Cover photo
Verified local business
The Monk's Kettle
Today 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Contact Information
Map of the business location
3141 16th St San Francisco, CA 94103
3141 16th StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94103
$$Restaurant, Gastropub
Today 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AMWednesday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AMThursday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AMFriday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AMSaturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AMSunday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AMMonday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Google+ URL

See inside

Write a review
Review Summary
519 reviews
5 star
204 reviews
4 star
247 reviews
3 star
49 reviews
2 star
12 reviews
1 star
6 reviews
Lively locale for traditional pub fare & a long list of beers, including lots of Belgian varieties.- Google
"Great place with phenomenal beer selection and a damn fine veggie burger."
"Great beer food pairing."
Featured by Zagat
Best Pubs in the Mission
, and 2 other lists
See more from Zagat
Scrapbook photo 2
Scrapbook photo 3
Scrapbook photo 4
Scrapbook photo 5
Scrapbook photo 6
Upload public photo
Your Activity
All reviews
Jonn Spencer's profile photo
Jonn Spencer
a week ago
Get the roast! This is one of my favorite places in SF. an excellent rotating beer menu with a staff knowledgeable about beer pairing. The food is excellent but their daily roast is always head and shoulders better than anything on the menu. For an appetizer, I recommend the pretzels with their homemade mustard. For dessert, you've got to try their beer float. They don't take reservations so try to go on an off day. It can be kind of loud inside, so I prefer the outside tables (there are heaters, so it doesn't really get cold).
• • •
Johnny Wang's profile photo
Johnny Wang
3 weeks 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.
• • •
Jay Goldberg's profile photo
Jay Goldberg
a week ago
Perfect mussels. Booths for you and your friends to socialize. Not too loud. Food is expensive, but quality is good.
Alexandre Lalonde's profile photo
Alexandre Lalonde
4 months ago
Huge beer list. Nice atmosphere. Couple of tables outside! We had the fried oysters with a cucumber relish. Funky combination but worth a try. Pretzel bread was really good! Just expect hard choices when picking out a beer ;) But these guys will help you choose if you tell them what you like.
Matt Warren's profile photo
Matt Warren
in the last week
Very good food and an excellent beer list. Go early or be prepared to wait. Waiting isn't even that big a deal, though, as they'll text or call you when your table is ready, so you can repose at Delirium across the street.
Bruce Hammerstrom's profile photo
Bruce Hammerstrom
a week ago
I'm from North County San Diego, beer heaven and Monks was recommended to me and they didn't fail. Had Pliny and many other sought after beers along with a tasty hamburger and a mellow atmosphere. Great spot.
Alberto Perrotta's profile photo
Alberto Perrotta
a month ago
Cozy place. Easy to reach. The list of beers and their quality is remarkable. Great variety of food. Rather expensive though (25-50$).
Tamara Farhat's profile photo
Tamara Farhat
6 months ago
Came here late night by accident with friends and had a blast! The food is OH MY GOD delicious! The boys both had the chicken and us girls had the burgers. Everyone was eating their food with joy and satisfaction! The food is really good ! I love the vibe of the place, laid back yet trendy and the staff makes you feel very comfy. Oh and do try their carrot cake, you will fall in love, I guarantee it!


The Monk's Kettle hasn't shared anything with you.

People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles.