NOW HIRING: Server & Host

Monk’s Café is Hiring

• Host and Server •

Monk's Café is now hiring beer savvy-servers and one additional host. Three of our long-time servers have moved to warmer climes & one just snagged a job working at a local brewery. They will all be missed by our entire Monk’s family. Most of our coworkers have been with us over 10 years. 

Monk’s has reopened after our 4 month Hibernation and we are gradually expanding our hours.  We need people who are reliable, punctual, friendly and willing to work diligently.

Every coworker makes a minimum of $15/hour, with servers averaging well over that hourly rate (including tips.)


Full service restaurant experience is essential and a depth of beer knowledge will be an asset. You must have a neat, clean appearance.  You will be empowered to solve any potential issues, yet one of the business owners will be available at all times to assist you when needed. Basically we are looking for someone who is self assured, organizes their time efficiently, helps their coworkers, focuses on guest experience, can quickly learn our food and beer menus, looks professional and behaves in a caring, honorable manner.


A natural, friendly smile is a must. A calm, assured personality is also a must. You should have poise under pressure. You must be an organized person with empathy. 

Health & Safety: 

In order to provide the safest possible environment to our valued coworkers and guests, we have installed a hi-tech air filtration system that exceeds all guidelines issued by the CDC, NIOSH, and the Philadelphia Department of Health. Air handling units employ MERV-13 filters, UV-C lights, HEPA filters and bi-polar ionization. Staff and guests are required to wear masks when moving about the restaurant. 

About Us: 

Monk’s Café has amassed dozens upon dozens of food and drink awards over the past 24 years, including being a semi-finalist for James Beard Awards four times. Our ingredients are sourced from local farmers and butchers whenever possible. We make everything in-house, including our mayonnaise, sauces, dressings, marinades, smoked meats, spice blends – basically everything, except for our Metropolitan Bakery bread.

Are you ready to work with a group of people who are proud of who we are and what we do?


If you think we would be a good fit for you, please send your Resume to:  AND

You may also drop off your resume in person, from Wednesday to Sunday from 11AM until 10PM.  


Monk’s is an equal opportunity employer, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Both our Host and Server positions are physical in nature, and require standing, walking, and lifting up to 50 lbs regularly during an 8 to 10 hour shift.  Must speak conversational English and be able to wear a mask for duration of shift. 


Previous Events


NOW HIRING: Server & Host

POSTPONED: Péché Mortel Day

Focal Banger & Monk's Mosaic Garden

Current Takeout Beer Offerings

Deep Cellar Sale: Isabelle Proximus


Beers for New Year's Cheers

A Very Heady Christmas

Deep Cellar Sale: 3 Fonteinen

Jolly Pumpkin-Palooza

Jolly Pumpkin-Palooza

Oud Beersel Bzart Lambiek & Krieken Lambiek

Two Day Beer Sale

Jack Curtin

3 Fonteinen Special Release - Only a few Remain

Drie Drop: New 3 Fonteinen Bottle Release

Ales From The Crypt

Monday, May 25 Special Beer List

Cantillon Draft Special - SOLD OUT!

Heady Cheddy Meal

Boon Geuze by the Jar

Brews 'n' Bivalves: Mussels & Blind Pig Growlers To-Go

Orval 4-Pack + Glass To Go

Alchemist Cans Restock

New Offering: Hill Farmstead Everett Growlers

Saturday Special: Drie Fonteinen

At-Home Alchemy - SOLD OUT!

CLOSED Monday, March 16

Monk's 23rd Anniversary

Pliny the Younger Day Fundraiser

Super Bowl Sunday-Closing at 5pm

Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur


New Year's Eve Beer Dinner

Merry Christmas to all our friends – See you on the 26th!

We will be home with family Dec 24th & 25th – See you on the 26th!

December 23rd – we will be open our normal hours

Tom's 27th Annual Holiday Beer Dinner

Roll Dem Bones with Firestone Walker

Zwanze Day 2019 Fundraiser

Russian River Day with Vinnie + Natalie

Meet The Alchemist of Vermont

Maine Beer Company Night

Late Night in Brussels with De La Senne, Oxbow & Liquid Riot

Ploughman Plates

Debut of Fonta Flora in PA

Westmalle Dubbel Draft Pennsylvania Debut

Orval Day

Péché Mortel Day 2019

Lost Abbey Beer Dinner with Tomme Arthur

Annual Pliny the Younger Day Fundraiser

In the Cellar with 2SP Brewing Co.

