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November, 20 2020    Philadelphia shuts down indoor dining once again

As of this week, Philadephia has imposed new restrictions for indoor dining amid a new spike in COVID-19 cases. Our Tom Peters, along with a host of Philadelphia's best restaurateurs, spoke with Craig LaBan at the Philadelphia Inquirer about the curren   Read More

November, 11 2020    Monk's temporarily closes for the winter

After much deliberation, we have decided to “mothball” Monk’s Café 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.

COVID cases are rising rapidly in Philadelphia and we love our   Read More

May, 09 2020    Tom Peters on the 21 Best Widely-Available Beers

Monk's proprietor Tom Peters talks with Sam Dangremond of Town & Country magazine about the 21 best beers you can buy at your local store - from Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to benchmark Belgian, Saison Dupont. Read the story here

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February, 17 2020    Monk's Cafe Taps Rare Beer for Charity

Deepest gratitude to Monica Herndon of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who visited with us for our Pliny the Younger Day Fundraiser 2020, benefiting Alex's Lemonade Stand.  

This year's event raised over $20,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand, who work to find a cure for pediatric neuroblastoma.    Read More

February, 04 2019    Monk's Café ranked 31 of America's Top 150 Bars

Huge gratitude to The Daily Meal, who named Monk's Café number 31 on their list of the 150 best bars in America. Tom Peters, Fergie Carey and all of the staff owe our eternal thanks to each and every one of   Read More

February, 26 2018    The Belgian Beer Whisperer of Philadelphia

A few days ago, we were pleasantly stunned by an essay in October web magazine about Monk's co-founder Tom Peters.  Writer Kevin Koczwara examines how Tom introduced Americans to Belgian beer, by way of Philadelphia. 

Koczwara definit   Read More

September, 15 2015    Monk's Cafe Hosts Zwanze Day

Once a year, Cantillon brewer Jean Van Roy shares just over 50 extra-special kegs of  Zwanze, a wild Brussels stout,    Read More