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Monk’s Kettle

Monk’s Kettle

Beer Bar and Gastropub$$$$
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
  • Has a stamp of approval from Eater and Serious Eats
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  • Pavan K.
    "Great beer list try the smoked marzen beer and duval Belgian ale."(67 Tips)
    Molli K.
    "Pliny on tap...all you need to know."(8 Tips)
    "new Belgian beers Luxuria and Gula"(6 Tips)
    Bradley M.
    "If want a small snack, definitely order the pretzel - so delicious!"(37 Tips)
300 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • burgers
  • pretzels
  • pliny
  • lively
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  • Brian B.
    Brian B4 days ago
    Great craft beer bar with excellent bar food. Friendly and helpful staff. You might have to wait for a table or spot at the bar but it's worth it.
  • Chinarut R.
    pretzels are fresh! twice-cooked fries are amazing
  • Chenjing W.
    Very long beer menu. I've the vibe
  • Bogdan D.
    Great beer selection
  • William D.
    William DJune 7
    One of the best burgers I've ever had.
  • yuki m.
    Excellent hamburger (the one that the simple the better) and the largest beer menu I've ever seen.
  • Caro S.
    Great bar and enormous beer selection. Just pass by and enjoy the great atmosphere!
  • Ken Y.
    Ken YuhasApril 7
    Great beer selection
  • Kim
    KimMarch 31
    The beer selection is great.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseMarch 18
    Loud gastropub with good beer selection and food. Fried Chicken sandwich was enormous - split it with a friend
  • Georgia A.
    Georgia AndrewsDecember 16, 2016
    Fantastic beer list, pretty loud.
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PaulNovember 20, 2016
    Excellent beer list and service, but the food is average and nothing special
  • John S.
    John SteidleNovember 12, 2016
    Pliny on tap plus a ton of California and local SF beers. Insane tap and bottle list.
  • Carl T.
    Carl TydingcoOctober 18, 2016
    Beer good. Food meh
  • Ann S.
    Ann SwellcityguideOctober 1, 2016
    Busy evenings and extensive selection of 🍻
  • Marvella V.
    Marvella VillasenorSeptember 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful staff!! Great burger, fries, and salad!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 29, 2016
    Great place to discover new beers—the food is pricey, but solid. Known for its extensive, upscale beer list and rare brews on tap, Monk's doesn't take reservations—get there around 5 to avoid lines.
  • Kevski
    KevskiAugust 29, 2016
    Huge selection of beers! Very expensive though, at least $10 for a drink.
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle L.August 1, 2016
    Great selection of craft beer with knowledgeable staff. The olives and pretzels were also great little snacks!
  • Drew T.
    Drew ThomasJuly 31, 2016
    Awesome beer selection
  • Marcus E.
    Marcus EricssonJuly 18, 2016
    Fancy beer bar, can be crowded
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranJuly 17, 2016
    The food is somewhat overpriced and service can be pretty surly.
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonJuly 13, 2016
    Friendly bartenders will help you navigate the extensive beer selection
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJuly 12, 2016
    The burger and the beer list = 😍
  • Dana H.
    Dana HooshmandJune 29, 2016
    Great house burger and a ridiculous beer list.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoxJune 13, 2016
    The pretzel and poutine are off a hook. #tdf Come here if you love draught beers!
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniJune 12, 2016
    Loved the ambience . Great beer list try the smoked marzen beer and duval Belgian ale. Try the pretzel too.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AldereteMay 27, 2016
    The weekend brunch is new, and it's served late. So if you're...a little slow getting out of the house but still want brunch, good choice.
  • Kait G.
    Kait GaissMay 13, 2016
    Have always wanted to come here, have just never prioritized it. Upscale beer + food pairing spot.
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerApril 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The same beer is literally 30% in Oakland and you don't enter a vortex of gentrification to get it. But if you dig bougie vibes and paying too much, help yourself.
  • Aditi M.
    Aditi MishraApril 10, 2016
    Awesome beers on tap
  • Umi H.
    Umi HuiApril 10, 2016
    Best poutine ever!
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoMarch 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Monks never disappoints me to make the best burger in town. They're nice, god beers overall. Its a shame is not bigger though or cheaper.
  • Joey C.
    Joey CombsMarch 11, 2016
    Really great selection of draft beers, but their bottled selection is what takes the cake. They have stuff I've only heard about in books.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 11, 2016
    Great beers of course and the soft pretzel is delicious.
