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HopMonk Tavern
HopMonk Tavern

HopMonk Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hopmonk.com
  • Phone: (707) 829-7300
  • Hours of Operation: Dining: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 9:30pm Bar: Varies depending on the night. Generally Tues-Sat bar stays open until 1:30 am
  • 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, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Free music on the outdoor beer garden stage (during Spring & Summer months) Fridays 5-8 pm, Saturday and Sundays, 1-4pm and 5-8pm. Adjacent to the beer garden is our music venue "The Abbey" - 260 square foot stage and dedicated bar. Please visit our website for further information on The Abbey music calendar.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our beer garden is a beautiful place to host your group event. It can hold up to 150 people sitting and up to 300 cocktail style. Please contact Kim Schubert at 707-975-9810 or kim@hopmonk.com for further information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highways 112 + 116
  • Public Transit: Located in beautiful downtown Sebastopol and the crossroads of Highways 116 and 112. The local bike trail runs right by the property - the Tavern is a great place to visit before or after a ride.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from HopMonk Tavern
A rustic 105 year old stone and timber tavern with a world class beer garden, in the heart of the wine country. Come to HopMonk for fresh beer, local wines, great indoor tavern atmosphere, and our remarkable beer garden. Our moderately priced menu celebrates both traditional and innovative pairings of beer and food. Beer is fun; we know you'll enjoy our relaxed and informed service. Groups booking available. Live acoustic music from our beer garden stage weekend days and top local, regional and national acts our Abbey stage several nights a week. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "My family had a wonderful dining experience early last Saturday evening at HopMonk. We took advantage of the full bar - perfect generous cocktails - and ordered small bites and entrees, all delivered well-paced by a friendly server. Garlic fries and caprese salad were devoured quickly by my 13 year old as was the pulled pork sandwich by my mother. The burger was truly outstanding - I'm one of the few diners who prefer them well-done and this one was, but remained flavorful and juicy, with lovely house-made condiments. The quinoa salad, offered as a side, is a dish I'll order every time I return - interesting and satisfying blend of crispy shallots, citrus, raisins and green olives. We'll return as soon as we're back in the area!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Hopmonk has three locations and this one is our favorite. Good food, beer and service as always, but there was a definite fly problem inside the bar area. Hadn't seen this before here, so it's probably an anomaly."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I had a pulled pork sandwich, very good. My husband had the mussels and were astonished over the amount(30!) for the price. We come from Sweden( pardon my english) and although we live at the westcoast and are used to good seafood we usually don't get so much... We had a very nice friendly waitress who got us as strong coffee as possible( we're swedes...)"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Our waitress (wished I remembered her name) was awesome. Showed great enthusiasm and was very attentive. Ambiance speaks for itself. Always a great experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We are Sebastopol locals, so we really enjoy Hopmonk for a variety of reasons. In the last few years I've had my birthday dinner there. This time family from out of town were here, so we had dinner at Hopmonk. We like the Poetry slams and the comedy nights as well. Great Irish Coffee, wonderful fries."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We chose Hop Monk for a dinner out with our teenage daughter. The service was great! Hop Monk confirmed our Open Table reservation with a phone call. We were seated right away and our waitress immediately took our drink order. The beer list is great and Hop Monk beers as well as other local favorites are featured on tap. Don't expect anything unusual from the food menu. It's suitable for the cost, but won't set your tastebuds alight. However, the servings are generous. The inside of Hop Monk is dank and not appealing. Eat outside if you can. I would say that Hop Monk is a much better venue for an outdoor lunch or late afternoon snack. And, always good for a beer!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is a busy, vibrant place to meet and relax. The outside garden area is reminiscent of the British pub scene, with a variety of eating areas shaded by trees and umbrellas and good for families with kids, who can run around without interfering with other guests. The beer selection is great and the dishes we ordered were very good. Most notable is their cheese and ham sandwich, according to our teenager. The help are all friendly and courteous and seem to work well together as a team. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had a get together with 6 friends on the patio on a warm night. Perfect ambiance and great pub food. Beers are great too"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food and beer was great, but the service was slow. Our waiter was friendly enough but he did not check on us other than take our order and bring our check. It also took awhile to get drinks and our food."