After much deliberation, we have decided to go into "Hibernation Mode" for a few months. Cold weather is rolling in and – even though we have gone above and beyond what is required –we just don’t feel it’s wise or safe enough to welcome guests indoors as our only seating option.
UPDATE March 7, 2021:
1. We will soon be reopeing for Takeaway & Delivery. That's right – Delivery from Monk's Café! We are partnering with Relay Delivery Service to bring food & beer right to you door for a flat delivery fee. Yes, you read that right...we just received a PA Transport for Hire Permit that allows us to deliver beer! Details will follow in a week or two.
2. We will reopen our Sidewalk Cafe and Streetery as soon as the weather cooperates. We are unable to construct an outdoor shelter because of all the dirt, noise, traffic and mayhem created by the condo construction going on next door to Monk's. They are nearly finished with the facade and will be transitioning to all the indoor work in the next month or two.
3. We are in the midst of installing a state-of-the-art HVAC system that 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 will also add floor HEPA filters with additional UV-C Lights that will provide what we feel is a safe environment for our coworkers and guests. We are hoping to welcome guests back for indoor dining within a couple of weeks. Details will follow soon.
We love you and will miss seeing all of you. We look forward to welcoming our amazing guests back when we reopen.
We will still be offering a couple of Very Special Beer Sales since we have decided to share much of our rare inventory with our loyal guests.
Please stay safe in these times.
Tom Peters & Bernadette Roe, proprietors
Welcome to Monk's Café
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 23 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.)
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!