Monk’s Kettle (16th St SF)

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 StreetSan Francisco • 415.865.9523 The beer menu on its web page is being updated regularly as of late 2017.

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

These pubs within a couple of blocks of Monk’s will offer a smaller selection of good beers: Dalva, Gestalt, Elixer, Giordano Brothers

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