Monterey Bar

Monterey Bar, Berlin: Hours, Address, Monterey Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

Monterey Bar
4.5
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
About
A Berlin bar with more 200 craft beers and whiskeys, more than you can drink in one night, but we invite you to try! Run by music devotees and beer lovers, Monterey aims to deliver the widest selection of drinks and alternative music any one Berlin bar could hope to offer, with regular eclectic DJ sets, team Monterey have the soundtrack to your night sorted too.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
How to get there
  • Prenzlauer Allee • 9 min walk
  • Eberswalder Straße • 10 min walk
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Ethan E
759 contributions
Chill Dive with a Great Vibe
Dec 2019 • Friends
I visited here with some friends on a Sunday night and really liked it. The bar tender was great the beer selection is unique and provides a broad range choices. The atmosphere is super chill with great music and comfortable creating. Definitely a cool place to chill with a good group of friends.
Written 25 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

headbeeguy
Aberdeen, UK1,118 contributions
Great craft beer and music
Oct 2019
One of my favourite bars in Berlin, easily accessible and in a great area.
They have a huge range of Craft Beers and always play great music (mostly Rock). The staff are friendly and welcoming. They have a great knowledge of the beers and can help you choose something to suit your taste. There is outside seating where you can also smoke. It is not too expensive or too Hipster or posey. It is very easy to have a good time here, whether you are in a group or solo.
Written 30 November 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,604 contributions
Top of my list.
Aug 2019 • Friends
If there's one craft beer bar I know I am going to visit on any holiday I take to Berlin its Monterey Bar,a bar with a great range of beers on both draught and in bottles.
I love the look of this bar,a cool interior, eclectic vintage decor and furnishings including a cool looking serving bar and plenty of seating options spread throughout this bar both inside and outside looking out onto the busy and bustling Danziger Straße.
My twin brother Stephen and I had been at the wonderful Berlin Beer Festival ( Biermielle ) and this was the first bar we went to after the festival, walking in we were greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of staff, after a quick study of the beers on offer my brother went for a pale ale style beer while I opted to have an ipa style beer, these were served in excellent condition, we luckily managed to get a table outside were we just chilled out and soaked up the great vibe in this busy and popular bar.
My ipa was superb, a rich,hoppy and well balanced beer bursting with taste,very easy to drink,a beer style I am particularly fond, my twin brother Stephen also gave the thumbs up to his beer.
We really enjoyed our beers in here and although our visit was only fleeting as on every other visit to here we had a great time.
Monterey Bar is easy to locate, you can jump tram numbers M1,M2,M10.M13 to stop Prenzlauer Allee/ Danziger Straße were you walk down Danziger Straße were you will find this bar.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Sunday, 5pm till 1am.
A great bar,if your in the area well worth checking out.
Written 9 August 2019
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Hank
florida219 contributions
2nd visit: Everything I had hoped for on 1st visit!
Oct 2018 • Solo
Took another shot at the Monterey Bar, and was NOT disappointed! Talked with the owner about the first experience and got more background on it. That's all past now.

The Monterey Bar has a fantastic selection of hard to find beers, whether you're looking for American or European craft. The decor is funky, and generally it's just a great place to hang out and have an excellent beer or three.

All in all, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Monterey Bar.
Written 25 December 2018
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samuel s
2 contributions
Great bar plus tours
Sep 2018 • Friends
Friendly staff. Great beers and points you in the right direction for info about Berlin and tours. Highly recommend
Written 21 September 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,604 contributions
Another great visit.
Aug 2018 • Friends
As we always stay in the Park Inn by Radisson Berlin Alexanderplatz getting down to Prenzlauer Berg district is only a short tram ride ,we love this district of Berlin as it's teeming with great craft beer bars and Monterey Bar is one of our favourites.
The bar itself is superb, a cosy looking bar with purple walls,great wall art,sofa style seating and more traditional bar style seating,great decor and furnishings including a cool looking serving bar and outside seating,beers on offer are displayed on boards over the bar, it's just a cool place to enjoy some quality beers.
My twin brother Stephen and I were here on a Wednesday night,it was really hot and we were looking forward to our beers,after a quick study of the beers on offer I opted to have Było Brewery pale ale while my brother went for an IPA style beer,both beers were served in tip top condition, we just kicked back, chilled out and took in the great bar we were in.
I really enjoy the beers brewed by Było Brewery, there exciting and innovative and very tasty,this pale ale was a well balanced brew bursting with taste and very easy to drink indeed and a beer style I really enjoyed my twin brother Stephen also gave the thumbs up to his beer.
We really enjoyed our beers in here and the great atmosphere so much so that we ended up staying for another beer each, we both opted to have an IPA each, again served in excellent condition.
We moved on after our second beer and as on every other visit to here we had a great time.
Monterey Bar is really easy to locate, we jumped the tram ( M1,M2,M10,M13 ) to stop Prenzlauer Allee/ Danziger Straße were you walk down Danziger Straße were you will find this great bar.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Sunday, 5pm till 1am.
A great beer bar and well worth checking out.
Written 13 August 2018
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Hank
florida219 contributions
Management failure
Jul 2018 • Solo
Visited July 29. The lone employee on staff told me it was his first day. He had ZERO knowledge of where various beers were. I requested 4 different bottled beers, he couldn't find any. I left in disgust.

