Go here for the ambience, and the beer. The food is mediocre.
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.
A very fun lively place, with great food and beer selections.
We came to watch a friend perform and had great eats, met friendly people, and enjoyed the nice atmosphere .
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.
Good food and good value especially at happy hour. Good for a date...found a quiet corner.
Great service and great food. Huge portions, so come hungry!
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.
Fun, great beers and good food. Relaxing, casual, nice outdoor seating.
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.
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.
We've dined here several times and have always been happy with the service & the food!
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.
Great place for a fairly quick dinner and something on the menu for all. They have an amazing variety of beer.
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.
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 !
Service was outstanding and the food was great as well. Definitely will return.
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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.
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.