Parking was difficult. The place had a very dive bar feel. Wait was forever for a seat so we didn’t eat. Had some Hill Farmstead on tap so that was cool. I’ll probably only go back for special stuff.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
tgncc  (93) Bellmore, New York | October 29, 2015
Visited on 10/24/2015. The place was having a Breast Cancer benefit, and very dime they made went to BC research, which was cool. However, every pint was $10 regardless, which is probably not typical, i.e., this place is probably cheaper. This is a nice looking old pub style place, with a bar in back and front. Tables in the middle. Service is fairly attentive, but again, it was jamming when we went. The selection was killer, with stuff not usually seen on the east coast, like Russian River, Lost Abbey, as well as local faves like Tired Hands. The food was awesome, with eclectic stuff, as well as cool pub fare. Value is decent, food is decently priced for this part of town, and the pints aren’t bad. I really liked the place, and would definitely go back.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud  (263) , Croatia | October 11, 2015
Pleasant two room bar. Twenty taps, divided between US and European (mostly Belgian) brews. Not the stuff you see in every other craft beer bar. Unfortunately I’ve missed Pliny, but had Damnation instead. They had the Abyss on tap at the front bar. Good selection of bottles. Wish I could stay a bit longer.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
melush  (98) , Spain | October 6, 2015
Crowded and noisy bar. Good selection of taps. Expensive and overrated.

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