  • Duncan C.
    Duncan CarrollMarch 6, 2016
    Good fish & chips
  • Alice M.
    Alice MollisonFebruary 29, 2016
    Taking me right back to Belgium with their beer list, mussels and fries. The leek and sweet potato risotto blew my mind.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa Harper CarterFebruary 17, 2016
    A bit pricey, but the food is elevated gastropub and the beer selection is always on point.
  • Ronan F.
    Ronan Flynn-CurranFebruary 3, 2016
    Amazing beer list. Lovely food, great staff. Not a lot of seats, but you can get a spot for a few friends if you wait a small bit.
  • Jackson
    JacksonFebruary 2, 2016
    so many beers! including pliny the elder so educate yoself
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaJanuary 16, 2016
    Great vegetarian chickpea + tzaziki sauce burger with delicious fries. But $6 for a tiny pretzel knot makes me sad.
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoJanuary 5, 2016
    Try the cellar aged beer. Bastard was perfectly hoppy.
  • Sam M.
    Sam McCrimsonJanuary 5, 2016
    Go for their beer on tap that isn't on the menu. Last time they had a oatmeal stout with Szechuan peppercorn and vanilla. It was unreaaaal. Also, deliiiiicious food.
  • Kurt N.
    Kurt NelsonDecember 31, 2015
    Excellent selection of european styles
  • Kenfe-Mickaël L.
    Kenfe-Mickaël LAVENTUREDecember 23, 2015
    Huge variety of beer, friendly & knowlogeable bartenders
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaDecember 12, 2015
    The Duck Confit comes with a generously sized kale salad. Delicious!
  • Evan S.
    Evan SchwartzDecember 6, 2015
    Great beer selection
  • Q L.
    Q LamDecember 1, 2015
    Amazing craft beer selection. Great west coast and sour selection.
  • Zach C.
    Zach CrossNovember 12, 2015
    Fantastic when the wait isn't insane
  • Sam L.
    Sam LeeOctober 7, 2015
    Great beer list- mediocre to average food. The more you know... :)
  • Anna
    AnnaSeptember 30, 2015
    Butternut squash soup is so delicious! Useful tip – during lunchtime you can get your table and food ready when you arrive if you order with Allset.
  • Dimitri N.
    Dimitri NikulinSeptember 28, 2015
    From Kale Salad to Beef Burger — you can now enjoy your lunch at The Monk's Kettle served on your time. Use Allset on iPhone and Android. Read more
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevSeptember 18, 2015
    A great burger and large beer list. Get the Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite if its available.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenAugust 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is for you, Belgian beer lovers!
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaAugust 15, 2015
    Best food in the area. The steak is amazing
  • Trish H.
    Trish HaileyAugust 15, 2015
    Sour Cherry Beer
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BeachAugust 12, 2015
    Great date spot, however there may be a line. Great choices of beer and I've heard they have terrific diverse "bar" food. Reminds me of a Belgium pub.
  • Adil M.
    Adil MajidAugust 12, 2015
    Fantastic burger. The chocolate+spice stout is one of my favorite stouts.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OlsenAugust 10, 2015
    Duck confit pretty good. Rather dear though
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LivingstonAugust 2, 2015
    Nice beer selections. Decent prices. Comfortable if you get there before it's full.
  • Ken S.
    Ken SJuly 25, 2015
    Come for the food, stay for the awesome beer list. Ales and lagers galore!!
  • Tiffany T.
    Tiffany TaylorJune 18, 2015
    Get the donut flavoured beer 🍩
  • Alexis A.
    Alexis AndersonJune 11, 2015
    Anything and everything is amazing. Great vibe. Great staff.
  • Bohdan H.
    Bohdan HnatkovskyyJune 9, 2015
    By the way, #1 ranked gastropub in SF. Here you could find the whole book with a lot of beer served here. My choice- beef burger and smoked beer.
  • Vegard H.
    Vegard HellandMay 28, 2015
    Busy, but great beer selection. A few gems as well
  • Kirk H.
    Kirk HerlitzMay 17, 2015
    There's no place better to discover new beers! The food is all great! They don't take reservations, so get there around 5 to get a table quickly for dinner. They don't have tables larger than a 4-top.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaApril 23, 2015
    Awesome beer selection and delicious chickpea burger. Go early to avoid a long wait.
