Temporarily Closed. Stay tuned for special beer sales.

Monk's Café

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

The Soul of Belgium in the Heart of Philadelphia

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November 11, 2020 

After much deliberation, we have decided to “mothball” Monk’s Café for a few months. Cold weather is rolling in and – even though we have gone above and beyond what is required – we just don’t feel it’s wise or safe enough to welcome guests indoors as our only seating option.

COVID cases are rising rapidly in Philadelphia and we love our Monk’s family too much to put them at risk.

The lack of a national plan to deal with this pandemic makes it impossible to continue operating in good conscience while cases are spiking throughout the country.
Operating as a takeaway-only restaurant is not viable at this time. We have decided to make this an immediate action.
We are closed as of 5pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

We will reopen as soon as we feel that it is safe for all of us to gather indoors or perhaps in March 2021, if the weather cooperates.
We love you and will miss seeing all of you.  We look forward to welcoming our amazing guests back when we reopen.

Stayed tuned for a couple of Very Special Beer Sales – we have decided to share much of our rare inventory with our loyal 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.)

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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 for President
Draft List Updated: 11/11/2020

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