Monks Kettle | San Francisco, California
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Monks Kettle
Excellent based on 67 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

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

Monks Kettle

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Beer Available At Monks Kettle (arranged by most recent)
New Belgium Love - Peach Whiskey Barrel 99, The Rare Barrel Egregious 97, The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes 99, Russian River Sanctification 99, Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Cellarmaker Batch 1 Porter 86, Cellarmaker / Thiriez Saison des Flandres 80, Cellarmaker Admiration 93, Cellarmaker Questionable Origins #5 , Tahoe Mountain Mars Hotel 96, HenHouse Honest Dayís Pay , Cellarmaker First Directions
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67 reviews for Monks Kettle
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  82%
 Food  81%
 Value  62%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
branspra  (17) Arlington, Virginia | July 10, 2009
Fantastic place that completely exceeded my expectations! Beer selection was strong although I would have preferred more IPAís; however, it was well-balanced and priced very reasonable considering San Francisco and the beers being poured. Food was also good so I highly recommend making a night of it. My only complaint is that the place is very small, but that actually adds to the ambiance and makes it feel like a really nice local establishment. Must visit this place if you are in the area!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Jimmythespoon  (171) , | November 22, 2012
Wow! This place is nearly perfect. Yes it is expensive but you get what you pay for. Nice clean place, very nice people and very knowledgable staff. We tried the food and honestly we almost died.... It was absolutely Amazing. Really the food is amazing! The beer selection is just as good even had some really rare italianand Swedish microbrews. Really this is one of the best bars I have ever visited. Like I said it is expensive but it is worth it.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
PRBeer  (411) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
noradeirdre  (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
This place has gorgeous glassware. a beautiful wood bar, and plenty of amazing beer.Food is great, as well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Luvystypotables  (96) Virginia Beach, Virginia | November 12, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | March 31, 2009
Awesome place. very knowledgeable staff. They just ran out of THE ABYSS when I got there. but this place is legit
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
bnselby  (11) San Francisco, California | August 16, 2008
This is my new favorite place in SF to drink beer. The bottle selection is incredible, and the menu does a great job of taking you through the various types (without talking down or up to you). The draft selection is constantly changing, and itís very thoughtfully culled. Youíll get some pretty obscure things on tap that are incredible - Rodenbach Grand Cru comes immediately to mind. The bar staff is incredibly knowledgeable - Nick is one of the best beer guys Iíve ever met. At first, the place seems a little hip, but itís actually very comfortable after you get settled It gets pretty busy, but itís well worth it. If you can, wait until 11 or so, and things will calm down and you can hang out and enjoy the light to the heavy until closing time. The food has steadily improved in the last year, though itís still not incredible (and a bit pricey). I love to have some beers at Toronado, but the Kettle is now my local.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Odysseyalien  (14) New Jersey | November 26, 2012
Great bar with reasonable prices. Service is excellent and they really know their beer styles well.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
excalibur  (8) Louisville, Kentucky | October 25, 2009
Came here for a late lunch and a quality ale and were delighted with both. It was not crowded then so the staff were able and very willing to advise us on choices. Great beer selection of 20+ taps and many bottles. Cozy interior with old country charm. The lunch was very nice with great Belgium Fries. We would be delighted to return but it wasnít very convenient for us and I thought the area seemed a little rough to this sheltered Kentuckian.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
emartell  (23) Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico | December 7, 2013
Un excelente lugar en San Francisco. Un ambiente excelentr, lleno de gente que sabe disfrutar cervezas de calidad. Una variedad de comida marinada con cerveza, y una muy buenq variedad de cervezas. Simplemente genial!

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