  • Trevor C.
    Trevor ChanMarch 30, 2015
    Carrot cake
  • Tyler B.
    Tyler BrockMarch 19, 2015
    The food is excellent. Try the burger (comes w/ fries) although the main attraction is obviously the beers.
  • Kate L.
    Kate LordMarch 13, 2015
    Go with your gut - get a beer, any beer + the pretzel and a burger. It's a perfect combo.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PinkowishFebruary 11, 2015
    Crowded in the evenings, but a great place to grab lunch during the week.
  • Connor H.
    Connor HayesFebruary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the burger and daily pickles
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 27, 2015
    Great Belgian beer selection, expensive as hell.
  • Ming-Samurai L.
    Ming-Samurai LaiJanuary 25, 2015
    Wide selection of beers
  • nils j.
    nils jansonJanuary 24, 2015
    While you're waiting for the table, walk a few doors down and have a beer at Gestalt Haus.
  • Sergio M.
    Sergio MedinaJanuary 23, 2015
    Great selection of draft beer. The burger is a must, tasty and juicy!
  • Kathy 👩🏻‍💻 L.
    Kathy 👩🏻‍💻 LinJanuary 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pliny the Elder on draft, but since I'm not a beer snob I still don't get what the hype is about. Excellent burger and pretzels.
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanDecember 30, 2014
    Burgers and beer. Can't get better than that.
  • Arlynne C.
    Arlynne CakesDecember 14, 2014
    Hate how it's soooo tiny, but the beer selection and food is always worth it.
  • Perri G.
    Perri GormanDecember 13, 2014
    Worst service ever
  • Tim J.
    Tim JohnsenDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge beer selection
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy ShimkoDecember 1, 2014
    Try the beer
  • David ☕️ K.
    David ☕️ KleinNovember 29, 2014
    Awesome beer list. If you want to be somewhat healthy, get the kale salad instead of French fries with your burger.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithNovember 17, 2014
    Amazing selection of beer in bottles and on tap. Great bar to go to in the mission district.
  • Umi H.
    Umi HuiNovember 13, 2014
    Food here is impressive, wide selection of beer, on tap and in bottle!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DonohueNovember 4, 2014
    I can't speak highly enough about this place. Trust the servers, they won't do you wrong
  • Brendan J.
    Brendan JamesOctober 30, 2014
    Trust the staff to not fuck up your beer selection.
  • Florian K.
    Florian KoenigsbergerOctober 29, 2014
    The chicken sandwich is great and the craft beer selection is solid. Make sure you have your ID, very strict if you look a day under 30
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MowreyOctober 26, 2014
    Mushroom toast is delicious, get it now.
  • Darion B.
    Darion BonnetOctober 7, 2014
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergOctober 3, 2014
    High quality burgers to go with the huge beer selection!
  • Alessandro P.
    Alessandro PinnaSeptember 30, 2014
    Get the pinkus beer. Great.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 26, 2014
    Sample some fresh German lagers this weekend in honor of Oktoberfest. The new sidewalk perch on 16th Street is going to become very sought-after for the remainder of Indian summer. Read more
  • Al S.
    Al SSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A must-visit spot for the discerning beer geek in San Francisco. Just a short walk from the 16th St. Mission BART station, so no need for a designated driver. Cheers.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FreemanSeptember 1, 2014
    Wide selection of beers, delicious bar food
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobinsonAugust 29, 2014
    Massive selection of beers, American and International alike. Quite small but worth a little wait for a seat.
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  • David S.
    David SmithAugust 25, 2014
    Good drinks
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SchmittAugust 24, 2014
    Burger is amazing, and definitely get the pretzel bites with cheese as a starter.
  • Carl Johan R.
    Carl Johan RisingAugust 22, 2014
    Tasty burger and tasty beer.
  • Alexander L.
    Alexander LapinOctober 2, 2016
    Огромный выбор различного пива. Если не знаете что взять, можно спросить у бармена. Они здесь настолько крутые, что знают историю каждого из сортов пива.
  • Anne P.
    Anne PodunavacAugust 16, 2015
    Les plats sont excellents ! Les produits sont "really" de qualité ! le service ? Il est parfait ! Comme l'accueil, l'ambiance et l'excellent choix de la carte des boissons ! Mon conseil : y aller ! ;)
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