Best Beer Selection - 2008
A hoitier-toitier version of Gestalt House down the street, Monk's Kettle is the brand-new Mission neighborhood bar that'll really help you work on that beer gut. Touting a menu thicker than an issue of Vogue, the bar and restaurant pours 100 hand-crafted brews from the bottle, and has at least 24 on tap, including Abbeys, ales, Lambics, Gueuzes, barley wine, and bière de Champagne. Hell, yeah! Thankfully, the staff has taken great pains to give every brew listed an extensive description. Rare finds like Samuel Adams' Utopia (which, by the way, is an incredible 27 percent alcohol), or Belgian ale St. Bernardus Abt 12 give connoisseurs something to savor. There are even dessert beers for washing down cobbler or bread pudding.