Monk’s Café

Mayor: bulldogops (4) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: ~150
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Beers At Monk’s Café

NameABVEntered
Zwet.be7%2/26/2017
Russian River Damnation7.75%2/21/2017
Avery Perzik Saison6.4%2/21/2017
Bios Vlaamse Bourgogne5.5%2/21/2017
Stillwater / Birra Toccalmatto Toats Gone Wild4.5%2/21/2017
Tired Hands Red, White, and Buck6.6%2/18/2017
Jester King / Local Option Feral Dampf 5.7%2/13/2017
Russian River Blind Pig IPA6.1%2/13/2017
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia6.5%12/13/2016
Tired Hands King Royal7%12/13/2016
Captain Lawrence Barrel Select - Red6.5%12/13/2016
Almanac Never Say Never8%12/11/2016
Russian River Framboise for a Cure (2013-)6.5%11/13/2016
Pizza Boy Wet Shore6.5%11/13/2016
Verhaeghe Barbe Noire (Barbe Black)9%11/9/2016
Pizza Boy Washed Up Bacon Smoked Porter with Chipolte and Guajillo8.5%10/23/2016
Pizza Boy Afternoon Delight6%10/23/2016
New Belgium Love - Felix7.5%9/19/2016
Dupont Forêt Libre6.5%7/11/2016
Dupont / Lost Abbey Deux Amis7%7/11/2016
Dupont Cervesia8%7/10/2016
Kees American Barley Wine11.5%6/26/2016
Tired Hands Only Void - Coffee & Cherry10.5%5/14/2016
Tired Hands A Very Easy Life5%5/14/2016
Tired Hands Baby Face Vecchio5.8%5/2/2016


78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler  (276) Enfield, New Hampshire | April 16, 2013
Very small place (even with the back bar), high prices (which may be normal in Philly), small draft list that was pricey, a lot of bottles were sold out, $30 for a 3F Gueuze? Insane. Mussels were delicious and cheap. burger was okay and fries were soggy. It wasn’t packed for a Saturday and we found a seat pretty fast.Service was nice but both people helping us had fake smiles and were very impatient despite it not being that busy. Pretty cool they also have a full bar.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Schlenkerla  (582) , Austria | April 15, 2017| Updated April 16, 2017
Great, great, great!!!! Have been in this beer bar a few times before and visited again on 15th of April 2017. It is located very centrally, around 3 miles from independence hall. One main bar and a smaller one in a separate room in the back. The compactness and the Belgium beer memorabilia in combination with the dark lighting gives this place a unique atmosphere. They have 25 draft beers (outstanding and rotating selection) and more than 200 bottle beers. Majority of the beers are Belgium style, but they also offer some very good and rare other beers. Service is extremely attentive. Awesome place!!!
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops  (130) Edmonton, Alberta | February 13, 2017
First spot we hit in Philly for CBC and it did not disappoint. Killer beer list, mussels, and all kinds of weird motherfuckers in here. Perfect.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MaBeer1972  (176) Taunton, Massachusetts | December 11, 2016
Small place near Center City Philly. Went on a very busy Friday evening. Standing room only in the front, but I managed to find an empty stool in the back bar. Funky atmosphere. The smell of mussels permeates the air. Small but solid tap list. Big bottle list.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
lo_fi19147  (1) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | December 9, 2016
Monk’s is a must-visit spot for beer-fans in Philly. Amazing tap list and a large bottle selection of non-standard rarities. Get there early to secure a seat at the bar, front or back. I am lucky to live within a 20 minute walk of this place as I like to stop in often.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous  (164) Lexington, Kentucky | November 13, 2016
Probably best beer spot in Philly. I’ve always had good service, and this last time was no exception. Sitting at the bar, I still got the bartender’s attention during a busy afternoon whenever I needed something. List is always good and full of classic and new finds - from Pliny the Elder to more difficult to get local beers. Straight up Belgian fare for food.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
SeanConnelly  (1) , | November 7, 2016
Monk’s Café has an incredible curated selection of beer and their burgers, mussels and pomme frites are incredible you can see their menu here http://monkscafe.com/menu.cfm#mussels
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Kristophe  (237) , Sweden | November 6, 2016
Had a very quick stop but could have spent a lot more time here. Beer selection is super and staff very friendly.
76
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH  (87) GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania | October 30, 2016
Lovely building. Good service. Menu is expensive and pretentious. Nice draft list with some rare items. Expensive drafts. Extensive bottle list with outrageous prices. The mussels were fantastic but the rest of the meal was only ok.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork  (488) , New Jersey | October 2, 2016
One of the top places in Philadelphia, if not the best. Great food and beer. Can’t go wrong. I went for Zwanze Day, so a bit crowded as to be expected, but staff handled it very well. I’m not sure about their usually Saturdays.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Franckg  (48) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | August 25, 2016
Visited August 12th 2016 after a 12 miles walk in Philly at 100 degrees. English style pub with wood walls and floors. Narrow place and low lights. I had difficulties to take place on my table’s bench. The waiter immediatly showed us the beer menu and new arrivals. Taplist is about 25 beers from both USA and Belgium. I had Russian River and a fresh Tired Hands. They also have a "Bible" with more than 300 bottles from USA and Belgium as well as some other countries. You can order a Cantillon, Boon, De Dolles, Lost Abbey, Russian River amongst others. Beers on tap are ~$8 and prepare to pay at least $20 for a bottle. Food is very good, I had an amazing duck breast salad. Nice service even if the place was crowded. I’d definitely come back if I return to Philly.

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