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ate at the Hop Monk because we were attending a show there later in the night. For convenience it was a good choice but there may be better options in Sebastopol that are within walking distance. The food was just OK. Most options were on the heavy side. Mostly fried foods. A selection of lighter, healthier choices would be good. Service was good and most staff was friendly. The hostess was indifferent toward us. We had reservations and we were given a nice table. We never felt rushed. I would recommend the Hopmonk Tavern for the music venue but not the food."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Son and I both had the jambalaya w/ shrimp. Very good. 1 House salad was ample to split. Wine list was good and reasonable. I had a beer but wished i'd had some wine. Waitress was cute and friendly. The beer selection is over the top. Didn't have desert but looked good. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was tasty, beer was great. My friend and I shared the Taco Four Pack and Sliders with an order of garlic fries, which made a nice lunch."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "It wasn't awful...but the samosas were over cooked, the tortillas on the tacos fell apart, the mac and cheese was not hot...it was just ok..."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I stopped by for lunch with clients from the Midwest. they loved the California take on the menu. They will defiantly recommenced for their attendees to stop by for lunch or dinner while they are out for their conference in September. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This pub/restaurant has a great energy and is very popular. We enjoyed the ambiance and the beer, however, I'd recommend that the cooks actually taste the food they serve on occasion. Garlic fries had raw garlic placed on top, which most fell to the bottom of the bowl. My grilled artichoke was dry and tasteless (and expensive) for what it was. Chopped Caesar salad was not fresh tasting, leaves were too old. Dressing was sparse so I asked for more and the dressing just wasn't very good at all. Bland tasteless croutons on top. Those who ordered burgers fared better but just about every dish came with fries so we felt overwhelmed by all the fries. This place is very busy all the time so maybe they don't feel they have to try too hard."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Go thirsty, but NOT hungry! Took way too long to get food. Beer was exceptional. Sweet potato fries very good, rest was dried out, not good."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We went on St. Patrick's Day for dinner reserving there through Open Table. However, we have been to Hop Monk many times. Hop Monk is an easy place to go to with very good grub food and a great vibe. As it was Paddy's ."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We've been here multiple times for dinner, amazing micro-brews, and music. Every time we go, we always say we want to come back more frequently. I am continually impressed with their huge list of draft and bottled beer from around the world. All organized into different categories. And their food continues to impress. Over the past few years, they have enclosed the outside beer garden so it is nice to eat outside year round and you can still feel like you are outside."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Made a point to visit with the family because the website claims that Pliny the Elder is always available. Was there at 5:00 pm Saturday, but Pliny was not. Very disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "They were out of all of the best beers & they were purposely holding onto their special keg & choosing not to tap it which was very uncool of them. Food was good, nothing to die for. Outside was super dirty, literally like eating at a barn. I didn't expect that at all. I dressed nicely & had no idea eating outside was going to ruin my clothes. Waitress' were friendly but forgot to bring our beer. It was very kid friendly which was cool. Overall it was generally an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Normally I get a burger or some generic thing like that but the Jambalaya really caught my eye, it was absolutely delicious, huge portions, I couldn't even finish the whole thing and I have a hearty appetite. I got two local beers while there, The hopmonk ale, and the Petaluma Porterluma. Both were on tap and excellent. My girlfriend got the grilled cheese, which i had a bite of, and it was incredible. But the true gem was the red velvet and cream cheese cake. Words can't even begin to describe how insanely good it was."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Met some old friends to catch up and this was a good place to laugh and chat for hours with good beer!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Came to hear the music (Grace in the Woods) and stayed for dinner. The whole evening was super fun, good food and great music. Met some friends there- everyone had a wonderful time. I will definitely plan another group dinner/music outing at Hopmonk."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "They served the worst corn chowder ever - I sent it back. The waitress asked me what else I wanted and they were out of their Zinfandel as well we Portobello Burger. On a Friday night? Then she charged me for the soup! Yikes - bad night at the usually good Hopmonk."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Made reservations online super easy. got a follow up call the same day to confirm. Had a great dinner and drinks then walked 100 feet to our concert. It was a great time went very smooth."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This place is great! They seated us right away, and our server was there anytime we needed/wanted anything. They work like a well practiced team here, helping each other when its busy, even when its not their table. Refills were prompt. They have an amazing selection of beers on tap, and a good sized wine list. The food menu includes typical tavern food, and plenty of special offerings to keep you coming back to try a different item. The food was excellent! My husband ordered a BLT Catfish Sandwich, and I had a Flatbread Philly Cheesesteak. We both agree that the garlic fries were the BEST ever! All was very reasonably priced, we did not have to go broke to have dinner AND enjoy some live music & drinks afterwards, in the awesome Abbey."