HopMonk Tavern

3.9
287 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Dining: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Bar: Varies depending on the night. Generally Sun-Tues bar stays open until 11pm, generally Fri-Sat bar stays open until 12:30 am
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Phone number
(707) 829-7300
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highways 112 + 116
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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.
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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.
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In the Abbey we typically have Open Mic night free for all ages on Tuesday nights with sign ups at 7pm and music starting at 7:30pm. We have live bands on Friday and Saturday nights and every 3rd Sunday a Comedy Open Mic night, which is also free and for all ages with sign ups at 7pm and the event starting at 7:30pm. Monday nights WBLK presents Edutainment with DJ Jacques and DJ Guac. We also have a great event called Songwriters in the Round every 4th Thursday featuring local singers and songwriters.

Events and times subject to change so please always be sure to check out our website http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/music-and-events/
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
New England
430 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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p
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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c
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JP
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 2

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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F
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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K
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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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m
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent fresh pints, cheers! xxzxxxxxxxxxxxxcccxxxxxxxzxxx

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

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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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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d
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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RS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dog friendly patio seating and delicious food!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

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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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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Sacramento
76 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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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JO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beer garden is beautiful and good paninis.

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

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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CP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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V
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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