Monk's Café

264 S. 16th Street • Philadelphia, PA 19102 • (215) 545-7005

The Soul of Belgium in the Heart of Philadelphia

Now On Tap:  Russian River Pliny the Elder
Draft List Updated: 1/22/2022


Tuesday Open at 5 PM

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Wednesday through Sunday

Lunch & Dinner

Open at 11:30 AM

Full Menu until 11 PM

Full Bar Service until 11:45 PM

(yes, we do offer cocktails and wine in addition to our world-class beer selection)


••• We Welcome our Guests on a Walk-In Basis •••

Please remember that as of January 4th, 2022 the City of Philadelphia is requiring Proof of Vaccination to enter any restaurant or entertainment venue.

Stand Up -- Mask Up

We are following Philadelphia's mandate that everyone wear a face mask while in public indoor facilities.  Our entire crew will be wearing face masks and we ask you to please wear your mask when you enter and anytime you are not seated. 

Grab your mask and bring proof of vaccination so you can join us at Monk's Café.   Thank you, as always, for your continued cooperation.

PLEASE do not enter if you have health symptoms such as a sore throat, shortness of breath, fever or you exhibit any other symptom of the COVID virus.



Monk's, like everyone in the service industry, is still not fully staffed. That translates to not being able to offer takeaway food Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Just Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday for now.


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        We have installed a state-of-the-art HVAC system that brings in outside air, has MERV-13 filtration to capture particulate matter and UV-C Light that kills viruses. One unit for each of our three dining rooms. That is already way beyond what the Philadelphia Department of Health, the CDC and NIOSH recommend, but we also added floor HEPA filters with additional UV-C Lights that will provide what we feel is a safe environment for our coworkers and guests. 

Please stay safe in these times.

Tom Peters & Bernadette Roe, proprietors

Welcome to Monk's Café

Welcome to Monks

We are in a never-ending quest to bring our guests the finest beers in the world. We have been serving world-class beers for over 23 years (Tom has been doing that since 1985). Brewers from around the world stop in on a regular basis because we know how to keep our draught lines clean, push the beer with the right gas mixture, serve the beer in clean glassware, and charge the fairest price in town. Our bottled beer list is well tended and stored under optimum conditions. We offer fine wines by the glass and bottle and offer a full cocktail bar. Our award-winning food is house made daily (except for the bread from Metropolitan Bakery.)

We have welcomed our guests on a walk-in basis for nearly 25 years. We are currently limiting party size to 8 guests. We add a 20% service fee to groups of 5 or larger.

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Use our Beer Bible at Monk's as a guide to assist you in selecting a beer to fit your palate. If you think that you don't like beer, then you have never really tasted quality beer. If you are a Bordeaux drinker, we have beer for you. If you like Port, we have beer for you. If you enjoy scotch whiskey, we have beer for you. And if you already love great beer, you have Found beer heaven!

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Now On Tap:  Russian River Pliny the Elder
Draft List Updated: 1/22/2022

2021 Awards

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

The BEST Beer Bar in The World 2021


Philadelphia's Coziest Pubs - 2021

Trappiste Orval

Ambassadeur Orval 2021