Hopmonk Tavern - Sonoma
Hopmonk Tavern - Sonoma

Hopmonk Tavern - Sonoma

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hopmonk.com/
  • Phone: 7079359100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open daily for lunch and dinner: Sunday thru Wednesday 11:30am - 9pm, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am - 10pm. Bar: Sunday thru Wednesday 11:30am-10:30pm, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am - 12:45am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Billy Reid
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our beer garden is a beautiful place to host your group event. It can hold up to 125 people sitting and up to 200 cocktail style. We also have several rooms inside the restaurant depending on your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Kim Summers 7079759810
  • Entertainment: Free music Friday thru Sunday ~ Beer Garden Friday 5-7pm, and 9-11pm in the Tavern ~ Saturday 1-3pm in the Beer Garden and 9-11pm in the Tavern ~ Sunday 1-3pm in the Beer Garden
  • Special Events: We offer private groups up to 150 guests in the Beer Garden. In the Tavern we have two options for private groups ~ Music room will accommodate up to 40 guests, seated or 60 cocktail style ~ Sun Room up to 22 guests seated or 35 cocktail style ~ There is also an option to use the room next to the sun room for a total of 60 seated guests. For more information, contact Kim Schubert at 707-975-9810 or kim@hopmonk.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Andrieux Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have on site parking as well as street parking.
A word from Hopmonk Tavern - Sonoma
An 1888 Farmhouse with a 2010 renovation including a rustic tavern, outdoor dining deck, and expansive beer garden. We love being a Beer Place in the Wine Country. Come to HopMonk for fresh seasonal draft beer, tasty meals, local wines, rustic tavern atmosphere, a beautiful deck and beer garden, fine live music. Beer is fun; we know you'll enjoy our relaxed and informed service. We love large groups and accommodate them on a daily basis. You can expect to find creative live music; solo, combo and trio on a regular basis this winter. In the spring we'll host daytime headliner music every weekend from the Beer Garden. Beer dinners hosted by owner Dean Biersch (Gordon Biersch co-founder) are a monthly feature.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Hopmonk Tavern - Sonoma reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (63)good for groups (33)great for lunch (30)neighborhood gem (28)kid-friendly (24)vibrant bar scene (21)hot spot (14)fit for foodies (11)late-night find (8)special occasion (5)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great shady patio
    incrediblej
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I live in Sonoma and I go to Hopmonk quite a lot, especially in the summer. The patio is idyllic and the food is always great. Though it's technically a tavern, the food goes beyond bar food and even with my gluten free, dairy free nutrition plan I can always find something on the menu that is perfect. They have the best quinoa salad ever, made with oranges and green olives. Yum, I want some now.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went here specifically to find a beer on tap that some of the guys wanted to try but of course they were out of it. We dined anyway since we already had the plan. We had to be seated inside versus outside which at the time I didn't think was all big of a deal but it turned out to be stuffy and a bit uncomfortable. Waitress seated us, took our drink and appetizer order and then disappeared. We had to flag someone down to get her to return to take our order. All in all the food was okay but nothing to jump up and down about. Would I return? Probably not. There are too many other great dining options in the area to make this a repeat adventure.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good outdoor lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As a bonus they've got music on the weekends as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy bar scene
    KD70VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you want energeti/noisy where you can't have a conversation, this is it. You know, the guys on their 4th of power drinking talking loud; plenty of them. Nice place, really good food...maybe it was an off night for then
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer Lovers Paradise
    SonomaDinner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were up in Sonoma to go to a concert. Hopmonk had great food and one of the largest selections of draft and bottled beer we have seen. We ate outside and watched the sun go down on a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy at lunch
    Starlight
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I would not recommend Hopmonk for a business lunch. It was far too noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Outdoor Relaxed Dining
    yumspider
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant has a lovely, large, outdoor dining space. In addition to several dining spaces, there was a mellow folk band, fire pit areas and even space for a private wedding party. There were several patrons with dogs and the wait staff brought water for all pooches. The food was delicious and eclectic, from sausages with mashed potaoes, to jambalaya, to fresh and hearty salads and upscale bar food. I would go back to Hopmonk again and recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place to
    mdevine
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very tasty food and fun outdoor dining! I'm not a beer drinking but the selection looked really good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reconnecting
    DLAJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A great evening with a young friend, the meal was very good and the wait staff could not have been better. We enjoyed a long visit with a couple good beers and a lot of uninterrupted conversation. Planning to do the same next year when visiting Sonoma. Four pack of tacos is great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous outdoor patio
    sonomadiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The ambiance outside was wonderful, not too loud perfectly shady and gorgeous. It was our first visit to Hopmonk and will be sure to return again. We thought it was great they allowed dogs out on the patio. The food was delicious and food portions were big but not overwhelmingly big. Highly recommend the garlic fries and salmon!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Service
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were there for awhile ordering small plates. Our waiter disappeared for long periods of time between courses. He was very nice, but that was very frustrating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer in Wine Territory
    Eatandrun
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food and service were about what is expected from a neighborhood bar. No disappointments. Good to have a beer place as an alternative to all the wine in Sonoma.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool music spot under the trees
    dancingal1849
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    yummy salad plus the fish and chips were fresh and tasty
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot!!
