Tom's 23rd Annual Holiday Dinner   Tuesday, December 08, 2015     7PM     $125

Please join us for Tom's Annual Holiday Dinner featuring many of the world's greatest holiday ales. Chef Michael Joyce has created an amazing 7 course dinner to pair with 8 word-class beers. $125 tax & tip included



Brasserie Dupont Avec Les Bon Veoux

Crispy Smelts with

Parsley, lemon & shallots


Corsendonk Christmas Ale

Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

Whipped goat cheese - Black Truffle – Smoked Beech Mushrooms


Jolly Pumpkin Noel & Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi

Pate de Campagne with

Duck confit, sour cherries, pistachios, brussel sprouts & Cherry mustard


De Ranke Noel

Chestnut-Crusted Salmon with

Endive braised in De Ranke Noel, orange & rosemary 


Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper

Stout-Braised Short Rib

Cauliflower Stoemp – Horseradish


Brasserie Dubuisson Scaldis Noel

Epoisses de Bourgogne

Smoked apple butter – Almond toffee 


DeDolle Still Nacht

Buche de Noel

We will serve the freshest items at the market so the menu is subject to change a bit.

Tickets now on sale.  This feast sells out every year, so don't delay in purchasing your tickets.

Call 215.545.7005 for tickets

New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING   Thursday, December 31, 2015     6:30PM     $75

Our early seating always sells out first. We will serve a four course dinner paired with excellent beer (we will pour wine if you desire).  This is a great way to prepare yourself for ringing in the New Year.  You will have a base of great food before you head out to your friend's party. We will even provide you with hats & tiaras, noisemakers, etc as you leave Monk's.

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING   Thursday, December 31, 2015     9PM     $125

Now this is the way to ring in 2016. We will serve a six course feast paired with some of the best beers in the world. I recommend you get a hotel room for the night to ensure a safe start to the New Year. Many folks will be staying at the DwightD, a small hotel located four doors North of Monk's Café. website:

We pull out all the stops for this annual extravaganza. This seating always sells out, too. Be sure to purchase your tickets at least a month in advance.

Details will follow.

Brewing Beer in Rotterdam and Beodgraven, NL   Sunday, January 17, 2016     All Day    

Tom will be leading a group of intrepid souls for an insider's look at Amsterdam and it's environs.

Tom will brew a beer at Kaapse Brouwers in Rotterdam on Sunday, January 17th.

The Philly Beer Week raffle winners will brew a beer at Brouwerij DeMolen in Bodegraven on Tuseday January 19th.

We will visit many local cafes, eat a few traditional Dutch meals, tour breweries, etc.

Don't forget to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to travel with Tom.

Groundhog Day with Tomme Arthur - Lost Abbey Brewery   Tuesday, February 02, 2016     7PM     tbd

Tomme has set the date for our annual Lost Abbey beer dinner. He always provides us with some gems from his private stash of amazing beer. We just set the date, so now we will start working on the beer list and then the food menu.

Tomme is a pioneer in beer world and has garnered way too many medals and awards to list here. His beer truly rocks!

Peche Mortel Day   Saturday, February 27, 2016     Noon     CASH BAR

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! is holding its second annual Péché Mortel Day on Saturday, February 27th. Only 7 bars in the USA will be hosting this super cool event & we are both honored and thrilled to participate.

They are sending down 6 iterations of this coffee infused Imperial Stout. One of them was aged in a bourbon barrel, but we have to wait to find out the other versions.

This will be a Cash Bar event. 

The debut of Wicked Weed Brewery in Philly- meet Walt   Monday, May 02, 2016     tbd     Cash Bar

This is the best beer to come out of the South - Period! I met Walt while I was attending a Sandor Katz fermentation school in Asheville, NC. His sour beer program is exceptional and his brother's IPA program produces award winning ales. You seriously don't want to miss this event.

Craft Brewer's Conference & World Beer Cup in Philly   Tuesday, May 03, 2016     all day     PAYG

Philly will be invaded by 13,000 brewers, beer judges from around the world, beer bar owners and beer geeks for this four day Conference and Trade Show. Fasten your seatbelts Philly! The CBC runs May 3rd through May 6th. Many people come in a couple of days early and a few stay for a couple of days after the conference.

The last time the CBC was in town, only 2,000 people attended the conference. This year...13,000.

Bar owners & beer distributors: Please get all of your draft beer lines cleaned to show off what a great beer town Philadelphia has become.  Showcase beer that you personally love and fit the theme of your bar/restaurant. That can be local, national and international gems.

This is a chance for Philly to shine.


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