Achel Blonde. Chimay Grande Reserve. Westmalle Triple. These are just a handful of the Belgian brews you'll find in the "beer bible" at Monk's Cafe. It holds a whopping 300-plus bottles, many of them imported directly from Belgium. However, the beer list also contains a slew of other brews from around the world. Try the Olvisholt Lava Smoked Imperial Stout from Iceland, Denmark's Mikkeller Beer, or Sam Smith's Nut Brown from England. They join the Belgian beers on the massive list, along with many bottles from around the Philly region.
So if you're craving a craft beer, make the short trek from Rittenhouse Claridge to Monk's Cafe. In addition to the roster of bottled brews, the eatery also boasts an impressive draft list—there are always 20 different beers on tap, and they change all the time. Once you've selected your suds, order something light off the food menu. The duck salad sandwich and Ghent mussels are two of regulars' favorite options.