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

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 / Brewer’s Art Débutante 94, Almanac Cerise Sour Blond 87, New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grätzer 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 Nefiltrovaný 99
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57 reviews for Monks Kettle
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  81%
 Selection  81%
 Food  82%
 Value  62%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 18, 2013
Cool place but very very pricey.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 6/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | June 18, 2013
Been here three times now and been severely underwhelmed each time. Selection is almost entirely generic, widely available craft. In three visits I’ve only found a single interesting, rarely rated beer—and it was $8/8oz for an Oregon brewed smoked porter. That’s not the worst: how about $12/6oz of Hitachino Nest Celebration? Insane. I won’t be returning; this place sucks. However, the server was really knowledgeable, I’ll give her that at least, though they screwed up my order.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | June 3, 2013
Cozy little place, with dim lighting, a good beer selection, and exceptional food. We didn’t have reservations, but only waited about 30 min to be seated. Easily found room at the bar and I tried a few Moonlight beers, as well as, some stuff from Evil twin. Very strong list of Belgians on tap and in bottle and prices can be a bit on the high side. I really liked the feel of this place. Warm and inviting with great food and good service. Definitely check this place out if you are in town.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
NateSeats  (17) Barlborough (nr Sheffield), England | May 2, 2013
Excellent feel to this place, classy but not pretentious. Knowledgeable staff, good beer selection, well worth a visit!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm  (16) Columbus, Ohio | May 1, 2013
Nice, upscale place with a very strong list of Belgians. Very cool ambiance, good service, very high prices. Didn’t try the food, but it certainly looked good. One my favorite stops in SF.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
rickhall28  (256) 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 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21  (71) Washington, Washington DC | February 25, 2013
I dig this joint. Went here for an early dinner with my girlfriend and her family. Really nice ambiance, definitely a classier joint more like CK in DC, Ginger Man in NY, etc. Really nice tap list and a DAMN good burger; everything the others had looked excellent as well. Definitely a must stop in SF.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson  (186) Enfield, New Hampshire | February 21, 2013
bar in the mission. Great selection but it IS the mission so you’ve been warned. The wait staff is surprisingly present every time I went there. Prices were okay.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited during SF beer week. Smaller corner place that has a bit of a yuppy neighborhood feel to it. Bar is right up front and around the parameter of the bar is seating with a couple of booths in the back. I think I saw the capacity listed for this place at 49 on the wall. Nice feeling place, service wasn’t that great but also not horrible. Our bartender just wasn’t very friendly and seemed quite flustered. Draft list was mixed with a couple local, couple area standards, couple of vintage offerings…maybe due to an event, and some standard belgian offerings. Seemed like they had quite a bottle list, but I didn’t get too far into looking at it since the prices were quite absurd. Draft was also very high compared to other place we visited on our trip. Small menu, food looked decent, but nothing special. If in the area, it is worth a stop I guess for a beer but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | February 8, 2013
The thing that popped out to me here was the service. Our server was extremely knowledgable and brought us several samples to try after talking to us for a few minutes to get a feel fro our preferred beer styles. Was exited to get to try the Pliny the Elder as I’m from NYC and it’s not distributed here. I mnust say the food we rodered was only okay, but that was not what we really came for. Overall some great beer choices, a little expensive but a good time nonethelesss!

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