Monks Kettle | San Francisco, California
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Monks Kettle
Excellent based on 57 ratings
Type: Bar

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

monkskettle.com

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


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


Monks Kettle

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Beer Available At Monks Kettle (arranged by most recent)
Stillwater / Brewerís Art Dťbutante 94, Almanac Cerise Sour Blond 90, New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grštzer Ale 87, Boulevard Love Child No. 4 100, Craftsman Stone Fruit Sour 83, Cascade Gingersnaps , Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Spectrum 89, Oskar Blues Ten FIDY 100, Midnight Sun Cohoho Imperial IPA 98, Moonlight Death and Taxes 97, Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt 99, Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovanż 99
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57 reviews for Monks Kettle
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  81%
 Selection  81%
 Food  82%
 Value  62%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  93%
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82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1346) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 23, 2012
First visited during RBSG SF 2009. Revisited a handful of times since, most recently last night (12/22/12).

Nice, upscale-looking restaurant/bar but itís pretty small and often times hard to get a seat. Service is generally nice and helpful. Nice place to hang out.

Beer list is pretty eclectic but there is always something good on the list. Tap prices are manageable, bottle and food prices are pretty steep.

They occasionally do brewery events which can be fun. Theyíre also located pretty close to the 24th/Mission BART stop. Check it out.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (855) Orange County, California | December 25, 2012
Fairly small bar/reataurant with a generally good tap list. This place is pretty expensive, perhaps not by by San Francisco standards, but beers are generally in the $7+ range. Service is excellent, however. Tap list will include some gems/obscurities, but generally not much that isnít to be found elsewhere. Donít really need to go here again.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (641) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 19, 2013
Had a fun time at Monkís. Admittedly, I was a little buzzed this time of night after doing the rounds of a handful of establishments. Solid taplist and plenty of bottles to chose from. Got chatting to friendly folk at the bar and shared good banter. Staff were great.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 4, 2010
This place was only a few blocks from my friendís place and the first place in the city I stopped at. Quite an elegant looking spot with their glassware prominently displayed when you approach it from the side. I stuck to draught, so I didnít find the prices as oppressive as others here have mentioned. The food looked really good too, although I didnít partake. Seemed like a fairly upscale gastropub with a lot of top quality selection.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (476) Woodland, California | July 21, 2008
Pretty much what Marcus said. Some uncommon beers were available. Lunch can be done on appetizers. Large serving of double fried fries, duck prosciutto, other tasty things. Not cheap, but two ate for $34 including two decent beers. Then the walk back to the Toronado!
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (403) Croydon, England | March 6, 2012| Updated March 7, 2012
Small bar-restaurant located a short BART journey from the tourist centre of SF. Nice laid back atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. 23 taps of mostly CA breweries: Russian River, Moonlight, Alesmith, North Coast and the Bruery amongst others. Bottle list is quite extensive and includes some interesting beers, but it is a touch pricy. Food was really tasty - I opted for the scallops & mussels with a spicy ale broth. An all-round great venue for beer and food in SF.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (367) Sunnyvale, California | November 23, 2012
Hmmm. Sorry but I am not seeing it. The food is fabulous, actually; no denying that. but the service is mediocre at best. the place is a bit cramped, and prices are through the roof compared to other places in the city. They did have pints of Pliny for $4.50, which was awesome, but other tap prices were on the high side, and the bottle list was a case of pure sticker shock. Bottles I can get at Whole Foods down the block were selling for a 2.5X plus markup. Well, I donít know how many they were selling, actually. I would say come for the food, enjoy a nice tap beer while you are here, then head elsewhere to drink.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | December 2, 2010
Unsuspecting place with a very respectable tap list. Relaxed atmosphere and decor as well as a knowledgeable staff -- especially Sayer. Will definitely stop by again the next time Iím in the area.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Nate  (283) Indiana, Pennsylvania | March 24, 2010
Had lunch here. Decent food though a limited lunch menu. Great beer list, both tap and bottle selection. Prices are higher than some other drinking establishments, but not completely unreasonable. Up to date lists are impressive - got a new beer menu while I was half way through lunch. Decent service, proper glassware, and an eclectic selection.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
rickhall28  (260) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 12, 2013
Close second to my favorite SF craftbeer establishment...the Toronado. Of course if you want food too...this is the place to go hands down. The food is fantastic. In addition to the nice cozy atmosphere...and the great beer selections...the staff here is very knowledgeable and very personable. I highly recommend a visit here when anywhere near SF.

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