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The Monk's Kettle

$$ - $$$American, ,
3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
+1 415-865-9523
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pretzels” (13 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
“fried pickles” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

On a business trip we ended up strolling around Mission (as usual..) and just stop by for a beer waiting for dinner time: we never left. Joined by our friends we had the chance to test several kind of beers following the knowledgeable waiters and...More

Thank principe1965
Reviewed 16 March 2015

This place is open on Sunday! We tried a couple of other pkaces, but they were closed. This was another twenty minutes away and we headed there with trepidation. We are soooo glad we did! Great service, great beer choices and great food! The food...More

Thank Youneke
Reviewed 28 February 2015

I came a long way to see this place as I am interested in gastro-pubs in general. Went across town to the tune of a $20.00 cab ride. Service was friendly but average. Really focused on beer which I do not drink. A few wines...More

Thank cindyb
Reviewed 12 February 2015

I highly recommend this place. The beer experience was more than I could have asked for in itself. The bartender gave us a sampler with 4 beers during the sours beer week, each and everyone was altered to my preference in taste - he is...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Great neighborhood find that's "doing it right..." Cozy atmosphere, over 200 rotating beers with 29 craft beers on tap (try Pliny the Elder Imperial IPA Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA -- if you can get it -- it's AWESOME), burgers were cooked to perfection and...More

Thank mledoux0
Reviewed 19 January 2015

The biggest dilemma we had was where to start - such a great selection of beer and food, and wonderfully prepared. A romantic evening alone with my wife (for a change) and the Kettle proved to be an intimate spot for our night out. It...More

Thank ChazK63
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Stopped in for a beer when they opened Pliny the Elder on tap! Looked the menu over and decided to return after a day of walking the mission district. I had a fantastic mushroom risotto, wife had mussels, others with us had the brick chicken....More

1  Thank Wineandfood56
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Solo travel to San Fran and had a lot of fellow beer nerds recommend this place to me while on the trip. All I can say is everything about this place was very well executed. I went on a Saturday night and it was very...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 28 December 2014

I've been here several times. They never miss. Food is always good and the pairings are spot on. If you like great beer and food, this is the place.

Thank CP M
Reviewed 22 December 2014

I sat at the bar and learned more about beer and history and the Industrial Revolution and science from the bar tender than I did in 16 years of school. These guys are passionate about beer an great about educating us consumers. The beer was...More

Thank Bezus
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3334
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-865-9523
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