Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

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Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

Postby im1dermike » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:41 am

Welp, I'm finally headed here tonight after work. Very excited. Any suggestions as to what beers I should try? Does anyone know if they have a sampler? I feel like I'm obligated to try some interesting beers and/or styles I've never had before.
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Re: Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

Postby MDixon » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:10 am

Try everything you haven't had before... :wink:
It's not a popularity contest, it's beer!
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Re: Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

Postby im1dermike » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:12 am

Haha. Ok. I'll reserve an ambulance for the ride home.
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Re: Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

Postby im1dermike » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:41 am

Wow. What an exceptional beer haven. Not used to spending $8 for 12 ounces of beer (and I got more inexpensive beers), but it was great to try styles I've never had before. My two favorites were Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale and Urthel Vlaemse Bock. It was the first time I'd had either style and they were both amazing. One could easily spend $100 just on beer in a few hours or quaffing. Definitely a must visit if you're in the area.
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Re: Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

Postby Girlsbrew2 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:53 am

+1 on Monk's

I went to Monk's last week when I was in Philadelphia on business. I also went to Tria. It is a very different atmosphere (more like a wine bar) but also has a fantastic beer menu. Their cheeses are also amazing. Another place to spend lots of time and even more money...
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Re: Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

Postby Triple Freak » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:50 am

That's great, but it sucks to park in Philly. Ever seen Parking Wars on
A&E tv? :P
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Re: Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia

Postby hwasone » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:48 pm

Triple Freak wrote:That's great, but it sucks to park in Philly. Ever seen Parking Wars on
A&E tv? :P


ugh. no kidding. haven't seen the show, but damn, you ain't lyin'. parking is nearly impossible. we would find a spot and keep it as long as possible, even if it meant walking a couple miles to where we were going.

(that last bit is rather unusual for us CA residents)
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