HopMonk Tavern

3.9
287 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

About

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.
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Go here for the ambience, and the beer. The food is mediocre.

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LoMax
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We returned to visit HopMonk when we could not go upon an earlier recommendation. Sitting on the patio it was a bit quieter then being inside, and it was a good ambiance as well. There were not a lot of vegetarian options, but it was possible to make substitutions. My husband really enjoyed the Chicken Philly on Naan. Hopmonk had their own beers on tap, as well as ones from other local breweries.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A very fun lively place, with great food and beer selections.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to watch a friend perform and had great eats, met friendly people, and enjoyed the nice atmosphere .

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vipRegulardiner
New England
483 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good brew pub. Food is fine, but nothing to wax poetic about. Seems to be a great place to go for live music. Great beers on tap.

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paris
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and good value especially at happy hour. Good for a date...found a quiet corner.

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vipcynbaz
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Huge portions, so come hungry!

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JudithP
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were staying in Sebastopol for two days and HopMonk was recommend by one of the wine servers we met during a winery tour. It's a very casual space with two separate outdoor eating areas. Very pleasant experience sitting outside. We had pulled pork sandwich and the fish and chips. Both were tasty and large portions. Cocktails were super good but the red wine was too warm. A small complaint. Service was friendly.

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AndreaC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun, great beers and good food. Relaxing, casual, nice outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall1food5service5ambience2

Not that they can control the weather outside, but we had 4 elderly family members with us for Father's Day lunch and requested to be sat inside since it was over 100 degrees that day. There was no air conditioning inside, the doors were open, and it was unbearable. The food was really good and the service was excellent, but the lack of AC made sitting through the full meal really difficult. We were very disappointed.

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Colinkatej95407
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great place! Although we did have a bit of a wait while the 3 employees at the hostess stand were busy talking. A simple hello would have been better then ignoring guests.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've dined here several times and have always been happy with the service & the food!

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Kelly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service was rude, the food was terrible all the way around, and with reservations had to wait over 30 minutes with plenty of tables open and servers available. never again. waste of my money and date.

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musician
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great place for a fairly quick dinner and something on the menu for all. They have an amazing variety of beer.

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vipAdam
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We've taken our family to HopMonk countless times, but this most recent experience was very lackluster. I would have complained but for embarrassing our guests. Three orders of mussels very over cooked and under seasoned. Everything else (except meat and cheese platters) was slow, poorly / sloppily presented and underwhelming. In summary, HopMonk did not impress our guests and it disappointed us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great time had by all who attended our gathering. The staff was very accommodating and food great. It's pretty awesome to have such an inviting place with which to have a gathering. The place is well kept, the staff friendly. We all had a really good experience.
Thank You Hop Monk !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food was great as well. Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The food wasn't as great as I thought it would be. I had the fish and chips and the fish was rubbery and over cooked. Also, didn't really look like the puctures.
Service was great though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We decided to have dinner before a concert. Our initial impression was that they were overwhelmed by the size of the crowd. People were backed up waiting for tables many of which were standing empty prompting a fair amount of grumbling from waiting patrons. After being seated the server who seemed pushed and panicked ran through the several options they were out of, took drink orders and scampered off. Quite a while later she returned to tell us they were out of the beer we ordered and offered suggested replacements. Ok fine. The food when it came was fine, nothing particularly special, but still totally acceptable. And for a brew pub, they had a good range of options. There was a mistake on our bill, but it was happily corrected. All in all we had no major complaints, but frankly we wouldn't go out of our way to go back. I can see, if I were a local, and there wasn't a concert going on, this might be a fine place to go for a relaxed casual meal and a brew. Next time though I might try outside seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at Hopmonk. Really enjoyed it. Service was awesome and food equally impressive! Had some friends in from out of town and took the chance driving out to Sebastopol. Love the outdoor seating. Super spacious and not stuffy. Will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Although it was valentines day, it didn't seem very crowded. Our waitress was terrible, slow service and she forgot to order our appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Got seated right away with reservations and very good live music. Tickets and online reservations were easy to navigate.

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vipdine4pleasure
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food served by a friendly waitress at a roadside eatery.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hop Monk treated us right on Johnny Downer Saturday. Great seating and service was tops. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot to meet friends, especially when those friends all grew up in Sebastopol (in the 80's) and are in town for the holidays. Great outdoor patio area, casual fun atmosphere.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great Ruben sandwich, salad and beer on tap!

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RobinS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really amazing. I had the onion soup and the hot kale trio. My partner had the fish and chips. The fries were creamy and crunchy. The fish was super fresh and the beer batter was light and crispy. If this restaurant were closer to my home in the East Bay, I would be here every week.
Music in the Abbey was good (The Blasters), but the sound was loud and distorted, at times. I watched the sound guy messing around on his cell phone the entire show. Boo!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dog friendly patio seating and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for outdoor seating with kids. Drove up from Marin to meet son's family with small kids. Perfect place to eat and visit with small kids.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Made a dinner reservation for my friends Bachelorette Party. The atmosphere was inviting and I loved the decor. Our drinks and food were all great! The only draw back would be the service. Our server was not very helpful with menu thoughts and he wasn't very friendly. I'm not in that area often, but I would come again and recommend it to a friend.

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vipslrios
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. Servers slow to take order and food took a while, but overall great night.

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vipChance4me
Sacramento
79 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside and at first we were the only ones there for lunch. We were able to carry on a lively conversation between the 5 of us. We told our waitress that we had an appointment at a winery so our service was quick. All 5 plates were quite delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I felt rushed in my dinner reservations, like waitress wanted to turn over the table. But was pleased when attending music venue and bartender served me a half pint at my request as was minding alcohol due to driving later and was cool had offerings for non-alcohol beverages fancy ginger ale and even made me an attempt at a Shirley Temple though they didn't have all the ingredients. He was a great bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I have had several previous visits to the area and Hop Monk was always on my must do list. I was very disappointed with the service. I am pretty easy going and do not usually review, so it has to be bad for me to do so. It was busy when we first arrived, so the slow service was not as big a deal and we were ready fro a slow casual dinner. As the crowd thinned out and we were one of the few tables left, it was quickly realized it was not because they were busy, but because the service was bad. We ordered an appetizer that took a bit to arrive, but was good. It then took a long time before our dinner order was taken. No worries at this point. When food arrived we had no silverware or napkins. I had fries and no ketchup had been offered. After trying several times to get the attention of the waitress , (she was sitting and talking with another table) I spied where these items were and walked across the restaurant where another person helped me. Refills on our drinks took an extraordinary amount of time. I really can not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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JoyceO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining, delicious food and service, can't wait to go back again!

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cbdouglass
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer garden is beautiful and good paninis.

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KalebL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Too hot inside, air needs to be on. This isn't the first time I've encountered this. Also..for some reason a ton of nats were flying around. So bad that we had to box our food withing the first 5 minutes of receiving it.

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CarolineP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ask to sit outside. LARGE back patio with fire pit, fountain and lights allll give great ambiance. Had the beet salad, garlic fries and meat and cheese platter. Everything was delicious. Full bar, plenty of brews on tap and a few cocktails. Great place to catch up with friends. We went back for lunch a couple days later and had the burgers, yummy as well. Def would go back

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Veganfoodie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good price point. Only a bit disappointed as they ran out of the first four beers we ordered.

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HopMonk Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

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