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 / Brewerís Art Dťbutante 94, Almanac Cerise Sour Blond 86, 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, KlevereTien 92, Almanac Flowering Gose 91
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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 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (391) 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) California | 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).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Boliv  (35) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | May 28, 2011
Another great local spot shared by some locals. I love this part of town, very fun. The place was packed when we got there, and I hear itís always pretty busy, but we managed to get some counter space and stools. Thereís a pretty impressive selection of draft and bottled beers, although the prices were pretty steep for some. The food, however, was damn good, from what I sampled. Had a fantastic pretzel with spicy mustard, and some of the best french fries Iíve had in a long time. A very fun place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
scooterling  (10) S. San Francisco, California | May 13, 2011
Such a wonderful establishment with some great burgers and mac and cheese. I believe they have at least 20 taps and easily over a hundred in bottles. The beer list is printed out and put on clipboards which are at the bar. Food is great (but a tad pricey) and the beer selection ranges the entire spectrum from $100 bottles to Grandpaís Suds - a can of Olympia!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
sogrady  (21) Maine | February 13, 2011
The beer bar I go to when in SF and need food. Good to great selection of beers, both domestic and global. Foodís interesting if pricy. My only real issue is the size: itís not a big place, and itís usually full. Been by four times, had to take off twice for lack of room. Great place, though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin  (39) New York, New York | February 4, 2011
Respectable tap and bottle list. Friendly staff, beautiful facility. Probably feels a little tight when its busy. Food was pretty good. Beers were quite expensive and the cost for me is enough to avoid but if money is not an issue--this place is beautiful.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | January 4, 2011
I went here yesterday with my cousin who lives in the neighborhood. I rated a new quad for me and had a really tasty turkey burger with blue cheese. Nice vibe and awesomely cool staff. A little small, but a nice vibe for an afternoon lunch.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (223) Durham, North Carolina | August 15, 2010
Yet another unobtrusive and wonderful beer destination in SF, one of my top three visits from a recent trip. Beautiful old space with high ceilings, lustrous mahogany everywhere, and a wonderful tiled floor. Doors open, pleasant breezes, and a very convivial crowd made this a pleasant afternoonís hangout. Did not try the food but it looked terrific. Plentiful taps, local and elsewhere well represented. My bartender, Kathy, was so super cool. She was extremely knowledgeable about brews and gave me several ace pointers, generous samples, and general good conversation. I ended up enjoying some Moonlight products, which were delightful. Donít sleep on this place, a real winner.
  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.

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