Me asusté cuando vi la carta: qué variedad! No sabes por dónde empezar, el local está ambientado como una taberna belga, su dueño también lo es, compartió una cervaz con nostros y hablamos de cervezas un buen rato. Me sorprendió la gama de Geuze y algunas rarezas que no pensaba encontrar nunca. Una buena selección de quesos belgas (conté doce) para acompañar la cerveza, incluso bombones de chocolate belgas!
Amb: Belgian abbey themed pub, with warm ambiance, nice decoration (i.e. pictures of monks and brand merchandising), terrace available (in summer), etc.
Serv.: The first of the two "pillars" of Drunk Monk (in my opinion). Nice service, a "walking encyclopedia" (Sven)... feel like home, but surrounded by hundreds of beers.
Sel.: The second pillar. A MASSIVE beer list (massive in terms of quantity and quality). I miss some american and national (spanish) beers, but the beer chart is growing constantly.
Food: The menu is not very extensive, but they have premium quality belgian cheeses and chocolates. The sandwitches are good (nice beef, pork, etc.) and the nachos amazing, but as I said, I miss more variety.
Value: The "two pillars" mentioned before impact in the prize. I find some beers too expensive (specially the scottish ones), but in the end, you always finish with the feeling that they worth the price.
Overall: Best beer place I’ve been on, nothing more to say.
This is the best bar in Spain. Huge selection and the owner is a real expert on bier
3fourths (1537) Boulder, Colorado | August 27, 2011| Updated December 18, 2013
a belgian beer bar in mataro owned and operated by a belgian. seems more appropriate in brugge or brussels. classic belgian brown bar interior. simple food menu but exceptional beer selection, with multiple belgian bottles what many would call medium-to-high rareness. vintage beers available as well. rotating drafts of belgian, spanish, danish and german beer. i’m sitting there drinking malvasia rosso and mamouche watching the next table over split a brutal IPA from newport, oregon. fun.
My last beer place in Spain, but finally just as in Belgium, a great selection of belgian beers, not comercial, but artisanal, lots af spontanean fermentation beers, some vinatge beers, american craft beers, Nogne, De Molen,...The service whas very good, I’ll come back for sure.
great service, beatifull place, a little bit far from Barcelona, but you can go there by tr\ain, good vintage beers and great belgian beers. On e of the best Gueuze / Lambic selection I’ve seen in a bar.
chuanly (1) Sant Hipòlit de Voktregà, Spain | July 20, 2011
Old beers, great selection, good location and very nice service.
Beergirl65 (18) Pottersville, New Jersey | July 7, 2011| Updated July 19, 2011
The Drunk Monk is most definitely one of the best places to find interesting beers in the world. The ambiance is wonderful. Knowledgeable serving staff who have worked there for years, clean as a whistle, and interesting decorations.
The beer selection is great and not overwhelming. It constantly changes as the owner searches out new beers, and everyone there is there for the beer. It is not a tourist spot and most people are locals.
I highly recommend it!
The best beer place in Barcelona (and probably in the whole Spain) is just…30km away, in the suburban coastal town of Mataró.
Abbey tavern decoration. Great list of 300+ bottles and 6 taps (2 standard-Maes & Chimay, and 4 change every 3 weeks). A noteworthy line up of De Struise, a nice selection of Geuze & Lambic beers, all of the trappists are present, several premium Americans (Rogue, Yeti, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada), Brewdog shortlist, nice De Molen’s, Nogne Dark Horizon and of course the best Spanish micros. Beer of the week in special price (De Struise Doppel Strauss at the time being there). At the top the vintage list with Thomas Hardy’s Ale several editions included. Regarding food, you will find some eclectic finger-food, like the delicious trappist cheeses. Well informed waitresses.
The mastermind behind all these is the Belgian owner, Sven. A pure aficionado of the brew culture. Always drinking and chatting about beers with the bar patrons. I really enjoyed the time with Sven and tasted together a couple of magnificent beers.
Just hop on the next evening train to Mataró. Genial!