Super Bowl Sunday - Closing at 5PM

Resilience Fundraiser for the Camp Fire Relief Fund

Beer Auction for the Camp Fire Relief Fund


New Year's Eve Beer Dinner

Cantillon 20 Ans d'Amitié Bottle Release


Cantillon Zwanze Day 2018

Oude Pinot Gris Tilquin Worldwide Debut

Wild Allagash Extravaganza

Local Food, Local Beer Dinner

Foreign Objects PA Lager Debut

World Cup: Belgian Red Devils at The Belgian Café

World Cup: Belgian Red Devils at The Belgian Café

Russian River Brewing Co. Day - 7 Drafts

Do What's Right Night with Maine Beer Company

Old School Beer Luncheon with Dogfish Head

Who the Hell Let Tom in the Brewery?!

The Alchemist at Philly Beer Week

Liquid Riot Debut in PA

Record Store Day

Major Tom World Debut

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Péché Day

National Orval Day

Pliny the Younger Healing Hop for Sheila

Tonewood Brewing Comes to Philadelphia!

CBS for charity with Founders

Pliny the Younger Day Fundraiser

World Debut of Oxbow Le Parrain

The Alchemist Focal Banger

Eagles Victory Parade

Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur

Super Bowl Sunday - Closing Early

Cuvée Day

2SP Barrel Chat with Bob & Ruby


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year Eve's Dinner - LATE SEATING

Maine Beer Company Woods & Waters

Sonoma Pride Fundraiser

Lost Abbey 24 Steps Release with Tomme Arthur

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2017

Draft Debut of Monk's Cafe Grand Cru

Local Food / Local Beer Dinner

Wicked Weed B•Gone Redux


Educational Beer Luncheon with Niño Bacelle

Meet & Greet with Youichi of Hitachino Nest

Wicked Weed Brewery - 15 drafts

National ORVAL DAY

Péché Mortel Day

A Day Without A Woman / International Women's Day

Russian River Pliny the Younger

Russian River Pliny the Younger Charity Event

OrValentine's Day Dinner

Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur

Stupor Bowl Sunday


EARLY SEATING - New Year's Eve


December 25th - CLOSED

December 24th - CLOSED

Holiday Beer Dinner

Framboise for a Cure 2016

Raffle Tix Still Available

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2016

Wicked Weed Brewery

Wicked Weed Lucky 13 Labor Day Extravaganza

Meet Olivier from Brasserie Dupont and Tomme from Lost Abbey

14 Sour Beers on Tap

Bring on The Funk - Sour Beer Festival

John Brus of Kaapse in Rotterdam

Jef Janssens from Hof ten Dormaal

Oxbow Brewery - meet local legend Mike Fava

Craft Brewer's Conference & World Beer Cup in Philly

New Belgium Brewery's Lauren Salazar class

The debut of Wicked Weed Brewery in Philly- meet Walt

Jester King Brewery - meet Ron Extract

Meet Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Nova Nation's quest for another National Championship

National Orval Day

St. Benjamin Brewing: Franklin's Abbey

Pliny The Younger Day Fundraiser

Meet the brewer from Jopen

Péché Mortel Day

OrValentines Day

Dinner with Tomme Arthur - Lost Abbey Brewery

Super Bowl Sunday

Lost in The Woods with New Belgium Brewery

Meet Jeffers - BarrelMeister at Firestone Walker

Brewing Beer in Rotterdam and Beodgraven, NL


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Day After Christmas

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

A-Very Merry Christmas with Avery Brewery

A-Very Merry Christmas featuring Avery Brewery

A-Very Merry Christmas

Tom's 23rd Annual Holiday Dinner

Win a Trip to Amsterdam with Tom Peters

Kitchen is fully operational - yeah!


Temporary Kitchen Closure

Temporary Kitchen Closure

Russian River's All Hopped Up For The Cure Framboise

Jean van Roy of Cantillon at Monk's



Cantillon Zwanze Day - 6 Draft Cantillons

New Belgium Brewery Luncheon

Allagash's 20th Anniversary Party.

Fourth of July

What Is A Saison? with Jean Broilette of Tired Hands Brewery

The Effect of Brettanomyces with Terry Hawbaker & Kristen Mullen

Farmer's Lunch with Jef of Hof ten Dormaal

Vegan Lunch with Trinity Brewery

I'm Away at Fermentation School

Philly Beer Week Opening Tap

Monk's Mad Monday with Dogfish Head Brewery

FERMENTATION STATION tickets go on sale

Tired Hands Brewery debut

Lunch with Phil Markowski




Annual Tomme Arthur Lost Abbey Dinner

We're Heading to Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal



NEW YEAR'S EVE - Early Dinner

NEW YEAR'S EVE - Late Dinner

Party Like A Monk

Tom's 21st Annual Holiday Dinner

Russian River Framboise For the Cure Fundraiser

Ancient Brewer Dinner - Hummel turned 60!