    AnneC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great place for your Beer lovers in the Sonoma area! The outside patio is so great! Great food, definitely go!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Home Away From Home
    BendRandP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    As residents of Bend, OR, known for many great brew-pubs, we were very pleased to find HopMonks. You provided everything we were hoping for. A great atmosphere, casual outdoor dining area, affordable tasty food, attentive and considerate service and a good selection of beer & wine. When looking for a good dining location while traveling, we always try to find out where the locals go. HopMonks is that place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'd go again
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Good casual food, reasonably priced. We went on a Sunday afternoon. There was live music on the patio that really added a lot to the experience. Our friends said the roasted beet salad was great. The french dip was also good and the taco four-pack was good, though the fish taco was better than the other (pulled pork?) We'll definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CASUAL COMFORT FOOD IN SONOMA . . .
    FoodiesGaloreVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A low key Tavern / Pub in Sonoma . . . The service was great and the food decent (for what it is). Pulled Pork Sliders = 2 on a plate with house made Hopmonk BBQ sauce over house roasted pork on a grilled roll ($9). The Grilled Cheese + Ham = 4 cheeses including gruyere, yellow cheddar, white cheddar and parmesan crusted sourdough bread, ham & dijonaisse, served with tomato soup or fries ($11.50). A fun place to meet friends for a drink (full bar) and a casual bite to eat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but keep dropping items
    SonomalocalVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Last night we ate at Hopmonk, Sonoma and had a really good meal and great beer. It was a warm evening so we sat outside. That's the place to be in the summer. The service was timely and friendly and what we ended up ordering was great (pulled pork sandwich and french dip sliders). Our only complaint is that this restaurant continues to drop popular items from its menu. First they dropped the lamb lollipops from the appetizer list. Then they dropped the three different slider plate and last night we found out that they've dropped the Reuben sandwich. The reuben was the best in the Sonoma Valley. If they keep dropping the good stuff, pretty soon we are going to go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brews and Pub Food
    secretdiner
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    A great neighborhood place to hang out...kid and dog friendly in the outside beer garden. The happy hour is a smashing deal from 3-6PM M-TH. $3.75 draught beers and small plates from $3.00. Try the pulled pork sliders and Korean Tacos... Inside is a great bar with numerous big screen TV's..perfect for taking in a Giants game.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor
    jc123VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We sat inside and there were flies everywhere. My husband had to keep swatting them on the window. My salad came brown and whomever prepared it threw the core in there as well. The shrimp and dressing were good though. Others ordered burgers and pull pork sandwich and said it was good. But the lettuce in my salad was disgusting. Our server was nice and attentive which was a positive. Walking into the restaurant from our car, we could smell the dumpsters.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ignored for three hours
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had reservations at 12:45, arrived at 12:40, sat outside, received water, after 15 min of nobody taking our order, went inside to get our own drinks, handed the menus to the hostess, let her know our table #, said she would send a manager over, never spoke to anyone! not even the manager! Three other Had reservations at 12:45, arrived at 12:40, sat outside, received water, after 15 min of nobody taking our order, went inside to get our own drinks, handed the menus to the hostess, let her know our table #, said she would send a manager over, never spoke to anyone! not even the manager! Sat there from 1-3:00 with not one person checking on us!. After this horrible experience, not sure I'll want to make that drive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hopmonk
    CamBamVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great patio with fun picnic benches and tables! Food is pretty tasty, and service is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This was our first visit to Hopmonk Tavern and we met with my cousin who suggested it. The food was just amazing. All 3 of us cleared our dishes and each just really enjoyed our selections which were The fish and chips, Jambalaya and the Salmon dish. We just did not get great service. Once we were served our meals, our server never came back to check in on us or refielf our drinks etc. Had to grab one of the many guys that were running around out there but just no one looking to see if anyone needed anything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SonomaGirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great outdoor dining. Amazing food and service. We were given the best table on the deck. Fun people & pooch watching!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bummer
    zuesless
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had booked this restaurant as a early birthday dinner for my husband because of he great online reviews. We were seated right away, but instead of asking us inside or out- we were ushered to the back room where large tables are apparently sat. (It was just the two of us). We had been hoping for more of a bar feel, but were put literally in a corner where there was absolutely no one around us. It was near where the wait staff did their side work. It was a busy weekend evening, but there were plenty of open tables in the restaurant. Our waitress was attentive, and the appetizers arrived quickly. But, there was an overall lack of flavor and we didn't even bother ordering dinner. It was, unfortunately, a let down experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Food is tired.