Truly, not his fault. Why did managers have a completely new employee by themself?? I was told there's no rationale to the way beers were stored/kept. Basically, if it wasn't one of the 12 taps, sorry.

Management, train new employees, DON'T have them completely by themself. I'll visit again, and for God's sake I hope it's better.
Written 29 July 2018
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jamesk7901
Wolverhampton, UK103 contributions
Excellent range of beers
Nov 2017 • Friends
Popped in for a couple of beers on Sunday night. It was quiet so had plenty of time to talk with the bartender who really knew his stuff and made some good recommendations. Loads of beers on tap and a big bottle selection too, definitely something for everyone in there. Would definitely go back.
Written 21 November 2017
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Beerdedbrewer
Norwich, UK17 contributions
Friendly Barmen, even better tasting beer.
Nov 2017 • Couples
My partner and I are both heavily Into our beers and this place rocked our world. It was the first place we had been drinking in Berlin, with it also being our first time in Berlin. We sat down with a couple of beers and relaxed into the atmosphere of the bar. We in turn ended up getting 4 taster beers off their craft ales from around the world , and a fine selection of beers they had to. The bar staff were extremely friendly and spoke fluent English. We get chatting to an American Barman who we think was on his first shift from what we heard but it looked like and felt like he had been there a while. We also spoke to the owner, who was extremely friendly aswell. We spent a fair bit of our night here and the atmosphere grew as it got later. Me and my other half ended up going through their entire menus of craft beers! Every last one held it's own against the others. I recommend trying the Swedish beer if you go (providing it is still up), we were also surprised to find a Welsh beer (cwtch) which we had to have as my other half is Welsh. We will definitely be returning next time we come to berlin and it's such a shame we don't have anything like this back home. Definitely worth a visit and a drink.
Written 17 November 2017
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,604 contributions
Amazing beer selection.
Aug 2017 • Friends
It's easy to forget how good an area the Prenzlauer Berg district is for people who enjoy craft beer as this area is teeming with cafes and bars serving some of the best craft beers your likely to sample in this most vibrant of cities and Monterey Bar is up there with the very best of them.
This is a bar I have been to on many occasions,walking in and you know your in a proper bar,purple walls,comfortable sofa style seats,eclectic decor and furnishings and the beers on offer displayed on boards,there's plenty of outside seating,this is were we chose a sit as it was a roasting hot evening.
We were here on a Thursday and this place was busy ,after a quick study of the beers on offer my twin brother Stephen opted to have Keesman Bamberger Herren Pils 4.8% while I went for a local Berlin brewery namely Rollberg Brauerie Helles 4.8% ,these beers were served in absolutely pristine condition,iced cold and sparkling and on such a hot evening very refreshing,it was so nice sitting outside watching the world rush by while enjoying our beers.
Places like Monterey Bar bring me back to Berlin year after year.
This bar is certainly popular and on our visit was packed but but with beers this good hardly surprising really.
We really enjoyed our beers in here before we moved on and as on every other visit to here we had a great time.
Monterey Bar is easy to locate by jumping tram number M1.M2.M10.M13 to stop Prenzlauer Allee/ Danziger Straße were you will find this bar on Danziger Straße.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Sunday,5pm till 1am.
A great craft beer bar and well worth checking out.
Written 14 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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