“You know when you walk into Monk’s and you have to walk through the three doors, it’s like entering a vortex,” says Tomme Arthur, co-founder of California’s The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company.
Many brewers and beer obsessives know those doors well. You leave the busy streets of Philadelphia—about three blocks from central Rit Read MoreMarch, 26 2021 20 Ans D'Amité debuts at The French Laundry
For the first time ever, Brasserie Cantillon lambic will be served at Chef Thomas Keller's legendary The French Laundry in Yountville, California - including our exclusive Monk's 20th anniversary blend, 20 Ans D'Amitié.
Our deepest appreciation to Andrew Adelson, head sommelier of the French Laundry, and our dear friends the Van Read MoreMarch, 18 2021 Delivery Debuts!
UPDATE March 18, 2021:
1. As of Thursday, March 18, we are now open 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 of $5.50.February, 16 2021 Fire & Beer: The Godfather of Beer
Have you ever wondered how our fearless leader Tom Peters got his start in the beer world, 35+ years ago? Tom calls in to Fire & Beer podcast to tell his origin story to host Marcel Gomez, and both enjoy a Suarez Family Brewing Lo & Behold - they both happened to have one on hand - which is a Flemish sour, a style Tom helped popularize in the USA.Read More January, 26 2021 Greater Philadelphia Craft Beer Trail Ep. 8
In episode 8 of the Greater Philadelphia Craft Beer Trail, Monk's proprietor Tom Peters welcomes Philly's own Marisa Magnatta and Chill Moody to the back bar to talk beer history, and Philadelphia's crucial role in bringing craft beer to America. Thanks so much to Visit Philly for making us a part of the Greater Philadelphia Craft Beer Trail! See the full episode on t Read MoreNovember, 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 MoreNovember, 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 MoreMay, 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.Read More 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 MoreFebruary, 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 MoreFebruary, 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 MoreSeptember, 15 2015 Monk's Cafe Hosts Zwanze Day