    Kinglilly2
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We have been going to the Sonoma Hop Monk one ever since it opened. Our last visit was two days ago and we were very disappointed. Overall we found found the food to be just "ok". We ordered an appetizer of calamari and when it arrived we found it to be approximately fifty percent deep fried lemons, limes and onions. We complained to our server who promptly replaced the calamari with another serving which turned out to be just the same. I do not think we will be going back to the Sonoma Hop monk for a long time and if we do we will not order Calamari.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outside garden
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Casual, friendly, fun. Good spot to gather with friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love2eat
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We look for good food that is in a dog friendly environment. You don't always get both. We were very pleased with the overall experience, waitress and beer were outstanding! Food was good not amazing. Catfish BLT was good but the catfish crust wasn't crunchy and catfish wasn't very flavorful. The "beet" salad was a spring mix salad nicely presented with pecans and goat cheese and small bits of cubed not very flavorful beets. Not enough beets to warrant the title. The quinoa side salad with grapes, red onion and cilantro was delicious and a hefty amount, a very good value. We would definitely do it again if and when we are in town. Dog was very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT HANGOUT
    Kroot
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    OUTSIDE PATIO IS HUGE LOTS OF SEATING GREAT ATMOSPHERE. INSIDE WAS NICE, BUT PACKED. LIVE MUSIC WAS EXCELLENT. DINNER & SERVICE GOOD. THERE WAS A GAME ON TV & PEOPLE WERE HOWLING. MUSIC WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OUTSIDE
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SonomaDiner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Wasn't too busy, but after we ordered our server disappeared until it was time for the check. Had to ask another server for a refill on the iced tea.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For beer lovers
    Hardtopls
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    A vast selection from all the world, excellent small plates and good food / service on a deck/ patio that is not particularly attractive / lacks character but preferable to the sports bar ambiance indoors and just fine for the very fair prices and the enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    SenatorSquirrelVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Amazing place to refuel between wine tastings! The burger was fantastic and the the sweet tater fries were on point! Mario, the server, was one if the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambience
    serenasm3
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    loved the food and the outdoor seating! juan our server was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 200 reviews are from the Hopmonk Tavern - Sonoma reviews archive.
  • Great happy hour menu
    lovesonoma
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great offering of fresh flavorful bites on the happy hour menu. Really large portions for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in sonoma
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Unseasonably warm and short staffed, Zebi, our waiter, was great. Husband had fish n chips, I had mussels... They were fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our local favorite
    justwhatIlike
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A great local pub. We love coming for lunch or on a summer evening and sitting outside. Food is above the average pub grub but mostly an accompaniment to the great beers. Love the calamari and the grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Kids love the root beer floats. It's even dog friendly! Can be noisy inside but we usually stay outside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Burger
    boobooVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good burger, service was fine but dessert was not great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice venue
    Applejacks
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Like the opportunity to listen to musicians. some are good some not there yet but it is always interesting.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shouldn't Allow Kids
    Alison
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had reservations. We were seated outside and there was a woman with a guitar singing. She was really good! We had food and a beer sampler. The food was fine, nothing special. The worst part was there were about 20 children running around while their parents sat at one of the long tables. It was very disruptive to the other diners and the servers. I know you can't discriminate, but seating the kids in the middle, right in front of the singer was a mistake. The group was large and it would have been better to seat them at one of the large tables to the left along with their children.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Place w nice patio
    SelfProclaimedFoodie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Taco's were great! Nice beer selection. Service, not so much. Sports bar was hop'n.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.