We had a reservation for 6pm
We had a reservation for 6pm arrived about 20 minuted early..checked in and asked the host if we could go to the bar
we liked it in there so we ate dinner in the bar area. Food was really good, however the steak was pre cut in pieces
for the price thought we were getting a full steak, however it as good. Would surely come back again.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for get-togethers
Perfect for get-togethers for friends and large groups. We needed to get a group of 6 in for a meeting and when we arrive the table was ready, all the staff were very friendly and efficient and there was something on the menu for everyone.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was a good quality, but your portions were a bit too large for lunch. The dessert portions could be shared with 4 people. We did not realize this until 3 desserts arrived for 4 people. It is nice to be given so much food if you are extremely hungry, but it would be best if you have a choice of smaller plates at lunch.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We stopped for a very late
We stopped for a very late lunch and figured we could sit in the bar and watch the Giants game. There are 3 large flat screen TV's that are crystal clear - the music that was playing in the restaurant made perfect background music for a game. Portions were generous and delicious - service was all that you could ask for.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Hopmonk in Novato
We went to Hopmonk in Novato to see a show in their sound stage. We were pleasantly surprised by their open patio design, large tables for groups and extensive beer menu. We had fun sampling several beers, had good pub food and had a fabulous time at the music show. It was nice to be able to have a fun evening out with friends and go straight from the restaraunt to the show.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service was okay.
This place has great food and great beer. It's the perfect date spot. Casual, but nice. The service was great for the first half of dinner, but then declined. The waiter truly needs to make more eye contact when running around. We waited quite awhile for our bill and to go boxes. With that said, the waiter was super friendly and helpful...there's just a little room for improvement.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for outdoor dining
The large outdoor dining area is wonderful on a nice day or evening. The food varied from good to great. We especially enjoyed the artichoke appetizer - it qualified as great. Service is attentive and friendly.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a family favorite
We've been to Hopmonk three times since they opened and have enjoyed each visit. The menu is varied, the food is delicious and consistent and the service is efficient and friendly. They even made a decent bourbon old fashioned, no easy feat to find these days. One of our favorites is the calamari app, but they seem to be putting a little more of the extras and less calamari these days.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and casual local spot
Good beer selection, large beer garden, card magician, local band, big screen TV, good food, reasonable prices, right near Costco. What more do you need.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We Finally Made It!
We've been wanting to check this place out ever since they opened but it was always booked!
Really glad we had a chance and thankful they were open for the 4th of July.
The noise level I'm sure would've been louder if the place was full.
Our waitress was attentive, and the food was great.
The beer selection was incredible!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre-concert meal was great
Went to Hopmonk Tavern for the Roy Rogers show. Second time at the restaurant. Food was great, service was good too. Unique menu but well executed. Great to have a place like this in Novato.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food Good music !
Great food. Good bartenders, nice patio for eating and listening to music. Indoor music venue is fun and separate. They have some good bands.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had lunch on a weekend at Hopmonk Tavern and had a wonderful time and wonderful meal. It was lunch and this is a tavern so we aren't talking gourmet cuisine, but was excellent for what it is. The sweet potato fries were addictive, the salads great and unusual, and a nice selection of sides and small plates. We sat outside and they had a live band playing nice music. All in all the atmosphere was great and food very, very good. Next time I will try their burger.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun in Novato
The Hopmonk location in Novato is not your top of the hill location, but inside the place shines with just the right amount of California atmosphere. In door and outside eating is good with big open doors to enjoy the live music. Even though it is located in Marin it does not have a haughty attitude that many other place in Marin seem to have. The waitresses and , well everyone, were friendly and helpful. The food is delicious , the Portabello sandwich was excellent. I would like to see a broader "healthy" menu but you won't strike out if you are a vegetarian or have limitations on your diet.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Outdoor Dining
It really doesn't get. Much better than sitting out on Hopmonk's big patio, listening to music, having a good beer and eating a great meal of bar food on a warm night. All I all Hopmonk is one of my favorite spots in Marin.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Music Fun
Good food and good selection of beers although sometimes the service can be dodgy as in slow but otherwise usually pretty good depending of course on the server. San Francisco's own Anchor Steam Liberty ale on draft brings me in everytime! Bartenders are excellent! Great venue for musical entertainment!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & live music!
Thoroughly enjoyed my first time visit to Novato. Terrific food, great service, comfortable atmosphere. The waitress suggested that we taste various beers before ordering one, which we appreciated. Afterward went to hear The Linda Imperial Band until midnight -- fabulous!! Really enjoyed the entire evening. It was easy too. It's right off Hwy 101, plenty of parking, get there and stay for 6 hours. Awesome!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came from Ukiah for the
We came from Ukiah for the music "James McMurtry" and enjoyed it very much. Our entire dining and entertainment experience was great and we will look forward to doing it again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great staff and good food
We were there to see Dread Zepplin so we booked a table for before the show.
Had never been here before. Loved the food.
Good wine list.
All the staff were dressed up for Halloween and that was fun!
My friend is vegetarian and he found several small plates , soups and salads he could eat.
The intimate concert room for Dread Zeplin was perfect. I dont like big crowds so it was perfect.
I would come back again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty good experience
Hopmonk wasn't as noisy as other pub-type places (even with the baseball game on), so it was possible to have conversations with the others in my party. We had a sizable group, so I made a reservation (via Open Table) even though it was a weeknight.
Menu is pub food. Pretty good but not for foodies. I made the mistake of ordering the salmon, which although cooked just right, had a fishy taste.
One inconvenience -- we were at a counter-height table. Several in our group -- all women -- were too short to move our chairs in close enough to the table. If this could be a problem for you, ask for a booth.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is good - recommend the
Food is good - recommend the Fish and Chips - the best of the best!
Lots of variety with cocktails - way too many beers - but can there ever be too many beers.
Would love to see a Budweiser on the menu - just for those of us who prefer a soft domestic beer!
Have enjoyed the wait service every time we have been there - well trained and friendly - knowledgeable also.
Now we just need to see banana cream pie for dessert - and pumpkin pie for the holiday season!
Loved simply booking our reservation on-line - so easy!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great beer & food
Really good spot for beer and food - not your average brew pub fare, very tasty. Great for groups, the service is always great and accommodating when my coworkers go for a big work lunch.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good beer, great food
Our party of eight was well taken care of. We are not an easy bunch to feed, but our waitress rose to the occasion, handling our allergy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and healthy food requests. Everything was delicious, and the portions were just right.
I can recommend the Hop Monk IPA, and others in the party can recommend the pear cider, and the dunkels. Wine drinkers were not disappointed either.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Did not like the high bar stool type seats at the table. We were a group of 8 senior women and the chairs are not comfortable but there did not appear to be any other appropriate place to sit. Had made a reservation several weeks ahead so they knew the size of the group. If there is a next time will specify normal seating.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM