Monks Kettle

Mayor: tricksta_p (2) | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 100+
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 1/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
TylerGreenDC  (58) , | September 26, 2013| Updated July 8, 2015
For many years this was my go-to place in San Francisco, but that’s changed. The prices have gone up, up, up -- $8.50 for a pint of a fairly routine beer, $17+ for a burger. The staff is astonishingly rude to customers: On a recent visit a staffer complained someone at the table next to mine was drinking too slowly and would have to drink faster or leave. (The beer, which I had also ordered, was served about 10 degrees too cold.) The beer list is excellent -- great mix of California beers, national names and internationals too. But it’s become an absurdly overpriced and uncomfortable place to be.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
noradeirdre  (16) New Orleans, Louisiana | September 15, 2013
This place has gorgeous glassware. a beautiful wood bar, and plenty of amazing beer.Food is great, as well.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | July 18, 2013
Cool place but very very pricey.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | June 18, 2013
Been here three times now and been severely underwhelmed each time. Selection is almost entirely generic, widely available craft. In three visits I’ve only found a single interesting, rarely rated beer—and it was $8/8oz for an Oregon brewed smoked porter. That’s not the worst: how about $12/6oz of Hitachino Nest Celebration? Insane. I won’t be returning; this place sucks. However, the server was really knowledgeable, I’ll give her that at least, though they screwed up my order.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | June 3, 2013
Cozy little place, with dim lighting, a good beer selection, and exceptional food. We didn’t have reservations, but only waited about 30 min to be seated. Easily found room at the bar and I tried a few Moonlight beers, as well as, some stuff from Evil twin. Very strong list of Belgians on tap and in bottle and prices can be a bit on the high side. I really liked the feel of this place. Warm and inviting with great food and good service. Definitely check this place out if you are in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
NateSeats  (17) Barlborough (nr Sheffield), England | May 2, 2013
Excellent feel to this place, classy but not pretentious. Knowledgeable staff, good beer selection, well worth a visit!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
crowderm  (16) Columbus, Ohio | May 1, 2013
Nice, upscale place with a very strong list of Belgians. Very cool ambiance, good service, very high prices. Didn’t try the food, but it certainly looked good. One my favorite stops in SF.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
PRBeer  (681) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21  (93) Seattle, Washington | February 25, 2013
I dig this joint. Went here for an early dinner with my girlfriend and her family. Really nice ambiance, definitely a classier joint more like CK in DC, Ginger Man in NY, etc. Really nice tap list and a DAMN good burger; everything the others had looked excellent as well. Definitely a must stop in SF.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler  (276) Enfield, New Hampshire | February 21, 2013
bar in the mission. Great selection but it IS the mission so you’ve been warned. The wait staff is surprisingly present every time I went there. Prices were okay.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bvc  (103) Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited during SF beer week. Smaller corner place that has a bit of a yuppy neighborhood feel to it. Bar is right up front and around the parameter of the bar is seating with a couple of booths in the back. I think I saw the capacity listed for this place at 49 on the wall. Nice feeling place, service wasn’t that great but also not horrible. Our bartender just wasn’t very friendly and seemed quite flustered. Draft list was mixed with a couple local, couple area standards, couple of vintage offerings…maybe due to an event, and some standard belgian offerings. Seemed like they had quite a bottle list, but I didn’t get too far into looking at it since the prices were quite absurd. Draft was also very high compared to other place we visited on our trip. Small menu, food looked decent, but nothing special. If in the area, it is worth a stop I guess for a beer but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back here.

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