Monks Kettle | San Francisco, California
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Monks Kettle
Excellent based on 65 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: andrepintado (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 98, The Rare Barrel Egregious 97, The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes 99, Russian River Sanctification 100, Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Cellarmaker Batch 1 Porter 82, Cellarmaker / Thiriez Saison des Flandres 80, Cellarmaker Admiration 87, Cellarmaker Questionable Origins #5 , Tahoe Mountain Mars Hotel 94, HenHouse Honest Day’s Pay , Cellarmaker First Directions , Moonlight Misspent Youth Pale Ale 51, Almanac Porchbier 61, Cellarmaker Permanent Daylight 98, Magic Rock Salty Kiss 92, Sante Adairius Saison Bernice 100, Cellarmaker Beertenders Breakfast 83, Stillwater / Brewer’s Art Débutante 94, Almanac Cerise Sour Blond 95
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65 reviews for Monks Kettle
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  81%
 Selection  82%
 Food  83%
 Value  63%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Odysseyalien  (13) New Jersey | November 26, 2012
Great bar with reasonable prices. Service is excellent and they really know their beer styles well.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard  (141) Berkeley , California | November 25, 2012
Interesting place. Small. It gets crowded fast. Really good food, but really expensive. I can get food of the same quality or better else where in the City for less money. Likewise with the beer. Good selection, but nothing I can’t get elsewhere for much less money. Service is not that good. If you’re local, I can’t see any reason to go here more than once, but I think I said that same thing about the Stinking Rose.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (482) Sunnyvale, California | November 23, 2012| Updated December 22, 2014
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 don’t 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. Return visit in Dec-2014. Service much better, prices still high, food still great. Taplist pretty solid. Not a bad place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Jimmythespoon  (167) , | 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 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace  (24) Halifax, Nova Scotia | October 5, 2012
The best (and most expensive) dinner I had on this trip. Two words: hop salt. I only got a rudimentary explanation of what hop salt is but it tastes fucking awesome on french fries. I forget what else I ate...whatever the daily special was. Some sort of sexed up beef brisket. The beer list is extensive and impressive. The service was awesome even though my waiter had this weird teenage Lurch vibe about him. Awkward as fuck moving around the place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth  (186) the Containment Area, North Carolina | May 2, 2012
Wife and I visited on a mildly busy Tuesday night, great looking place, medium color wood, tile floor, it’s a tight fit, 49 people max according to permit. We has good service this night. Between waitress and others this were attentive, but not overbearing. Bar seats maybe 12. Some other tables where you walk in. Food we had was good, wife had a chicken sandwich, I had a bricked chicken, both very tasty. Not a large selection of bber, but covered a nice territory, both draft and bootle, though bottle list seemed pricey, they do have a vintage list too. Prices in line for San Francisco, so pricey for most of the US, but felt like it was good quality in both food and beer. Not a go out of your way for kind of place, but good to go to if in area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
maclow  (1) , | April 9, 2012
Awesome pub with amazing beer selection. Comfortably sit and drink fine tasting local ales all night until stumbling home or step it up and have an expensive Belgium with a finely cooked meal. Appreciate the affordable burger.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | March 25, 2012
Nice place with pretty good and not too expensive gastro-pub food but its a bit theme-y and almost contrived as such. The beer list both draught and bottle is large and has lots of fairly hard to find or limited bottles including vintage options. It is astoundingly expensive, at least 30% higher than what I think is reasonable. There were only a few draughts of local options under $10.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (461) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 10/20
Nik925  (20) | July 20, 2011
Pretty good food and beer selection, but it is going to cost you. Not in the best location. More of a restaurant that a bar, so if you think of it as a restaurant instead of an awesome beer bar, it is pretty good. If you pay attention you will find something really rare on tap, but mostly common beer (among the SF beer geek places).

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