Monk’s Cafe

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EVERY DAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2 A.M.
215.545.7005 | WEBSITE

If you only have time for one Philly beer stop, it should probably be Monk’s, one of the most influential Belgian beer destinations in the country. Owner Tom Peters, one of a select few responsible for proliferating Belgian draft beer in America, keeps his draft lists and his moules frites tight, which translates to tightly packed quarters most nights.

Known For
  • bar food
  • full menu
  • craft beer
  • day drinking
  • historic
What to drink
Ask your bartender, they know everything.
Rittenhouse Square
If you can, seek out a seat in the back bar, which, at the right time, is a much more low key counterpart to the wacky front room.