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About 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.

230 Petaluma Avenue
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian

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

Cross Street:
Highways 112 + 116

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 829-7300

Website:
http://www.hopmonk.com/

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/

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.

Private Party Facilities:
Come host your next event at HopMonk, a rustic 105 year old stone and timber tavern with a world class beer garden, in the heart of the wine country. At HopMonk, we offer great food, fresh beer, local wines, and top music performers at our Abbey stage several nights a week.

Private Party Contact:
Kim Schubert: (888) 652-1868

Additional:
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

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.

HopMonk Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.3

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4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (4)
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Casual (3)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 23, 2017

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

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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 !

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 22, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2017

excellent fresh pints, cheers! xxzxxxxxxxxxxxxcccxxxxxxxzxxx

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Vegan
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 13, 2017

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)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great Beer, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Vegan, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Happy Hour, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2016

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great Beer
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Beautiful dog friendly patio seating and delicious food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2016

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

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2016

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Live Music, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2016

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fun, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups, Tapas, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Beer garden is beautiful and good paninis.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2016

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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