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Monk's Cafe

Closes in 30 min: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Open today: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Heat outside, cold beer inside!

Classic pub with many beers, you can choose anything for your taste! The service is very good and... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
via mobile
Lunch - something for everyone

Seated in church pews, as the monks would have it, this restaurant has great beer selections and... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Rockville, Maryland
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“duck salad”(4 reviews)
“belgian food”(2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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16th & Spruce Sts, Philadelphia, PA
City Centre West
+1 215-545-7005
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Classic pub with many beers, you can choose anything for your taste! The service is very good and people there knows a lot about beers:) if you want something to eat, try the chicken fingers! Definetly must go!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mariusnet
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Seated in church pews, as the monks would have it, this restaurant has great beer selections and delicious hamburgers. The surprise was the gazpacho and mussels and frites. All around, this quaint neighborhood pub served up exactly what each of us needed. Plus the wait...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoyfulYogini
Reviewed December 10, 2017

So one of the best beer bars on the East Coast IMO. Huge bottle and draft selection and you might even be able to snag a bottle of Cantillon if you're lucky. Great food as well. Known for their burgers and mussels. Get the Ghent...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ocloanshark
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Belgian beer on tap with a menu of Belgian food - mussels done various ways. Two bar area's, one in the front when you enter but then a second smaller bar towards the back.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank PJM37
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Stopped before a Fringe Show at the Drake. Was surprised the number of Belgian and Belgian style beer on tap and in bottles. Some you don't see often. We shared the Trappist Hamburger and the Mussels. Both were outstanding. Service was prompt and friendly. We...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Stanley Y
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in because we heard they have really good beer. We decided to eat here because of the reviews and we were very happy we did. I got the scallop app....OMG! So delicious. I soaked up all the broth with the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank collmc45
Reviewed June 1, 2017

I was here 20 years ago and it was just as great as I remembered. Obviously the beer is the thing here. The beer menu is pages upon pages of beers from around the world. The food was great too. My entire party enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank _jordanselzer90
Reviewed April 25, 2017

A tight crowded little place with a bar in front, a narrow dining area in the meddle, and a bar in the back room. Hard to get a table for more than a couple of people if you show up at dinner time. But the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank johnsfolly
Reviewed November 14, 2016

First time visit to this site. Small menu but excellent choices. Mac and Cheese was out of this world.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank saylesp
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

As the ever growing "craft beer" bar scene increases it's nice to find a bar with great beer and a down to earth attitude about the world. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2016
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January 5, 2018|
Response from Stanley Y | Reviewed this property |
They do not accept reservations. I was there for Brunch and it was not crowded.