Monks Kettle

Mayor: marcus (8) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 100+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
scooterling  (9) 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!
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  • 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin  (46) 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) Portland, 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (272) 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Nate  (326) 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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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
pennywhistle  (12) California | March 5, 2010
A little too tiny, but so so good. I love their selection, and the food is amazing. I wish they had pairing suggestions. Came here to celebrate the end of recent unemployment and found some delicious beers to try!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (531) Toronto, ON, Ontario | February 4, 2010
This place was only a few blocks from my friendís place and the first place in the city I stopped at. Quite an elegant looking spot with their glassware prominently displayed when you approach it from the side. I stuck to draught, so I didnít find the prices as oppressive as others here have mentioned. The food looked really good too, although I didnít partake. Seemed like a fairly upscale gastropub with a lot of top quality selection.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
italarican  (109) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | January 1, 2010
The quality and variety of craft beer is very impressive, with several top-notch beers from an expansive set of styles. The beer list changes daily, so itís hard to get bored. The prices are excessive, though. Most of the lambics were in the $40-$60 range on my last visit. There is very little bar room to speak of: about 8 barstools near a barshelf shoved in the corner next to the bathroom. If I had all the money in the world, it would be a great regular visit on an afternoon.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
dukefan  (66) Dallas, Texas | December 13, 2009
Great beer selection, Great service, solid food. Indeed the beer in the bottle price could be very high - BUT they had many rare, pricey selections that many places wouldnít bother to carry. Had a Weizenbock from Idaho after several free tastes to see what I would prefer. Has to be among the top places in San Fran.

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