Monk's Café

264 S. 16th Street • Philadelphia, PA 19102 • (215) 545-7005

The Soul of Belgium in the Heart of Philadelphia

Now On Tap:  De La Senne Zenne Pils
Draft List Updated: 07/18/2024

Péché Day

Saturday November 16
11:30 AM


Tuesday through Sunday

Lunch & Dinner

Open at 11:30 AM

Full Menu until 11 PM

Full Bar Service until 11:45 PM

(yes, we do offer cocktails and wine in addition to our world-class beer selection)


••• We Welcome our Guests on a Walk-In Basis •••

 that is the most polite wording of "We do not accept any reservations" we could come up with

PLEASE do not enter if you have health symptoms such as a sore throat, shortness of breath, fever or you exhibit any other symptom of the COVID virus.


Credit Card Fee Policy

We have reluctantly instituted a flat 2.5% fee to charge card transactions. This fee will be based on your pre-gratuity check total (meaning no fee on your tip amount). Monk’s is no longer able to absorb the increased processing fees imposed by credit card companies. This 2.5% is lower than the fees taken from our account for each charge card we process. Taking this step will help us stay in business by partially offsetting these onerous fees. Thank you for your understanding and for your continued support of our independent small business.

Paying with cash will avoid this fee.



We offer takeaway all day Tuesday through Thursday for now.


Other Info You May Want to Read:

We have installed a state-of-the-art HVAC system that brings in outside air, has MERV-13 filtration to capture particulate matter and UV-C Light that kills viruses. One unit for each of our three dining rooms. That is already way beyond what the Philadelphia Department of Health, the CDC and NIOSH recommend, but we also added floor HEPA filters with additional UV-C Lights that will provide what we feel is a safe environment for our coworkers and guests. 

Thank you all and please stay safe in these times.

Tom Peters, Bernadette Roe & Rick Burns, proprietors

Welcome to Monk's Café

Welcome to Monks

We are in a never-ending quest to bring our guests the finest beers in the world. We have been serving world-class beers for over 26 years (Tom has been doing that since 1985). Brewers from around the world stop in on a regular basis because we know how to keep our draught lines clean, push the beer with the right gas mixture, serve the beer in clean glassware, and charge the fairest price in town. Our bottled beer list is well tended and stored under optimum conditions. We offer fine wines by the glass and bottle and offer a full cocktail bar. Our award-winning food is house made daily (except for the bread from Metropolitan Bakery.)

We have welcomed our guests on a walk-in basis for nearly 27 years. We are currently limiting party size to 8 guests. We add a 20% service fee to groups of 5 or larger.

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Use our Beer Bible at Monk's as a guide to assist you in selecting a beer to fit your palate. If you think that you don't like beer, then you have never really tasted quality beer. If you are a Bordeaux drinker, we have beer for you. If you like Port, we have beer for you. If you enjoy scotch whiskey, we have beer for you. And if you already love great beer, you have Found beer heaven!

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Now On Tap:  De La Senne Zenne Pils
Draft List Updated: 07/18/2024

2023 Awards

Outstanding Wine & Other Beverages Program

Beard Foundation Awards Semi-Finalist