Monks Kettle

Mayor: marcus (8) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 100+
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Beers At Monks Kettle

NameABVEntered
Moonlight Working for Tips0%12/13/2016
Craftsman Acorn Saison8.1%12/13/2016
Oxbow Bowie 5%12/13/2016
HenHouse Honest Dayís Work6.9%12/13/2016
Temescal Summer Sweater5.6%12/13/2016
Modern Times Sleepless City 5.7%12/13/2016
De Garde Bu Weisse2.1%12/13/2016
Temescal Hi Nelson6%12/13/2016
HenHouse / Ruth McGowans Tiny Tiles6.5%12/13/2016
Cellarmaker Inner Thoughts5.7%12/13/2016
Iron Springs Kent Lake Kolsch4.5%12/13/2016
Moonlight Bony Fingers Black Lager6.2%12/13/2016
Woodfour Sonoma Fest Beer6%12/13/2016
Moonlight Reality Czeck4.9%12/13/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 10th Anniversary IPA10%11/14/2016
Cellarmaker Coffee and Cigarettes7.2%11/14/2016
Prairie 4th Anniversary6.5%11/14/2016
Stone Mocha IPA9%8/30/2016
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout8%8/27/2016
Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur9%8/27/2016
Grimm Telekinesis5%8/26/2016
Cellarmaker / Monkey Paw Apricos6.3%8/26/2016
Cellarmaker Moí Simcoe6.9%8/26/2016
Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal 7%8/26/2016
Cellarmaker Walking With Iso5.5%7/29/2016
Fieldwork Oakland Pride6.4%6/20/2016
Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake 11%6/18/2016
Cellarmaker Questionable Origins #35.7%5/31/2016
Linden Street Smoked Black Lager5.7%4/2/2016
Cellarmaker Perrault Farms7.4%3/20/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Wet-Hopped Saison0%2/18/2016
Prairie Ape Snake7.9%2/17/2016
Magnolia / Southpaw BBQ Team SOMA 100 Vara Coffee Porter5.9%2/16/2016
Cellarmaker Neon Nights 5.8%2/15/2016
Libertine Wild Coffee Stout6.5%2/14/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: Mosaic7%2/13/2016
Firestone Walker Maltose Falcons Brownywine13.6%2/8/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 23, 2012
First visited during RBSG SF 2009. Revisited a handful of times since, most recently last night (12/22/12).

Nice, upscale-looking restaurant/bar but itís pretty small and often times hard to get a seat. Service is generally nice and helpful. Nice place to hang out.

Beer list is pretty eclectic but there is always something good on the list. Tap prices are manageable, bottle and food prices are pretty steep.

They occasionally do brewery events which can be fun. Theyíre also located pretty close to the 24th/Mission BART stop. Check it out.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (1352) Dublin, California | December 25, 2012
Fairly small bar/reataurant with a generally good tap list. This place is pretty expensive, perhaps not by by San Francisco standards, but beers are generally in the $7+ range. Service is excellent, however. Tap list will include some gems/obscurities, but generally not much that isnít to be found elsewhere. Donít really need to go here again.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (1159) Boomtown!, Australia | October 19, 2013
Had a fun time at Monkís. Admittedly, I was a little buzzed this time of night after doing the rounds of a handful of establishments. Solid taplist and plenty of bottles to chose from. Got chatting to friendly folk at the bar and shared good banter. Staff were great.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (876) Sunnyvale, California | November 23, 2012| Updated December 22, 2014
Hmmm. Sorry but I am not seeing it. The food is fabulous, actually; no denying that. but the service is mediocre at best. the place is a bit cramped, and prices are through the roof compared to other places in the city. They did have pints of Pliny for $4.50, which was awesome, but other tap prices were on the high side, and the bottle list was a case of pure sticker shock. Bottles I can get at Whole Foods down the block were selling for a 2.5X plus markup. Well, I donít know how many they were selling, actually. I would say come for the food, enjoy a nice tap beer while you are here, then head elsewhere to drink. Return visit in Dec-2014. Service much better, prices still high, food still great. Taplist pretty solid. Not a bad place.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty  (686) Kyoto, Japan | January 29, 2016
Slick place, a bit too hip for me, but Iiked it more than I thought I would. Great list of sours. It isnít cheap, though less expensive than Mikkeller.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Scopey  (663) Croydon, England | March 6, 2012| Updated March 7, 2012
Small bar-restaurant located a short BART journey from the tourist centre of SF. Nice laid back atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. 23 taps of mostly CA breweries: Russian River, Moonlight, Alesmith, North Coast and the Bruery amongst others. Bottle list is quite extensive and includes some interesting beers, but it is a touch pricy. Food was really tasty - I opted for the scallops & mussels with a spicy ale broth. An all-round great venue for beer and food in SF.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PRBeer  (635) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 12, 2013
Close second to my favorite SF craftbeer establishment...the Toronado. Of course if you want food too...this is the place to go hands down. The food is fantastic. In addition to the nice cozy atmosphere...and the great beer selections...the staff here is very knowledgeable and very personable. I highly recommend a visit here when anywhere near SF.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb  (582) 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!
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
chibuck  (555) Chicago, Illinois | January 30, 2016
I caught Monks at the perfect a time, a couple days after a sour event and a Societe event. Needless to say, the taps were extremely strong. I would need to visit during a non sf beer week to see how it is. Either way, service was fast, friendly and knowledgable. Seating is a bit of challenge int the cramped lay out. I didnít eat but the food looked like generic pub fare. I had a blast and would be back, especially for their vintage bottle list.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (534) 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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