Ancient Ales Dinner with Dr. Patrick McGovern

Cantillon Zwanze Day @ Monk's Cafe

Our Annual Sour Festival

Local Food / Local Beer Dinner

We're Frecon Out at Monk's!

Oxbow Brewery - 6 on Tap!

Fourth of July - Of course we're OPEN!

B.United Tutored Tasting

Who The Hell Let Tom Into The Brewery

Cigar City Brewery

Hops at Greensgrow Farms

Orval Tasting w/François de Harrene

Tom will be in Harrisburg pushing for GMO Labeling

New Belgium Lips of Faith Festival

Meet Anne Catherine Dilewyns Beer Luncheon

Philly Beer Week

March Against Monsanto

Tix on sale for our Philly Beer Week events

ANTI -World's Largest Beer Crawl

RRBC Pliny the Younger tapping

Thank's Philly!

RRBC Russian River Mad Monday

Monk's Mad Monday w/De Struise Brouwers

Our Annual New Year's Day Stout Fest


New Year's Eve - EARLY DINNER

New Year's Eve - LATE DINNER

Holiday Dinner

Coast to Coast Toast w/Vanberg & DeWulf

Beer Dinner w/ Deschutes Brewery

Framboise For A Cure Breast Cancer Event


Meet Christine Celis, daughter of the legenday Pierre Celis

Zwanze Day


Who The Hell Let Tom in the Brewery?


Meet Masterbrewer Yvan de Baets

Monk's Mad Monday - 11 Sours + 1 Oyster Stout

Fava visits Philly w/Oxbow

Monk's Mad Monday - Pliny the Younger

Lost Abbey Beer Dinner w/Tomme Arthur

Monk's Mad Monday w/Dogfish Head

New Year's Day


New Year's Eve Dinner - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve Dinner - LATE SEATING

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

La Fin du Monde...The End of The World

20th Annual Holiday Dinner

Zwanze Day 2012

Gobble Gobble

Coast to Coast Toast redux

Home brewer turns pro brewer dinner

Please Vote Today

Post Hurricane Sandy w/Funky Buddha

We Reopen Today!

Monk's Mad Monday - Evil Twin

PA Debut of a new Trappiste Ale

R5 Pub Crawl w/Tired Hands

R5 Pub Crawl

Oktoberfest Dinner

Monk's Mad Monday Russian River

World Atlas of Beer - book signing

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

We Skip our Monthly Beer Dinner in August

Belgian Independence Day

Local Beer/Local Food

The Festival - Day Two

The Festival - a great beer festival in Worcester,

Brasserie Cantillon with Jean Van Roy

JW Lees Wood Aged Casks

De Dolle Brouwers w/Kris Herteleer

Deschutes is 'da shit

Dogfish Head Lunch w/Sam Calagione

Fifty Fifty Brewery - Todd Ashman Dinner

Browerij DeMolen w/Menno Olivier

Funky Buddha Brewery - BerlinerWeisse

4 Hands Brewery

Philly Bar debut of Dupont Speciale Belge

David Walker of Firestone Walker Brewery

Russian River / Sierra Nevada Collaboration Dinner

Monk's Mad Monday - Duvel/Ommegang

The Beers of the Cellar

Monk's Mad Monday - Malheur

Meet & Greet Tomme Arthur from Lost Abbey


De Dolle Brouwers w/Kris Herteleer

Monk's Mad Monday Russian River

Monk's Mad Monday Allagash style

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

New Year's Day - 20 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve Dinner - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve Dinner - LATE SEATING

Bagby's Beers

Tom's 18th Annual Holiday Dinner

Vanberg & Dewulf's 30th Anniversary Toast

Monk's Mad Monday Russian River

Great American Beer Festival

de Molen Brew Day

International Zwanze Day

Monk's Mad Monday Cantillon

FEESTDAG - Belgian Independence Day

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

Zythos America

Monastery of Christ in the Dessert

Vanberg & DeWulf's 30th Anniversary Dinner

Hill Farmstead w/ Shaun Hill

Lost Abbey w/Tomme Arthur

Sierra Nevada w/Ken Grossman

US Debut of Tilquin Gueuze

Monk's Mad Monday - Sly Fox

Monk's Mad Monday - Flying Fish

Hitachino Fundraiser

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Monk's Mad Monday - Russian River

Monk's Mad Monday - Sierra Nevada

OrValentine's Day Dinner

Lost Abbey Dinner w/ Tomme Arthur

Monk's Mad Monday Stoudt's Brewery

Brooklyn Beer Dinner w/Steve Hindy

Allagash Tuesday

New Year's Day - 20 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Annual Holiday Dinner

We Lost a Good Friend on Tuesday

Duvel Day

We lost a good friend today

Leifmans Returns to the US

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

Monk's Mad Monday for Breast Cancer RR

St. Feuillien - meet Dominique

Local Beer / Local Food Dinner

Russian River Friday

WE'RE OPEN - the entire restaurant now!