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We went for the music which was in a different part of the tavern and it was great so I don't want to say the experience was bad. But it would have been much better if the food was at least good, even for pub grub."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "This is a fun place to spend a little time & share a meal with friends. I love their "happy hour" where you can get several tasty delights with a choice of several brews - very reasonably. The staff has always been friendly, efficient & willing to accommodate special requests. This gives them high marks in my book. Great casual dining experience & pet friendly if you sit in the beer garden!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The soup was cold, they ran out of mashed potatoes at 7:15 on a Saturday, french fries were cold and the food in general was really bad. We went there to eat because we were going to a show there. The show was outstanding. My advice is to go for the music and avoid the food."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "If you a beer enthusiast and want a rustic bohemian environment, good place to be. If you are looking for food that has good flavor, nice presentation and a reasonable portion, I do not recommend it. Service was poor."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We enjoyed the ambience, the food was good, and my kids loved being able to dance on the "stage" out in the beer garden. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Errands to run Sunday near Sebastopol so started with lunch. Stuck with the sandwiches on our last visit. Quite good, but not noteworthy. Today we tried something from the 'plates to share' to start. The flatbread with goat cheese, prosciutto and greens was unexpectedly great. Very tasty with the fresh greens and vibrant vinaigrette topping it all off. Wife had an excellent tomato soup and saved some of the flatbread to accompany it. I had a very good Reuben and shared some fries with her. Looking forward to next time when we'll pair the flatbread with a soup for each of us, and have them bring it all together. A very nice, lighter meal, but extremely flavorful. Got busy after we got there and had to have the hostess get our bill."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Hopmonk always impresses with their quality take on pub food. Had the reuben myself, and was impressed to find homemade sauerkraut on the sandwich. SO had the minestrone, which was an impressively hearty soup. Think they could improve the seating in the main dining room, for more ambience - and to fit in more tables! But I realize the main draw at this place is the beer - and the live shows in the Abbey. Will definitely be back..."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I just love this place, My daughter turned me on to it a few years ago. I took a date here , he lives in Sebastopol and has never been here. He thought the food was awesome and the desert even better."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Enjoyed lunch her with elderly mom, niece and two young great nieces. Excellent service. The cheese sandwich is a stand-out as is the macroni and cheese."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "We were spending the weekend in wine country and stopped here for an early lunch. It wasn't crowded so we sat immediately and explained to our server that we unfortunately had a short window of time to eat. She completely understood and got our food right out to us as well as the check but let us set the pace as far as when we has to leave! There were 4 of us and we each ordered different things. We all agreed we would make it a stop on our next return. It was delicious!!"
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "We brought our friends from the South Bay. They loved the place! Unfortunately, some of the menu items were not available and it took 90 minutes to get our food. Guests at the next table were swearing at the waiter because of the slow service. We were seated indoors and noticed an open table outside on the deck. We asked if we could sit outside, but the hostess told us that it would be "too complicated" to swap us to the empty outdoor table. Two hours later after we had finally been served and had eaten, we walked outside. The same outdoor table was still empty. We were a bit disappointed."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Had an early dinner before going to a show.....sat outside. Service was prompt and pleasant, wonderful fresh, large salad with seasonal veggies, hot sausage entree with potato, cabbage and apple was delicious. Mashed potatoes good foil for heat of sausage. Didn't go for the show there but would return again."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "I was pleasantly surprised by the food and great outdoor back patio area. Doesn't look like much from the street. Don't get turned off by what you see when you first walk in. The dining room is dark and dated, but they have a wonderful back deck and patio which is lovely on a warm day. I heard they have live music at night. I didn't stick around for that, but certainly looked like it would be a lively scene at night. Great beer and food was surprisingly excellent! Will definitely go back again when I'm in the area."
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "Good food and great service from the full staff. Would not hesitate to go back! If you can't find your beer here than your missing something - Huge selection!"
    Dined on 7/21/2013