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Beer Available At Monks Kettle (arranged by most recent)
Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur 100, Prairie Artisan Ales Spectrum , 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 100, KlevereTien 92, Almanac Flowering Gose 92, Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 99, Russian River Pliny the Elder 100, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99, Stone Old Guardian (Vintages 2004 and later) 99, Palo Alto Nice Lacing
bnselby (11) San Francisco, California | August 16, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
bhensonb (442) Woodland, California | July 21, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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!
marcus (163) Sacramento, California | June 4, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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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