Opened in December, 2007, not far from the bustling nightlife corner of 16th and Valencia, this small restaurant themed around a robust beer menu is a beer aficionado’s delight. Featuring 28 taps and a bottle collection numbering close to 100, there’s bound to be something for every beer taste. They offer some hard-to-find European beers, including some great Belgians, plus a selection of the best North American craft beers and even a couple of old time canned macro-brews under the “Grandpa’s Suds” section of their 5-page beer menu. There’s one TV set on for sports emergencies, and the music volume is reasonable, so this is a place where you can have a conversation. They also offer an upscale pub dinner through 1:00 am nightly, and have a small wine selection.
As of September, 2014, there are 20 outdoor seats to complement always crowded inside space.
Extras: Monk’s book-like beer menu serves as a delicious study guide for learning the characteristics of all of the different types of beers they serve.
3141 16th Street • San Francisco • 415.865.9523
http://www.monkskettle.com Their web page is updated inconsistantly, as of early 2009.
Map to The Monk’s Kettle
Walking from 16th Street BART: Walk west on 16th one and a half blocks across Valencia St. to The Monk’s Kettle directly at the corner of Albion Street.
Official 16th Street Station and local bus info