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Beer Available At Monks Café (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Tripels Alley , Port Brewing Older Viscosity 100, Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon 99, 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be 96, Port Brewing Wipeout IPA 99, De Molen Rasputin 99, Deschutes The Abyss 100, Allagash PNC Broken Elevator 89, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Transatlantique Kriek 90, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Cascara Quad 70, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Pluot 48, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout 100, Russian River Damnation 98, Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA 99, Bush Prestige (Scaldis Prestige) 100, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale 99, Vicaris Winter 10° 95, Cantillon Kriek 99
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stegosaurus (34) Levittown, Pennsylvania | June 15, 2005| Updated March 15, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This place has great beers on tap and good food, although it is small in size and overcrowded i found myself elbow to elbow with other people for 1/2 the night, and service was great once you got a seat at the bar, but in the crowd its hard to get noticed.The food was good. The second time i went, much better, i went during a week day, and avoided the crowd, a much better experience, when i go the next time, i will make sure i go during the work week again.
Sammy (537) Toronto, Ontario | June 12, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Great beer on tap, but it’s not for me. I was not impressed with the dark,smokey, tight crowding in the place. I gues they maximize profit this way, and there are a lot of regulars. It was so dark, I could not see the ber in front of me. Bartenders they look after the many people, and there is a certain oddness about them, reminding me of bartenders in heavy drinking bars that need to decide when the customer has had to much, as several here had. Yuppie crowd. Great Belgium taps, set the standard across the city.
CAmes (9) Snohomish, Washington | May 20, 2005
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A real neat place. Somewhat claustrophobic, but that’s just because it’s always been enthusiastically full on both my visits. As the name hints, the large selection tilts towards Belgians, and it acccomplishes this nicely. Monk’s does have a solid, if smaller, selection of good US micros, such as Stone Brewing. The service on my two visits was superb, coincidentally with the same waitress who was very knowledgeable of the selection.
Fire190 (1) | May 12, 2005
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
The mecca of beer. The staff is very helpful in discovering new beers for people that don’t know much in the way’s of the brew. The food is just perfect...literally perfect. A must for anyone visting the Philly area, I recomend planning on spending the night, cause once you get going it’s hard to stop trying new beers.
seeknay36 (16) DC, New York | September 20, 2004| Updated October 30, 2004
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A great selection of Belgian and other beers. The barmaid really new her stuff. However the crowd was unbearable. I recommend visiting before the crowd arrives, especially if you want some information from the barkeep. I have not eaten here yet so I cannot tell you about the food.
PWalk (10) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | September 13, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites here in town. A selection that is unsurpassed bolstered by a knowledgable staff who are both courteous and helpful if you can’t pronounce what exactly your looking to drink.
hopdog (240) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | August 26, 2004
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been here a couple times - mostly off peak hours so the crowd was not bad. Seemed to be a lot of smoke up by the front bar so make sure you check out the rear bar. Very nice selection.
Nate (272) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 23, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited 2x this trip. Great selection of Belgian and other beers. Disappointed though, because two highly anticipated beers seemed to be sub-par. Don’t know if they were mistreated, but both were Belgian Strong Ales and both had very acidic sour qualities when I don’t think they should have. Other than that, this place is very nice. Bit pricy, but then again, Philly is an expensive city in which to eat and drink.
jimmack (24) Nutley, New Jersey | August 2, 2004
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
While the food was good and the beer selection excellent, the service
and attitude of the staff was a major
turn-off. I bought a bottle of Lou Pepe
Kriek after dinner and the barmaid gave us three glasses. Whe she saw only 2 of us were drinking, she took the 3rd one away, fine. Meanwhile I was chatting at the bar
with this guy who was new into craft beers and had never tried a kriek before. I ask the woman for another glass so the guy could try some of mine and she accused us of stealing the 3rd glass that she took away. I mean I just spent $25
bucks for a bottle of beer, $60 for dinner for 3 and another $50 on various beers and she had the nerve to accuse us of stealing a $2.00 glass! I know others who have been there and loved the place
so maybe I just went on a bad night but I don’t think I’ll be going back anytime soon.
DYCSoccer17 (300) Woodland, California | July 30, 2004
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I came here around noon on a weekday, so we were able to belly up to the bar and not fight the crowds or the smoke. The barmaid was very helpful and really knew her stuff. It was a nice cozy atmosphere with some crazy beers. The 98 Old Horizontal was nuts! This place is must stop. The food was awesome too. Parking is the only issue. $18 to park in a garage. YIKES!
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