Situated in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, this no-frills pub is known for its immense selection of Belgian brews. The dim, narrow space contains two bars—one up front and one in back, separated by a handful of wooden booths. Some 20 beers on tap include the orange-scented Triple Karmeliet and the Flemish Sour Ale, brewed exclusively for Monk's in Ghent, Belgium. Drafts are joined by hundreds of bottled beers, including a multitude of American microbrews. Popular menu items are the burgers and the mussels, available in a variety of preparations such as Thai curry with sour ale and coconut milk.
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From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
This new spot has become a favored weekend hangout, mainly for its vast alfresco setting and retractable roof, its delicious bar food (venison sausage, Wiener schnitzel) and its fabulous people-watching.
We loved: The wagyu burger.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.