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 87, 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
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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 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
HighWine  (28) Whalezbro, Illinois | October 1, 2008| Updated October 22, 2008
Just had dinner last week and canít wait to go back. The beer selection was great, especially if you like Belgian Ales. The bottled beer menu has excellent descriptions of each beer style. Only drawback is that the place is kind of small and narrow but definitely worth it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Berserkir  (10) New York | September 15, 2008
A great little restaurant in the Mission with a great beer selection and wonderful food. The menu even lists recommended beers for each item on the menu, and the staff is surprisingly knowledgeable. It is very small, so the best time to go there is for a late lunch between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. otherwise you might be in for a wait. They can be overpriced on certain beers, but I think make up for it with free tastes of any draft beer.
  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 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (475) Woodland, California | July 21, 2008
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!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
marcus  (173) Sacramento, California | June 4, 2008
This is an attractive and clean restaurant/bar in a busy Mission District location. There are about ten stools at the bar and a dozen or so tables in the dining area. There is a substantial menu of upscale dishes and a very nice selection of 10 draft beers and a few dozen bottles. I had a Mikkeller All Others Pale and a delicious lobster pot pie. The server was very pleasant and attentive and seemed to have good knowledge of the beer and food. Beer prices are a bit high, but the ambience and the food make it worthwhile.
ABUSEDGOAT  (57) California | March 3, 2008
Small place, has a cozy feel to it, although I didnít even see a sign outside haha. Good draft and bottle list, good selections. If youíve rated as many as I have you can still find maybe 5 you havenít had yet. Unfortunately, pricing was not shy. Not bad, but $50 for DeuS is nuts IMO. You can still find something good (like Old Rasputin on draft) for $4-5 range though. Big bonus points because server forgot what we ordered for our first round and it was on the house. Not bad when my choice was a $12.50 bottle. Did not eat there, but food looks very promising. Definitely not your standard burgers/pizza type place. If it was cheaper and closer than Toronado Iíd come here quite a bit...
mreeves  (36) Sammamish, Washington | January 3, 2008
Fairly small place in the Mission district in San Francisco, which I have to say as an out-of-towner is a little sketchy. Very convenient to the Mission/16th St. BART station, which is great. Didnít try the food, but it looked good. Tap list is nice. 24 on tap including some local micros and several fairly rare Belgians. Bottle list is solid, but not excessive in terms of numbers. Staff is very nice and friendly. My only complaint would be the prices. A bit high in my opinion, but maybe thatís San Francisco. Compared to my Seattle home, the prices are quite steep (example would be $9.50 for a bottle of Hair of the Dog Fred or Adam).

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