United States > California > San Francisco
Beer Available At Monks Kettle (arranged by most recent)
Craftsman Stone Fruit Sour , Cascade Gingersnaps , Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Spectrum 76, 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 100, KlevereTien 92, Almanac Flowering Gose 92, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99, Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later) 99
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 23, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
brokensail (756) Orange County, California | December 25, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nate2g (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 19, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 4, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bhensonb (445) Woodland, California | July 21, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Scopey (357) Croydon, England | March 6, 2012| Updated March 7, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bytemesis (324) Sunnyvale, California | November 23, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | December 2, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Nate (269) Indiana, Pennsylvania | March 24, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
SrSilligoose (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | March 31, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome place. very knowledgeable staff. They just ran out of THE ABYSS when I got there. but this place is legit
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