Zagat SF

“Monk’s Kettle — one of our longtime great temples to beer — reopened after a few weeks of renovations that included seismic retrofitting, a new draft system with 28 beers on tap and sidewalk seating for up to 20 people.”

Thrillist SF



“…the sidewalk perch on 16th Street is going to become very sought-after…”


“These are his [Christian's] picks to buy now, and drink—if you can bear it—later.”


“…once you attend one of these events, you’ll be clearing your calendar to make room for the next one.”


“There’s no shortage of beer in San Francisco. Water, sure. But not beer! So who’s got themost good beer?”


“Unlike some beer bars in the city, the bartenders at MK actually seem excited when you don’t know a beer and are eager to teach you.”

Men’s Journal

“A Mission District must, Monk’s Kettle is the city’s defining gastropub with beer-centric chef Adam Duyle at the helm.”

Huffington Post

“Finding a place where you can take beer a little more seriously, but still in the lively, boisterous surrounding of a pub is pretty cool.”

Food & Wine

“The pub’s 200-strong beer list is encyclopedic…”

Think back to the last craft beer and food pairing you had, whether at home or at a restaurant, how many of your senses were awakened?

The Bold Italic

“The Monk’s Kettle is like a shrine to esoteric beer. Or maybe it’s a temple. It’s hard to say precisely, although drinking there definitely borders on a religious experience if you’re serious about beer.”

SF Weekly

“Monk’s Kettle’s monthly beer dinner series is a strong reminder of the restaurant’s dedication to sustainable, delicious food and the joys of beer and food pairing.”


“Just scanning the menu at a place like The Monk’s Kettle—a narrow, always crammed gastropub in the San Francisco Mission District—is like a crash course in beer.”

7×7 Magazine 2010 Eat & Drink Reader’s Choice Awards

“Best Beer List – The Monk’s Kettle…. this is the place for the uninitiated to get a crash course and the connoisseur to talk shop with other beer freaks.

San Francisco Chronicle

“As Sayre Piotrkowski, beer sommelier for the Monk’s Kettle, sees it, people come to the bar seeking refreshment but also to expand their knowledge about beer.”

“In planning our beer dinners, we begin with a discussion about what beers we’ll be using, then create dishes to highlight their flavor profile.”

The Restaurant Standard

“Monk’s Kettle has a comprehensive educational approach to craft beer that goes beyond offering a printed list.”

Culinary Trends

“The menu at Monk’s Kettle embraces the harmonious relationship between dining and imbibing.”

“The folks at Monk’s have redefined pub grub.”


The food is approachable, made with quality ingredients, and served until late.”

Beer & Nosh

“One of my favorite things about Monk’s Kettle are all of the little service details they get right.”

7×7 Magazine

…the world of beer is wide and diverse, and well worth looking into.”

SF Magazine

The Monk’s Kettle in the Mission serves craft brews from Belgium, the States, and elsewhere.

SF Chronicle IT List

…stop by and try nearly every beer from Belgium to Boonville.

Celebrator Magazine

All menu items are organic or come from sustainable farms.

SF Chronicle: 96 Hours/Bar Bites

The 20-some wines are much better than you would expect from a beer bar.

SF Chronicle

“Artisan brew takes its place next to wine on the tables of top restaurants.”

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