Monk’s Café

Mayor: bulldogops (4) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: ~150
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
LordErasmus  (9) New Jersey | November 28, 2007
One of the best bars/places I have ever had the priviliege to set foot in - if only it wasn’t so impossibly hard to get a table here. Everyone’s raved about the beer selection and while that’s all true and good don’t miss out on the undiscovered gems this place offers. ORDER THE MUSSELS!!! They have like 6 different beer infused sauces they pour over them and they are out of this world along with the Belgian pommes frites with all the different little sauces. Definitely the place to go if you’re looking to have a good time with some friends for the night. Do not miss this place if you’re in the area!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jde123  (85) Washington, Washington DC | November 18, 2007| Updated January 21, 2014
A great bar just a few steps from my front door. Great great great selection of belgian ales both on tap and bottled. Great food served in a neighborhood-style bar atmosphere. Wonderful bar that I hope to be able to afford more in the coming months.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (884) Yorktown, Virginia | November 12, 2007
November 2007. I’ve wanted to come here forever and finally made it. Neat little joint, but when I visited, it was swamped with a pushy crowd. The service was doing its best, but it frankly detracted. The beer selection was among the highest quality Belgians you’ll find anywhere. But despite reputations, I’d go to Eulogy again over Monk’s if forced to choose just one.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
jw0406  (30) atlanta, Georgia | November 4, 2007
This is a great place with an incredible selection, with many hard to find beers. The decor is a little dingy, but that is the only downside.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
thenick  (11) North Bellmore, New York | October 24, 2007
I used to think the Publick House was the greatest beer place in the USA. The King is Dead....long live the new King! I don’t want to re-hash what other people have already said, but the selection is amazing, the service is friendly and prompt, the food is great, and Tom and his business partner really put an amazing place together. I wish they put this in New York I’d live there.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz  (23) Brooklyn, New York | September 6, 2007
Gotta love Monk’s. Plenty has been said already so I will keep it short. Great ambiance, good selection of brews. I mean anyone who has Supplication on the list; that works for me. Food was good. A must stop for anyone in Philly who loves the beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
iratherbe  (32) Marlton, New Jersey | September 4, 2007
Great place ... one of the best! Does indeed fulfill it’s rep & is everything stated positively in terms of selection, uniqueness & quality offerings. It’s also every bit as crowded as noted & that detracts. Try an off time & I think you’ll appreciate the brews, old bar ambiance & food even a bit more. Since I’m used to NYC pricing wasn’t that much of an issue for me in terms of what you can get though they certainly aren’t giving anything away either.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
jrob21  (46) Atlanta, Georgia | September 3, 2007
Rockin’ burgers, sweet sausage and cheese plate to start. Riidiculous beer menu. Missed the back bar though. A crap ton of belgian beer. Most are widely distributed so I headed to the American side of the menu to catch a Founders bottle I had not seen before. Also noticed a good lineup of Lost Abbey and Pizza Port bottles as well. Definitely check it if you are in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
NickVega  (29) Eugene, Oregon | August 19, 2007
Next time I go, I am gonna get some dinner for sure. Standing 3-4 deep at the bar is not so much fun. But, WOW - what a great place. Awesome selection, food looked amazing, really nice.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
oberabcbbsok  (38) Hoboken, Belgium | May 1, 2007| Updated August 29, 2008
Best place in U.S. i ever was. Spent 3 nights in it. My visit is from 2001. Never seen so many Belgium beers in 1 place outside Belgium
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
acearl  (3) The Ham, Pennsylvania | March 18, 2007
Philly’s premier Belgian restaurant. Been going to for years and turned onto high end beers. Decent food and great beer selection. Went last night for St. Patrick’s Day. Always lots of fun.

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