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The Monk's Kettle
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3141 16th St San Francisco, CA 94103
3141 16th StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94103
$Gastropub, Pub
Today 12PM–2AM
Saturday 12PM–2AMSunday 12PM–2AMMonday 12PM–2AMTuesday 12PM–2AMWednesday 12PM–2AMThursday 12PM–2AMFriday 12PM–2AM
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Lively locale for traditional pub fare & a long list of beers, including lots of Belgian varieties.- Google
"Had the fried oysters with cucumber relish which I truly recommend."
"Monk's Kettle has one of the most extensive beer selections in the city."
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Daniel Gadala-Maria
3 weeks ago
Probably the best beer bar in San Francisco. They have expansive draft and bottle menus, with the drafts changing often and served by a staff is both friendly and knowledgeable. Also, the food is quite noteworthy as well; if you have a chance to eat here as well as drink, do it! Or, at the very least, have some pretzels with your beer.
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Johnny Wang
a month ago
*** In Short *** Extensive beer menu with great food, but terribly long waits to get a table. *** In Depth *** Alright, so, extensive is a bit of an understatement. The variety of beers here number well into the hundreds, which normally means that someone like myself who doesn't really drink beer would be screwed. Fortunately, I am blessed with friends that do, and do it a lot. And with hundreds of beers to pick from, it's not entirely surprisingly that they actually found one that I enjoyed: who said choice was necessarily a bad thing (when you have someone else choosing for you, anyway). Now, enjoyable as the beer was, the food was definitely the highlight. My friend proclaimed their burger to be the best she's had in the city, but, well, I wasn't so easily convinced about the worthiness of a $17 burger, so, instead, I went with their roasted mushroom risotto instead, which was absolutely fantastic: rich, flavorful, creamy, and very filling. My friend, kind soul that she is, offered me a bite of her burger, if not just to prove a point. That point being that, yes, their burger IS indeed incredibly good. Certainly among the best I've had in the city, but, having had Nostra's raviolo burger recently, best is debatable. My only qualms with the place? It's certainly a little on the pricier side, but worse is the fact that they don't take reservations, which, in our case, meant waiting for two hours before we had the opportunity to eat. But, if you don't mind drinking while you wait, and you show up before you're hungry, Monk's Kettle ain't a bad option. ***Accessibility Info*** Venue - While the place is accessible, maneuvering through the restaurant when it's busy (so, basically, all weekend) can prove to be a little challenging with the narrow walkways. The tables and counter seating in the very back don't pose any height difficulties though, that being said. Bathroom - In the very back, so, assuming you can make it back there, given the aforementioned, the bathroom itself is totally accessible.
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Christian Dell
a month ago
Monk's Kettle has one of the most extensive beer selections in the city. Be ready to pore over the menu for a while if you're not exactly sure what you want. Or, you could just ask for help - they're pretty knowledgeable about their stock.
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Danny Murcia
2 months ago
Great place for great beer. Food is a little hit or miss for me, but i'll keep coming back
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Benjamin I Meszaros
a week ago
Fried pickles and Belgian beer. What more do you want? Only downside is the prices for some of the nicer beers, but some of these selections are very difficult to find elsewhere. Things can get packed later in the day, so be aware of that.
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David Ackerman
a week ago
Great selection of beers - they have a decent number on tap, including very exotic beers (I discovered I don't like a Gotlandsdricka "Smoked Sour") but there were way more options in bottles. Only downside I will say is that it's a small place, so there's not a lot of room to move around. I didn't try any of their food this time.
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Stuart Gilbert
a month ago
Excellent beer selection, small selection of great food, and friendly, helpful staff. My only issue with this place is that it's small and popular. It can be tough to get in, and even tougher to get a seat. All the seating around the bar makes it difficult to get served sometimes.
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Odis Dehart
3 months ago
The beer selection is off the hook. The man serving our table is an actual beer drinker, so it was nice to have honest opinions of certain drinks. Fried pickles were on point, and the mustard served with the pretzels is delicious. Come here and enjoy a very easygoing atmosphere, genuine staff and delicious food/beer pairing. We will be day.


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