Monk's to reopen Saturday

The SEPTA bus that crashed into Monk's Cafe hit the corner of the three-story brick building where Monk's is located. (Jonathan Tannenwald/

Tom Peters reports that Monk's (264 S. 16th St.) will reopen Saturday at 5 p.m., four days after an out-of-control SEPTA bus careened into the front of the popular pub.

Repairs are not totally finished.

Since the front of the building is still being repaired, customers will enter through the alley alongside the building. Only the middle bar and back room will be open. Final repairs are expected to be completed by Monday, Aug. 23.

"It'll be a true speakeasy," Peters said, giggling. "The password is SEPTA."