Allagash - Monk's Mad Monday 8-9-10

Wring Out Your Liver & Empty the Kegs

Zythos America

Belgian Brewers from D&V Imports

Chimay - Hanging with the Bobo

Lambic Summit

Tomme Arthur - need I say more?

Boon, Cantillon & Drie Fonteinen Dinner

Patrick Rue of the Bruery - Meet the Brewer

Meet 5 Belgian Brewers from 12% Imports

Sierra Nevada - meet the brewer

Philadelphia Global Beer Exposition

Monk's Mad Monday - Mikkeller

Whiskey Tasting

Monk's Mad Monday - Russian River

Lost Abbey / Port Beer Dinner

OrValentine's Day Dinner

Snow, What Snow?

Monk's Mad Monday - Hopfenstark

Brooklyn Beer Dinner w/Steve Hindy


New Year's Day - 19 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Monk's Mad Monday - xmas beer

XFEST - Holiday Beer Festival @ U of P

Dogfish Head Monday

Left Hand / Terrapin Beer Dinner

Monk's Mad Monday with Allagash

Monk's Mad Monday for Breast Cancer RR

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner

An Homage to Fromage paired with Foamage (beer)

Tomme Arthur Afternoon

Tom's favorite Local Beer / Local Food Dinner

Meet Prior Isaak from La Trappe

12% Imports Beer Dinner

12% Imports Beer Dinner

Dogfish Head Dog Day Afternoon - Firkin A

Philly Rollout of Duck Rabbit brewery

Meet The Brewer - Nøgne Ø

Drink 'em while we got 'em SPECIAL KEGS

Drink 'em while we got 'em SPECIAL KEGS

Johnny Cask - Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Russian River On All 6 Front Bar Taps

Zythos America - @ U of Penn Museum

Meet The Brewer - Jerry Vietz of Unibroue

Meet the Buhler - David Buhler from Elysian Brewer

Night of the Collaborators

Hildegard Van Ostaden Meet & Greet

Rodenbach w/Rudi Ghequire

JW Lees Wood Casks

Stephen Beaumont's "Fire & Ice" Dinner

Zythos Belgium

PHILLY BEER WEEK 2009 March 6-15

OrValentine's Day Dinner

New Year's Day -20 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day - CLOSED

Speyside Whiskey Tasting With John Hansell

New Bottle List

High & Mighty Brewery at The Belgian Café

Victory Brewery at The Belgian Café

Night of The Full Moon Dinner

Elysian Meet & Greet


Palm Beer Dinner

The Funky Monk @ Tria Fermentation School

Russian River Day

25 Years of Chimay in the USA

Local Beer, Local Wine, Local Food

Odds & Ends Night

Allagash Night

The Belgian Café presents Van Steenberge

The Belgian Café presents Yvan de Baets

Samuel Adams Beer Dinner

Brasserie de le Senne Dinner w/Yvan

Ladies Beer Tea at The Belgian Café

Geert Lindmans Beer Dinner @ The Belgian Café

An evening of Meet the Brewer events

Monk's Café and 25 years of Chimay

Phil Markowski from Southampton @ The Belgian Café

PHILLY BEER WEEK March 7-16, 2008

New Year's Day Brunch w/ 6 Stouts on tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY Seating

New Year's Eve LATE Seating

Chrismas Eve & Christmas Day

Dogfish Head & Nøerrebro Bryghus

National Tribute to Michael Jackson

ALLAGASH Beer Dinner


Stoudt's 20th Anniversary Dinner

Meet & Greet with Alain DeLaet of Delirium Tremon

Boon Lambic - single barrel tasting

Everybody Must Drink Stone

Lucy Saunders - The Beer Cook

Stephen Beaumont Beer Dinner


Meet Marc from Brouwerij Kerkom

Introduction of Malheur

Michael Jackson at Univ of Pennsylvania Museum


Lost Abbey Beer Dinner w/Tomme Arthur


Dogfish Head Dinner